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Bolton Skips Talk Show as Trump Punishes CNN

But he does appear on ABC to talk Putin

(Newser) - John Bolton grabbed headlines Sunday for appearing and not appearing on morning talk shows. The White House nixed his planned appearance on CNN's State of the Union after President Trump apparently felt disrespected by a CNN journalist Friday, Bloomberg reports. "Actually a @CNN reporter disrespected @POTUS & PM... More »

Giuliani: Mueller Probe Is Totally 'Corrupt'

North Korea and Trump's upcoming Supreme Court pick also heat up the Sunday dial

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani continued knocking special counsel Robert Mueller on Sunday, calling his probe "the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen." Short on specific evidence, President Trump's lawyer didn't hold back: "We can't find an incriminating anything, and we need a basis for this... More »

Surprise Dem Nominee: 'I'm Not Trying to Impose an Ideology'

The Supreme Court, North Korea, and tax reform also sizzle on Sunday talk shows

(Newser) - So just who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The Democratic congressional nominee—who stunned incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District—appeared Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press in part, it seems, to answer that question, per Politico . "It’s part of... More »

Barbara Lee: 'When You See It in Person It's Horrific'

The family-separation policy takes center stage on Sunday talk shows

(Newser) - While US officials scrambled to rectify the migrant-separation policy and heated discussions erupted at the White House, immigration talk heated up the Sunday dial. "It was heart-wrenching. The images that we seen on the media really speak volumes to what’s taking place but when you see it in... More »

Conway Laments Migrant Family Separation 'as a Catholic'

Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani, and Adam Schiff also hit the Sunday dial

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway says "nobody likes" the migrant-family separation policy but insists it's not just a bargaining chip for the Trump administration, the Hill reports. "As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who's got a conscience … I will tell you that nobody likes this policy,... More »

White House: 'Sophomoric' Trudeau 'Stabbed Us in the Back'

Kudlow keeps up drumbeat against Canadian PM after Trump departs G7

(Newser) - The White House is not letting up in its attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a rocky G7 summit. After President Trump assailed Trudeau as "dishonest & weak" in tweets just after leaving Canada on Saturday night, White House National Economic Council director Larry... More »

Giuliani: Trump Doesn't Plan to Pardon Himself ... Yet

The presidential lawyer speaks out on ABC's 'This Week'

(Newser) - "He's not, but he probably does." So said Rudy Giuliani on Sunday when asked whether President Trump has the power to pardon himself, Reuters reports. Appearing on ABC's This Week, Trump's lawyer clarified by saying that his client "has no intention of pardoning himself,... More »

Houston Police Chief: 'We Need to Start Using the Ballot Box'

But Ollie North doesn't see it quite the same way

(Newser) - With another 10 lives stolen this week at a Texas school, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo argued in favor of "gun sense" on Face the Nation. "Let me tell you, people at the state level and the federal level in too many places in our country are not... More »

Sanders: 'Crude and Stupid' Is One Thing. This Is Just 'Beyond'

Staffer's joke about John McCain gets airtime on Sunday

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders didn't mince words Sunday when discussing the White House reaction to a staffer who made fun of John McCain's brain cancer , reports CNN . "It is one thing in the White House for somebody to say something crude and stupid and disrespectful about an American hero,... More »

Conway to CNN Host: 'No, No, No, No, No'

But exchange over gender gets a little confusing

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway garnered media attention Sunday by accusing CNN's Dana Bash of posing a sexist question—if in a slightly perplexing manner. Politico reports that Bash sparked the exchange on State of the Union by mentioning a now-deleted tweet from George Conway, Kellyanne's husband, which criticized President Trump'... More »

Nikki Haley Issues Threats on Sunday Talk Shows

(Newser) - Sunday morning talk shows buzzed with Syria talk following US and allied attacks on chemical facilities in the war-torn nation—with Nikki Haley leading the charge for the administration, Politico reports. "If Assad doesn’t get it, it’s going to hurt," said the US ambassador to the... More »

Sen. Kaine Says Trump Is 'Lying' or 'Delusional'

Virginia senator heats up DACA blame game

(Newser) - Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine fired back at President Trump Sunday over DACA's demise, which Trump blames on Democrats. "He is either lying or he is completely delusional,” Kaine says on CNN’s State of the Union, per Politico . "If President Trump believes in DACA, all he... More »

Warren 'Not Running for President,' But Hedges on One Thing

And Jeff Flake wants to see a GOP primary contender

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's not running for president in 2020, but another six-year term as senator? That she wouldn't confirm, Politico reports. "I am in this fight to retain my Senate seat in 2018," she said on Meet the Press when Chuck Todd asked whether... More »

Trump Adviser: '160 Countries ... Simply Don't Like Us'

Tariffs and gun control heat up the Sunday talk shows

(Newser) - Tariff talk and gun control took center stage on the Sunday talk shows. On State of the Union, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro refused to allow any exclusions for steel and aluminum tariffs, even for US allies, CNN reports. But "there will be an exemption procedure for particular... More »

Clapper on Russia Threat: Trump 'Never Talks About That'

Also, perspectives on this week's school shooting in Parkland

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russians and the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. , spurred much of the conversation on the Sunday morning circuit. After the special counsel's newest indictment, President Trump spent much of the weekend tweeting how there was "no collusion" between himself or members of... More »

Gowdy on Memo: Russia Probe Valid With or Without It

Sen. Dick Durbin, meanwhile, says memo could 'precipitate a constitutional crisis'

(Newser) - The memo released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee that alleges FBI and DOJ overreach has dominated the news cycle this week, and Sunday morning's news shows kept it top of mind, per the Hill . Some takes from both sides of the aisle:
  • GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, who
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GOP Lawmaker on Mueller: 'Leave Him the Hell Alone'

And more from the Sunday morning talk show circuit

(Newser) - The future of Robert Mueller was the talk of the town on the Sunday morning talk shows, with politicians on both sides of the aisle weighing the need to protect the special counsel following a report Trump tried to fire him in June. "It’s pretty clear to me... More »

Trump Lawyer: 'There Is No Investigation, Period'

Says president's tweet was responding to report of investigation

(Newser) - Tweets that President Trump is under investigation have been greatly exaggerated, the president's own lawyer says. "Let me be clear here," Jay Sekulow tells NBC's Meet the Press. "The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction." He went on to... More »

Gore Accuses Trump of Being 'Divisive' With London Tweets

Trump criticized and misquoted London mayor in tweet

(Newser) - Al Gore appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday to take President Trump to task for criticizing and misquoting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a tweet while the latter attempts to deal with the aftermath of Saturday's deadly attack. “I don’t think that a major... More »

Homeland Security Chief: Leaks 'Darn Close to Treason'

Plus, John Kelly, Clapper weigh in on Jared Kushner's alleged contact with Russia

(Newser) - Whoever is behind the leaks of intelligence Britain shared with the United States in the wake of the Manchester bombing is in dangerous territory, according to the secretary of Homeland Security. "I believe when you leak the kind of information that seems to be routinely leaked—high, high level... More »

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