Sunday shows preview: Trump stokes intel feud over clearances

Sunday shows preview: Trump stokes intel feud over clearances
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees MORE's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanBrennan calls on Congress to end shutdown before negotiating border security: Not 'subservient' to the president Washington’s reflexive opposition to Trump on Syria Brennan hopes GOP abandons Trump in 2019 over 'malfeasance, corruption' MORE will take center stage this Sunday as Brennan and several former intelligence officials battle Trump surrogates on the weekend news shows.

Trump's move Wednesday to revoke the clearance for Brennan, a vocal critic of the president, sent shockwaves through Washington and led to accusations that the president was trying to retaliate against those who speak out against him.

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A collection of former intelligence officials including CIA directors dating back to the 1980s condemned the move in a letter this week, while the Trump administration has indicated that other former officials are currently under review to have their clearances revoked.

The White House has defended the move by accusing Brennan and other former officials of "monetiz[ing] their public service and security clearances." Brennan denied the claims, calling the decision part of a "broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics."

Brennan will appear this Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press," while fellow former CIA Director Michael Hayden and former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperClapper: 'Americans should be very concerned' about lack of notes from Trump-Putin meetings Senate Intel leaders ask judge not to jail former aide amid leak investigation Mueller's findings don't matter MORE will appear on CNN’s “State of the Union." Both Hayden and Clapper signed the letter condemning Trump's decision to punish Brennan this week.

Lisa Monaco, a former homeland security adviser to the Obama administration, will also appear on CNN this weekend, while Trump White House national security adviser John Bolton will appear on ABC's "This Week."

Also making a rare Sunday show appearance this week is a member of Pennsylvania's Catholic Church, Bishop Lawrence Persico, who will face questions over a grand jury report that found six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses had allegedly protected hundreds of "predator priests" and covered up more than 1,000 victims of sexual abuse and molestation.

Here's the full Sunday show lineup:

NBC's "Meet the Press": Former CIA Director John Brennan, Bishop Lawrence Persico.

"Fox News Sunday": White House budget director Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyThe Hill's Morning Report — Shutdown fallout — economic distress On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions Former PepsiCo CEO being considered for World Bank chief post: report MORE, Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonCongress sends bill renewing anti-terrorism program to Trump The Hill's Morning Report — Shutdown fallout — economic distress Hillicon Valley: Republicans demand answers from mobile carriers on data practices | Top carriers to stop selling location data | DOJ probing Huawei | T-Mobile execs stayed at Trump hotel as merger awaited approval MORE (R-Wis.), former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen.

CBS's "Face the Nation": Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGroup aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Day 27 of the shutdown | Cohen reportedly paid company to rig online polls, boost his own image | Atlantic publishes ‘Impeach Donald Trump’ cover story Gillibrand to attend Women's March Iowa after announcing 2020 bid MORE (D-N.Y.), Rep. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemGOP seeks to ram through Trump’s B wall demand Ryan focuses on legacy as talk of shutdown dominates capital GOP struggles to win votes for Trump’s B wall demand MORE (R-S.D.), Democratic congressional candidate Jennifer Wexton (Va.).

CNN's "State of the Union": Former DNI James Clapper, former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former White House homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco, Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassHouse vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King House Democrats offer measures to censure Steve King Congressional Black Caucus calls for Steve King to be removed from committees MORE (D-Calif.).

ABC's "This Week": White House national security adviser John Bolton.