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 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 aides will hit the Sunday news shows circuit this week, days after Trump issued some of his strongest attacks yet against Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's special counsel investigation.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attack on Sessions may point to his departure Hillicon 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 Sessions in Chicago: If you want more shootings, listen to ACLU, Antifa, Black Lives Matter 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 ComeyHillicon 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 Comey: Mueller may be in 'fourth quarter' of Russia probe READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV MORE last year, in addition to tweets about Sessions and former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeCBS in talks for miniseries based on Comey book EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lands book deal 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 ConwayCNN's Cuomo signs on with SiriusXM to host weekday radio show How private sector can fight opioid epidemic The Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world 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 SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly Russia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems Trump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe 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 KlobucharElection Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls GOP in striking distance to retake Franken seat Warner: 'overwhelming majority' of Republicans would back social media regulations 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 DuncanObama Education Secretary: US education system is 'top 10 in nothing' Obama Cabinet official: Trump doesn’t want educated workforce Obama Education secretary: DeVos's yacht set adrift a 'crazy metaphor' for her policy MORE, former education secretary for President Obama.

CNN's "State of the Union": Reps. Ed RoyceEdward (Ed) Randall RoyceOvernight Defense: Latest on Korea talks | Trump says summit results 'very exciting!' | Congress to get Space Force plan in February | Trump asked CIA about silent bombs Poll: House GOP candidate leads in California swing district Overnight Defense: Congress reaches deal preventing shutdown | Pentagon poised to be funded on time for first time in years | House GOP rejects effort to get Putin summit documents 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 RubioRubio unloads on Turkish chef for 'feasting' Venezuela's Maduro: 'I got pissed' For Poland, a time for justice Judiciary Democrat calls for additional witnesses to testify on Kavanaugh MORE (R-Fla.), Cody Wilson, director of 3D gun manufacturing company Defense Distributed.

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