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 WarnerOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain Facebook under fire over Russian ads in election 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 LeeOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Utah) will both be on the show this week.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill This week: Senate wrapping up defense bill after amendment fight Cuomo warns Dems against cutting DACA deal with 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 SchiffOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Democrat: Trump only loyal to the 'pro-Trump' party Sunday shows preview: Trump officials gear up for UN assembly 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 GrahamTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-S.C.).