Sunday shows preview: Comey fallout continues as replacement interviews kick off

Sunday shows preview: Comey fallout continues as replacement interviews kick off
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As the fallout from President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey continues, several Cabinet officials will appear on the Sunday show circuit, though the lineup does not include an individual from the White House press shop.

The Administration began interviews for Comey's replacement on Saturday, talking with eight candidates for the role.

Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have expressed concern over Trump’s decision to fire Comey last Tuesday.

The White House, which has offered varying reasons for Comey’s dismissal, will not be sending a member from its communications department to make the rounds on this week’s shows.

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“Even Fox News is having trouble getting WH surrogate for Sunday shows: ‘They're not answering the phone,’ Chris Wallace says of press shop,” a reporter from Bloomberg News wrote on Twitter.

Trump on Tuesday sent shockwaves through Washington when he fired Comey, who was leading the FBI’s probe into Russia’s attempts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election and any possible ties between Trump campaign staff and Russia.

Here is the full lineup:

ABC’s “This Week”: Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and former Director of National intelligence are slated to appear. Sen. Mark WarnerMark WarnerDonna Brazile: Congress has duty to halt Trump on Russia sanctions Lawmakers told of growing cyber threat to election systems DHS official: Russia targeted election-related systems in 21 states MORE (D-Va.), the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting the probe into Russia’s meddling in the United States presidential election, will also be on the show.

“Fox News Sunday”: Warner and Sen. Mike LeeMike LeeRocky rollout for Senate healthcare bill Overnight Healthcare: Latest on Senate healthcare bill | Four conservatives say they'll oppose | Obama slams bill | Health groups offer scathing criticism Four Senate conservatives say they oppose ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (R-Utah) will both be on the show this week.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerFCC advances proposal to unmask blocked caller ID in threat cases Trump: Pelosi's leadership good for the GOP Live coverage: Senate GOP unveils its ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (D-N.Y.) will be on the show this week, as will former director of national intelligence James Clapper.

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Rep. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffOvernight Cybersecurity: Trump tweetstorm on Russia probe | White House reportedly pushing to weaken sanctions bill | Podesta to testify before House Intel House Intel Dem says Trump's tweet about 'tapes' not enough Overnight Cybersecurity: Obama DHS chief defends Russian hack response | Trump huddles on grid security | Lawmakers warned about cyber threat to election systems MORE (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia’s attempts to meddle in the United States presidential election, is scheduled to be on the show. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will also appear.

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be on the show, as will Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamThe Hill's Whip List: Senate ObamaCare repeal bill Judiciary Committee to continue Russia probe after Mueller meeting Why does Paul Ryan want to punish American consumers? MORE (R-S.C.).