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 (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 PriebusMeadows joins White House facing reelection challenges Trump names Mark Meadows as new chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's job security looks strong following impeachment MOREaccording to Law360.

The House Intelligence Committee requested testimony from Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiHillicon Valley — Presented by Facebook — FCC fines mobile carriers 0M for selling user data | Twitter verified fake 2020 candidate | Dems press DHS to complete election security report | Reddit chief calls TikTok spyware Rod Blagojevich joins app where people can pay for personalized video message The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders repeats with NH primary win, but with narrower victory 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 ComeyIs coronavirus the final Trump crisis? Full appeals court to rehear case over McGahn subpoena Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him 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.