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Donald Trump Meets With Republicans at DC Law Firm

Some see the meeting as "capitulation of the Republican Establishment"

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, March 15, 2016.

    Donald Trump is meeting with influential Republicans at a Washington D.C. law firm Monday as the party's establishment continues to grapple with how to manage the unconventional candidate's dominance in the GOP primary race, NBC News reported.

    Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee told reporters outside the meeting that the issue of "party unity" would be discussed at the gathering.

    Sen. Jeff Sessions, the candidate's most prominent congressional voice on national security and immigration policy, is scheduled to be in attendance, as are Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina and Trump endorsers Rep. Tom Reed of New York and Duncan Hunter of California.

    Conservative commentator and leading Trump critic Erick Erickson wrote Monday that the Jones Day meeting constitutes a "capitulation of the Republican Establishment" where "leaders of the party will gather to kneel before Donald Trump and pledge allegiance to him."