Sunday shows preview: Trump's attacks on Mueller probe ramp up

Sunday shows preview: Trump's attacks on Mueller probe ramp up
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE's aides will hit the Sunday news shows circuit this week, days after Trump issued some of his strongest attacks yet against Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE's special counsel investigation.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSessions leads GOP Senate primary field in Alabama, internal poll shows Trump rebukes FBI chief Wray over inspector general's Russia inquiry Senate Democrats demand Trump fire Stephen Miller MORE, who has recused himself from the Russia investigation, should shut down the more than 1-year-old investigation, which has so far led to the indictments of dozens of Russian nationals on election interference charges and several Trump campaign members for unrelated charges.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now," Trump tweeted early Wednesday.

His remark came after it was reported late last month that Mueller's investigation has begun to look at the president's tweets for evidence of obstruction of justice. Mueller is reportedly reviewing Trump's statements regarding his firing of FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyMisfired 'Hurricane': Comey's team abused Carter Page and the FBI Trump rebukes FBI chief Wray over inspector general's Russia inquiry The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE last year, in addition to tweets about Sessions and former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeMcCabe: Being accused of treason by Trump 'quite honestly terrifying' Horowitz report is damning for the FBI and unsettling for the rest of us Fox's Chris Wallace: IG report headline is 'It didn't find the things that Bill Barr and Donald Trump alleged' MORE.

The White House has attempted to defend Trump and his tweets, maintaining that the president is merely stating his opinions on his Twitter account and not issuing directives to the Justice Department.

“It's not an order. It's the president's opinion,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters during a press briefing Wednesday, adding, “The president is not obstructing. He is fighting back.”

One of the president's lawyers representing him in the Mueller probe, Jay Sekulow, will join ABC’s “This Week," while White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGrocery store behind viral reusable bag at impeachment hearing offers 'free briefcase' promotion Watchdog report finds FBI not motivated by political bias in Trump probe GOP counsel raises eyebrows with shopping bag at impeachment hearing MORE will appear on CBS News' "Face The Nation," where both are expected to face questions over the president's tweets.

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffCBS's Major Garrett: Democrats walking away from bribery, extortion allegations against Trump 'in full public view' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — House Dems charge Trump with abuse, obstruction of Congress in impeachment articles Trump, White House rip Democrats over impeachment articles MORE (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, will also join CBS. Schiff has led House Democrats' efforts to investigate the president's alleged ties to Russia and is expected to contest Conway's assertions.

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharPoll: Biden leads Democratic field, Warren drops to third place 'Minor league cities' need new federal partnership The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE (D-Minn.), who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees the FBI and the Justice Department, will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Here's the full Sunday show lineup:

ABC's "This Week": Trump legal team member Jay Sekulow, Govs. John Kasich (R-Ohio), and Jay Inslee (D-Wash.).

NBC's "Meet the Press": Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

CBS's "Face the Nation": White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Arne DuncanArne Starkey DuncanAmerica's religion of anti-racism reaches peak absurdity What the next Education secretary must do How Democrats learned to stop worrying and love teachers MORE, former education secretary for President Obama.

CNN's "State of the Union": Reps. Ed RoyceEdward (Ed) Randall RoyceMystery surrounds elusive sanctions on Russia Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers struggle to understand Facebook's Libra project | EU hits Amazon with antitrust probe | New cybersecurity concerns over census | Robocall, election security bills head to House floor | Privacy questions over FaceApp House panel advances bill to protect elections from foreign interference MORE (R-Calif.), and Nanette Barragan (D-Calif.), former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D).

"Fox News Sunday": National security adviser John Bolton, Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Deal on surprise medical bills faces obstacles | House GOP unveils rival drug pricing measure ahead of Pelosi vote | Justices to hear case over billions in ObamaCare payments Justices to hear ObamaCare case with billions at stake Here are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump MORE (R-Fla.), Cody Wilson, director of 3D gun manufacturing company Defense Distributed.

-- Updated Aug. 5, 10:38 a.m.