Bannon Taps Quinn Emanuel Lawyer Ahead of House Panel Appearance

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon attends a campaign rally at the W.L. Zorn Arena November 1, 2016 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has tapped Quinn Emanuel’s William “Bill” Burck to represent him before the House Intelligence Committee investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Burck, a former federal prosecutor, told Big Law Business Jan. 11 that he is only representing Bannon in connection with his role in the 2016 campaign, and not his work in the presidential transition or in the administration.

Burck also said the representation only pertains to the Republican-led House investigation, and not special counsel Robert Mueller’s independent probe.

Bannon, who recently resigned as chairman of Breitbart News, was named CEO of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in August 2016.

He is expected to meet privately with the committee next week although plans are fluid, Bloomberg News reported.

Bannon’s appearance before the intelligence committee is magnified by comments attributed to him in the newly released book “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff about the Trump White House. In it, Bannon labeled as “treasonous” a 2016 meeting attended by Donald Trump Jr. and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner with Russian nationals, Bloomberg reported.

Bannon hasn’t been accused of wrongdoing in the Russia inquiry.

Burck has also represented White House counsel Donald McGahn and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus over the Russia investigation.

Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Burck was as a special counsel and deputy counsel to President George W. Bush. He was also an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he was a member of the trial team that prosecuted Martha Stewart on charges related to insider trading.

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