Trump lawyer heads to Sunday shows to launch full-court defense

Trump lawyer heads to Sunday shows to launch full-court defense
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Fallon responds to Trump: I'll donate to pro-immigrant nonprofit in his name South Carolina GOP candidate expected to make full recovery after car accident Official: US to present North Korea with timeline, 'specific asks' MORE's lawyer will hit the Sunday show circuit this week to launch a full-court defense of the president amid fallout over Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer and others during last year's campaign.

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow is slated to appear on all five Sunday morning programs amid continued scrutiny of Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and other figures in June 2016.

The meeting was part of a Russian lobbying effort directly connected to three Moscow businessmen, The Hill reported. The figures had reported lobbying on adoption issues related to the Magnitsky Act, a U.S. law reviled by Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Media reports have focused on others who attended the meeting after Trump Jr. released an email chain showing eagerness to meet the Russian lawyer, whom an intermediary promised would deliver damaging information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhat did Peter Strzok do? The strategic blunder of ‘Trump-as-Hitler’ Races to watch in Tuesday’s primaries MORE.

In the emails, Trump Jr. was told by British entertainment publicist Rob Goldstone that the information was "very high level and sensitive" and was "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump.”

President Trump has defended his son, saying that "anybody would have taken the meeting." But a survey released this week found that 53 percent of Americans thought the meeting was inappropriate.

GOP lawmakers like Sen. Lindsay Graham (S.C.) have condemned the meeting, and ripped Trump Jr. and senior White House aide Jared Kushner for attending.

“That email is disturbing,” Graham said. “I know Donald Trump Jr. is new to politics, I know that Jared Kushner is new to politics, but this is going to require a lot of questions to be asked and answered.”

Here's the full lineup for this week's shows:

ABC's "This Week": Jay Sekulow, President Donald Trump's attorney; Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Defense: Defense spending bill amendments target hot-button issues | Space Force already facing hurdles | Senators voice 'deep' concerns at using military lawyers on immigration cases Rubio heckled by protestors outside immigration detention facility MSNBC’s Ruhle fires back at ‘Fox & Friends’ over ‘propaganda’ about migrant children MORE (D-Calif.); Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate Gang of Four to meet next week on immigration Republicans agree — it’s only a matter of time for Scott Pruitt Skyrocketing insulin prices provoke new outrage MORE (R-Maine); Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price

NBC's "Meet the Press": Sekulow; Sens. John CornynJohn CornynSenate left in limbo by Trump tweets, House delays Senate moving ahead with border bill, despite Trump GOP senators introduce bill to prevent family separations at border MORE (R-Texas) and Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerMulvaney aims to cement CFPB legacy by ensuring successor's confirmation Virginia Dems want answers on alleged detention center abuse Wray defends FBI after 'sobering' watchdog report MORE (D-Va.)

CBS' "Face the Nation": Warner, Sekulow; Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP senators call for probe of federal grants on climate change Overnight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges — Key ObamaCare groups in limbo | Opioids sending thousands of kids into foster care | House passes bill allowing Medicaid to pay for opioid treatments US watchdog: 'We failed' to stem Afghan opium production MORE (R-Ky.)

CNN's "State of the Union": Warner, Sekulow, Collins

"Fox News Sunday": Paul, Sekulow