Sunday shows preview: Giuliani strikes back

Sunday shows preview: Giuliani strikes back
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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 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 TrumpFlake condemns Trump Jr. Instagram post mocking Kavanaugh accuser Trump Jr. campaign event looks for new venue after Montana restaurant declines to host The Hill's 12:30 Report — Kavanaugh controversy consumes Washington | Kavanaugh slated to testify Monday | Allegations shake up midterms MORE and a Russian lawyer promising political dirt on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Trump's exclusive interview with Hill.TV | Trump, intel officials clash over Russia docs | EU investigating Amazon | Military gets new cyber authority | Flynn sentencing sparks new questions about Mueller probe READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV Keeping up with Michael Avenatti 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 StiversHouse Dem campaign chief presses GOP on banning use of hacked materials Trump is wrong, Dems are fighting to save Medicare and Social Security Hillicon Valley: Ex-Trump campaign adviser gets 14 days in jail | Tesla stocks fall after Elon Musk smokes weed on video | Dem, GOP talks over hacked info break down | Russian extradited over massive financial hack | Whole Foods workers trying to unionize 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 PortmanGraham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens Bipartisan group wants to lift Medicaid restriction on substance abuse treatment 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 JohnsonKavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday Kavanaugh furor intensifies as calls for new testimony grow House panel advances DHS cyber vulnerabilities bills MORE (R-Wis.) and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSome employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report Dems seek ways to block Trump support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen Hillicon Valley: Trump signs off on sanctions for election meddlers | Russian hacker pleads guilty over botnet | Reddit bans QAnon forum | FCC delays review of T-Mobile, Sprint merger | EU approves controversial copyright 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 SwalwellDem rep to Trump: 'Did someone slip you truth serum?' Russia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems Authorities: California man arrested after trying to stab GOP House candidate MORE (D-Calif.).

ABC's "This Week": Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordConservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Outdated global postal system hurts US manufacturers Tech mobilizes to boost election security MORE (R-Okla.), DCCC chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), NRCC chairman Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio).