That secretive fundamentalist anti-LGBT organization is known as "The Family" or "The Fellowship Foundation." More than three thousand are expected to attend, including representatives of anti-gay hate groups and evangelical Christian extremists.
In December it was revealed admitted Russian agent Maria Butina used the 2017 National Prayer Breakfast as a networking opportunity to get prominent Russians to meet top members of the Trump administration. Butina has since pleaded guilty to felony charges and is cooperating with federal prosecutors. Her NRA-tied boyfriend was indicted on 11 felony and fraud charges Wednesday.
Bloomberg News reported in December that Butina chose 10 influential Russians to attend the 2017 National Prayer breakfast.
“They are coming to establish a back channel of communication,” Butina wrote in a 2016 email, according to federal prosecutors.
On Wednesday The Washington Post reported Trump will speak at the Breakfast and "is likely to play on white evangelicals' fears."
Watch live: President Trump is slated to begin at 8 AM ET –
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