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 Robert WarnerThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — The art of walking away from the deal Giuliani: Trump asked White House lawyer to go to Russia briefings Top Intel Dems denounce presence of Trump lawyer at classified briefings 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 LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeGOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back billion in spending Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform Denial of services to same-sex couples can harm their health MORE (R-Utah) will both be on the show this week.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer'Right to try' is a win for patient rights and President Trump Overnight Finance: White House planning new tax cut proposal this summer | Schumer wants Congress to block reported ZTE deal | Tech scrambles to comply with new data rules OPEC and Russia may raise oil output under pressure from Trump 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 Bennett SchiffSchiff: Trump should worry less about Chinese jobs and more about national security WikiLeaks's Assange reportedly offers to show Schiff ‘there was no collusion’ Schiff on Trump's 'spygate' claims: He is asserting an imagined world is real 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 Olin GrahamRetired English teacher corrects letter from Trump and sends it back to White House Graham: Trump 'probably' shouldn't call use of FBI informant 'spygate' Graham on canceled summit: Trump thought North Korea was ‘playing him’ MORE (R-S.C.).