At the intersection of law and politics, the indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian businesses is about as big as it gets.
Donald Trump's chief of staff acknowledges mistakes in the handling of abuse allegations against a top aide but puts the onus on the FBI and the Justice Department to provide more timely updates on background checks.
Last June, Donald Trump reportedly ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. If true, the order was illegal.
"... the president would be best served by never discussing the investigation ... except in private conversations with his attorney," says Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.
The New York Times alleges that the president backed off in June after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign rather than convey the order to the Justice Department.
The president says he's willing to be questioned by the investigator about alleged Russian election interference. However, he leaves himself some wiggle room.
The attorney general is the highest-ranking Trump administration official and first Cabinet member known to have submitted to questioning.
The White House did not immediately respond to the news of Bannon's ouster, which was announced Tuesday.