Stephen Bannon will reportedly appear before congressional committee probing Russian interference

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The two men had a public falling out this month after Bannon was quoted in author Michael Wolff's controversial book on the Trump White House, Fire and Fury, as calling a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the campaign by the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., "treasonous" and "unpatriotic".

Bannon even suggested Trump was aware of the Trump Tower meeting.

Former Trump campaign CEO and scorned ex-White House adviser Steve Bannon is expected to be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee as part of its Russian Federation probe next Tuesday, Reuters reported Thursday.

Another adult-film star, Jessica Drake, in October 2016 accused Trump of kissing her without permission at that same 2006 golf tournament that Clifford attended.

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

And with that, Bannon is pretty much dead in the water as a major political force in America.

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The poll was taken before Bannon was sacked from Breitbart.

The announcement comes just days after the 64-year-old news executive at the provocative right-wing site publicly split with Trump over explosive comments he made about the president's fitness for office and members of his family. Bannon liquidated his equity stake in the operation when he left for the White House, leaving him with a greatly diminished say in the matter.

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.

Trump, ready to say just about anything to win, became the flawless vehicle to advance Bannon's crude ideological views to the highest office in the country.

Trump said "we'll see what happens" when asked if he'd provide an interview to Mueller's team.

The New York Times reports that Bannon's departure was forced by Rebekah Mercer, a Republican megadonor whose investment in Breitbart gave her a seat on the board.