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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 PriebusRepublican Party chief to serve second term at Trump’s request Priebus: Republican voters energized by 'Kavanaugh effect' Kelly called Warren 'impolite,' 'arrogant:' report MOREaccording to Law360.

The House Intelligence Committee requested testimony from Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiTrump and son signal support for McCarthy as next Speaker The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Facing major hurricane, Trump is tested Bannon seeks to boost Republican turnout in midterms with new film 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 ComeyComey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race FBI investigated media leak of McCabe comment about Flynn and Trump House Judiciary chairman threatens to subpoena Rosenstein 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.