During the 12 hour testimony, Bannon's attorneys were relaying the interview to the White House, according to The Associated Press.
Bannon attorney Bill Burck corresponded with the White House counsel's office asking if his client could answer the questions he was being asked. The office told Burck that Bannon should not to talk about his work on Trump's transition team and his time in the White House, according to The Associated Press.
Trump named Bannon, the former chairman of the conservative news website Breitbart News, as his campaign chief in August 2016. Bannon left the Trump administration in August 2017.
He rejoined Breitbart News after his departure, but announced last week that he would be leaving again amid criticism of his comments to "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" author Michael Wolff.