What’s inside: Trump talks with Mueller, House Democrats look to seize the House

In case you missed anything, here’s what you need to know today.

— Lawyers for President Trump are in talks with special counsel Robert Mueller about a possible interview with Trump, with a deadline to reach an agreement coming up this week. Mueller and Trump lawyers met at the White House on Wednesday to discuss a potential interview, the Washington Post reports.

— A New York judge dismissed a lawsuit against Trump in which former Campaign Finance Commission Chairwoman Ann Ravel alleged the president violated campaign finance laws by directing the Republican National Committee to spend heavily on a downballot reelection bid in Virginia.

— Democrats are likely to take control of the House in November, according to the Washington Post’s Taegan Goddard. Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democratic candidate from Ohio who mounted a failed bid for the House minority leadership last year, told POLITICO he’s convinced that “the new Democrat majority in November” will nominate the candidates he hopes they do.

— The House Homeland Security Committee has approved legislation that would significantly expand gun background checks, The New York Times reports. The committee has already voted to include legislation banning bump stocks in a package aimed at reining in high-capacity magazines and bump stocks.

Leave a Comment