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 TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE for dinner at the White House on Wednesday, Politico reported

House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanElection Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls On The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Nancy Pelosi: Will she remain the ‘Face of the Franchise’? MORE (R-Wis.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOn The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Midterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil MORE (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellKey GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand Trump hints at new executive action on immigration, wants filibuster-proof Senate majority The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — The Hill interviews President Trump MORE (R-Ky.) and Senate Majority Whip John CornynJohn CornynKey GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle GOP mulls having outside counsel question Kavanaugh, Ford 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 RosensteinTrump attack on Sessions may point to his departure Hill.TV INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE: Trump eviscerates Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’ Dem lawmakers slam Trump’s declassification of Russia documents as ‘brazen abuse of power’ MORE.

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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."