Sunday shows preview: Trump readies for meeting with Putin

Sunday shows preview: Trump readies for meeting with Putin
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos claims he was pressured to sign plea deal Tlaib asking colleagues to support impeachment investigation resolution Trump rips 'Mainstream Media': 'They truly are the Enemy of the People' MORE's advisers will join the Sunday show circuit this week to discuss the president's upcoming trip to Helsinki, Finland, where he is set to participate in a bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman will join "Fox News Sunday" and NBC's "Meet the Press" where he will discuss plans for the summit scheduled for Monday, including possible topics of discussion between the two leaders.

Also joining ABC's "This Week" from the White House to discuss the Helsinki summit will be national security adviser John Bolton, who traveled to Moscow last month to set up the Trump-Putin summit.


CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Saturday that Bolton was also scheduled to appear on "State of the Union" on Sunday but the White House cancelled the interview after fellow CNN journalist Jim Acosta had a tense exchange with Trump during a press conference this week.

One possible topic of discussion between Trump and Putin at the summit is the indictment this week of 12 Russian intelligence officials who were accused by the special counsel's office of being behind the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee.

Several top Senate Democrats sent a letter to Trump on Saturday urging him not to meet with Putin one-on-one this this week after news of the indictment broke Friday, calling the Russian leader "a trained KGB intelligence veteran who will come to this meeting well-prepared."

Among those Democrats was Senate Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerTrump-Russia collusion did affect an American election — the one in 2018 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Mueller report is huge win for President Trump Trump, Congress brace for Mueller findings MORE (Va.), who will join NBC as well as CNN's "State of the Union" to discuss the indictments and the summit. A Republican on the committee, Sen. John CornynJohn CornynConservatives wage assault on Mueller report Senate GOP poised to go 'nuclear' on Trump picks GOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 MORE (Texas), will appear on CBS' "Face the Nation.

Democratic Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsSenate Dem calls on Trump to apologize for attacks on McCain Sixteen years later, let's finally heed the call of the 9/11 Commission  Senate Dems introduce bill demanding report on Khashoggi killing MORE (Del.), who also sits on the Intelligence Committee but was not one of the letter's signatories, will appear on Fox News.

Meanwhile, two members of the House Intelligence Committee – Reps. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyTop Republican releases full transcript of Bruce Ohr interview Gowdy calls congressional hearings like Cohen's 'utterly useless' The family secret Bruce Ohr told Rod Rosenstein about Russia case MORE (R-S.C.) and Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Dems look for traction following Barr-Mueller findings Barr faces political storm over Mueller report The Memo: Mueller findings boost Trump 2020 hopes MORE (D-Calif.) – will also join the Sunday circuit to discuss the indictments, appearing on CBS and CNN, respectively.

Joining Gowdy on CBS will be Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyBeto could give Biden and Bernie a run for their money Ocasio-Cortez's favorable, unfavorable ratings up: poll Feehery: Dems' embrace of socialism makes a Trump reelection look inevitable MORE (N.Y.), the No. 4 House Democrat who was defeated in a primary last month by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), who this week accused the Democratic lawmaker of refusing to concede and preparing a third-party bid for office.

Here's the full Sunday show lineup:

ABC's "This Week": National security adviser John Bolton; Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyFather of Sandy Hook victim dies in apparent suicide Sanders: 'We must follow New Zealand's lead' and ban assault weapons The fear of colorectal cancer as a springboard for change MORE (D-Conn.).

NBC's "Meet the Press": Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanRepublicans defend McCain amid Trump attacks Overnight Defense: Senate rejects border emergency in rebuke to Trump | Acting Pentagon chief grilled on wall funding | Warren confronts chief over war fund budget Pentagon chief calls reports of charges to allies erroneous: 'We won't do cost plus 50' MORE (R-Alaska).

CBS's "Face the Nation": Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).

CNN's "State of the Union": Warner, Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate GOP eyes probes into 2016 issues 'swept under the rug' Hillicon Valley: Mueller delivers report, ending investigation | FEMA exposed info of 2.3M disaster survivors | Facebook asks judge to toss DC privacy lawsuit | Trump picks his first CTO | FCC settles lawsuit over net neutrality records Transparency advocate says government agencies face 'use it or lose it' spending MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

"Fox News Sunday": Huntsman, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.).