Jan. 16 (UPI) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday to testify before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the ongoing Russia probe.
Bannon is expected to answer questions from the House intelligence committee into potential Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The meeting Tuesday also comes after the release of Michael Wolff’s controversial book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
President Donald Trump publicly criticized Bannon for his comments, saying the former strategist had “lost his mind.”
The House committee is also expected to question White House Communications Director Hope Hicks.
Hicks was named communications chief in September after Anthony Scaramucci left the position.
Former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance told NBC News Hicks could serve as a potential “crown jewel” to the investigation because she has been involved with Trump’s communications team for so long.
Her appearance could come as early as this week.