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 TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE's reported top potential replacements for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Nadler subpoenas Lewandowski, former White House official for testimony 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 SchiffAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Schiff offers bill to make domestic terrorism a federal crime New intel chief inherits host of challenges 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 health chief: Officials actively 'working on' ObamaCare replacement plan Campaign aide: Trump asking questions shared by 'millions of Americans' with Epstein conspiracy theory Former acting solicitor general: 'Literally unfathomable' that Trump would retweet conspiracy theory about Epstein death 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 PelosiAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Pelosi hits Trump, Netanyahu for 'weakness' amid tensions over Omar and Tlaib In Hong Kong, the need for peaceful persistence 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 GardnerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down MORE (D-Colo.) and Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerAppropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down Trump ahead of New Hampshire speech: Lewandowski would be 'fantastic' senator MORE (D-N.Y.), Reps. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerGOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' House Democrats urge Trump to end deportations of Iraqis after diabetic man's death French officials call for investigation of Epstein 'links with France' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosDCCC is out of step with Democratic values Climate report makes agri-business a target Farmers have to be part of climate solutions 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 CummingsDemocrats slam alleged politicization of Trump State Department after IG report Senior Trump officials accused of harassing, retaliating against career State Dept. employees Overnight Health Care: Planned Parenthood to leave federal family planning program absent court action | Democrats demand Trump withdraw rule on transgender health | Cummings, Sanders investigate three drug companies for 'obstructing' probe 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 CruzTrump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape O'Rourke says he will not 'in any scenario' run for Senate MORE (R-Texas) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham warns Trump on Taliban deal in Afghanistan: Learn from 'Obama's mistakes' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan peace plan MORE (R-S.C.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).