Despite being described as a “key bystander” to events that led to the creation of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion probe, former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon has thus far not been interview by Mueller’s team; however, Democrat Congressional investigators remain eager to call Bannon to testify before their own intelligence committee hearings on alleged Russia collusion in the 2016 election.
Darren Samuelsohn’s reports in Politico:
People close to Bannon, who left the White House in August and returned to his former perch as head of Breitbart News, say he’s told them he doesn’t have a lawyer and isn’t worried about potential exposure. But others say it’s inevitable he’ll be called in as a witness in the ongoing investigations. He has not been publicly accused of any wrongdoing or named as a target of the investigations.
Congressional investigators say he’s already on their list.
“I think it’ll be very important at an appropriate time to bring him before the committee,” Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence panel’s Russia probe, told POLITICO. “There are a whole range of issues we need to talk to him about.”
Former Trump legal team spokesman Mark Corallo said he also expects Mueller to bring Bannon in as a witness. “There’s going to be a lot of people to be called in to discuss what happened in the Comey firing. I would not be shocked if someone like Steve got pulled in. That would be normal,” he said.
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