Trump's Ex-aide Bannon Strikes Deal to Avoid Grand Jury Testimony

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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon, left, leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon, left, leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018Credit: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has struck a deal to be interviewed by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team instead of appearing before a grand jury, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to Bannon.

The New York Times said on Tuesday Bannon had been subpoenaed by Mueller to testify before a grand jury in an ongoing probe of alleged ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. 

Steve Bannon is set to testify again before House Intel Committee tomorrow after yesterday's marathon 12-hour hearing.

Reuters contributed to this report

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