Bannon Says He's Willing to Testify Before Jan. 6 Panel 

Committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson received a letter from Bannon's attorney Robert Costello on Saturday stating that Bannon "is willing to, indeed prefers to testify at your public hearing." 

Costello wrote in the letter, "while Mr. Bannon has been steadfast in his convictions, circumstances have now changed." 

On Saturday, Trump waived executive privilege in a letter to Costello and Bannon in which he said he would meet with Bannon if he and the committee could agree "on a time and place for your testimony." 

The Guardian was the first to break the news that Bannon would be willing to testify before the committee. 

Despite Trump's assertion that he was protected by executive privilege, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols ruled that former White House strategist Steve Bannon must comply with the select committee's subpoena. 

Last month, Bannon asked the court to dismiss the criminal contempt case against him, but Judge Nichols denied his request. 

Bannon's about-face comes days before the start of his trial in the case brought against him by the Justice Department.