Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial

Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial
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Congressional leadership of both parties will be out in full force on this week's Sunday network talk shows as both the Senate and the White House prepare for the impeachment trial that begins Tuesday.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTop intelligence community lawyer leaving position Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Democrats fear rule of law crumbling under Trump MORE (D-Calif.) will appear on ABC's "This Week," while House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerTrump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify Nadler demands answers from Barr on 'new channel' for receiving Ukraine info from Giuliani Trump predicts Ocasio-Cortez will launch primary bid against Schumer MORE (D-N.Y.) will be on CBS's "Face the Nation." Both lawmakers are impeachment managers, though Schiff is the lead manager on the prosecutorial team. 

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyOn The Money: Republicans expect Trump to pull controversial Fed nominee | Inside Judy Shelton's confirmation hearing | Trump extends emergency declaration at border Republicans expect Trump to withdraw controversial Fed nominee Pentagon transferring .8 billion to border wall MORE (R-Ala.) will join Schiff on "This Week," and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham warned Pentagon chief about consequences of Africa policy: report Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony US defense chief says Taliban deal 'looks very promising' but not without risk MORE (R-S.C.) will appear on "Fox News Sunday."

The biggest debate surrounding the Senate impeachment trial is whether more witnesses will be called for testimony. 

Democrats have pushed for Lev Parnas, an associate of President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister MORE's personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiWe should listen to John Bolton The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders on the rise as Nevada debate looms Democrats worried about Trump's growing strength MORE, to testify after documents released by the House this week revealed further information about the White House's involvement with Ukraine.

Parnas, during an interview with MSNBC's Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowTlaib says she held Omar's hand during 'triggering' moments at Trump's State of the Union speech Schiff: Bolton 'refused' to submit affidavit on Trump's involvement in Ukraine controversy Tlaib says mention of Kavanaugh was 'trigger' to walk out of Trump speech MORE that aired earlier this week, also implicated several allies close to the president, including former Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryRick Perry to rejoin dental insurance company as chief strategy officer Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is designated survivor for 2020 State of the Union Attorney tells McConnell that Parnas has records 'directly relevant' to impeachment MORE, in the alleged pressure campaign to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce investigations into Trump's political rivals. 

He also said the president was fully aware of what he was doing in Ukraine and that Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoDemocratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders on the rise as Nevada debate looms Congress looks to strengthen hand in State Department following impeachment MORE were in the loop as well.

Parnas said he was a direct component of Giuliani's "shadow diplomacy" in Ukraine, including the former New York City mayor's efforts to have Trump recall then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchDemocrats worried about Trump's growing strength Congress looks to strengthen hand in State Department following impeachment Trump unleashed: President moves with a free hand post-impeachment MORE from her post.

Late last year, Parnas and Igor Fruman, another Giuliani associate, were arrested on campaign finance charges.

Giuliani's former associate also said former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonWe should listen to John Bolton The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders on the rise as Nevada debate looms Bolton decries White House 'censorship' in rare public remarks on his book MORE would be able to shed light on the allegations against Trump if he was allowed to testify.  

GOP lawmakers argued that Parnas's evidence should have been transmitted to the House earlier, but Parnas has claimed that all of his relevant documents had been seized by the Justice Department and were only recently released back to him.

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Booker, Cornyn introduce bill to fund school nutrition programs Three Senate primaries to watch on Super Tuesday MORE (R-Texas) has condemned the Soviet-born businessman and told reporters that Parnas "looks kind of like a shady character."

Graham added, “I wouldn't trust [Parnas] as far as I can throw him.”

The White House has chosen its impeachment trial defense team, which includes high-profile lawyers such as Alan DershowitzAlan Morton DershowitzA disgraced Senate and president have no business confirming judges Dershowitz files defamation suit against Boies, alleging extortion Sunday shows - 2020 Democrats make closing arguments in New Hampshire MORE and Ken Starr. 


The full lineup of the shows is below:

ABC's "This Week" — Schiff, Shelby, Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBloomberg set to debate in Nevada after qualifying in new poll Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Conway: Trump is 'toying with everybody' by attacking Bloomberg for stop-and-frisk comments MORE (D-N.J.), Dershowitz

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinTrump commutes sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich The Hill's Morning Report — AG Barr, GOP senators try to rein Trump in The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders surge triggers Dem angst MORE (D-Ill.)

CBS's "Face the Nation" — Nadler, Cornyn

CNN's “State of the Union" — Dershowitz, Reps. Jason CrowJason CrowTrump set to confront his impeachment foes Democratic impeachment manager shares quote from "Harry Potter's" Dumbledore during trial Impeachment manager dismisses concerns Schiff alienated key Republican votes: 'This isn't about any one person' MORE (D-Colo.) and Mike Waltz (R-Fla.), Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownTrump pick for Fed seat takes bipartisan fire On The Money: Deficit spikes 25 percent through January | Mnuchin declines to say why Trump pulled Treasury nominee who oversaw Roger Stone case | Lawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts Mnuchin defends Treasury regulations on GOP tax law MORE (D-Ohio)

"Fox News Sunday" — Graham, Rep. Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesLawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts On The Money: Fed chief warns Congress on deficits | Trump blames Powell after Dow dips slightly | Trump withdraws nomination of former US attorney for Treasury post Jeffries: Trump budget is a 'declaration of war on the American dream' MORE (D-N.Y.)

Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" — Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTed Cruz takes aim at Alabama vasectomy bill: 'Yikes' 'Medicare for All' will turn into health care for none Cruz 'impresses' his daughter with Chris Evans meeting MORE (R-Texas); Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTrump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify Booker, Merkley propose federal facial recognition moratorium Ex-Ohio State wrestler claims Jim Jordan asked him to deny abuse allegations MORE (R-Ohio); Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of the Trump Organization; Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (R-N.J.); Robert Ray, one of the newest members of President Trump’s impeachment defense team