Texas Rep. Mike Conaway, the Republican who has led the investigation since committee chairman Devin Nunes stepped aside from the Russian Federation probe, declined to say whether the committee would hold Bannon in contempt, however.
Schiff said that one of the questions that Lewandowski wouldn't answer was: "Did you have a conversation with the president of the United States within the last 24 hours where you discussed your testimony?"
"We said 'Hey, hey, pump the brakes, ' " the official told CNBC.
The same fight over executive privilege is expected to play out with another Trump campaign aide and current White House staffer, Rick Dearborn, who is interviewing with the committee on Wednesday. Sanders told reporters the White House "is following the same practice" as "many White Houses before". He referred agents to his attorney, multiple sources said. "This time it was something that was relayed via phone, and again, was following standard procedure for an instance like this and something that will likely happen again on any other number of occasions, not just within this administration, but future administrations". The special counsel's office has used subpoenas before to seek information on Trump's associates and their possible ties to Russian Federation or other foreign governments.
The AP report adds the tantalizing nugget that his lawyers were relaying the questions in real time to the White House. Lewandowski, King said, "answered every conceivable question" related to the time before he left the Trump campaign, in June 2016.
He's on the outs with President, but onetime top strategist could soon find himself squarely in the legal spotlight as forces continue pushing him to the center of multiple federal and congressional Russian election-meddling probes.
Jackson said that there is no reason Trump wouldn't be able to complete his first term healthwise, in addition to a second term if re-elected. The committee then subpoenaed him.
Trump Jr. later said she had nothing to give to them on Clinton and there was no follow-up, and Veselnitskaya has said she requested the meeting to lobby against the Magnitsky Act.
After mentioning the conversations, Bannon was pressed by Congressmen Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Adam Schiff (D-Mass.) on why he refused to elaborate on the meeting or his time at the White House.
Bannon reportedly invoked executive privilege, telling the committee that he couldn't answer their questions about anything he was involved with after the election because he'd been advised not to by the White House.
"Donald Trump entered office with the most blatant and potentially corrupting conflicts of interest in the history of American politics and things only got worse from there", said Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, a liberal-leaning nonprofit based in Washington. All three men resigned from their positions previous year, and none responded to requests for comment.
The subpoena was issued last week, according to a person familiar with the situation, who said that Bannon expects to be able to persuade the special counsel's office to accept a voluntary interview of Bannon by prosecutors in place of a grand jury appearance.