Sunday shows preview: Trump abroad as Russia probe heats up

Sunday shows preview: Trump abroad as Russia probe heats up
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President Trump's White House wrapped up another whirlwind week, facing a mounting set of controversies surrounding investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In the wake of FBI Director James Comey's abrupt firing earlier this month, reports have surfaced illustrating the fraught relationship between the top law enforcement official and the White House, including the allegation that Trump asked Comey in February to end his bureau's probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Compounding that was a Washington Post report on Friday revealing that a current White House official has been identified as a person of interest in the FBI's investigation of Russian election interference.


Meanwhile, the Senate's investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russia appears to be accelerating, with Comey on Friday agreeing to testify before the panel. A date for the open hearing has not been set, but it is expected sometime after Memorial Day.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump on US coronavirus risks: 'We're very, very ready for this' Overnight Energy: Critics pile on Trump plan to roll back major environmental law | Pick for Interior No. 2 official confirmed | JPMorgan Chase to stop loans for fossil fuel drilling in the Arctic MacGregor confirmed as Interior deputy chief MORE (R-Fla.), who sits on the intelligence panel, will appear on CBS's "Face the Nation" and CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, where he's likely to face questions about areas of interest for that hearing.

Likewise, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley — Presented by Facebook — Federal court rules tech giants can censor content | Trump upends surveillance fight | Senate passes bill barring federal funds for Huawei equipment House Intelligence lawyer Goldman leaving committee Schiff presses top intel official to declassify part of report on Khashoggi killing MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, will make an appearance Sunday on "State of Union." That appearance comes amid news reports that the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), has continued to view intelligence related to the Russia probe.

As controversies swirled in Washington, Trump embarked Friday for his first overseas trip as president – a nine-day excursion across five countries in the Middle East and Europe.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is currently in Saudi Arabia with Trump, is set to appear on "Fox News Sunday" to talk about the president's first days abroad and what the Trump administration is hoping to accomplish on the trip.

Here's the full lineup:

ABC’s “This Week”: White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster will be on the show, as will the top lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee – Chairman Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzThe myth of the conservative bestseller Elijah Cummings, Democratic chairman and powerful Trump critic, dies at 68 House Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records MORE (R-Utah) and ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) will also make an appearance.

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinCalifornia lawmakers mark Day of Remembrance for Japanese internment Democratic senators ask DOJ watchdog to expand Giuliani probe House passes bipartisan bill to create women's history museum MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is set to appear. And Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, will also be on.

“Fox News Sunday”: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will join the show from Riyadh. Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFox's Britt McHenry confirms brain tumor, says she's got 'amazing medical team' President Trump is weak against Bernie Sanders in foreign affairs Appeals court refuses to throw out Joe Arpaio's guilty verdict after Trump pardon MORE (R-Ariz.) will make an appearance.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Rubio is set to appear. Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, will also be on the show, as will Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.).