Rudy Giuliani, who has represented the president for the last month during which he has given numerous interviews in defense of Trump, told The New York Times on Sunday that Mueller's investigators laid out a timeline to him of how the probe would progress while discussing a potential interview of the president.
The meeting could resolve a contentious fight between Nunes and House Republicans with the Justice Department over his subpoena for documents related to a confidential source that met with members of the Trump campaign. No White House staff will attend, Sanders said, and no Democrats were invited either.
Democrats have raised objections to that meeting as well - demanding to be included and questioning whether Trump and Kelly would be allowed to review classified information about the Mueller investigation that include the identify of any informant.
During a weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said the allegations are serious and must be investigated.
A few moments later, Sanders was asked why Democrats are being kept away from the meeting and the data about the intelligence source.
According to reports, the Federal Bureau of Investigation paid a confidential informant to meet with Trump campaign workers who had or were suspected to have contacts with foreign governments in 2016.
President Donald Trump's personal attorney reportedly "made up" his claim that the special counsel investigating Russia's election interference planned to end his inquiry into possible obstruction of justice by the president on September 1. There is no evidence to suggest Halper was inserted into the Trump campaign, but he did engage in a pattern of seeking out and meeting three Trump advisers.
"If they had spies in my campaign that would be a disgrace to this country", Trump told reporters Tuesday.
During a meeting Monday with Trump, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray also reiterated an announcement late Sunday that the Justice Department's inspector general will expand an existing investigation into the Russian Federation probe by examining whether there was any improper politically motivated surveillance.
"If it includes critical members of the House Intelligence Committee, it will go a long way to answering these unanswered questions", he said.
"I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!"
"The norms about what governs ongoing investigations, about how the president interacts with the Department of Justice - especially when he is part of this investigation - he is eroding those norms", Harf said on "America's Newsroom".
She says no White House staffers - including chief of staff John Kelly - will be present.
More indictments are expected, but Mueller and his team have remained absolutely silent about the direction of the investigation and what evidence they have, especially with regard to Trump. He worked in the Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan administrations and on a George H.W. Bush campaign. "If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action", Rosenstein said in a statement announcing the move.