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 TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate 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 WarnerRussia docs order sets Trump on collision with intel community Hillicon Valley: North Korean IT firm hit with sanctions | Zuckerberg says Facebook better prepared for midterms | Big win for privacy advocates in Europe | Bezos launches B fund to help children, homeless Bipartisan trio asks US intelligence to investigate ‘deepfakes’ 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 CornynKey GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle GOP mulls having outside counsel question Kavanaugh, Ford MORE (Texas), will appear on CBS' "Face the Nation.

Democratic Sen. 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 (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 GowdyGowdy requests FEMA administrator’s travel records amid allegations Nunes: Russia probe documents should be released before election Gowdy: House Intel panel should release all transcripts from Russia probe MORE (R-S.C.) and Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe 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 Trump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe 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) CrowleyFor Capuano in Massachusetts, demography was destiny Carper fends off progressive challenger in Delaware primary Election Countdown: Fallout from Massachusetts stunner | In Delaware, Carper looks to avoid next progressive upset | Dem 2020 primary already in full swing | How a Dem ex-governor hopes to take red-state Tennessee | GOP challengers hit Dems over tax votes 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 MurphyWant to improve health care? Get Americans off of their couches Situation in Yemen should lead us to return to a constitutional foreign policy Overnight Defense: Biden honors McCain at Phoenix memorial service | US considers sending captured ISIS fighters to Gitmo and Iraq | Senators press Trump on ending Yemen civil war MORE (D-Conn.).

NBC's "Meet the Press": Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanCruz gets help from Senate GOP in face of serious challenge from O’Rourke Spotlight shifts to Kavanaugh ahead of hearings GOP senator: Trump firing Sessions wouldn't be 'politically wise' 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 PaulConservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Senate approves 4B spending bill Some employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

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