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Trump's former chief strategist Bannon turns to Quinn Emanuel amid Russian Federation probe

Former Breitbart Spokesman Says Bannon Is a Liability

Bannon has already hired lawyer Bill Burck to represent him during the scheduled January 16 testimony, NBC said, citing a source close to the former top Trump advisor. Burck has also reportedly represented White House Counsel Don McGahn and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into the Russian Federation issue.

But the Mercer family, the megadonors behind Trump who had also backed Bannon financially, has distanced itself from Bannon, and he had to step down from his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network. The interview could present danger to the Trump administration, as Bannon - lately spurned by longtime friends and allies - could be unpredictable in the aftermath of his break with the president.

"I'm proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform", Bannon was quoted as saying on the website. Loss of his media perch jeopardizes Bannon's campaign to remake the Republican Party by fielding Trump-allied candidates to challenge incumbent lawmakers. Mr Bannon said then that his leaving was pre-planned, and that he could better support President Donald Trump at the helm of Breitbart.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

As a new year gets started, there are already more than enough reasons to worry about the state of the union in the era of Donald J. Trump and his merry band of confusion-spinners.

In a separate tweet Wednesday morning, Trump accused Democratic Sen.

President Trump repeated again this week that there was "no collusion" between any members of his campaign and Russian Federation. Chuck Grassley. She is the top Democrat on the panel.

Some of Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress have been saying they expect the House Intelligence probe and other congressional investigations to wrap up quickly.