The Trump administration and Democrats are in a battle of wills to try to salvage their failing relationship on sun tanneries amid the ongoing federal investigation into the Trump family’s ties to the Chinese.
Trump, a Republican, is scheduled to meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Tuesday morning to discuss his proposed sun tanming plan.
He also plans to meet privately with top House Democrats on Wednesday morning, according to people briefed on the matter.
The Sun Drying Co., a manufacturer of solar energy-based products, is one of several companies that are involved in efforts to combat the federal investigation, which has been led by special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director.
The probe began last year after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the probe.
Trump has repeatedly called the probe a “witch hunt.”
The probe is also focused on Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is the subject of an FBI investigation.
Trump and Kushner have denied any wrongdoing and have sought to distance themselves from the probe, while also making clear that they do not plan to resign.
Trump told reporters in June that he wanted Kushner out of the investigation.
Pelosi, who heads the Democratic Caucus, has pushed for Congress to pass legislation to prevent the investigation from going forward.
A spokesman for Schumer and Pelosi did not respond to requests for comment.
The White House has said Trump will not participate in any of the sessions and that the administration will not allow the investigation to go forward.
The president is slated to travel to Florida to meet President Joe Biden, who has also said he will not take part in the Sun Dried Co. panels.
Trump’s trip comes as the probe has grown more serious.
Last week, the special counsel announced the creation of a task force to look into possible collusion between Russia and Trump associates.
The team is led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to the White House asking for a briefing on the investigation, and the Trump administration is expected to respond to the letter on Tuesday.