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 ManafortProsecutors drop effort to seize three Manafort properties after Trump pardon FBI offers 0K reward for Russian figure Kilimnik New York court rules Manafort can't be prosecuted by Manhattan DA MORE pleaded guilty to two federal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump 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 TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump 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 SchiffHouse Democrats want to silence opposing views, not 'fake news' White House defends not sanctioning Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi What good are the intelligence committees? 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 TillisMcConnell backs Garland for attorney general GOP senators demand probe into Cuomo's handling of nursing home deaths CNN anchor confronts GOP chairman over senator's vote to convict Trump MORE (R-N.C.) and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Sunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Georgia DA investigating Trump taps racketeering expert for probe: report 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 JayapalProgressives won't oppose bill over limits on stimulus checks Democrats snipe on policy, GOP brawls over Trump House Democrats' ambitious agenda set to run into Senate blockade MORE (D-Wash.) 

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