Sunday shows preview: Giuliani strikes back

Sunday shows preview: Giuliani strikes back
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'Haven't thought about' pardons for Mueller target Pence: Rocket attack 'proves that Hamas is not a partner for peace' Conservation remains a core conservative principle MORE's attorney Rudy Giuliani is set to hit the Sunday show circuit this week as his legal team pushes back on claims from the president's former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen surrounding a key meeting at the center of the Russia probe.

Lawmakers are also expected to pay a visit to the morning shows this week as attention ratchets up for the final stretch of campaigning heading into this year's midterms, with Sunday marking 100 days until the November elections.


Cohen shocked many in Washington this week when he claimed that Trump knew in advance about a meeting between his son Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpEx-federal prosecutor says there's enough evidence to corroborate Cohen testimony on hush money payments Mueller's end: A conclusion on collusion, but confusion on obstruction  Trump Jr. trolls Schiff after Mueller summary's release MORE and a Russian lawyer promising political dirt on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: McCain 'acted appropriately' by handing Steele dossier to FBI Why Mueller's hedge on obstruction decision was a mistake Giuliani says news media treat Dems better than GOP MORE, despite repeated past denials.

On Friday, Trump insisted he did not know about the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower while suggesting in a series of tweets that Cohen was "making up stories" about him and Trump Jr. in order to ease scrutiny from federal prosecutors investigating Cohen's ownership of New York City taxi medallions.

"Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?)," Trump wrote, without referring to Cohen by name.

Giuliani unloaded on Cohen as a "pathological liar" during an interview Thursday night. He is set to follow-up his comments with appearances Sunday morning on CBS' "Face the Nation" and "Fox News Sunday." Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg is also set to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Meanwhile, Reps. Steve StiversSteven (Steve) Ernst StiversThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems aim to end anti-Semitism controversy with vote today Schultz recruiting GOP insiders ahead of possible 2020 bid New push to open banks to marijuana industry MORE (R-Ohio) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the Republican and Democratic leaders of their parties' respective House campaign arms, are slated to appear on ABC's "This Week" to discuss the battle for control of Congress in November's midterm elections.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has enjoyed several months of strong fundraising numbers compared to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which has lagged behind since February.

The midterm elections are now 100 days away come Sunday, and Democrats currently hold a lead on a generic ballot for control of the House.

Here's the full Sunday show lineup:

NBC's "Meet the Press": Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanTrump faces political risks in fight over GM plant GOP moves to rein in president's emergency powers The 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration MORE (R-Ohio), former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg.

"Fox News Sunday": Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

CBS's "Face the Nation": Giuliani and Sens. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonTrump UN pick donated to GOP members on Senate Foreign Relations panel Scott Walker considering running for Wisconsin governor or Senate: report GOP moves to rein in president's emergency powers MORE (R-Wis.) and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenGreen New Deal vote tests Dem unity in Senate Senate Dems petition Saudi king to release dissidents, US citizen Senators offer bipartisan bill to fix 'retail glitch' in GOP tax law MORE (D-N.H.).

CNN's "State of the Union": White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) and Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellTrump campaign slams Dems for 'collusion hoax' Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report Swalwell on Hicks testimony: 'She's going to have to tell us who she lied for' in Trump admin MORE (D-Calif.).

ABC's "This Week": Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordSenate GOP poised to go 'nuclear' on Trump picks GOP senators eye 'nuclear' move to change rules on Trump nominees Senate GOP goes down to wire in showdown with Trump MORE (R-Okla.), DCCC chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), NRCC chairman Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio).