Sunday shows preview: Giuliani strikes back

Sunday shows preview: Giuliani strikes back
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' 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 TrumpUkraine's top prosecutor says no evidence of wrongdoing by Bidens New financial disclosure forms provide glimpses of Trump's wealth Trump's Doral resort revenue has dropped since presidential campaign: report MORE and a Russian lawyer promising political dirt on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' From dive bars to steakhouses: How Iowa caucus staffers blow off steam Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off 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 StiversThirty-four GOP members buck Trump on disaster bill House bill seeks to bolster security for synagogues, mosques in wake of attacks Congress can open financial institutions to legal cannabis industry with SAFE Banking Act 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 PortmanWANTED: A Republican with courage Companies warn Trump trade war is about to hit consumers Lawmakers grapple with the future of America's workforce 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 JohnsonBarr throws curveball into Senate GOP 'spying' probe Bipartisan group of senators introduce legislation designed to strengthen cybersecurity of voting systems Trump Jr. subpoena spotlights GOP split over Russia probes MORE (R-Wis.) and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenTrump, Europe increasingly at odds on Iran Foreign Relations senators demand Iran briefing The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - After GOP infighting, Trump Jr. agrees to testify again 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 SwalwellDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Momentum builds behind push to pass laws enshrining abortion rights Swalwell pledges to appoint Supreme Court justices who defend Roe v. Wade MORE (D-Calif.).

ABC's "This Week": Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordBipartisan group of senators introduce legislation designed to strengthen cybersecurity of voting systems Dems push to revive Congress' tech office US-China trade talks end without announcement of deal MORE (R-Okla.), DCCC chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), NRCC chairman Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio).