TRUMP HAS ENTERED THE CHAT
President Trump was slated to meet Tuesday with Republicans on both sides of a looming surveillance fight as lawmakers have deadlocked about how to handle soon-to-expire intelligence programs.
A White House official told The Hill that the meeting would be “broader” than just senators, also including House members as well as administration officials.
That meeting is expected to include lawmakers who support using the upcoming USA Freedom Act reauthorization to make broader changes to the court associated with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). That group is expected to include Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), as well as Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) among others, several sources told The Hill.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and other GOP lawmakers who support extending the USA Freedom provisions without the broader surveillance changes are also expected to attend the White House meeting.