FOX NEWS FIRST: Bannon faces grilling on Russia; Alleged house of horrors in California

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Developing now, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018:

  • Steve Bannon to testify Tuesday before the House Intel Committee as part of its Russia investigation; Corey Lewandowski faces grilling later this week
  • A California couple has been arrested on the suspicion of child endangerment and torture after 12 of their children were allegedly found shackled in their home 
  • The controversy over President Trump's alleged 's---hole countries' comment turns into a war of words between the president and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin with the possibility of a government shutdown looming
  • Exclusive: Syrian opposition leaders to meet with White House officials Tuesday to garner more support from the Trump administration

THE LEAD STORY: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will testify before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday as part of its Russia probe, in what will be his first appearance on Capitol Hill since his fall from grace following his comments in Michael Wolff's Trump White House tell-all book ... Bannon, who stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News last week following a dramatic falling out with President Trump over “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” will be interviewed behind closed doors by congressional investigators. A source close to the committee told Fox News that Bannon would likely be questioned over information in Wolff’s book. Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski also is expected to testify this week before the House Intelligence Committee.

HOUSE OF HORRORS: A Southern California couple is in custody on suspicion of torture and child endangerment after 12 of their children allegedly were found captive in the couple's home, with some of them shackled to beds ... David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49, were each being held on $9 million bail, the Riverside County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday. Authorities said the investigation began after a 17-year-old girl "escaped" from the home and called 911 early Sunday to report that her 12 brothers and sisters were being held by their parents. The sheriff's office said investigators initially believed the "slightly emaciated" girl was just 10 years old when they first saw her.

IS 'DICKY DURBIN' FULL OF IT ON TRUMP?: In the face of ongoing backlash against his reported "s---hole" comments during a bipartisan meeting on immigration last week, President Trump has blasted his lead accuser in the controversy, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin ... “Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting,” Trump tweeted. “Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military.” Durbin insists Trump made the "vile and racist" comments, telling reporters over the weekend, “He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly." Sources said Trump made the comments while Durbin was reading a list of temporary protected status countries. But Trump has fought back against the reports of the meeting, arguing on Jan. 12 that “the language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!”

FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Leaders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are in Washington, D.C. where they will meet with White House officials Tuesday. Their goal is to increase cooperation between FSA and the Trump administration, and at the same time warn of the consequences of ceding control to Russia and Iran ... Last week they made their case to Congress. The Free Syrian Army was described to Fox News as the military wing of the Syrian opposition, and it has a small number of members who had been trained and armed by the Pentagon through the train and equip program that ended in 2015. The FSA says it successfully fought against ISIS and Iranian militias and claim to have approximately 60,000 troops. Its leaders say it has been reformed, and now employs rules of engagement similar to that of the U.S. military.


A PLEA TO CIVIL RIGHTS LEGEND JOHN LEWIS: "Don't throw hatred at the president. Come to the table and let's work together as Americans." – Bruce LeVell, member of President Trump's 2020 advisory council, on "Outnumbered Overtime," urging Rep. John Lewis on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to put aside his differences with Trump and unite the country. WATCH

STATE OF DISUNION: "People are really upset with their government. [They're] not confident their government is able to work together." –  Law professor Jonathan Turley, on "The Story," criticizing four lawmakers who announced they're boycotting President Trump's state of the union address. WATCH


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On Fox News:

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: A "deplorable" NYU professor explains why he is suing his colleagues for defamation; author Bryan Garner offers a fascinating look inside Justice Scalia's life; White House press secretary Sarah Sanders takes on the hot topics facing the Trump administration; A grand jury indicts a Maryland executive in the Uranium One deal - attorney Victoria Toensing reacts.

The Story with Martha MacCallum, 7 p.m. ET: "12 Strong" author Doug D[Stanton tells the real-life story behind the upcoming film

Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8 p.m. ET: Rep. Martha McSally sounds off on her Senate campaign and the immigration battle between Congress and President Trump.

Hannity, 9 p.m. ET:  Eric Trump and Anthony Scaramucci take on obstacles facing Trump's agenda.

Fox News @ Night, 11 p.m. ET: Rep. Dave Brat on the latest immigration talks in Congress with the threat of a government shutdown on Friday.

On Fox Business:

Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET:  Guests include: Dick Bove, Vertical Group research analyst and Bob Wright, former chairman and CEO of NBC Universal and co-Founder of Autism Speaks.

Varney & Company, 9 a.m. ET: Fred Smith, FedEx CEO; Kelli Ward, U.S. Senate candidate for Arizona

The Intelligence Report, 2 p.m ET: David Tafuri, former Obama foreign policy adviser.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcastSaturday's ballistic missile false alarm had some Hawaiian residents saying their last goodbyes. Fox News' Will Carr explains how the state is searching for answers to prevent this mishap from happening again. The economy continues to pick up steam and President Trump is taking credit for the big gains since his election.  Fox Business host Charles Payne discusses the record-setting year of 2017 and what this could mean for the stock market moving forward. Plus, commentary by Fox Business' Trish Regan.

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Allen West takes on the latest news from Afghanistan, North Korea and Iran. Author Brad Meltzer discusses his new project.


1991: The White House announces the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. (Allied forces prevailed on Feb. 28, 1991.)

1978:  NASA names 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America's first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford Jr., who became America's first black astronaut in space.

1920: Prohibition begins in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution goes into effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.)

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