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 TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 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 WarnerGrenell says intelligence community working to declassify Flynn-Kislyak transcripts McConnell gives two vulnerable senators a boost with vote on outdoor recreation bill The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Mnuchin sees 'strong likelihood' of another relief package; Warner says some businesses 'may not come back' at The Hill's Advancing America's Economy summit 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 CornynBottom line Five questions about the next COVID-19 relief package Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers demand answers on Chinese COVID hacks | Biden re-ups criticism of Amazon | House Dem bill seeks to limit microtargeting MORE (Texas), will appear on CBS' "Face the Nation.

Democratic Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsCongress must fill the leadership void Congress headed toward unemployment showdown Trump declines to say if he's 'standing by' nominee under investigation 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 GowdySunday shows preview: As states loosen social distancing restrictions, lawmakers address dwindling state budgets John Ratcliffe is the right choice for director of national intelligence — and for America Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for another week fighting the coronavirus, seek to curb fallout MORE (R-S.C.) and Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGrenell says intelligence community working to declassify Flynn-Kislyak transcripts Democrats call for probe into ouster of State Dept. watchdog GOP lawmakers say they don't want to put Steve King back on committees 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) CrowleyOcasio-Cortez challenger drops out of GOP primary Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout Schumer says he's focused on job when asked about possible Ocasio-Cortez primary challenge 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 MurphySenators weigh traveling amid coronavirus ahead of Memorial Day Congress eyes changes to small business pandemic aid Top Democrat to introduce bill to limit Trump's ability to fire IGs MORE (D-Conn.).

NBC's "Meet the Press": Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanEnergy secretary accuses banks of 'redlining' oil and gas industry Postal Service to review package fee policy: report Republicans say Trump should act against financial institutions that are unwilling to fund certain fossil fuel projects 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 PaulSunday shows preview: States begin to reopen even as some areas in US see case counts increase Congress headed toward unemployment showdown Doctors push Trump to quickly reopen country in letter organized by conservatives MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

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