Russia Probe

Steve Bannon will testify before Congress this Tuesday about Russia

An astounding development in the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe.

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will appear before the House Intelligence Committee this coming Tuesday to testify in its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The Reuters report on Bannon’s upcoming testimony came just hours after it was reported that he retained the services of Washington lawyer Bill Burck.

As The Hill points out, Burck also represents White House counsel Don McGahn and former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

The House Intelligence Committee requested testimony from Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski last month.

From Reuters:

… Representative Adam Schiff, the panel’s top Democrat, told reporters on Thursday he would like “dozens” more witnesses, including Bannon, to appear before the committee, making clear he does not view its investigation of Russia and the election as near its end.

Some of Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress have been saying they expect the House Intelligence probe and other congressional investigations to wrap up quickly. Democrats have been disputing this, saying there is much work remaining to determine whether Russia attempted to influence the election on Trump’s behalf or whether Trump colluded.

Bannon’s testimony will reportedly take place at a non-public hearing.

Featured image via screen grab/MSNBC

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