Sunday shows preview: Trump pushes back as Russia probe heats up
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President Trump's legal team and allies will mount a defense of the president during the Sunday shows this week after Trump acknowledged being under investigation for firing FBI Director James Comey.

Jay Sekulow, an attorney on Trump's legal team who was reportedly hired by the White House to push back against special counsel Robert Mueller, will be appearing on nearly every Sunday show this week.

Sekulow, the chief counsel for the conservative American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), argued in a Fox News op-ed last Friday that the case against Trump had disintegrated with Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee this month.

"With his testimony, Comey’s case against President Trump collapsed like a house of cards," Sekulow argued. "Not only did Comey’s testimony clear President Trump – admitting under oath that the President was not under any investigation – his testimony unmasked Comey’s real motivation in all of this."

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Sekulow is expected to offer a full-throated defense of Trump on Sunday and cast doubt on Mueller's ability to lead the special counsel investigation, which has reportedly expanded to include preliminary inquiries into possible obstruction of justice. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), a vocal ally of Trump, is also slated to make an appearance.

Also appearing Sunday is Rep. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffOvernight Tech: Facebook, Twitter to testify before Senate | EU orders Amazon to pay 0M in back taxes | Reddit hires first lobbyists Facebook, Twitter will testify at Senate hearing Schiff: Almost all RT ads on Twitter designed to push negative coverage of Clinton MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Angus KingAngus Stanley KingSenate confirms No. 2 spot at HHS, days after Price resigns Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy Mattis: Staying in Iran deal is of US national security interest MORE (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Both panels are probing Russia's interference in the election.

Schiff is currently battling committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), whom he has accused of failing to keep his promise to recuse himself from the House investigation. On Tuesday, Schiff ripped Nunes for his "inexcusable" interference in the probe.

Also appearing on several shows is Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers MORE (R-Fla.), who appeared with Trump at a Miami rally Friday to roll out the Trump administration's changes to former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGeorge W. Bush honors father at benefit for hurricane victims Dem senator: ‘I miss every one of’ our last 5 presidents All five living former presidents appear at hurricane relief benefit concert MORE's policy on Cuba.

"A year and a half ago, a president, an American president, landed in Havana, to outstretch his hand to a regime," Rubio said Friday. "Today, a new president lands in Miami to reach out his hand to the people of Cuba."

Here's the full Sunday show lineup:

ABC's "This Week": Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Douglas Lute, former U.S. ambassador to NATO.

NBC's "Meet the Press": Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) and Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump's legal team.

CBS' "Face the Nation": Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Clip shows Larry David and Bernie Sanders reacting after discovering they're related For now, Trump dossier creates more questions than answers MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sekulow.

CNN's "State of the Union": Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sekulow.

"Fox News Sunday": Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharFacebook shifts strategy under lawmaker pressure Competition law has no place raising prices some say are ‘too low’ CNN to host town hall featuring Nancy Pelosi MORE (D-Minn.), Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Sekulow.