Sad morning for the media as they cope with the last weekend of the Obama presidency. Today’s star guest: The man who’ll be VP come this time next week. Mike Pence sits down with “Fox News Sunday” and “Face the Nation” to be grilled on the dossier published by BuzzFeed, the state of play on “repeal and delay” for ObamaCare, and the broader agenda for Trump’s first hundred days. Reince Priebus will face the same questions on “Meet the Press” and “This Week.” Conspicuously missing this morning is Kellyanne Conway, who’s become Trump’s most visible surrogate on Sundays. Everyone needs a day off now and then.
Among the B-list guests scheduled, the most interesting is probably outgoing CIA director John Brennan, who’ll follow Pence on “Fox News Sunday.” If there are going to be any clues offered this morning about whether intel agencies have confirmed or debunked claims in the dossier, Brennan’s the guy who’ll give them. Keep an eye too, though, on Dianne Feinstein, who’ll follow Priebus on “Meet the Press.” She’s been a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee for years and, as such, has intel that most of her colleagues aren’t privy to at any given time. She’s going to be asked about the dossier too, as well as the surprising decision by her committee to investigate some of the accusations made in it.