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Sunday shows preview: Biden team gears up for transition, Trump legal battles continue and pandemic rages on

Sunday shows preview: Biden team gears up for transition, Trump legal battles continue and pandemic rages on
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President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation US records 2,300 COVID-19 deaths as pandemic rises with holidays MORE's transition preparation, the Trump campaign's legal battles in swing states and the surging coronavirus in the U.S. are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows. 

Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election exactly one week ago, and President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE continues to refuse to concede the election. The former vice president has secured 306 Electoral Votes compared to Trump’s 232, with races in the states Arizona and Georgia projected for Biden this week.  

The president and his allies continue to claim that the election results are invalid due to voter fraud. However, a coalition of leading federal and state election officials as well as voting equipment manufacturers declared on Thursday that it was the "most secure" contest in U.S. history. They added that there is "no evidence" that any voting system was compromised. 

Despite these findings, the Trump campaign is moving ahead with its legal challenges, though they are unlikely to change the outcome of the election. 

The New York Times reported on Saturday that Trump tapped his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to oversee the campaign’s lawsuits. The decision was made after the campaign lost a suit over vote counting in Maricopa County, Ariz.

Giuliani will appear on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Features” and “America This Week.”  

Trump’s refusal to concede has complicated Biden’s transition. 

Trump's General Services Administration (GSA) has yet to ascertain Biden as president-elect, blocking access to millions of dollars in federal funding for salaries and travel for his team. In addition, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence isn’t interacting with the Biden campaign, meaning that he's not getting access to presidential intelligence briefings. 

However, Biden is still forging ahead with transition planning, hiring staff and devising a plan to tackle the pandemic. Biden appointed his longtime confidant Ron Klainto serve as his chief of staff. Klain will appear on NBC’s "Meet the Press" Sunday. 

Biden unveiled his coronavirus task force on Monday which includes former Surgeon General Vivek MurthyVivek Hallegere MurthyBiden team to begin getting COVID-19 briefings Five House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Fauci says he has not talked to Biden: He doesn't want to 'put me in a compromised position' MORE, who is scheduled to appear on "Fox News Sunday." 

Several of Biden’s coronavirus advisers will appear on Sunday shows this week, including Michael Osterholm who said that the U.S. is well-positioned financially to handle a lockdown of more than a month in order to get the pandemic under control. He will appear on "Meet the Press." 

Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this week’s Sunday Talk Shows: 

 

ABC’s “This Week” — Jon Ossoff, Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia; Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Adm. Brett Giroir; Dr. Atul Gawande, coronavirus adviser to President-elect Joe Biden; John BoltonJohn BoltonPressure grows from GOP for Trump to recognize Biden election win Sunday shows - Virus surge dominates ahead of fraught Thanksgiving holiday Bolton calls on GOP leadership to label Trump's behavior 'inexcusable' MORE, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump; former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

NBC’s “Meet the Press” Ron Klain, Biden's incoming chief of staff; Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonActive coronavirus cases hit new high in Arkansas Ex-AG Holder urges GOP to speak against Trump efforts to 'subvert' election results Chuck Todd: Every GOP senator declined interviews this weekend MORE, R-Ark.; Dr. Michael Osterholm, coronavirus adviser to Biden.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Preempted by coverage of the Masters golf tournament.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciVaccine skepticism emerges as early test for Biden Trump encourages Americans to 'gather' in Thanksgiving proclamation despite coronavirus surge Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year MORE, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Raphael Warnock, Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia; Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineCleveland coronavirus cases up 1,200 percent since early October Hogan ramps up criticism of Trump: 'Stop golfing and concede' More GOP governors embrace mask mandates, but holdouts remain MORE, R-Ohio.; Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Clyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Prepare for buyers' remorse when Biden/Harris nationalize health care MORE, I-Vt.

Fox News Sunday — Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel and Fox News Contributor; Laurence Tribe, Harvard University Professor of Constitutional Law Emeritus; Dr. Vivek Murthy, co-chair of the Biden Covid-19 Advisory Board.

Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures" — Giuliani; Sen. David Purdue (R-GA), Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanCheney, top GOP lawmakers ask Trump campaign for proof of election fraud New RSC chairman sees 'Trumpism' as future Sunday shows preview: Biden team gears up for transition, Trump legal battles continue and pandemic rages on MORE (R-OH) Ranking Member House Judiciary Committee; Sidney Powell, Attorney to Gen. Michael Flynn

"America This Week" With Eric BollingMegyn Kelly; Bill O’Reilly; Giuliani; Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonJuan Williams: Obama's dire warnings about right-wing media Sunday shows preview: Biden transition, COVID-19 spike in spotlight Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg and Dorsey return for another hearing | House passes 5G funding bill | Twitter introduces 'fleets' MORE; Alex Vogel