Sunday shows preview: Michael Wolff in the spotlight

A new tell-all book detailing the early days of the Trump administration sent shock waves through Washington this week, and put the White House into full defense mode in the face of explosive claims made in the book. 

Author Michael Wolff reportedly spoke to various members of the Trump administration for "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," which dominated the news cycle this week.


The book makes a series of bombshell claims, including that aides around the president question his mental fitness and that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE did not want to win the 2016 election. 

Trump's former chief strategist Stephen Bannon also made a series of headline-making comments in the book, including calling Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpMost Republicans in new poll say they'd vote for Trump in 2024 President says Trump Jr. doing 'very well' after COVID-19 diagnosis Trump has not prepared a concession speech: report MORE's meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in 2016 "treasonous" and saying that investigators would crack the president's son like an egg on national television. 

The book and Bannon's remarks caused an angry reaction from the White House, with the president dubbing Bannon as "Sloppy Steve" on Twitter and saying he had "lost his mind." 

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tore into the book, calling it "complete fantasy and full of tabloid gossip."

Trump's lawyers went as far as sending a cease-and-desist letter to the book's publishing company before it hit bookstores. 

The White House and Trump both deny that Trump sat down with Wolff during his presidency. 

The book is likely to dominate discussion on Washington's Sunday talk show circuit. 

Here's the lineup: 

NBC's "Meet the Press": Wolff will sit down on the program, along with Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSpokesperson says Tennessee Democrat made 'poor analogy' in saying South Carolina voters have extra chromosome Former Graham challenger Jaime Harrison launches political action committee The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MORE (R-S.C.).

"Fox News Sunday": CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoBiden's State Department picks are a diplomatic slam dunk Kissinger tells Biden to go easy on China Saudi-Israeli diplomacy progresses amid looming Middle East challenges MORE and former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiGiuliani's son, a White House staffer, tests positive for coronavirus Chelsea Clinton blames Trump for Secret Service officers in quarantine More than 130 Secret Service officers in quarantine: report MORE will appear on the show. 

CBS's "Face the Nation": Pompeo will join Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLoeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus Overnight Defense: Formal negotiations inch forward on defense bill with Confederate base name language | Senators look to block B UAE arms sales | Trump administration imposes Iran sanctions over human rights abuses MORE (R-Ky.) and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) on the program. 

CNN's "State of the Union": Rep Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump addresses pandemic but not election during annual turkey pardon Trump relents as GSA informs Biden transition to begin Hillicon Valley: Leadership changes at top cyber agency raise national security concerns | Snapchat launches in-app video platform 'Spotlight' | Uber, Lyft awarded federal transportation contract MORE (D-Calif.) is slated to make an appearance on the cable news show. 

ABC's "This Week": U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyNew administration, House turnover raise prospects for more diversity on K Street Republicans need a good woman for 2024 Trump told advisers he could announce 2024 bid shortly after certification of Biden win: report MORE will appear on the program with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden: 'Difficult decision' to staff administration with House, Senate members Hillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonLoeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection More conservatives break with Trump over election claims Warnock hit by Republicans over 'cannot serve God and the military' comment MORE (R-Ark.).