Steve Bannon expected to meet with House Intel Committee

Former Trump adviser is critical of campaign meeting with Russian lawyer.

Bannon will field questions from congressional Russia investigators for the first time as he continues to face backlash for his comments in a controversial new book about the Trump White House by author Michael Wolff that has renewed questions about the president's mental fitness and campaign activity.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the panel has questions about Bannon's comments in the book - including his suggestion that Trump Jr. brought the participants to meet with then-candidate Donald Trump.

“Specifically what's the basis for his assertion that the president met with the participants in the Trump Tower meeting,” Schiff said in an interview with ABC News' Pierre Thomas. “What [Bannon] knows about the president’s knowledge of that meeting, as well as his concerns over money laundering which has been a persistent concern of ours as well.”

The committee first reached out to Bannon with a request for documents and an interview before the release of "Fire and Fury." Trump's former political adviser is also expected to face questions about his knowledge of Russian contacts during the transition.

"I have nothing to hide. I didn't collude or cooperate or coordinate with any Russian, Russian agency, Russian government or anybody else, to try and impact this election," he told WABC Radio's Rita Cosby in a recent interview.

Bannon's interview comes as the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees continue their investigations into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

So far there is no indication that Bannon is being investigated by the Special Counsel Mueller.

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