Bannon told The Post that executive privilege “should be exerted immediately and retroactively,” which he said would create “a new legal battleground” for Trump to “protect himself from the investigation,” according to the report.

So far, there are no confirmed signs that Trump is considering Bannon’s advice. Some Trump advisors are said to fear that Bannon’s suggestions could lead to mass resignations at the Justice Department, the Post reported.

CNBC sent requests for comment to Steve Bannon’s lawyer William Burck, as well as the White House, but did not immediately get responses.

Read the full report from the Washington Post here.

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