Sunday shows preview: Trump faces fallout after Manafort flips

Sunday shows preview: Trump faces fallout after Manafort flips
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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will hit the Sunday news shows circuit this week, days after former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortSenior Ukrainian official says he's opened probe into US election interference Mueller team asks court for delay, citing 'press of other work' Pollster says 'surprised' 37 percent of Republicans don't oppose Trump pardoning ex-associates MORE pleaded guilty to two federal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation.


Manafort's guilty plea rocked the White House on Friday, marking the fourth Trump associate to plead guilty in Mueller's probe. The former Trump campaign chairman's cooperation agreement could be a significant boon to Mueller in his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

According to his cooperation agreement with Mueller, Manafort will interview with the special counsel, testify in any upcoming cases and hand over documents related to the investigation.

White House aides were quick to dismiss Manafort's plea, attempting to downplay any connection between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE and the news.

"This had absolutely nothing to do with the president or his victorious 2016 presidential campaign,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Friday. “It is totally unrelated.”

Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani also said Trump should not be worried by the news

Former Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr will appear on ABC's "This Week," while Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDems request probe into spa owner suspected of trying to sell access to Trump Dems fear Trump is looking at presidential pardons The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies first veto after latest clash with Senate GOP MORE (D-Calif.), top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, will join NBC's "Meet the Press" where the two will likely discuss Manafort's plea agreement and the possible implications for Trump. Schiff has led House Democrats' efforts to investigate the president's alleged ties to Russia and is expected to contest Conway's assertions. Starr served on the 1998 Republican-led investigation of former President Clinton, who was eventually impeached by the House but not convicted by the Senate on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. 

Sens. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisOvernight Health Care: CDC pushes for expanding HIV testing, treatment | Dem group launches ads attacking Trump on Medicare, Medicaid cuts | Hospitals, insurers spar over surprise bills | O'Rourke under pressure from left on Medicare for all Dem group launches ads attacking Trump's 'hypocrisy on Medicare and Medicaid cuts' Trump keeps tight grip on GOP MORE (R-N.C.) and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcConnell calls McCain a 'rare patriot' and 'American hero' after Trump criticism The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight GOP steps up attack over tech bias claims MORE (R-S.C.), along with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long, will appear on CBS's "Face the Nation" to discuss the fallout from Tropical Storm Florence, which barreled down the coast of the Carolinas late this week.

Long, who faces an inspector general investigation over potential misuse of government resources, will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday.”

Here's the full lineup:

ABC's "This Week": Former Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr; JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon

NBC's "Meet the Press": Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.); Long; veteran journalist Bob Woodward 

CBS' "Face the Nation": Long; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)

CNN's "State of the Union": New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalOn The Money: Trump issues emergency order grounding Boeing 737 Max jets | Senate talks over emergency resolution collapse | Progressives seek defense freeze in budget talks Progressives seek defense freeze in budget talks House Dems reintroduce the Dream Act MORE (D-Wash.) 

"Fox News Sunday": Tillis; Long; Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R-La.)