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Bannon's 'treasonous' comment directed at Trump Jr.,…

Bannon's 'treasonous' comment directed at Trump Jr.,…

The Daily Beast reported that former White House Special Counsel William Burck will represent Bannon during the interview.

That arrangement isn't unusual, but it could signal bad news for the president as Mueller examines possible efforts to obstruct investigations into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.

Forty-six percent of Republicans who were surveyed registered an unfavorable view of Bannon, a 17-percent increase from the last poll, taken December 14-18.

Bannon, who recently resigned as chairman of Breitbart News, was named CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in August 2016.

Bannon was removed in early April from the National Security Council, about six weeks after Flynn was forced out of the administration.

"We all knew Flynn had issues", a senior White House official said at the time.

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The interview on Tuesday will focus on Bannon's time on the campaign, not the transition or his time in the White House, the source said.

In the end, it was Bannon's need to appear powerful that led to his ouster from Breitbart, according to investigative reporter Dave Lindorff.

Comey has said the president asked for his loyalty and urged him to let go of the Flynn investigation, and Priebus reportedly has notes backing up those accounts.

In the book, Bannon said it was "treasonous" of Trump's son Donald Trump Jr.to accept a meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 who he thought would provide damaging information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to help his father's campaign.

The White House did not immediately respond to the news of Bannon's ouster, but press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders last week called on the conservative site - which has been a steadfast backer of the president - to "look at and consider" parting ways with Bannon. "He was not talking about Paul Manafort". "The President pointed to that and also pointed that Mr Bannon is not in it for the country but instead in it for himself".