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 TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA 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.

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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 nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand On The Money: Fed chief warns of 'unthinkable' harm if debt ceiling breached | Powell basks in bipartisan praise amid Trump attacks | Federal deficit jumps to 7 billion Fed chief basks in bipartisan praise as lawmakers dismiss Trump attacks 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 CornynGOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm GOP struggles to find backup plan for avoiding debt default Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand MORE (Texas), will appear on CBS' "Face the Nation.

Democratic Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsTrump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand Senate Democrats skipping Pence's border trip GOP chairman introduces bill to force 'comprehensive review' of US-Saudi relationship 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 GowdyCummings announces expansion of Oversight panel's White House personal email probe, citing stonewalling Pelosi says it's up to GOP to address sexual assault allegation against Trump Our sad reality: Donald Trump is no Eisenhower MORE (R-S.C.) and Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe peculiar priorities of Adam Schiff Trump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify Mueller to give extended testimony after appearance postponed 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) CrowleyCBC lawmakers rip Justice Democrats for targeting black lawmakers for primaries Justice Democrats issues 3 new endorsements for progressive candidates Ocasio-Cortez responds to report that Trump compared her to Eva Perón 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 MurphyDemocratic Sen. Chris Murphy announces book on gun violence Lawmakers join Nats Park fundraiser for DC kids charity Democrats look to demonize GOP leader MORE (D-Conn.).

NBC's "Meet the Press": Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanSenate sets new voting record with Iran war measure Overnight Defense: Trump says he doesn't need exit strategy with Iran | McConnell open to vote on Iran war authorization | Senate panel advances bill to restrict emergency arms sales Senators weigh potential security risks from Chinese-made drones 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 PaulThe buck stops here: How to restore accountability to the federal regulatory system Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand Lawyer: Flynn will keep cooperating after co-conspirator revelations MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

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