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Steve Bannon scheduled to testify before House Intelligence Committee

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon is testifying before the House Intelligence Committee next Tuesday as part of their investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 election. Bannon hired top DC lawyer Bill Burck. Burck currently represents White House counsel Don McGahn and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

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The House Committe investigating the Russian election interference, previously requested that Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testify this month. Steve Bannon left his role in the Trump White House in August and just left his position at Breitbart News.  Steve Bannon is leaving as his comments made in the controversial book “Fire and Fury,” begin to surface and Trump supporters call for his axing.

After receiving strong backlash from Pres. Trump and former White House supporters, Bannon attempted to backtrack his comments saying his support for Trump is unwavering and that he is ready to stand in the breech for this president’s efforts to make America great again. Bannon worked alongside National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Sen. Mark Warner, vice chairman of the House Intel Committee says he wants to speak to Bannon about comments he made in “Fire and Fury.”

“I would like to talk to Mr. Bannon, not on his characterization of the June [2016] meeting — I mean, he wasn’t there,” Warner told Politico. “But I do feel like his characterization of individuals involved in the Trump organization, [that they] may have been involved in money laundering — I would like to know what is the basis for that claim.”

Bannon originally wanted no part in the Russia investigation fiasco, but behind close doors, Bannon was the one who wanted to control the administration’s handling of the issue. Bannon originally encouraged Trump to get more aggressive and fight back against Special Investigator Robert Mueller’s investigation.  With Bannon out of the protection of Trump, the House investigation committee are now dying to ask questions. With Bannon all on his own, will he sing like a canary or protect the President and his team.

 

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