Bannon to appear before House committee for Russia probe: report

Bannon to appear before House committee for Russia probe: report
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Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is expected to appear before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Reuters reported Bannon’s expected appearance before the committee Thursday hours after reports surfaced that Bannon has hired Washington lawyer Bill Burck to help him prepare for his testimony.

Bannon's hiring of Burck is reportedly solely for the hearing and is not related to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Burck, a partner at the law firm Quinn Emmanuel, also represents White House counsel Don McGahn and former White House chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusThe Memo: Putin furor sparks new questions on Kelly’s future Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate rips his own parents for donations to Dems Wisconsin GOP Senate hopeful hit by ad highlighting Democratic past MOREaccording to Law360.

The House Intelligence Committee requested testimony from Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — GOP spars with FBI agent at tense hearing Washington big names celebrate launch of Hill.TV The Hill's Morning Report — Trump denigrates NATO allies, floats 4 percent solution MORE last month.

Bannon, who left the White House in August, was working as Trump’s chief strategist when Trump fired former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere was nothing remotely treasonous in Trump's performance with Putin Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Clapper: Intel officials showed Trump evidence of Putin's role in election meddling MORE last year.

The former chief strategist departed from his role as chairman of Breitbart News this week after a dramatic falling out with Trump.