The White House says members of the Florida community grieving a school shooting will attend a listening session with the president.
Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says people from Parkland will come to the White House Wednesday, as well as people impacted by past school shootings in Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.
The listening session is for students, parents and teachers to speak with the president about school safety and other issues.
Trump will also meet with law enforcement officials Thursday.
The shooting at a high school last Wednesday left 17 dead and more injured. Sanders said the victims and their families remain in the administration’s thoughts and prayers.
Sanders also fielded questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Mueller charged an attorney Tuesday with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign official and longtime business partner of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Both Gates and Manafort were indicted last year on charges of conspiracy to launder money and acting as unregistered foreign agents. They will likely face trial in September.
Some reporters asked why Trump has not yet imposed sanctions on Russia that were approved by Congress last year.
“There is a process that has to take place and we are going through that process,” she said.
Q: Why hasn't the president imposed sanctions on Russia approved by Congress?
Sanders: "There is a process that has to take place & we are going through that process."
That's a different answer than the one the WH gave me which was that Pres Trump has done all the law requires.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) February 20, 2018
Meanwhile, the president spoke Monday with Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut about a bipartisan bill to improve federal compliance with background checks for gun purchases, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a shooter killed 17 students last week, are protesting in Florida’s capital today.
Trump also tweeted this morning about an accusation from a former employee at Trump Tower, Rachel Crooks, who told the Washington Post that he forcibly kissed her in 2005. “Never happened!” he wrote.
In additional morning tweets, Trump also lambasted President Barack Obama’s response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.