Sunday shows preview: Russian charges, Florida shooting dominate coverage

Sunday shows preview: Russian charges, Florida shooting dominate coverage
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The Justice Department's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities on Friday offered a stunning example of a foreign government's plot to sew chaos in and influence the outcome of a U.S. presidential election. 

The indictments – the first pertaining to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election – also rebuffed President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE's past claims that the Russia probe is a "hoax."

Now, lawmakers and national security officials are pointing to the indictments to draw attention to warnings that Russia is poised to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections. 


Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffKey House Dem's objections stall intel bill as deadline looms The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly Russia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems MORE (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has been among the most vocal lawmakers warning about Russian efforts to meddle in future U.S. elections. He's set to appear on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who helmed the department as the U.S. became aware of Russian influence campaign in 2016, is expected to go on ABC's "This Week," where he's sure to address the indictments.

Likewise, former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperFBI memos detail ‘partisan axes,’ secret conflicts behind the Russia election meddling assessment Foreign hackers a legitimate concern for ballot machines, says cybersecurity expert Dem strategist: 'Genuine concern' Russia will escalate interference efforts in 2018 MORE, another Obama administration alum, will appear on "State of the Union." Clapper has been steadfast in his warnings about Russia's election meddling efforts. 

A shooting at a South Florida high school this week also rocked the nation and reignited calls from activists and some lawmakers for stricter gun-control laws. 

The attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. left 17 people dead and 14 others injured, making it one of the deadliest school shootings in modern U.S. history.

The suspected shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, allegedly carried out the attack with an AR-15, an assault-style rifle that he purchased legally from a dealer in Coral Springs, Fla. 

Rep. Ted DeutchTheodore (Ted) Eliot DeutchHouse panels set up to probe indicted GOP Reps. Collins, Hunter Ivanka Trump on mass shooting: 'Our hearts are with Jacksonville' Top Ethics Dem calls for Nielsen to resign MORE (R-Fla.), who represents the district encompassing Parkland, will appear on "This Week" to reflect on the tragedy. 

Here's the full lineup:


NBC's "Meet the Press": Sens. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordConservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Outdated global postal system hurts US manufacturers Tech mobilizes to boost election security MORE (R-Okla.) and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announce effort to help 7 Dem House challengers Dems look to Gillum, Abrams for pathway to victory in tough states MORE (I-Vt.) will appear on the show.

"Fox News Sunday": Retired astronaut Mark Kelly will make an appearance. He'll be joined by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

CBS's "Face the Nation": Former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta will be on. Sens. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsJudiciary Democrat calls for additional witnesses to testify on Kavanaugh Kavanaugh allegations could be monster storm brewing for midterm elections      Sunday shows preview: White House officials on offensive in wake of anonymous NY Times op-ed MORE (D-Del.), Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottTrump assures storm victims in Carolinas: 'We will be there 100 percent' Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens Trump to visit North Carolina on Wednesday in aftermath of Florence MORE (R-S.C.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGrassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal Coulter mocks Kavanaugh accuser: She'll only testify 'from a ski lift' Poll: More voters oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination than support it MORE (R-Ariz.) will also appear. Reps. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdySunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Gowdy requests FEMA administrator’s travel records amid allegations Nunes: Russia probe documents should be released before election MORE (R-S.C.), Ed RoyceEdward (Ed) Randall RoyceOvernight Defense: Latest on Korea talks | Trump says summit results 'very exciting!' | Congress to get Space Force plan in February | Trump asked CIA about silent bombs Poll: House GOP candidate leads in California swing district Overnight Defense: Congress reaches deal preventing shutdown | Pentagon poised to be funded on time for first time in years | House GOP rejects effort to get Putin summit documents MORE (R-Calif.), Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentGOP House candidate placed on leave from longtime position after sexual misconduct allegation Election handicapper moves GOP leader's race to 'toss-up' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Pa.) and Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenCook moves status of 6 House races as general election sprint begins The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Cuomo wins and Manafort plea deal Trump's Puerto Rico tweets spark backlash MORE (R-Fla.) will go on the show, as well.

CNN's "State of the Union": Schiff and Clapper will appear on the show, as will Ohio Gov. John Kasich. 

ABC's "This Week":  Deutch and Johnson will be on the show, as will former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.