There's reportedly a new name close to Trump in the Russia investigation

The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview White House aide Keith Schiller as it investigates Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, ABC News reports.

Schiller is a close confidant of President Donald Trump and formerly served as his bodyguard and de facto gatekeeper. His current title is White House director of Oval Office operations.

The House investigation’s interest in Schiller is the “latest indication that the investigations are touching Trump’s inner circle,” according to ABC News.

Notably, Schiller delivered the letter to the FBI informing then-Director James Comey of his termination.

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