Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, has faced criticism for his background overseeing Breitbart News, with Democrats touting numerous racially tinged and misogynistic headlines that went up under his watch.
In the statement, Bannon said that he was "proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform".
His departure came as he was the center of controversy over derogatory comments he was quoted as having made about the president and his family in Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside Donald Trump's White House".
In the book, Bannon called the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting that Trump's son Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign chairman at the time Paul Manafort had with Russian figures "treasonous" and "unpatriotic". Why the Trump White House permitted such detailed access to senior officials is still unclear, but Bannon has implied that the quote from him is accurate.
Linda Lavelle responded indignantly saying I smeared them and I responded that I don't smear but I warned her that Bannon was evil and I explained why with information then available from Breitbart News.
Reuters reports Bannon will sit down on Capital Hill on Tuesday. "When he was sacked, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind", Mr Trump said in a statement delivered to reporters last week.
Bannon doesn't quit, though, and he'll be back. It also covers only Bannon's role on Trump's campaign, as opposed to events that occurred during the presidential transition or while Bannon served as a top aide to Trump in the White House.
The poll was taken before Bannon was sacked from Breitbart.
The House Intelligence Committee is one of three congressional panels investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and links to the Trump campaign.
Burck confirmed to Law360 on Thursday that he is representing Bannon. His support of Roy S. Moore in Alabama ended in an embarrassing loss.