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DC Daily: President Trump visits Iowa for 'Make America Great Again' rally

Posted: 8:19 AM, Jun 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-21 15:57:53Z

What's happening in the political world:

Trump's morning tweet(s):


Trump to address supporters at rally in Iowa
-- President Trump will appear at a campaign-like rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday evening.

The "Make America Great Again" rally is scheduled for 4 p.m. Pacific time and will be held at the U.S. Cellular Center.

Trump returns to the state for the first time since a November visit just before Election Day.


Republicans hang onto House seat in Georgia
-- In the most expensive House race in U.S. history, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat John Ossoff in a special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District seat.

Handel will replace Rep. Tom Price, who now serves in the Trump administration as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Nearly $50 million was spent by both parties on the election, which Handel won with 52 percent of the vote.

Following the victory, President Trump offered his congratulations to Handel and also noted the GOP's recent wins.

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Mueller meets with House Russia investigators
-- Robert Mueller, the Department of Justice's special counsel overseeing its investigation into Russian meddling, met with the leaders of the House Russia probe Tuesday.

"We had a productive meeting with Special Counsel (Robert) Mueller this afternoon to deconflict our concurrent investigations, and look forward to continuing our dialogue with him as both investigations progress," Reps. Michael Conaway and Adam Schiff, the leaders of the House Russia investigation, said in a joint statement following the meeting.

Mueller's meeting with the House leaders comes a week after he held a similar meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr and its ranking Democrat Sen. Mark Warner, who are conducting a third, Senate investigation into Russian election meddling, which has featured blockbuster testimonies in recent weeks from fired FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and others.

Mueller is scheduled to meet with leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, as they consider their own probe into potential obstruction of justice by Trump.

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CNN contributed to this report