Steve Bannon to Testify in Congress on Russia Probe, Popularity Tanks

Steve Bannon. (Phoot/Gerald Herbert/AP)

January 12, 2018
OAN Newsroom

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is losing support among Republicans after feuding with President Trump.

According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, less than 20-percent of GOP voters said they had a favorable view of Bannon.

46-percent of Republicans said they had an unfavorable view of the former executive chairman of Breitbart News.

This represents a major drop from about a month earlier when more than 30-percent of Republican voters viewed Bannon in a positive light.

The poll was conducted in the wake of continued fallout between the former chief strategist and the president following the release of excerpts from a controversial book on the Trump administration.

A stack of reserved “Fire and Fury” books by writer Michael Wolff sit on a shelf in a bookstore in Richmond, Va., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Meanwhile, Bannon is set to testify before Congress in relation to the Russia probe.

Bannon’s testimony will take place behind closed doors next Tuesday with the House Intelligence Committee.

The interview will focus on Bannon’s time with the Trump campaign rather than the transition period or his tenure as President Trump’s chief strategist.

This comes after he described the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Junior and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

Several separate probes into the alleged Russian collusion have lasted for over a year, and have failed to produce the results Democrats have been hoping for.

  • Lenny Woodson

    Vegas odds have it at 7-5 he shows up drunk. Place you bets folks.

  • despo

    Sure seems like he’s on the clinton’s payroll

  • ShortSweet

    More waste of time and taxpayer money. At best he’s a liar. I could care less what he has to say and won’t believe a word of it anyway. Leave him to wallow in the gutter he put himself in. Piece of trash!

  • J. Waltam

    What an F’n waste of time and taxpayer resources.

  • fay9169

    If he’s not subpoenaed he should refuse to go.

  • TP

    Oh boy more fiction!

  • Decline Tostate

    Bannon appeared to be a real American hero and patriot for quite a while there. So much for appearances. Now he looks more like some Hollywood B-grade socialist flack. I wonder if the guy’s on drugs???

  • Joe samo

    Wouldn’t it be cool if Bannon said just what we want him to say.

  • Ash Williams

    Looks like Ol Sloppy Steve Bannon is up to more shenanigans.

  • Jordan Johnson

    Oh please; why do we even focus on these type of polls. It does not matter to most of America.

    • Cajunmama Debbie

      Because unfortunately many people don’t have a backbone of their own & rely on their own thought process.

  • piper60

    A hundred years from now, history students will marvel at the Dem’s hate campaign against Mr. Trump, Mr. Bush and Mr. Nixon!

  • Roy Beane

    They say those city boys “squeal like a pig” when you catch them…..wonder how much “squealing” he’s going to do now to try saving his own miserable hide.

    • ShortSweet

      It’s way past too late for that.

  • tedlv

    I didn’t read his comment that way.

  • landy fincannon

    According to the Federal Register.
    Over the holidays, the Trump administration, issued waivers for 5 mega banks. Citigroup, JP Morgan, Barclays, USB, and Deutchsche banks.
    All were involved in the LIBOR scandal.

    The Financial TImes is reporting that Donald has personal loans totaling up to 300 million dollars with Deutsche bank

    I’d like to know what this is about.

    • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)


      • landy fincannon

        Yes, slumber becomes you

        • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

          Oooohhh…. Ya got me. Not sure how I ever recover from that.

          • landy fincannon

            Levity is good.

          • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

            Heh heh

  • PA

    He’ll LIE to Congress, just like he did in The Book, The Aftermath and forever thereafter.

  • DCBlueBlood


    Et Tu Bannon?

  • nfcapitalist

    The lessons of Machiavelli… never take the advice of a flatterer because they are poisonous.

  • TexanForever

    Bannon is obviously bi-polar. His judgement can no longer be trusted by either Trump or Breitbart and he’s been cut loose from both. His once promising career is finished … permanently.

    • DCBlueBlood

      Maybe you’re Bipolar – Bipolar is diagnosed in the 20’s … it’s a young persons disease.

    • ShortSweet

      I don’t buy the bi-polar. I think he’s just a damn liar.

      • TexanForever

        Could depend on whether he’s in his manic phase or depressive phase. Lying is just a symptom of his character or a moral deficiency. Either way, he’s finished.

        I’m just worried about what bizarre things he might do in attempts to reestablish himself. He’s a loose cannon. It’s going to get worse.

