Bannon To Be Interviewed By House Intel For Russia Probe

Bannon is under fire over comments he is reported to have made about Donald Trump

Bannon had served as Breitbart's executive chairman since 2012. He has stepped down, but that nearly certainly means he was allowed to do so rather than be forcibly removed by Rebekah Mercer and the Breitbart family that own and control the site.

Bannon stepped down from his position as head of Breitbart News this week amid Trump's furor that Bannon believed Donald Trump Jr. would get "cracked like an egg" by Mueller's team over his infamous meeting with Russian officials in 2016. The president responded by attacking Bannon and calling him "Sloppy Steve", which Bannon followed by walking back some of his earlier remarks. Breitbart's readers seemed to side with Trump in the spat. Ding dong the ding dong is dead.

The New York Times said Bannon's departure was forced by onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer.

In an article on Breitbart News, the site announced that "Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition".

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Trump then steered the conversation to Bannon, who was recently ousted from Breitbart News amid a public feud with the President.

To the editor: The only forces that can control President Donald Trump are the Cabinet and the Republicans in Congress. The interview could present danger to the Trump administration, as Bannon - lately spurned by longtime friends and allies - could be unpredictable in the aftermath of his break with the president.

Reuters reports Bannon will sit down on Capital Hill on Tuesday. Mr Bannon attempted to do just that in the Alabama Senate special election this fall, but ultimately fell short from realising that goal completely when the Bannon-backed candidate, Roy More, lost to Democrat Doug Jones in an incredible end to what was a very contentious race.

Britain's The Guardian newspaper on Wednesday first revealed that Bannon, quoted from excerpts of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", described the 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between a Russian lawyer and Trump's son and son-in-law as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic". She added that her family had "not communicated with Steve Bannon in many months and have provided no financial support to his political agenda, nor do we support his recent actions and statements".

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