This morning brings a rare pause to presidential chatter on the Sunday shows as they turn to counterterrorism on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. The star guest: DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, who’s booked for “This Week,” “Meet the Press,” “State of the Union,” and “Fox News Sunday.” What about “Face the Nation”? The administration will cover that base too with CIA chief John Brennan. Is America safer now from than it was 15 years ago? Johnson and Brennan will say yes. The truth is more complicated. Is the rest of the western world, most notably continental Europe, safer now than it was then? Hard to see how.
There are no top Clinton surrogates booked as I write this on Saturday, and of the two Trump fans scheduled, one of them — Rudy Giuliani — is obviously lined up today to talk about 9/11 as well, at least in part. The other Trumper is Newt Gingrich, who’ll be on “Fox News Sunday.” The full line-up is at the AP.