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Steve Bannon testifying before House Intel Committee next week

Written By | Jan 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2018: 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. The former Trump advisor legal representative is DC lawyer Bill Burck.

Burck also currently represents White House counsel Don McGahn and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

The House Committee

The House Committee investigating Russian election interference, previously requested that Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testify this month. Bannon left his role in the Trump White House in August and was just pushed out of his position at the top of Breitbart News – a departure largely attributed to injudicious comments he made and that appear in Michael Wolff’s controversial book “Fire and Fury.”

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After Bannon experienced a strong backlash from President Trump and former White House supporters, he made attempts to backtrack his comments, claiming his support for Trump is unwavering and that he is ready to fully back 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 the former advisor about comments he made in “Fire and Fury.”

Warner told Politico

“I would like to talk to Mr. Bannon, not on his characterization of the June [2016] meeting — I mean, he wasn’t there. 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.”

Will he sing like a canary? Is there anything to sing about?

He originally claimed he wanted no part in the Russia investigation fiasco. But behind closed doors, he was the one who wanted to control the administration’s handling of the issue. Bannon originally encouraged President Trump to get more aggressive and fight back against Special Investigator Robert Mueller’s investigation.

With Bannon far removed from Trump’s protection, however, the House Investigation Committee is now asking questions about the alleged Russian interference with Election 2016 and likely much more.

The question is this. With Steve Bannon now completely on his own, will he sing like a canary? Or will he try to protect the Presidency and the team of which he was once an integral part.


Larry Lease

Lawrence Lease is a conservative commentator taking aim at all aspects of governmental domestic and foreign policy. Lease previously served as a volunteer with the human-rights organization International Justice Mission in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Follow Lease on Twitter, Facebook, and soon Blog Talk Radio.