"I think it will start to take the temperature down", Bannon said at a press conference at Italy’s Foreign Press Association, when asked about a possible impact of the findings' publication on the dialogue with Russia.
Bannon also did not rule out that the Democrats would try to "weaponise the Mueller report, particularly the potential obstruction of justice issues, not the collusion" as the probe clearly revealed that there was no such.
The statement comes after the US Department of Justice released a four-page summary of the investigation’s main conclusions on 24 March. According to the document, the probe found no proof of collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election.
Mueller, however, maintains that Russia did try to interfere in the election, a claim Moscow has repeatedly refuted. On obstruction of justice by Trump, the attorney general stated that "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him".