Democrats pressed social media companies on whether the Kremlin has used their platforms to meddle in US politics.
The president’s statement came in response to the attacks on the investigation’s credibility by the White House and the allies in Congress.
After Bannon initially refused to answer questions about the matter, Devin Nunes, the committee’s Republican party chairman, authorised a subpoena during the meeting to press Bannon to respond.
The Justice Department said that the interview must be conducted in a classified setting and that the transcript should not be publicly released.
House Democrats had circulated rumours last week that Trump would fire Mueller this Friday, just before the Christmas holiday.
Democratic lawmakers in recent days have expressed concern that Trump might fire Mueller.
Deutsche Bank has lent the Trump Organisation hundreds of millions of dollars for real estate ventures and is one of the few major lenders that has given large amounts of credit to Trump in the past decade.
Mueller’s team was looking at possible money-laundering charges, lying to federal agents, and Flynn’s role in a possible plan to remove an opponent of the Turkish president from the US in exchange for millions of dollars.
Paul Manafort will have to wear an electronic monitoring device for now as he awaits a tentative trial date on money-laundering and other charges.
The 12-count indictment against Manafort and Gates included conspiracy against the US and being an unregistered agent of a foreign principal.
Charges against Manafort would be the first in Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in 2016 presidential election.
A former British spy who compiled a dossier with allegations that Russia helped Donald Trump in the 2016 US election has met with investigators working for the special counsel.
Sources with knowledge of Mueller’s probe said his investigators have assumed control of multiple inquiries into allegations by US intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the election.
Sources said US special counsel Robert Mueller had also convened the grand jury investigation to help examine allegations of Russian interference.
Wray vowed in his confirmation hearing last month to remain independent and not be swayed by politics or pressure from the president.
While not a surprise, Sean Spicer’s departure was abrupt and accompanied other changes in President Trump’s media and legal teams.
Christopher Wray said “I do not consider Director Mueller (who is leading the Russia Probe) to be on a witch hunt,” during his Senate confirmation hearing.
One of Donald Trump’s personal lawyers said that there is no certainty on whether he is under investigation.
How did the investigations begin? What did the intelligence agencies find? Here’s a look at what’s publicly known about the US’s investigation.
The offer by aluminium magnate Oleg Deripaska comes amid growing attention to his ties to Paul Manafort, one of several Trump associates under scrutiny by the FBI.
The former FBI director and Marine Corps officer will take up the responsibility of the investigation and with his reputation, he will be difficult to fire.