Sunday shows preview: Giuliani strikes back

Sunday shows preview: Giuliani strikes back
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Freedom Caucus calls for Congress to work on shutdown through break Democrat previews Mueller questions for Trump’s AG nominee Trump inaugural committee spent ,000 on makeup for aides: report 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 TrumpManafort developments trigger new ‘collusion’ debate Trump Org hires former WH ethics lawyer to deal with congressional probes CNN's Acosta spars with Trump Jr. over border wall: 'Bye bye' MORE and a Russian lawyer promising political dirt on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump boasts about checking gas prices while in motorcade: 'You think Hillary Clinton would've done that?' Harry Reid on Iraq War vote: 'It tainted my heart' New Hampshire is ‘must-win’ state for Warren, says veteran political reporter 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 Democrats offer measures to censure Steve King Steve King faces new storm over remarks about white supremacy House passes bills to fund Transportation Dept., HUD, Agriculture 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 PortmanSenators restart shutdown talks — and quickly hit roadblocks Dreamers-for-wall trade going nowhere in House On The Money: Trump says he won't declare emergency 'so fast' | Shutdown poised to become longest in history | Congress approves back pay for workers | More federal unions sue over shutdown 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 JohnsonTSA absences raise stakes in shutdown fight The Hill's Morning Report — Washington searches for answers as shutdown hits 24 days GOP senator: 'I would hate to see' Trump declare national emergency over border MORE (R-Wis.) and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump eyes wall money options as shutdown hits 21 days Overnight Defense: Senators say questions remain after Syria briefing | Trump inches closer to declaring emergency to build wall | Air Force accepts Boeing tankers despite flaws Senators say questions remain on Trump strategy in Syria after briefing 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 SwalwellDemocratic dark horses could ride high in 2020 Swalwell: Trump will be impeached by Congress or by ballot box The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump invites leaders to White House | Trump hits back at Romney op-ed | Fights we're watching in the new year MORE (D-Calif.).

ABC's "This Week": Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordWhat the government shutdown means for our nation’s cybersecurity GOP senators challenge Trump on shutdown strategy GOP senator: No border security plan without a wall MORE (R-Okla.), DCCC chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), NRCC chairman Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio).