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 BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' 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 TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 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 - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Watch live: Biden surgeon general pick testifies at confirmation hearing The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help 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 BoltonTrump offered North Korea's Kim a ride home on Air Force One: report Key impeachment figure Pence sticks to sidelines Bolton lawyer: Trump impeachment trial is constitutional MORE, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump; former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

NBC’s “Meet the Press” Ron KlainRon KlainDemocrats scramble to rescue minimum wage hike Biden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision The Memo: Biden faces first major setback as Tanden teeters MORE, Biden's incoming chief of staff; Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonTrump to attend private RNC donor retreat The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Tanden's odds plummet to lead OMB Former Trump officials eye bids for political office 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 FauciNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech Sunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues Underfunding classics and humanities is dangerous MORE, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockKelly Loeffler's WNBA team sold after players' criticism The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan Georgia's GOP-led Senate passes bill requiring ID for absentee voting MORE, Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia; Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineStates paying billions in fraudulent unemployment claims Governors mark 'Ronald Reagan Day' Reports of unemployment fraud increase as states mail out tax forms MORE, R-Ohio.; Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst 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 JordanDemocrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display Trump to reemerge on political scene at CPAC 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 BannonWhy the 'Never-Trumpers' flopped Manhattan prosecutors subpoena Bannon financial documents: CNN Nearly a quarter of Trump's Facebook posts in 2020 included misinformation: analysis MORE; Alex Vogel