Sunday Talk Shows (5/20/18): Meet The Press, Face The Nation, Bernie Sanders, Roger Stone, Oliver North

The Sunday morning talk shows will focus on Trump's FBI claims and the Texas school shooting.
By Allen McDuffee
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Guests on the Sunday talk shows indicate that President Donald Trump’s claims about an FBI spy infiltrating his campaign will be front and center this week. That includes former Trump adviser and longtime confidant Roger Stone and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, appearing on NBC’s Meet The Press. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), who is vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and has been vocal about the dangers of identifying FBI informants, will appear on CBS’ Face The Nation and CNN’s State of The Union.

The Sunday shows will also focus on the Friday school shooting in Texas that left 10 people dead. Oliver North, the incoming president of the NRA, will appear on Fox News Sunday—and so will Mark Kelly of the of the Giffords Law Center.

Also of note on this week’s Sunday political talk shows include: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on NBC’s Meet The Press, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on CBS’ Face The Nation, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Fox News Sunday, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Fox News Sunday.

Full Sunday talk show line-up below. What catches your eye?

  • NBC’s Meet The Press: Roger Stone, former Trump adviser; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
  • CBS’ Face The Nation: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA); Larry Kudlow, White House economic adviser; Jon Meacham, Random House; Reihan Salam, National Review; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; Jamelle Bouie, Slate; Anne Gearan, The Washington Post
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  • ABC’s This Week: TBA
  • Fox News Sunday: Oliver North, incoming NRA president; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin; Mark Kelly, Giffords Law Center; Brit Hume, Fox News; Juan Williams, Fox News; Jane Harman, Woodrow Wilson Center; Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • CNN’s State of the Union: Lt. Gov. Dan Patric (R-TX); Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA);

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