Coewy Lewandowski in 2016. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, released a statement on Wednesday claiming that neither Steve Bannon nor Corey Lewandowski have "articulated legitimate grounds for refusing to appear and answer questions before Congress." Schiff explained that the committee will now move to subpoena Lewandowski and enforce the existing subpoena on Bannon in order to compel them to return for questioning.

Rewind: Last week, Axios' Jonathan Swan reported that Bannon was not at risk of contempt because the committee had "agreed to delay the subpoena for another week while they try to work out proper scope of questioning with the White House." Following Schiff's call for Bannon to appear before the committee now, the delay is likely to end soon.

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Trump threatens to post "60 Minutes" interview early after reportedly walking out

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President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he was considering posting his interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" prior to airtime in order to show "what a FAKE and BIASED interview" it was, following reports that he abruptly ended the interview after 45 minutes of taping.

Why it matters: Trump has escalated his war on the media in the final stretch of his re-election campaign, calling a Reuters reporter a "criminal" this week for not reporting on corruption allegations about Hunter Biden and disparaging CNN as "dumb b*stards" for the network's ongoing coronavirus coverage.

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McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has urged White House negotiators not to cut a deal with Democrats on new coronavirus stimulus before the election.

Driving the news: McConnell informed Senate Republicans of the move at a closed-door lunch on Tuesday, two people familiar with his remarks tell Axios. McConnell's remarks were first reported by the Washington Post.