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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Hold on, so now you believe Steve Bannon? You actually think what he says has merit? Or is that only if he says something that seems to go against the President?
    It is funny how bannon went from villain to hero overnight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    It is funny how bannon went from villain to hero overnight.
    Definitely still a villain. Even villains can testify though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    It's funny how many who thought Steve Bannon was a racist and a liar now suddenly value his statements.
    Nah, we value Mueller's hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    1/ As @nytimes reported above, Mueller subpoenaed Steve Bannon to testify before the grand jury. He's the first person in Trump's person in Trump's inner circle to be subpoenaed. Other White House staff agreed to be informally interviewed

    2/ Typically witnesses in an investigation like this one are interviewed informally, especially if they have their own attorney, as Bannon does. So this is a very unusual move. It could mean a couple of things.

    3/ First, federal prosecutors often will send over a grand jury subpoena as a first step to then negotiate the informal interview. Ultimately the subpoena is the leverage they have to get a subject to comply with an interview.

    4/ I doubt that's what happened here because Bannon is represented by a skilled attorney who also represents Priebus and McGahn, who were already interviewed by Mueller. That means Mueller's team is already in touch with his attorney and has a relationship with him.

    6/ No one is allowed in the grand jury room other than the witness, the prosecutors, the grand jurors, and the court reporter. Also, the fact that there is a court reporter makes it easier for the prosecutor to charge the witness with making a false statement.

    9/ The most likely reason that Mueller prefers to have Bannon testify before the grand jury is because his attorney won't be present and it will be easier to catch Bannon off-guard and receive truthful answers. Testifying before a grand jury is intimidating

    11/ Mueller may be concerned that Bannon won't be as candid with his attorney present as he would be with no attorney in front of the grand jury. Grand jury questioning, with a court reporter, also lends itself to a harsher questioning style akin to cross-examination. /end

    https://twitter.com/renato_mariotti/...16254907092995

    He is a former federal prosecuter.
    Isn't there a conflict of interest with Bannon, Priebus and McGahn all represented by the same lawyer in the same investigation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    It's funny how many who thought Steve Bannon was a racist and a liar now suddenly value his statements.
    Bannon should be smart enough to not lie under oath.

    He is still a racist White Nationailist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Bannon should be smart enough to not lie under oath.

    He is still a racist White Nationailist.
    Bannon is many things. Stupid is not one of them.

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    Bannon is currently in hour 10 of speaking with House Intel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchboxxy View Post
    Definitely still a villain. Even villains can testify though.
    Oh, but he can be useful.

    That's the morality I expect. "We will work with evil if it accomplishes our goals."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Bannon should be smart enough to not lie under oath.

    He is still a racist White Nationailist.
    So, does that mean he's racist, white and nationalist?

    Say, if you don't want your own country first, which country holds your allegiance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchboxxy View Post
    Bannon is currently in hour 10 of speaking with House Intel
    I wonder if they brought him fresh Depends®.

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