Sunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial

Sunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial
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Congress’ ongoing impeachment investigation is expected to dominate Sunday talk shows as lawmakers hit the morning show circuit.

The House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment on Wednesday, setting up a trial in front of the full Senate as early as the following week. The House Judiciary voted out of committee two articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The investigation, which is widely expected to advance to the Senate, has sharply divided Congress — Democrats say Trump overstepped by allegedly leveraging nearly $400 million in military aid and a White House meeting with the Ukrainian president for the probe into political rival and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' MORE, while Republicans claim that Trump did nothing wrong and was seeking to ensure that taxpayer dollars did not fund corruption in a country with a reputation for government misconduct. 

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE (D-Calif.), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee who oversaw several private and public depositions with government officials, is set to appear on ABC’s “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday.” Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerMcConnell locks in schedule for start of impeachment trial Pelosi: Trump's impeachment 'cannot be erased' House to vote Wednesday on sending articles of impeachment to Senate MORE (D-N.Y.), the chair of the judiciary panel, will also appear on “This Week.” 

Despite the ongoing divisions on Capitol Hill, the Senate is widely anticipated to clear Trump of any wrongdoing. Senators are currently debating the format of their trial, with many advocating for one in which witnesses are not called since the outcome is largely predetermined with the GOP’s 53-47 advantage in the Senate. 

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial Democratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment Paul predicts no Republicans will vote to convict Trump MORE (R-S.C.), the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a staunch Trump ally, and Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinOvernight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request Senate Dems urge Esper to oppose shifting Pentagon money to border wall Trump's trial a major test for McConnell, Schumer MORE (D-Ill.), the Senate minority whip, will appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff Paul predicts no Republicans will vote to convict Trump Graham on impeachment trial: 'End this crap as quickly as possible' MORE (R-Ky.) and Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownHillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Lawmakers call for FTC probe into top financial data aggregator Senate Democrats launch investigation into Trump tax law regulations MORE (D-Ohio) are scheduled to come on CNN's “State of the Union,” Sens. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsDemocrats scramble to rein in Trump's Iran war powers Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing Sunday shows - Administration officials grilled on Trump's Iran claims MORE (D-Del.) and Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyNSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show Overnight Defense: Pick for South Korean envoy splits with Trump on nuclear threat | McCain blasts move to suspend Korean military exercises | White House defends Trump salute of North Korean general WH backpedals on Trump's 'due process' remark on guns MORE (R-Penn.) will appear on NBC's “Meet the Press” and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE (R-Texas) will appear on “This Week.”

U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerGOP senator warns quick vote on new NAFTA would be 'huge mistake' Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 Pelosi sounds hopeful on new NAFTA deal despite tensions with White House MORE will also appear on “Face the Nation” to discuss the deal struck between the White House and House Democrats on the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

Here’s the full Sunday show lineup: 

ABC's “This Week" — Nadler, Schiff, Cruz

NBC's “Meet the Press" — Coons, Toomey

CBS' “Face the Nation" — Graham, Durbin, Lighthizer 

CNN's “State of the Union" — Paul, Brown, Reps. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdHouse Democrats launch effort to register minority voters in key districts Hurd says Democrats, media are being manipulated by Iran Bottom Line MORE (R-Texas) and Karen BassKaren Ruth BassOmar calls on US to investigate Turkey over possible war crimes in Syria McConnell takes heat from all sides on impeachment Sunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial MORE (D-Calif.) 

“Fox News Sunday" — Schiff; former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyNYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info Bernie-Hillary echoes seen in Biden-Sanders primary fight Rosenstein on his time in Trump administration: 'We got all the big issues right' MORE; White House adviser Pam Bondi.