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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 SchiffGroups see new openings for digging up dirt on Trump Overnight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference MORE (D-Calif.) will appear on ABC's "This Week," while House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHillicon Valley: Tech companies duke it out at Senate hearing | Seven House Republicans vow to reject donations from Big Tech Wyden-Paul bill would close loophole allowing feds to collect private data Jim Jordan, Val Demings get in shouting match about police during hearing 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 ShelbySenate GOP keeps symbolic earmark ban Biden dispatches Cabinet members to sell infrastructure plan Senate GOP faces post-Trump spending brawl MORE (R-Ala.) will join Schiff on "This Week," and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBipartisan group of senators holds immigration talks amid border surge Senate GOP keeps symbolic earmark ban Overnight Energy: Biden reportedly will pledge to halve US emissions by 2030 | Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution 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 TrumpUS gives examples of possible sanctions relief to Iran GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House passes bill aimed at stopping future Trump travel ban MORE's personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiAndrew Giuliani to meet with Trump before potential New York gubernatorial campaign MyPillow files countersuit against Dominion Voting Systems Guilfoyle named as national chair of Greitens' Senate campaign in Missouri 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 MaddowOcasio-Cortez eyeing T over 10 years for infrastructure Tucker Carlson: Matt Gaetz sexual allegation interview 'one of weirdest' he's done MSNBC changes branding of live breaking news coverage to 'MSNBC Reports' MORE that aired earlier this week, also implicated several allies close to the president, including former Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryOvernight Energy: Michigan reps reintroduce measure for national 'forever chemicals' standard |  White House says gas tax won't be part of infrastructure bill Trump alumni launch America First Policy Institute Senators urge Energy chief to prioritize cybersecurity amid growing threats 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 PompeoMike PompeoPompeo visits Hill to support GOP push for Iran sanctions Pompeo joins GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to introduce Iran sanctions act House passes legislation to elevate cybersecurity at the State Department 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 YovanovitchBlinken tells State Department staff 'I have your back' Trump has discussed possible pardons for three eldest children, Kushner: report Former Giuliani associates plead not guilty to new fraud charges 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 BoltonTrump pushes back on Bolton poll Hillicon Valley: Facebook Oversight board to rule on Trump ban in 'coming weeks' | Russia blocks Biden Cabinet officials in retaliation for sanctions Russia blocks key Biden Cabinet officials from entering in retaliation for sanctions 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 CornynCornyn, Sinema to introduce bill aimed at addressing border surge Bipartisan group of senators holds immigration talks amid border surge House votes to extend ban on fentanyl-like substances 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 DershowitzDershowitz advising MyPillow CEO's lawyers in Dominion case Kushner planning book about time in Trump White House: report A victory for the Constitution, not so much for Trump MORE and Ken Starr. 

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The full lineup of the shows is below:

ABC's "This Week" — Schiff, Shelby, Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerNew signs of progress emerge on police reform White House to give Congress space on police reform Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales MORE (D-N.J.), Dershowitz

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Dick DurbinDick DurbinCornyn, Sinema to introduce bill aimed at addressing border surge Harris casts tiebreaking vote to advance Biden nominee Bipartisan group of senators holds immigration talks amid border surge MORE (D-Ill.)

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

CNN's “State of the Union" — Dershowitz, Reps. Jason CrowJason CrowOvernight Energy: Biden reportedly will pledge to halve US emissions by 2030 | Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution Five questions about Biden withdrawal from Afghanistan Managers seek to make GOP think twice about Trump acquittal MORE (D-Colo.) and Mike Waltz (R-Fla.), Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownHouse Dems to unveil drug pricing measure ahead of Biden package Ma'Khia Bryant's TikToks go viral as alternative to body cam footage Sherrod Brown: Teenager killed in Columbus police shooting 'should be alive right now' MORE (D-Ohio)

"Fox News Sunday" — Graham, Rep. Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After historic verdict, Chauvin led away in handcuffs Waters on Chauvin guilty verdict: 'I'm not celebrating, I'm relieved' Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' MORE (D-N.Y.)

Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" — Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzChauvin likely to face uphill battle in expected appeal Senate GOP keeps symbolic earmark ban Senate confirms Gupta nomination in tight vote MORE (R-Texas); Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTraditional media yawns as Maxine Waters gets pass on inciteful rhetoric Demings asked about Senate run after sparring with Jordan on police funding The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After historic verdict, Chauvin led away in handcuffs 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