New figure emerges in Russia probe, Keith Schiller Trump's White House aide


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.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Cabinet members at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 12, 2017. U.S. Attorney General�Jeff Sessions�will testify publicly Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a high-stakes event that comes days after fired FBI Director�James Comey's�dramatic appearance. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg
Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, center, speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, and Cabinet members at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 12, 2017. U.S. Attorney General�Jeff Sessions�will testify publicly Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a high-stakes event that comes days after fired FBI Director�James Comey's�dramatic appearance. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg
Jeff Sessions, U.S. attorney general, listens during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, and Cabinet members at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Sessions�will testify publicly Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a high-stakes event that comes days after fired FBI Director�James Comey's�dramatic appearance. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Cabinet members at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 12, 2017. U.S. Attorney General�Jeff Sessions�will testify publicly Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a high-stakes event that comes days after fired FBI Director�James Comey's�dramatic appearance. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg
Jeff Sessions, U.S. attorney general, speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, and Cabinet members at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Sessions�will testify publicly Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a high-stakes event that comes days after fired FBI Director�James Comey's�dramatic appearance. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg
Steve Bannon, chief strategist for U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, listen during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, and Cabinet members at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 12, 2017. U.S. Attorney General�Jeff Sessions�will testify publicly Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a high-stakes event that comes days after fired FBI Director�James Comey's�dramatic appearance. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. President Donald Trump, center left, speaks during a meeting with Cabinet members at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 12, 2017. U.S. Attorney General�Jeff Sessions�will testify publicly Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a high-stakes event that comes days after fired FBI Director�James Comey's�dramatic appearance. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Cabinet members at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 12, 2017. U.S. Attorney General�Jeff Sessions�will testify publicly Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a high-stakes event that comes days after fired FBI Director�James Comey's�dramatic appearance. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Cabinet members at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 12, 2017. U.S. Attorney General�Jeff Sessions�will testify publicly Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a high-stakes event that comes days after fired FBI Director�James Comey's�dramatic appearance. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (L) and Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, attend a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12: (AFP OUT) U.S. Preisdent Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House June 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Also in attendence was U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions who is expected to testify in an open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election campaign. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12: (AFP OUT) U.S. Preisdent Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House June 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Also in attendence was U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions who is expected to testify in an open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election campaign. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
A general view of a cabinet meeting with US President Donald Trump(Center L) is seen at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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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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