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 TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' MORE's reported top potential replacements for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAlabama senator: Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate bid Alabama senator: Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate bid The Hill's Morning Report - Trump to kick off bid for second term in Florida 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 SchiffHillicon Valley: Senate sets hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency plans | FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children's privacy | GOP senator riles tech with bill targeting liability shield | FAA pushed to approve drone deliveries Hillicon Valley: Senate sets hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency plans | FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children's privacy | GOP senator riles tech with bill targeting liability shield | FAA pushed to approve drone deliveries Democratic rep warns artificial intelligence is being used to 'target vulnerable populations' 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 ConwayTrump invites Sarah Sanders onstage at rally after touting her as potential governor Trump invites Sarah Sanders onstage at rally after touting her as potential governor Mellman: Eroding the rule of law 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 PelosiTrump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record 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 GardnerHillicon Valley: Senate sets hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency plans | FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children's privacy | GOP senator riles tech with bill targeting liability shield | FAA pushed to approve drone deliveries Hillicon Valley: Senate sets hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency plans | FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children's privacy | GOP senator riles tech with bill targeting liability shield | FAA pushed to approve drone deliveries Senate panel advances bill to protect government devices against cyber threats MORE (D-Colo.) and Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate confirms Trump judicial nominee criticized for being hostile to LGBT community Senate confirms Trump judicial nominee criticized for being hostile to LGBT community Democrats detail new strategy to pressure McConnell on election security bills MORE (D-N.Y.), Reps. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse hearing marks historic moment for slavery reparations debate Want the truth? Put your money on Bill Barr, not Jerry Nadler From abortion to obstruction, politicians' hypocrisy is showing MORE (D-N.Y.) and Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosDCCC chair: Brooks retirement signals challenge for GOP women DCCC chair: Brooks retirement signals challenge for GOP women Democrats set to use McConnell's legislative graveyard against him 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 CummingsCummings requests interview with Census official over new allegations on citizenship question Cummings requests interview with Census official over new allegations on citizenship question Top Democrats question legal basis for appointing Cuccinelli as temporary immigration chief 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 CruzGOP frets about Trump's poll numbers GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers GOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias MORE (R-Texas) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSecond ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators Meghan McCain clashes with Joy Behar as the 'sacrificial Republican' on 'The View' MORE (R-S.C.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).