Sunday shows preview: Trump taps acting attorney general to lead Justice Department

Sunday shows preview: Trump taps acting attorney general to lead Justice Department
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Joining the Sunday news shows this week is one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon authorizes B in counter-drug money for Trump's border wall Elizabeth Warren after TMZ catches her sprinting to catch train: 'Try and keep up' GOP governor criticizes Trump's 'dangerous rhetoric' about the media MORE's reported top potential replacements for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAfter Mueller, Democrats need to avoid the Javert trap Mueller probe: A timeline from beginning to end Mueller's investigation ends, but divisive political circus will continue MORE: former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who also headed the president's White House transition last year.

Christie will join ABC's "This Week," where two ranking Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and House Judiciary Committee will also appear, likely to address Sessions' firing and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Trump fired Sessions just a day after Democrats retook the House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections, sparking rumors about the future of the Mueller investigation into Russian election interference.

The administration told reporters this week that Matthew Whitaker, Sessions' former chief of staff, would assume the position of acting attorney general while the Senate confirmed a replacement.

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Whitaker's views on the special counsel investigation, which he has referred to as a "lynch mob," came under fire in recent days as has his opinions on the power of the judiciary.

Sessions' departure set off a flurry of speculation as to who the president would pick to replace the former Alabama senator at the DOJ, where the Mueller investigation has frequently been the target of Trump's public criticism in recent months.

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight Sanders: 'No discussion' of pardoning former Trump aides White House exults on Mueller victory lap MORE (D-Calif.), of the House Intelligence Committee, will also appear on NBC's Meet The Press to discuss the investigation.

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight Conway calls on Schiff to resign over past collusion comments George Conway fires back at Sarah Sanders, says Mueller report 'does not exonerate' Trump MORE will appear on "Fox News Sunday" as well as ABC, where she will likely face questions on Trump's firing of Sessions and attitude towards the incoming Democratic majority in the House. The House Minority Leader, Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight After Mueller, Democrats need to avoid the Javert trap More than a half-million web articles published on Russia, Trump, Mueller since investigation began: analysis MORE (D-Calif.), will meanwhile appear on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), who this week announced a lawsuit over vote counting efforts in his state as his lead in Florida's too-close-to-call Senate race grows tighter, will appear on Fox News to discuss his lawsuit and ongoing vote tabulation efforts in Florida, home to two prominent uncalled races.

Here's the full lineup:

CNN's "State of the Union": Sens. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerConservation remains a core conservative principle How to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Overnight Defense: Trump to reverse North Korea sanctions imposed by Treasury | Move sparks confusion | White House says all ISIS territory in Syria retaken | US-backed forces report heavy fighting | Two US troops killed in Afghanistan MORE (D-Colo.) and Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer4 in 5 Americans say they support net neutrality: poll GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar MORE (D-N.Y.), Reps. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerREAD: Barr's letter to Congress summarizing Mueller findings 18 state attorneys general call on Justice Dept to release Mueller report Fox's Chris Wallace challenges Nadler on whether no more indictments means no 'criminal collusion' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosWashington Republicans are STILL attacking your health care Dems seek to stifle primary challenges to incumbents Progressive demands put new pressures on Democrats MORE (D-Ill.).

"Fox News Sunday": White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R).

NBC's "Meet the Press": Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Reps.-elect Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) and Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.).

ABC's "This Week": Reps. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsPelosi rejects any classified briefings on Mueller report Trump, Congress brace for Mueller findings Ex-Georgia candidate calls for probe, says more than a hundred thousand votes went 'missing' MORE D-(Md.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).

CBS's "Face the Nation": Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzNunes on Mueller report: 'We can just burn it up' 18 state attorneys general call on Justice Dept to release Mueller report Lawmakers clash over whether conclusion of Mueller investigation signals no collusion MORE (R-Texas) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamConservation remains a core conservative principle Graham: McCain 'acted appropriately' by handing Steele dossier to FBI The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight MORE (R-S.C.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).