"In terms of the symbolism of having a sit-down with the American president, absolutely. That is a very important win for Putin," Hill, who served as a top Russia adviser under former President Donald Trump, said.
The infectious diseases expert has faced criticism from Republicans over the United States' handling of the novel coronavirus.
"No, no, no. Don't start that," Todd warned Crenshaw.
"Essentially, you're the arsonist here. President Trump is the arsonist and you've started the fire… you didn't have the guts to tell the truth that this election was fair," 'Meet the Press' host Chuck Todd told Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson.
A call to #FireChuckTodd has gained momentum on Twitter, after the MSNBC host asked if Biden was taking COVID-19 too seriously when it comes to campaigning.
"Why doesn't the president follow his administration's own guidelines at his rallies?" Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked Jason Miller.
Political commentators have questioned the move by NBC to host the president's town hall event after he pulled out of the second presidential debate.
Vice President Mike Pence said he is unconcerned by an overwhelming number of recent polls showing President Donald Trump trailing Joe Biden, with Pence declaring "polling is broken in America."
NBC News admits that it selectively edited a clip of Attorney General William Barr in a recent 'Meet the Press' episode.
"It's not too much for Americans to ask of their leaders that they be competent and informed when responding to a crisis of historic proportions," the editorial board wrote.
"Do you think there is blood on the president's hands considering the slow response?" the 'Meet the Press' host asked the Democratic presidential candidate.
He cautioned younger Americans about ignoring recommendations from health care officials and government agencies at the state, federal and local levels regarding social distancing.
He accused the Vermont senator of having "never gotten anything done" in his lengthy political career.
"I don't understand how Bernie is considered a frontrunner," Todd said. "More people showed up to the polls, highest turnout ever, and his percentage went down, not up."
Todd complained about being on the "receiving end of the Bernie online brigade" before quoting the article from a conservative outlet.
"Just a reminder: If you believe in God or the Bible, [Todd] thinks you are a gullible, fairy-tale-believing sap," actor Nick Searcy tweeted.
The senator claimed without evidence that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
Adam Schiff pushed back against the NBC News host's claim the impeachment inquiry appears to be letting President Trump and his alleged co-conspirators off the hook.
Johnson was caught in a hypocritical accusation after being challenged on a pre-2016 election quote that he would support the impeachment of Hillary Clinton should she be elected president the week after.
"The president of Ukraine said he was surprised to get an additional $140 million dollars," Todd said. "He said it was a pleasant surprise but that he was surprised."
Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke used his increasingly common brusque manner to push aside criticisms and questions about Joe Biden's age or mental acuity.
California Senator Kamala Harris accused Russia of deliberately using racism to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and provoke Americans into fighting against each another.
Trump said he hadn't campaigned to win the popular vote, but asserted that he would have won had his campaign employed a different strategy.
Impeachment continues to be a thorny topic for Democrats. For the most part, leaders of the party have argued that impeachment is a politically risky move.
NBC News's "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd accused Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of doing southern border migrants a "tremendous disservice" by calling detention centers concentration camps.
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged Russia did try to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, but he said blame should be placed with the Obama administration for allowing it to happen.
"Everything they put out about Hillary Clinton was true," the president's personal lawyer said. "In other words, they didn't make things up.
Buttigieg discussed the turmoil he faced as a young gay man growing up in Indiana during a speech in D.C.
The Mayor of South Bend, Indiana also talked about the "frustrating" amount of support Trump has from evangelical voters.
"Whether or not [Trump] gets $1.6 billion from Congress, whether or not he gets $2.5 billion or $5.7 billion, he's going to do whatever he legally can to secure that border," Trump's acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said.