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 TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency 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 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.), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, on ABC’s “This Week” and Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezDems urge tech companies to remove 3D-gun blueprints Dem senators introduce resolution calling on Trump to stop attacking the press Booming economy has Trump taking a well-deserved victory lap MORE (D-N.J.) on “Fox News Sunday.”

Top Republicans Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio unloads on Turkish chef for 'feasting' Venezuela's Maduro: 'I got pissed' For Poland, a time for justice Judiciary Democrat calls for additional witnesses to testify on Kavanaugh MORE (Fla.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin Graham GOP senator: Kavanaugh accuser 'moving the goalposts' Collins: Kavanaugh accuser should 'reconsider,' testify on Monday Grassley willing to send staff to California to speak with Kavanaugh accuser MORE (S.C.) are both set to appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” while House Oversight Committee chair Rep. 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.) will speak on “Fox News Sunday.”

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV MORE (I-Vt.) and former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryRubio wants DOJ to find out if Kerry broke law by meeting with Iranians Time for sunshine on Trump-Russia investigation Pompeo doubles down on criticism of Kerry: The Iran deal failed, 'let it go' 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 MoultonTo cure Congress, elect more former military members 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 Dem introduces bill to create federal cybersecurity apprenticeship program MORE (Mass.) and Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalBlue wave poses governing risks for Dems Dem rep: Why shouldn’t Americans believe Trump is as corrupt as his friends? Sunday shows preview: Trump faces fallout after Manafort flips 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.