Sunday shows preview: Questions linger over Trump-Putin summit

Sunday shows preview: Questions linger over Trump-Putin summit
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Scrutiny over President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE’s handling of Russia reached a fever pitch this week, as the fallout over Trump’s comments on Russian election interference and his invitation for Putin to visit Washington, D.C., for a second visit dominated Washington.

Lawmakers from both parties have demanded to know what Trump and Putin discussed during their nearly two hour-long meeting in Finland on Monday. Trump stunned politicians and intelligence officials by appearing to side with Putin’s denials of election interference in a press conference following the meeting.

Trump attempted to walk back the comments in a statement Tuesday, saying he misspoke and that he accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s findings that Russia interfered in the election. But questions remain.


The president added fuel to his controversial week on Thursday when the White House announced that Putin had been invited to Washington, D.C., for a second meeting in the fall.

Republicans have raised concerns over the prospect of a second summit with Putin, as few details of the first private meeting have been revealed. GOP lawmakers are urging Trump to disclose what the two leaders discussed after a Russian official said they reached “important verbal agreements.”

Lawmakers from both parties who have weighed in on Trump’s handling of Russia are set to appear on the Sunday morning shows this week, where the conversation is sure to continue.

Democrats set to appear on the Sunday shows include Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse chairmen consult with counsel about ways to get notes from Trump-Putin meetings Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Dems blast rulemaking on family planning program | Facebook may remove anti-vaccine content | Medicare proposes coverage for new cancer treatment Hillicon Valley: Facebook weighs crackdown on anti-vaccine content | Lyft challenges Trump fuel standards rollback | Illinois tries to woo Amazon | New round of China trade talks next week MORE (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, on ABC’s “This Week” and Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezWilliam Barr is right man for the times This week: Trump delivers State of the Union amid wall fight BuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president MORE (D-N.J.) on “Fox News Sunday.”

Top Republicans Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOn The Money: Trump declares emergency at border | Braces for legal fight | Move divides GOP | Trump signs border deal to avoid shutdown | Winners, losers from spending fight | US, China trade talks to resume next week Trump declares national emergency at border Democrats veer left as Trump cements hold on Republicans MORE (Fla.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war Graham seeks new Rosenstein testimony after explosive McCabe interview MORE (S.C.) are both set to appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” while House Oversight Committee chair Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyTrey Gowdy joins Fox News as a contributor Congress must take the next steps on federal criminal justice reforms Lynch testimony marks final interview of GOP-led probe MORE (R-S.C.) will speak on “Fox News Sunday.”

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 MORE (I-Vt.) and former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryWarren taps longtime aide as 2020 campaign manager In Virginia, due process should count more than blind team support Trump will give State of Union to sea of opponents MORE will both appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Both men have been publicly critical of Trump’s statements on Russia.

Here’s the full line-up:

“Fox News Sunday”: Gowdy and Menendez will both appear on the program.

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sanders, Rubio, Menendez and Kerry will be interviewed on the show. Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently campaigned with Sanders, will also make an appearance.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Rubio will also appear on the show, joined by Democratic Reps. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonDem lawmaker: 'Trump's presidency is the real national emergency' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - All eyes on Trump after lawmakers reach spending deal Overnight Defense: Acting Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan | US, Taliban peace talks intensify | Trump tweets in Persian to send message to Iran | Defense world pays tribute to Walter Jones MORE (Mass.) and Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Push for cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill | Court lets Dems defend ObamaCare | Flu season not as severe as last year, CDC says Democrats seek cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Utah tests Trump on Medicaid expansion | Dems roll out Medicare buy-in proposal | Medicare for all could get hearing next month | Doctors group faces political risks on guns MORE (Wash.).

ABC’s “This Week”: Schiff is the only guest scheduled to appear.

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: The show is pre-empted by coverage for the British Open.