Sunday shows preview: Russian charges, Florida shooting dominate coverage

Sunday shows preview: Russian charges, Florida shooting dominate coverage
© Greg Nash

The Justice Department's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities on Friday offered a stunning example of a foreign government's plot to sew chaos in and influence the outcome of a U.S. presidential election. 

The indictments – the first pertaining to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election – also rebuffed President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania's jacket should read 'Let them eat cake' CNN's Cuomo confronts Lewandowski over 'womp womp' remark Sessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance MORE's past claims that the Russia probe is a "hoax."

Now, lawmakers and national security officials are pointing to the indictments to draw attention to warnings that Russia is poised to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections. 


Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff: Nielsen privately said family separations could resume Stone defends meeting, says FBI sought to entrap him Hillicon Valley: New FTC chief eyes shake up of tech regulation | Lawmakers target Google, Huawei partnership | Microsoft employees voice anger over ICE contract MORE (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has been among the most vocal lawmakers warning about Russian efforts to meddle in future U.S. elections. He's set to appear on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who helmed the department as the U.S. became aware of Russian influence campaign in 2016, is expected to go on ABC's "This Week," where he's sure to address the indictments.

Likewise, former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperClapper: It's getting 'harder and harder to believe' Trump didn't know about Russia contacts The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Furor grows over child separation policy Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Interview MORE, another Obama administration alum, will appear on "State of the Union." Clapper has been steadfast in his warnings about Russia's election meddling efforts. 

A shooting at a South Florida high school this week also rocked the nation and reignited calls from activists and some lawmakers for stricter gun-control laws. 

The attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. left 17 people dead and 14 others injured, making it one of the deadliest school shootings in modern U.S. history.

The suspected shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, allegedly carried out the attack with an AR-15, an assault-style rifle that he purchased legally from a dealer in Coral Springs, Fla. 

Rep. Ted DeutchTheodore (Ted) Eliot DeutchSenate harassment bill runs into opposition from House House Dems want to hire Parkland students for the summer Farenthold says he won't repay K sexual harassment settlement MORE (R-Fla.), who represents the district encompassing Parkland, will appear on "This Week" to reflect on the tragedy. 

Here's the full lineup:


NBC's "Meet the Press": Sens. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordSenate panel advances three spending bills GOP senators call for probe of federal grants on climate change Hillicon Valley: Verizon, AT&T call off data partnerships after pressure | Tech speaks out against Trump family separation policy | T-Mobile, Sprint make case for B merger MORE (R-Okla.) and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBernie Sanders: Trump thinks like an authoritarian Democrats protest Trump's immigration policy from Senate floor Trump's America fights back MORE (I-Vt.) will appear on the show.

"Fox News Sunday": Retired astronaut Mark Kelly will make an appearance. He'll be joined by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

CBS's "Face the Nation": Former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta will be on. Sens. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsSenate moderates hunt for compromise on family separation bill All the times Horowitz contradicted Wray — but nobody seemed to notice Hillicon Valley: Trump hits China with massive tech tariffs | Facebook meets with GOP leaders over bias allegations | Judge sends Manafort to jail ahead of trial | AT&T completes Time Warner purchase MORE (D-Del.), Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottGOP senators introduce bill to prevent family separations at border Anti-Trump Republicans better look out — voters might send you packing Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA MORE (R-S.C.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeMcSally takes hard line on immigration in Arizona primary Flake threatens to limit Trump court nominees: report Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary MORE (R-Ariz.) will also appear. Reps. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyTop House Dem claims Judiciary chairman's DOJ, FBI subpoena is invalid The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix Republicans tear into IG finding on Clinton probe MORE (R-S.C.), Ed RoyceEdward (Ed) Randall RoyceWith bicoastal strategy for midterms, Dems lack that really big wave GOP super PAC targets House districts with new M ad buys California: Ground zero for the 2018 midterms MORE (R-Calif.), Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentHouse GOP discharge petition supporter says he likely won’t sign a second one Ex-GOP lawmaker: Trump blaming Congress for his border separation policy is ‘a bunch of bull’ GOP chairwoman: Anyone who doesn't support Trump 'will be making a mistake' MORE (R-Pa.) and Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenTrump immigration comments spark chaos in GOP More than 100 bipartisan lawmakers urge Pruitt to scrap 'secret science' rule GOP doubles female recruits for congressional races MORE (R-Fla.) will go on the show, as well.

CNN's "State of the Union": Schiff and Clapper will appear on the show, as will Ohio Gov. John Kasich. 

ABC's "This Week":  Deutch and Johnson will be on the show, as will former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.