The team drilled for two days to get access to Mercer Subglacial Lake last month.
The magadonor Mercers, Breitbart News and others have distanced themselves from Bannon in the wake of his comments to author Michael Wolff.
The hedge fund director is a close political ally of Steve Bannon.
He will also step down from the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies.
Republican candidate Ward has the backing of Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer.
The meeting took place in New York City on Wednesday.
How the forces line up in the bitter struggle for power at the heart of the White House.
The press is standing by while Trump destroys the country so they can report the fall of America.
He spent millions to help put Donald Trump in the White House.
Minsk is the top city for Russian family hotel bookings abroad this Spring.
European cities top the list globally but ex-Communist states rank low.