Bannon interviewed with Senate Intelligence panel on Cambridge Analytica: report

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon reportedly interviewed with the Senate Intelligence Committee last month about Cambridge Analytica.

The Daily Beast reported Thursday that Bannon, who helped found the since-shuttered data company, faced questions from investigators about the firm during a closed-door session.

Bannon and his attorney did not immediately return requests for comment.

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Bannon’s attorney, William Burck, told The Hill earlier this year that the Intelligence panel was seeking an interview with the former top White House aide as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“The Senate Intelligence Committee has expressed an interest in interviewing Mr. Bannon as a witness, just as they have many other people involved in the Trump campaign,” Burck said in an email in October. “But the committee has never suggested that he’s under investigation himself.” 

Cambridge Analytica came under fire after it was reported that the firm used improperly obtained Facebook user data to create models for clients, including the Trump campaign.

The company denied any wrongdoing, claiming that it had deleted any data obtained from Facebook and that the information wasn’t used in its work for the presidential campaign. Cambridge Analytica filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors earlier this year.