Bannon To Be Interviewed By House Intel For Russia Probe


President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon is being counseled by William Burck of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as Bannon prepares to face investigators probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaigns.

In an article on Breitbart News, the site announced that "Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition". That matters, because if anyone could hurt this president by spilling what he knows, it could well be Steve Bannon - and if that is somehow the result of all this latest drama around the former King of Breitbart, a lot more lawyers could find themselves on retainer in D.C.

On Thursday, the House Intelligence committee's top Democrat, Adam Schiff, told reporters at the Capitol that Ms. Trump should appear before the panel, which he said still needs to interview "dozens" of witnesses to ensure "a complete job" of investigating alleged s between the Trump campaign and Kremlin-connected figures.

Bannon attempted to walk back from the remarks, telling the Axios news website that "Donald Trump both a patriot and a good man", but the closest he came to an apology was regretting the timing of his response.

"Steve is a valued part of our legacy", said Breitbart chief executive Larry Solov, adding that the company would always be grateful for his contributions. Bannon liquidated his equity stake in the operation when he left for the White House, leaving him with a greatly diminished say in the matter.

Mr Trump and Mr Bannon have had a long and turbulent history.

The poll was taken before Bannon was sacked from Breitbart.

Feinstein also sits on the Senate intelligence committee, which is conducting its own investigation into the Russian interference and whether Trump's campaign was in any way involved.

Then Mr Bannon placed a bad bet on Mr Roy Moore in the Senate race in Alabama, denting the perception that he could influence or even read a red-state electorate.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders last Thursday said Breitbart should "look at and consider" cutting ties with Mr Bannon.