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Former Trump advisor Bannon is expected to testify before a House committee on Tuesday

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Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images. The closed session has been scheduled to take place on Jan. 16.

Former White House chief strategist

Steve Bannon

is expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed session next week,

NBC News reported

on Friday, citing two sources.

Bannon has already hired lawyer Bill Burck to represent him during the scheduled Jan. 16 testimony, NBC said, citing a source close to the former top Trump advisor. Burck's remit will be limited to just that forum and does not encompass special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia probe, according to the NBC source.

Bannon

recently departed from his role

as executive chairman of Breitbart News after remarks he had made about President

Donald Trump's

children appeared in a

new Michael Wolff book

about the Trump administration. Among other comments, which he later

apologized for

, Bannon had suggested a meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer had been "treasonous."

The president told The Wall Street Journal in an interview that he

felt "betrayed"

by Bannon's comments.

Read the full NBC News report for more details.

Former White House chief strategist

Steve Bannon

is expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed session next week,

NBC News reported

on Friday, citing two sources.

Bannon has already hired lawyer Bill Burck to represent him during the scheduled Jan. 16 testimony, NBC said, citing a source close to the former top Trump advisor. Burck's remit will be limited to just that forum and does not encompass special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia probe, according to the NBC source.

Bannon

recently departed from his role

as executive chairman of Breitbart News after remarks he had made about President

Donald Trump's

children appeared in a

new Michael Wolff book

about the Trump administration. Among other comments, which he later

apologized for

, Bannon had suggested a meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer had been "treasonous."

The president told The Wall Street Journal in an interview that he

felt "betrayed"

by Bannon's comments.

Read the full NBC News report for more details.



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