Sunday shows preview: Mueller report in spotlight

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerGraham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' House progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller 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 SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan House Intelligence enjoys breakthrough with Justice Department Schiff blasts Trump's 'un-American' order to intel agencies to cooperate with Barr probe 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 McCabeTrump accuses Hillary Clinton of 'destroying the lives' of his campaign staffers The Mueller report concludes it was not needed Ten post-Mueller questions that could turn the tables on Russia collusion investigators 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 RosensteinJake Tapper fact-checks poster Trump admin created describing Mueller investigation Jeffrey Rosen officially sworn in as deputy attorney general Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller 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 TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' 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 PompeoOvernight Defense: Details on Senate's 0B defense bill | Bill rejects Trump plan to skirt budget caps | Backfills money for border wall | Defense chief says more troops could head to Mideast Trump defense chief: US may send more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions Pompeo slams 'unconscionable' release of 'American Taliban' 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 HimesHouse Democrat 'fixed' Trump's infographic about Mueller's investigation House Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report Dem lawmaker: There isn't a crime Trump could commit that would cause GOP to turn on him MORE (D-Conn.), Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.).

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntTop GOP senator: 'More harassment than oversight' in House Hillicon Valley: Trump takes flak for not joining anti-extremism pact | Phone carriers largely end sharing of location data | Huawei pushes back on ban | Florida lawmakers demand to learn counties hacked by Russians | Feds bust 0M cybercrime group Top Republican says Senate unlikely to vote on any election security bills MORE (R-Mo.) and Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyHillicon Valley: Assange hit with 17 more charges | Facebook removes record 2.2B fake profiles | Senate passes anti-robocall bill | Senators offer bill to help companies remove Huawei equipment Senate passes anti-robocall bill The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi fires back in feud with Trump MORE (D-Mass.), Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerOvernight Defense: Trump officials say efforts to deter Iran are working | Trump taps new Air Force secretary | House panel passes defense bill that limits border wall funds Trump taps new Air Force secretary The Hill's 12:30 Report: Alabama abortion bill revives national debate MORE (R-Ill.), Govs. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamTrump jokes after rallygoer suggests migrants be shot Conserving wildlife migrations is part science, part policy Republicans target voter registration drives with new state laws 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.