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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 PompeoPompeo's wife and son made personal requests of State Dept staff: report Pompeo: US citizens born in Jerusalem can now list Israel on passports The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, Biden blitz battleground states MORE will make the rounds on this week's Sunday talk shows as he continues to defend President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden 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 SchumerChuck SchumerHouse Democrats introduce bill to invest 0 billion in STEM research and education Graham dismisses criticism from Fox Business's Lou Dobbs Lewandowski: Trump 'wants to see every Republican reelected regardless of ... if they break with the president' MORE (D-N.Y.) will appear on ABC, Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerHillicon Valley: Big Tech hearing the most partisan yet | Rubio warns about foreign election interference | Trump campaign site briefly hacked Rubio warns that election interference may ramp up around Election Day Senate Intel leadership urges American vigilance amid foreign election interference MORE (D-Va.) will appear on NBC, Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyBitter fight over Barrett fuels calls to nix filibuster, expand court Democrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Democrats brace for nail-biting finish to Senate battle MORE (D-Conn.) will appear on CBS and Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Senate Democrats call for ramped up Capitol coronavirus testing Democratic senators offer bill to make payroll tax deferral optional for federal workers MORE (D-Md.) will appear on Fox. 

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren has expressed interest in being Biden's Treasury secretary: report The Democrats' 50 state strategy never reached rural America What a Biden administration should look like MORE (D-Mass.) and Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegWhat a Biden administration should look like Conservative operatives Wohl, Burkman charged in Ohio over false robocalls LGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress 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 PelosiMnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' On The Money: Trump makes a late pitch on the economy | US economy records record GDP gains after historic COVID-19 drop | Pelosi eyes big COVID-19 deal in lame duck Pelosi challenger calls delay on COVID-19 relief bill the 'privilege of politics' 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 McConnellMnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' On The Money: Trump makes a late pitch on the economy | US economy records record GDP gains after historic COVID-19 drop | Pelosi eyes big COVID-19 deal in lame duck Lawmakers say infrastructure efforts are falling victim to deepening partisan divide 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 GrahamThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Election night could be a bit messy The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, Biden blitz battleground states Late donor surges push election spending projections to new heights MORE (R-S.C.) and Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsLoeffler says she's 'not familiar' with Trump's comments from 'Access Hollywood' tape The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden's big battleground | Trump and Harris hit the trail in Arizona | Turnout surges among new voters Biden takes 5-point lead over Trump in Georgia in new poll 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 SchiffCIA impeachment whistleblower forced to live under surveillance due to threats: report In our 'Bizarro World' of 2020 politics, the left takes a wrong turn Greenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox MORE (D-Calif.) will appear on CNN. 

The full Sunday lineup is below:

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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 RubioWisconsin GOP says hackers stole .3M Hillicon Valley: Big Tech hearing the most partisan yet | Rubio warns about foreign election interference | Trump campaign site briefly hacked Rubio warns that election interference may ramp up around Election Day 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 RatcliffeWisconsin GOP says hackers stole .3M Hillicon Valley: Big Tech hearing the most partisan yet | Rubio warns about foreign election interference | Trump campaign site briefly hacked Rubio warns that election interference may ramp up around Election Day MORE (R-Texas), Collins.