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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 BidenExpanding child tax credit could lift 4 million children out of poverty: analysis Maria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back 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 TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat 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 MurthyThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? A full pandemic recovery demands mental health support Biden to appear on MSNBC before town hall on vaccines 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 BoltonUS drops lawsuit, closes probe over Bolton book John Bolton: Biden-Putin meeting 'premature' Republicans request documents on Kerry's security clearance process MORE, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump; former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

NBC’s “Meet the Press” Ron KlainRon Klain'It's still a BFD': Democrats applaud ruling upholding ObamaCare Vermont governor lifts restrictions as state becomes first to reach 80 percent vaccinated Biden's no-drama White House chief MORE, Biden's incoming chief of staff; Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonDemocrat Chris Jones enters Arkansas governor race with dramatic, viral video DOJ to states: Bans on transgender youth health care are unconstitutional The states taking steps to ban critical race theory 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 FauciFauci says he puts 'very little weight in the craziness of condemning me' Beware language and the art of manipulation The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay MORE, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockDemocrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal Democrats scramble to unify before election bill brawl MORE, Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia; Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineOhio GOP governor comes out against controversial state anti-vaccine bill Overnight Health Care: Biden says US donation of 500 million vaccines will 'supercharge' global virus fight | Moderna asks FDA to clear COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents FDA extends shelf life of J&J vaccine amid concern over expiring doses MORE, R-Ohio.; Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: The center strikes back Sanders against infrastructure deal with more gas taxes, electric vehicle fees Sunday shows - Voting rights, infrastructure in the spotlight 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 JordanGOP divided over bills targeting tech giants Hillicon Valley: Biden, Putin agree to begin work on addressing cybersecurity concerns | Senate panel unanimously advances key Biden cyber nominees | Rick Scott threatens to delay national security nominees until Biden visits border Trump, allies pressured DOJ to back election claims, documents show 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 BannonFox Corp names McGahn, Bannon attorney to board of directors 'So interesting': Trump pitched on idea to run for House, become Speaker Democrats claim vindication, GOP cries witch hunt as McGahn finally testifies MORE; Alex Vogel