Arms control on tap for Trump, Pompeo's meeting with Lavrov

Arms control, Ukraine and Syria are to headline President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meetings Tuesday with Russia's foreign minister

Lawmakers are drafting articles of impeachment alleging Trump abused his power by withholding military aid to Ukraine unless its new leader pledged to investigate the son of his political rival Joe Biden.

The meeting also comes a day after the Justice Department's internal watchdog found that the FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

Pompeo told One America News Network on Monday that the president has asked him to work on the U.S.-Russia business relationship and that he and Lavrov will also discuss arms control issues that hopefully can be expanded to include China.

“We didn't pick this date to coincide with the process on Capitol Hill, but we can’t allow the zaniness that’s taking place on Capitol Hill to impact our job,'' Pompeo said.

Trump will meet at the White House with Lavrov, according to a senior administration official, who was not authorized to publicly disclose Trump's meeting and spoke only on condition of anonymity. Lavrov also is slated to spend time at the State Department where he and Pompeo are to hold a joint news conference.