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Sunday shows preview: Bolton delivers bombshell while US tackles COVID-19, police brutality

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The release of former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s memoir and police reform legislation moving through Congress is expected to dominate the Sunday show circuit this weekend. 

On Saturday a federal court ruled against the Trump administration’s request to block Bolton’s book from publishing. The book alleges that Trump committed impeachable offenses that House Democrats never investigated, such as allegedly trying to persuade Chinese President Xi Jinping to buy large amounts of agricultural products to improve his reelection prospects in agricultural states.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was among the Democrats who lashed out at Bolton this week for refusing to testify during the House impeachment hearings. Schiff is booked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) is booked on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Attorney General William Barr, who has stirred controversy this week over his decision to try to remove the U.S. attorney for Manhattan, is booked on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”

On Saturday, the Trump campaign is hosting its first rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Vice President Pence is booked on “America This Week With Eric Bolling.” 

This week, Republicans released their police reform bill, which has weaker provisions that the Democratic bill introduced earlier this month. GOP Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), the sole black Republican in the Senate and lead architect of the bill, is booked on ABC’s “This Week.”

On Thursday the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The court’s decision left room for the administration to try and end the program again, which they have indicated they intend to do.

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, who has said the court decision “usurps the clear authority of the Executive Branch,” is booked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Below is the full lineup of Sunday show guests:

ABC’s “This Week” — Scott; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Wolf; Schiff; Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Wolf; Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration 

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Nadler; White House trade adviser Peter Navarro; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

“Fox News Sunday” — Mercedes Schlapp, adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign; Symone Sanders, adviser to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign; Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins University.

Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” — Barr

“America This Week With Eric Bolling” — Pence; Senator Rick Scott (R-FL); Corey Lewandowski Trump2020; Mark Lamont Hill BET News; Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas);Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.); Bernie Kerik- Former NYPD Commissioner

Tags Adam Schiff Chad Wolf Corey Lewandowski Devin Nunes Donald Trump Hakeem Jeffries Jerry Nadler Joe Biden John Bolton Michael McCaul Symone Sanders Tim Scott William Barr

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