Sunday shows preview: Mueller report in spotlight

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE's final report is expected to be in the spotlight Sunday as lawmakers hit the morning show circuit amid debate over how much of the report will be made public when it is finally submitted.

There was broad speculation this week that Mueller was wrapping up his probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, with news reports indicating that he was prepared to submit his findings as soon as next week.

A Justice Department official said Friday that the Mueller report will not be delivered next week, though Democrats have already put pressure on the department to release as much of the Mueller document as possible when it is submitted.


Six Democratic House committee chairmen sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr this week demanding the probe’s final conclusions be released “without delay and to the maximum extent permitted by law.” 

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff says Trump intel chief won't comply with subpoena over whistleblower Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Schiff: Diplomacy with Iran 'only way out of this situation' MORE (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a signatory of the letter, will appear on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday to discuss the Russia probe. His committee also has an open inquiry into Russian electoral interference.

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeWe've lost sight of the real scandal Former Obama officials willing to testify on McCabe's behalf: report Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate MORE will also appear on "This Week." McCabe, who is on a media tour promoting his new book, said in an interview earlier this month that senior officials discussed the possibility of removing President Trump under the 25th Amendment following concerns over the president's possible ties to Russia. McCabe later said that Deputy Attorney Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinHouse Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe McCabe's counsel presses US attorney on whether grand jury decided not to indict US attorney recommends moving forward with charges against McCabe after DOJ rejects his appeal MORE "mentioned" the topic but said he wasn't aware if he took any action on it.

Trump has ramped up his criticism of McCabe and the Department of Justice in recent weeks, particularly after McCabe’s interview on "60 Minutes" and a New York Times report examining the litany of ways the president has sought to undermine Mueller's probe. The Senate confirmed Barr as attorney general last week to oversee the probe.

The Trump administration's foreign policy is also expected to be in the spotlight on the Sunday shows this week as violence spreads in Venezuela amid a standoff over international humanitarian aid at the border that the U.S. has demanded be let in. The White House is also preparing for President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which is set to take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump fires back at Graham over Iran criticism Overnight Defense: GOP wary of action on Iran | Pence says US 'locked and loaded' to defend allies | Iran's leader rules out talks with US Republicans wary of US action on Iran MORE is slated to appear on CNN’s “State of the Union” and Fox News’ “Fox News Sunday” to discuss developments regarding Venezuela and North Korea. He will also appear just two days after Trump named Kelly Craft, the current U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his pick to become the next top U.S. diplomat to the United Nations.

Washington is also gearing up for days of testimony on Capitol Hill from former longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen next week as well as a vote on a Democratic-led resolution to block Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border. Trump has vowed to veto the measure if it passes both chambers of Congress.

Here’s the full Sunday show lineup: 

ABC's "This Week" — Schiff, McCabe

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesRising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Live coverage: Mueller testifies before Congress MORE (D-Conn.), Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.).

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntGOP group's ad calls on Graham to push for election security: 'Are you still trying?' Exclusive: Kushner tells GOP it needs to unify behind immigration plan The Hill's Morning Report - Can Trump save GOP in North Carolina special election? MORE (R-Mo.) and Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyGreta Thunberg scolds Congress on climate action: 'I know you are trying but just not hard enough' Obama meets with Greta Thunberg: 'One of our planet's greatest advocates' Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight MORE (D-Mass.), Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerBolton returns to political group after exiting administration Overnight Defense: Trump ousts Bolton in shocker | Fallout, reaction from GOP senators | Senate spending talks in chaos | Dems eye vote to nix Trump border emergency The Hill's 12:30 Report: Bolton out as national security adviser MORE (R-Ill.), Govs. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico Democratic governors call on Trump, McConnell to support gun control measures New Mexico says EPA abandoned state in fight against toxic 'forever chemicals' MORE (D-N.M.).

CNN's "State of the Union" — Pompeo. 

"Fox News Sunday" — Pompeo; Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE, Democratic National Committee chairman.