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Bannon Battle Shows Potential Conflicts for White House’s McGahn

  • Job to defend chief executive may be at odds with witness role
  • McGahn also shares a personal lawyer with Bannon and Priebus
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Mueller Said to Have Subpoenaed Steve Bannon: NYT

A battle over what President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist can tell Congress has thrown a glaring spotlight on the potential conflicts of interest surrounding White House Counsel Don McGahn and how long he will remain in that job.

McGahn’s office was deeply involved in instructing Steve Bannon on which questions from the House Intelligence panel’s Russia probe he shouldn’t answer, according to a person familiar with the matter. But McGahn was interviewed by investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller looking into Russian election meddling -- and he shares a lawyer with Bannon.