As the 2024 presidential election approaches, the looming indictment of former President Trump is likely to dominate the Sunday morning talk show circuit this weekend, alongside discussions of a possible TikTok ban.
Last weekend, Trump ignited a political uproar after a hush-money probe by the Manhattan District Attorney suggested he could be arrested as early as Tuesday.
Republican lawmakers denounced the potential indictment as “politically motivated” and “abuse of power” and called for the arrest of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, for “prosecutorial misconduct.”
Several Republican Speakers of the House demanded that Bragg appear before Congress and produce documents and correspondence about the case.
The investigation centers around a $130,000 payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.
Trump’s remarks appear to have been premature, and the Manhattan grand jury assembled in the case ultimately did not meet on the issue this week. Bragg on Thursday accused the former president of creating “false expectations” of arrests and denounced Republican lawmakers’ demands for testimony as “illegal intrusion” into ongoing investigations.
But the former president and 2024 Republican presidential nominee doubled down on Friday in attacking the looming indictment, warning that indictments against him could lead to “potential death and destruction.” suggested.
Trump attorney Joe Tacopina, who has made the televised tour to defend the former president, similarly argued that there would be “all-out war” if Trump were indicted. Tacopina is scheduled to join NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who was fired by Trump, will also appear on “Meet the Press” this weekend. Bharara has previously mentioned the possibility of Trump being indicted in a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation.
Matthew Whitaker, a former acting attorney general under Trump, is also likely to appear on Fox News Sunday this weekend to discuss potential indictments. and described the incident as “weak.”
Discussions about a possible TikTok ban are also likely to feature heavily on Sunday’s show after TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday.
Some lawmakers have called for a ban on the social media app as concerns surface over potential national security threats posed by the app and its China-based owner, ByteDance. increase.
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), who appears on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and CNN’s “State of the Union” this weekend, will join Sen. submitted. Associated with foreign adversaries, he gives the federal government powers to regulate or ban technologies like TikTok.
“TikTok is a huge threat,” Warner said in an interview in November, adding, “It’s a massive collector of information, often our children. If you’re a parent and have kids on TikTok, I would be very concerned.”
Mr. Chu tried to assuage lawmakers’ concerns about the app in a five-hour hearing on Thursday, with little success.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Kathy McMorris Rogers (R, Washington), who will also participate in CNN’s State of the Union address on Sunday, said in her opening statement at the hearing that U.S. lawmakers “buy Chew’s guarantees.” No,” he said.
Below is the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this Sunday’s talk show.
ABC’s “This Week” —Rep. Mike Gallagher (Republican, Wisconsin) and Raja Krishnamooti (Democrat, Illinois)
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Joe Tacopina, Donald Trump’s attorney. Former US Attorney in New York, Preet Bharara. Governor Spencer Cox (Republican-Utah)
CBS “Face the Nation” — Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.); Rep. Tony Gonzalez (R-Texas); National Security Council spokesman John Kirby. Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neil Kashkari. Former Homeland Security secretaries Jay Johnson and Michael Chertoff.Bill Bratton, former New York City Police Commissioner
CNN’s “State of the Union Address” — Warner; Rep. James Comer (Republican, Kentucky), Kathy McMorris Rogers (Republican, Washington), Lo Khanna (Democrat, California)
“Fox News Sunday” — Rep. Michael McCall (Texas Republican)
“Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News Channel — Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin); former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.); Matt Taibbi, independent journalist; Alan Dershowitz, Professor Emeritus of Harvard Law.Matthew Whitaker, Former Acting U.S. Attorney General
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