President Trump's longtime bodyguard, fast-food fetcher, and "emotional binky," Keith Schiller, will be grilled Tuesday by the House Intelligence Committee as part of the ongoing probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, Politico reports. While the revelations from the so-called Trump whisperer's testimony are expected to be mild at best, they could still put the heat on Trump: "The image of Keith walking in and testifying is not going to make the president happy," a former campaign aide told Politico. "That is a loyal lieutenant being dragged in. That's clearly going to upset him."
In particular, investigators are expected to express interest in Trump's 2013 visit to Moscow for the Miss Universe contest, a trip that is central to an unverified dossier containing compromising allegations about the president. On Tuesday, a newly released transcript of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee supports "key portions" of that dossier, Business Insider reports.
Schiller departed from his role as White House director of Oval Office operations after Chief of Staff John Kelly succeeded Reince Priebus.