        • ShortSweet

          Still not buying the “bi-polar” crap. He’s just that snake President Trump told us about. His career is over … who knows what he will do or say on his way out. I, for one, will pay little attention and give no credit to his rants.

  • C B

    And ……….. This one will fail for the Dumbocrats too………………..

    • PA

      Next GIG is DWTS, as a Performance Accident Waiting to Happen,
      & then Dem Afforded & Forwarded to… CNN.

    • Beaula

      The Dumbocrats are in a tizzy over GPS……….witnesses here and there! So many witnesses Hitlary doesn’t know which way to point!

      • C B

        POTUS should reach out with an Olive Branch to HiLarry and make her the Ambassador to Libya

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  • Legion

    Bannon’s testimony is worthless! .. He has no credibility left whatsoever!

    • PA

      The US “CON”gress wants to MEDIA PLAY him
      just like Double Dipping Tax Paid & Dem Cash Money PAC’d MULE & MULE TEAM
      PLAYS America & American TAX PAYERS For
      PC Perfect Sake, Dicktates, Way, Means, Motives & Their CREATED “Crisis Opportunities”

      • Ash Williams

        Is this some kind of poetry or maybe a rap?

  • Rupert

    Soooo….what exactly did Bannon do? He told the increasingly obvious truth concerning a serious problem Trump has with a couple of his left wing family members and an administration chock-full-o globalists who are not that hot to trot on the MAGA agenda Trump says he wants and his supporters expect.

    It would seem Bannon is now the victim of a nasty vendetta set up and carried out by those he said were the ‘real’ problem within the White House. They have gotten him fired from the Administration, fired from Breitbart and now to be grilled and polished off by the Democratic Party’s (Communist Party USA) comrades on the Congressional “Intelligence” committee.

    For telling the truth, Bannon is in the process of being professionally and personally destroyed before our eyes. Will he ultimately get the Seth Rich treatment? Only time will tell.

    • NoBS

      The last one who tried to save US from a government that “profits” off Human Trafficking.

      We do not deserve Bannon if we show such contempt to Human Dignity.

    • WNR

      Hey Rupert. Ego got the best of him. He has great ideas but he was guilty of the old Ready, Fire, Aim analogy. He will return and focus on his core issues, the greatest being CHINA IS NOT A FRIEND, BUT MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE SOVIET UNION EVER WAS! Textbook example of foot in mouth disease. He is ineffective and a burden right now. So sad, but his own doing.

    • WNR

      Hey Rupert. Ego got the best of him. He has great ideas but he was guilty of the old Ready, Fire, Aim analogy. He will return and focus on his core issues, the greatest being CHINA IS NOT A FRIEND, BUT MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE SOVIET UNION EVER WAS! Textbook example of foot in mouth disease. He is ineffective and a burden right now. So sad, but his own doing.

  • I never met Bannon! When I fired Steve, he stole our minibar. He literally picked it up and carried it out to his Dodge Caravan, like an ***hole.

    • Ash Williams

      lol, classic Bannon

    • J. Waltam

      “Fecal Cavern/Aperture” is a more politically correct term, sir.

  • Angrymom5175

    Does this man have a drinking problem?

  • DCBlueBlood

    Time for Revenge Bannon – Sink Trump and His Traitorous Family!

    You were fired from the WH. the Billionaire Mercer’s dumped you, you lost your baby Breitbart, if you got the goods on Trump – Sink Him!

    • Atikva

      It’s you who are sunk – have been since November 2016. You may spew your venom all you can, it won’t change one iota to the fact that you have lost against We the People of America.

      • DCBlueBlood

        I’m gonna laugh really hard at you when he sinks them! AAAAAh ha!

        • NoBS

          The Satanist are winning. We get it. Not a good idea rubbing it in.

          Too early to gloat.

        • Atikva

          Keep dreaming and try not to choke on your bile.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Flynn has been flipped.
            Yeah … Bannon is gonna flip out all over Trump — Trump took away everything from Steve. Money, Power, His Baby Breitbart … Billionaire’s Funding – The Mercer’s.

            Bannon has nothing to lose. All he has left in a knife to Trumps belly — Et Tu Bannon?!

          • Fight4theRight

            crawl out of your mom’s basement and see the world!

          • DCBlueBlood

            Have – 17 countries 3 continents. Not military or govt either. Vacations! You?

    • Gary Rogers

      LMAO… Cue the song “Cry Baby”.

  • Christie Davis

    Bannon brought this on himself. I don’t believe for a minute that he meant Paul Manafort when speaking in terms.