The committee is probing possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign was involved. It also covers only Bannon's role on Trump's campaign, as opposed to events that occurred during the presidential transition or while Bannon served as a top aide to Trump in the White House.
The news comes two days after Bannon stepped down from Breitbart, the far-right website he returned to over the summer as executive chairman after being ousted from the White House.
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.
Trump himself said Wednesday that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
The chief strategist had lost many allies in the West Wing after chief of staff John Kelly's staff shakeup and was blamed for some of the infighting that had paralyzed the White House.
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.
Breitbart CEO Larry Solov added: "Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions and what he has helped us to accomplish". "It's very common and then they'll come back and say 'oh by the way that was off the record, ' and then you just have to say 'no it wasn't, that's not how it works'". Trump's lawyers have previously stated their determination to cooperate with requests in the probe, which has already resulted in charges against four of Trump's campaign advisers. The Daily Beastfirst reported on Thursday that he had agreed to the interview.
Jay Bruce Agrees to Three-Year Deal to Return to Mets
The deal Bruce is getting from the Mets is for three years and $39 million, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. After being sent to Cleveland, however, Bruce said he enjoyed his time in NY and was open to coming back.
Sony Unveils 3 Mid-Tier Xperia Smartphones Ahead Of CES 2018
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra has 8-megapixel 120-degree super wide-angle dual front cameras , both of which have front-firing flash. Quick charging is also supported for hours of power in just minutes of charging (requires Quick Charger UCH12W).
Beardsley meets with Newcastle over bullying claims
Players who have given statements regarding the alleged bullying and racism will be interviewed by the club in the coming weeks. Beardsley was questioned on Monday about the allegations during a meeting with officials of the Premier League club.