Sunday shows preview: Giuliani strikes back

Sunday shows preview: Giuliani strikes back
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump 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 TrumpDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report House chairman warns foreign governments to 'cease and desist' spending money at Trump properties Chris Cuomo: 'I should be better than the guys baiting me' MORE and a Russian lawyer promising political dirt on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey 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 Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Republicans offer support for Steve King challenger The United States broken patent system is getting worse 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 PortmanSchumer blasts 'red flag' gun legislation as 'ineffective cop out' McConnell faces pressure to bring Senate back for gun legislation Shaken Portman urges support for 'red flag' laws after Ohio shooting 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 JohnsonGOP senators call for Barr to release full results of Epstein investigation FBI Agents Association calls on Congress to make 'domestic terrorism' a federal crime Senators renew request for domestic threats documents from FBI, DOJ after shootings MORE (R-Wis.) and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel 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 SwalwellHickenlooper ends presidential bid Scenes from Iowa State Fair: Surging Warren, Harris draw big crowds Nadler hits gas on impeachment MORE (D-Calif.).

ABC's "This Week": Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordHillicon Valley: GOP hits back over election security bills | Ratcliffe out for intel chief | Social media companies consider policies targeting 'deepfakes' | Capital One, GitHub sued over breach The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden camp feels boost after Detroit debate GOP punches back in election security fight MORE (R-Okla.), DCCC chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), NRCC chairman Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio).