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 TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE for dinner at the White House on Wednesday, Politico reported

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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 (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE or Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week 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."