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Bannon to testify before Congress on Russian interference in 2016 election

Bannon to testify before Congress on Russian interference in 2016 election

Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus speculated on Thursday that Bannon was planning to crush Trump in the Russian Federation probe after the president was instrumental in getting Bannon fired from Breitbart and his Sirius XM radio program, as well as convincing the wealthy Mercer family to stop funding Bannon's campaigns. Recall that early in the heady days of the Trump administration he, along with Stephen Miller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former protégé, were responsible for drafting the series of executive orders on immigration and other measures aimed at "deconstructing the administrative state" that threw the country into turmoil.

"Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish", Breitbart CEO Larry Solov said in a statement from the company.

The poll was taken before Bannon was sacked from Breitbart.

The New York Times said Bannon's departure was forced by onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer. "Donald Trump, both a patriot and a good man". After the win, he accompanied Mr. Trump to the White House and became his chief strategist.

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Bannon will be interviewed about his time on the campaign, rather than the transition or his seven-month stint White House, according to the report. But if he was damaged by the electoral defeat of his preferred candidate, Roy Moore, in Alabama, his fall from grace was cemented by Fire and Fury. In it, Bannon labeled as "treasonous" a 2016 meeting attended by Donald Trump Jr. and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner with Russian nationals, Bloomberg reported.

"When they have no collusion and nobody's found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview", Trump said.

On Monday, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Bannon's apology did not alter his standing with the president.

Bannon could help investigators understand when Trump learned Flynn had lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and what steps he might have taken to cover up the crime to which his close ally later pleaded guilty.