The morning after FBI Director James Comey was fired, the White House announced that President Donald Trump would meet with Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov.
Trump and Lavrov are expected to discuss Syria and the fight against terrorism in a follow-up conversation to Trump’s phone conversation with Vladimir Putin a week ago, according to the Washington Post.
Trump’s meeting with Lavrov will come less than 24 hours after Comey was let go as director of the FBI. At the helm of the FBI, Comey was leading the probe into potential ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian officials. Comey’s firing prompted concern from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers about the probe into Russia’s election meddling.