Trump to meet with GOP leaders at White House on Wednesday: report

Trump to meet with GOP leaders at White House on Wednesday: report
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Republican leaders are set to join President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE for dinner at the White House on Wednesday, Politico reported

House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump once asked Paul Ryan why he couldn’t be ‘loyal': book AEI names Robert Doar as new president GOP can't excommunicate King and ignore Trump playing to white supremacy and racism MORE (R-Wis.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyElise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Steve King fundraising off controversy surrounding white supremacy comments House rejects GOP measure to pay workers but not open government MORE (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGraham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies Senate GOP eyes 'nuclear option' for Trump nominees next week Taiwan’s President Tsai should be invited to address Congress MORE (R-Ky.) and Senate Majority Whip John CornynJohn CornynGraham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies Trump tells GOP senators he’s sticking to Syria and Afghanistan pullout  Texas governor, top lawmakers tell Trump not to use hurricane relief funds to build border wall MORE (R-Texas) are all expected to attend, according to Politico.

The dinner comes two days after Trump lashed out at federal law enforcement for a raid on the office, home and hotel room of Michael Cohen, the president's personal attorney.

After news of the raid broke on Monday, Trump called it a "disgrace" and "an attack on our country." The president's rage has reignited speculation that he could move to dismiss special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE or Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinBarr’s first task as AG: Look at former FBI leaders’ conduct 5 myths about William Barr William Barr's only 'flaw' is that he was nominated by Trump MORE.


White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday said Trump believes he has the authority to oust Mueller.

While the Wednesday dinner has been planned for several days, it will offer lawmakers an opportunity to gain insight into Trump's thinking on Mueller, Politico reported. 

Many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have warned against the prospect of firing Mueller. McConnell said Tuesday that he did not expect the president to oust the special counsel.

"I’m not going to answer the hypothetical because I don’t think he’s going to be removed," he said. "I think he’ll be allowed to finish his job."