Former White House advisor Steve Bannon testified in a closed-door hearing on Tuesday with the House Intelligence Committee. The hearing about questions surrounding ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Axios' National Political Reporter Jonathan Swan explains what he's learned about Bannon's testimony, and the way members of Congress are reacting.
"Bannon walks in the room and in the opening remarks his lawyer says 'we are not going to talk about anything that happened inside the White House or the transition,'" describes Swan. The congressional committee members were reportedly pretty angry about this start to the meeting, reports Swan.
During the meeting Bannon admitted he had conversations with Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, and legal spokesman Mark Corallo about Donald Trump Jr.'s alleged meeting with Russians in Trump Tower, according to Swan. This is a conspicuous screw-up to what was originally planned, and is at the center piece of the Russian investigation.