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 TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview 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 SessionsMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine — Trump, Congress prepare for new border wall fight The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war 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 ComeyMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE last year, in addition to tweets about Sessions and former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview 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 ConwayWhite House seeks to clarify Trump remarks on emergency Trump says he 'didn't need to' declare emergency but wanted 'faster' action Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' 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 SchiffWhite House, GOP defend Trump emergency declaration Schiff: Evidence of collusion between Trump campaign, Russia 'pretty compelling' Schiff: 'Hard to imagine a poorer case' than Trump's on emergency declaration 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 KlobucharFemale Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up Harris off to best start among Dems in race, say strategists, donors 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 RoyceLawmakers propose banning shark fin trade Bottom Line Exiting lawmakers jockey for K Street perch 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 in Colombia to push for delivery of humanitarian aid to Venezuela On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 On The Money: Trump declares emergency at border | Braces for legal fight | Move divides GOP | Trump signs border deal to avoid shutdown | Winners, losers from spending fight | US, China trade talks to resume next week MORE (R-Fla.), Cody Wilson, director of 3D gun manufacturing company Defense Distributed.

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