President Donald Trump will host Republican leaders for dinner with the White House on Wednesday night, in line with three sources experienced with the challenge.
The dinner has been doing benefits a few days and had been planned before Trump attacked special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday along with his press secretary said that your president has the power to fireplace the special counsel. The product range will offer you top Republicans the chance to hear from Trump personally about whether he plans to fire Mueller.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn are all most likely to attend, the sources said.
McConnell said Tuesday which he was almost certain Mueller couldn’t survive fired knowning that the special counsel wouldn’t need any special protections from Congress, nevertheless the Kentucky Republican wouldn’t say how he could be so sure.
"He shouldn’t be stripped away from your place of work; he ought to be in a position to finish the work," McConnell said. “I’m not gonna answer the hypothetical, because I don’t think he’s going to be removed. There’s no doubt that he’ll be allowed to finish his job."
Similarly, Cornyn warned that "it might be a mistake" for Trump to get the firing of Mueller. But Cornyn also declined to endorse legislation in Congress geared toward insulating him from presidential interference.
"I feel he can’t predict just what backlash is, so my advice to him is: Let Mueller perform," Cornyn said in an interview.
Other pressing matters have a potential strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces following an alleged chemical weapons attack, Trump’s threatened tariffs against China and crucial Cabinet confirmations looming from the Senate.