Sunday shows preview: Trade talks, Cohen sentencing memo take center stage

President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey's interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE's trade negotiations with North American countries and his tariff truce with the China will be the focus of Sunday's news shows, as members of the White House economic team join the networks to discuss the president's discussions with China and replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow will appear on "Fox News Sunday," where he will likely face questions about Thursday's stock market slide largely attributed to fears about economic growth and Trump's trade war with China.


The slide was largely erased Thursday afternoon following news that the Federal Reserve may soon implement a pause in planned interest rate hikes, but fears about the future of the president's trade negotiations with China remain. The two countries agreed upon a 90-day pause in tariff hikes last week, with the understanding that hikes would continue if a deal was not reached within that time period.

U.S. trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerMcConnell urges GOP senators to call Trump about tariffs Companies brace for trade war MORE will also appear on CBS' "Face the Nation," and is expected along with Kudlow to discuss the White House's efforts to lobby Congress on behalf of the USMCA, the NAFTA replacement signed by Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico.

The treaty, which requires Senate approval, is unlikely to make it to a Senate vote until next year, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellIsrael boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate Schumer blasts GOP request for immigration 'slush fund' Trump: 'Too early to say' if shutdown will be averted MORE (R-Ky.), but the White House is pushing lawmakers to move on that issue and others before December's end.

Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFormer Florida elections official Snipes sues to be returned to job Look out ‘losers’ — Trump focused on ‘winning’ The Memo: GOP frets as Trump shutdown looms MORE (R-Fla.) and Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyGOP-controlled Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi vote Senate moves toward vote on ending support for Saudi-led war Dem lawmaker pledges hearings after CIA briefing on Khashoggi MORE (D-Conn.), who sit on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will also likely discuss the trade deal from the Senate's perspective, while International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde will make a rare appearance on CBS to discuss trade reform.

Another top issue in this week's headlines was the Friday filing of a sentencing memo for Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime lawyer and fixer, on behalf of prosecutors from the Southern District of New York, who wrote that Cohen and the president were involved in an illegal hush money scheme during the later days of the 2016 election to pay off women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump.

Top Democrats from the Oversight and Intelligence committees in the House will appear on CBS and CNN, while Maine Sen. Angus KingAngus Stanley KingLobbying World Dems have new moniker for Trump: ‘Unindicted co-conspirator' Maine senator calls impeachment 'last resort': 'We may get there, but we’re not there now' MORE (I) of the Senate Intelligence Committee will appear on Fox News and NBC.

Here's the full lineup:

ABC's "This Week": Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).

NBC's "Meet the Press": Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulMcConnell moves to force vote on Trump's counterterrorism nominee Overnight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force Lame-duck Congress should pass First Step Act MORE (R-Ky.) and Angus King (I-Maine), Gov.-elect Tony Evers (D-Wis.).

CBS's "Face the Nation": Sens. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneHillicon Valley — Presented by AT&T — New momentum for privacy legislation | YouTube purges spam videos | Apple plans B Austin campus | Iranian hackers targeted Treasury officials | FEC to let lawmakers use campaign funds for cyber The Year Ahead: Push for privacy bill gains new momentum On The Money: Trump, Dems battle over border wall before cameras | Clash ups odds of shutdown | Senators stunned by Trump's shutdown threat | Pelosi calls wall 'a manhood thing' for Trump MORE (R-S.D.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff calls on Flynn to testify before House Intelligence Committee Stone admits to publishing false statements on InfoWars Trump White House preparing for 'knock-down, drag-out fight' with new House: report MORE (D-Calif.) U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

CNN's "State of the Union": Rubio, Reps. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerGOP rep says Dems will impeach Trump Mueller filings threaten Trump but fall short of case for impeachment Sunday shows preview: Trade talks, Cohen sentencing memo take center stage MORE (D-N.Y.) and Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerHouse lawmakers delay decision on Saudi Arabia pending investigation GOP lawmakers call for autopsy on 'historic losses' Fractious GOP vows to unify in House minority MORE (R-Ill.).

"Fox News Sunday": Cheney, Baker.