Sunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump's Iran strike

Sunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump's Iran strike
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Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoNPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' NPR sends letter to State Dept. demanding answers for reporter's removal from trip Trump allies throw jabs at Bolton over book's claims MORE will make the rounds on this week's Sunday talk shows as he continues to defend President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE's decision to kill top Iranian military official Gen. Qassem Soleimani. 

The Pentagon said this week that a U.S. strike had killed Soleimani, and Pompeo has said the attack was carried out in response to "imminent threats on American lives."

This weekend, he's expected to appear on multiple major talk shows including ABC's “This Week," NBC's “Meet the Press,"CBS's “Face the Nation," CNN's “State of the Union" and “Fox News Sunday," according to The Associated Press. 

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Pompeo this week defended the strike in a CNN interview, saying that Soleimani "was actively plotting in the region to take actions ... that would have put dozens if not hundreds of American lives at risk."

Several Democrats are also slated to appear in interviews on Sunday and may criticize the move. 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerLawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet Senate Democrats' super PAC raised million in 2019 As the mental health crisis grows, Puerto Ricans need long-term care MORE (D-N.Y.) will appear on ABC, Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerLawmakers warn US, UK intel sharing at risk after Huawei decision Democrats worry Trump team will cherry-pick withheld documents during defense Commerce Department withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon pushback: reports  MORE (D-Va.) will appear on NBC, Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyLawmakers warn US, UK intel sharing at risk after Huawei decision Democratic senator on proposal to read Bolton manuscript in classified setting: 'Total bulls---t' Republicans show little enthusiasm for impeachment witness swap MORE (D-Conn.) will appear on CBS and Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenDemocrats offer mixed reactions to Trump's Mideast peace plan Trump offers two-state peace plan for Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid skepticism The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump lawyers to offer closing arguments on day 7 MORE (D-Md.) will appear on Fox. 

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Overnight Health Care — Presented by Philip Morris International — HHS has no plans to declare emergency over coronavirus | GOP senator calls for travel ban to stop outbreak | Warren releases plan to contain infectious diseases Biden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa MORE (D-Mass.) and Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Biden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa Hill.TV's Krystal Ball: Failure to embrace Sanders as nominee would 'destroy' Democratic Party MORE will appear on CNN and Warren will also appear on NBC.

Impeachment is also likely to be a topic of discussion on Sunday amid weeks of stalemate between the Democrat-led House and Republican-led Senate. 

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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats offer mixed reactions to Trump's Mideast peace plan James Taylor to perform at awards ceremony for Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week Trump offers two-state peace plan for Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid skepticism MORE (D-Calif.) has declined to turn the House-passed articles of impeachment over to the Senate, citing concerns about comments by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump allies throw jabs at Bolton over book's claims GOP confident of win on witnesses Collins Senate bid threatens to spark GOP rift in Georgia MORE (R-Ky.) that he would not be impartial during an impeachment trial. 

McConnell this week criticized Democrats as having "cold feet."

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP confident of win on witnesses GOP Foreign Affairs leaders join pushback against potential troop drawdown in Africa Republicans signal renewed confidence they'll avoid witness fight MORE (R-S.C.) and Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsCollins Senate bid threatens to spark GOP rift in Georgia The Hill's Morning Report - Bolton charge ups ante in witness showdown Collins expected to announce Georgia Senate bid MORE (R-Ga.), key impeachment figures and the top Republicans on the Senate and House Judiciary committees respectively, will appear on FOX News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures."

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump allies throw jabs at Bolton over book's claims GOP senator plans to ask about Bidens, whistleblower in impeachment trial Parnas asks court for permission to turn over more evidence to Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) will appear on CNN. 

The full Sunday lineup is below:

ABC's “This Week" — Pompeo, Schumer,

NBC's “Meet the Press" — Pompeo; Warren, Warner, 

CBS's “Face the Nation" — Pompeo, Murphy, D-Conn., Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: UK allows Huawei to build 5G in blow to Trump | Lawmakers warn decision threatens intel sharing | Work on privacy bill inches forward | Facebook restricts travel to China amid virus Lawmakers warn US, UK intel sharing at risk after Huawei decision GOP lawmaker: UK-Huawei deal could force US to 'reexamine' intelligence-sharing partnership MORE (R-Fla.)

CNN's “State of the Union" — Pompeo, Warren, Buttigieg, Schiff,

“Fox News Sunday" — Pompeo; Van Hollen

FOX News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" - Pompeo, assistant to the president for trade and manufacturing policy Peter Navarro, Graham, Rep. John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeJordan says he thinks trial will be over by next week The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clash over rules White House appoints GOP House members to advise Trump's impeachment team MORE (R-Texas), Collins.