Rumors of Bannon's imminent departure have been floating around in recent days, as his comments published in the true-ish book Fire and Fury have dominated the news cycle. To recap: Bannon said a bunch of disparaging stuff about Trump and company to author Michael Wolff, including an explosive claim that Trump Jr's meeting with Russian officials was "treasonous." The president responded by claiming Bannon didn't have much to do with his victory or presidency in the first place, despite all evidence to the contrary, saying his onetime senior advisor "lost his mind." Republicans flocked away from Bannon. Bannon offered a groveling apology to the president. But it wasn't enough. The New Yorker's Jane Mayer reported that his time was coming anyways.
Source: Mercer split w/Bannon began long before Wolff book. Real cause? Mercers vs. Bannon's proposed tax hike on millionaires.
— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) January 5, 2018
All of this begs the question...