Trump lawyer heads to Sunday shows to launch full-court defense

Trump lawyer heads to Sunday shows to launch full-court defense
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE's lawyer will hit the Sunday show circuit this week to launch a full-court defense of the president amid fallout over Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer and others during last year's campaign.

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow is slated to appear on all five Sunday morning programs amid continued scrutiny of Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and other figures in June 2016.

The meeting was part of a Russian lobbying effort directly connected to three Moscow businessmen, The Hill reported. The figures had reported lobbying on adoption issues related to the Magnitsky Act, a U.S. law reviled by Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Media reports have focused on others who attended the meeting after Trump Jr. released an email chain showing eagerness to meet the Russian lawyer, whom an intermediary promised would deliver damaging information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Trump says he's not prepared to lose in 2020 MORE.

In the emails, Trump Jr. was told by British entertainment publicist Rob Goldstone that the information was "very high level and sensitive" and was "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump.”

President Trump has defended his son, saying that "anybody would have taken the meeting." But a survey released this week found that 53 percent of Americans thought the meeting was inappropriate.

GOP lawmakers like Sen. Lindsay Graham (S.C.) have condemned the meeting, and ripped Trump Jr. and senior White House aide Jared Kushner for attending.

“That email is disturbing,” Graham said. “I know Donald Trump Jr. is new to politics, I know that Jared Kushner is new to politics, but this is going to require a lot of questions to be asked and answered.”

Here's the full lineup for this week's shows:

ABC's "This Week": Jay Sekulow, President Donald Trump's attorney; Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff would support impeachment if White House ignores a final court decision on documents, testimony US finds itself isolated in Iran conflict House Intelligence Committee to subpoena Trump associate Felix Sater MORE (D-Calif.); Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsMaine House speaker announces challenge to Collins Senate seat GOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks MORE (R-Maine); Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price

NBC's "Meet the Press": Sekulow; Sens. John CornynJohn CornynDemocrats give Trump trade chief high marks GOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks MORE (R-Texas) and Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerBipartisan senators to introduce bill forcing online platforms to disclose value of user data GOP senators divided over approach to election security Hillicon Valley: House lawmakers reach deal on robocall bill | Laid-off journalists launch ads targeting tech giants | Apple seeks tariff exemptions | Facebook's Libra invites scrutiny MORE (D-Va.)

CBS' "Face the Nation": Warner, Sekulow; Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThis week: Congress set for clash on Trump's border request Washington braces for Trump's next move on Iran Overnight Defense: Latest on Iran after Trump halts planed strike | Dems call Trump's approach 'erratic' | Key Republican urges Trump to retaliate | Esper reportedly getting Defense secretary nomination MORE (R-Ky.)

CNN's "State of the Union": Warner, Sekulow, Collins

"Fox News Sunday": Paul, Sekulow