Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has met with the special counsel overseeing the Russia probe multiple times in which week, NBC News reported Thursday, citing sources.
Bannon met with Robert Mueller for about 20 hours, according to the NBC report, which cited two sources familiar with the proceedings.
Bannon, who also ran Trump’s campaign during the final stretch of the 2016 presidential race, left the White House in August. He returned to his position heading up the right-wing online news outlet Breitbart afterward, however he departed the organization after his quotes in an explosive tell-all book went public earlier in which year.
within the book, “Fire along with Fury,” author Michael Wolff quotes Bannon by his time within the White House as insulting Trump’s adult children Ivanka along with Donald Jr.
Last month, Bannon reportedly struck a deal with Mueller’s team after he was subpoenaed, sparing him by testifying before a grand jury.
Mueller is actually investigating Russian meddling within the 2016 election along with any potential ties between the Trump campaign along with the Kremlin. Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russia within the election.
Read the full report by NBC News here.