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The Lead with Jake Tapper

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The Lead with Jake Tapper will draw not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seek to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines will come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.

The Lead with Jake Tapper will draw not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seek to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines will come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.
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The Lead with Jake Tapper will draw not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seek to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines will come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.

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Episodes

WH tries damage control after Mulvaney admits quid pro quo; Trump: Energy Secy Perry leaving post at end of year; Trump praises ceasefire as violence still unfolds;

10/18/2019
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GOP won't rule out impeachment after Mulvaney's admission; Trump deflects, distracts after Mulvaney admits quid pro quo; WaPo: Diplomat says Biden's office dismissed concerns about Hunter Biden's work in 2015; Rick Perry resigns as questions grow over conversations with Giuliani about Ukraine; Sources: Pompeo frustrated at criticism directed at him; Despite claims of a ceasefire, deadly violence continues; Turkey's President to meet Russian President Putin in days; McConnell Op-ed:...

Duration:00:39:43

White House admits Trump directed officials to work with Giuliani; White House admits to quid pro quo with Ukraine; Bloomberg: Energy Secy. Perry tells Trump he's resigning; Lawmakers mourn death of Rep. Elijah Cummings;

10/17/2019
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Mulvaney admits to quid pro quo with Ukraine: "Get over it. There's going to be political influence in foreign policy"; Source: Trump legal team "baffled" by Mulvaney briefing; House lawyer drives Dems impeachment strategy; Trump: U.S. and Turkey agree to ceasefire in Syria; Turkey: "Not a ceasefire" in Syria, just a "pause"; Romney rips Trump's Syria strategy, calls for public hearings; Adm. McRaven: Our republic is under attack from the President; Trump: Kurdish allies of the U.S. are not...

Duration:00:39:38

Counterintelligence probe of Giuliani hinges on ties to Ukraine, wealthy foreigners & WH; Pelosi: Trump had a "meltdown" in meeting on Syria; Trump's letter to Erdogan: "Don't be a tough guy! Don't be a fool!"

10/16/2019
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Federal investigations of Rudy Giuliani includes counterintelligence probe; Democrats speak after meeting with Trump at WH; Trump claims Turkey's invasion of Northern Syria "has nothing to do with us"; House voted 354-60 on resolution condemning Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria; Former senior aide: Pompeo silent when asked to support ambassador targeted by Giuliani; Former senior Pompeo adviser ends testimony after 5 hours; Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine expected to testify...

Duration:00:42:15

CNN/NYT to host Democratic Debate tonight at 8PM; Several Republicans raising questions about Giuliani's actions; VP Pence heads to Turkey after Trump slaps new sanctions; Hunter Biden: I did nothing improper, but had "poor judgement";

10/15/2019
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Sources: Giuliani will defy subpoena for Ukraine docs; Budget Office does not plan to comply with document subpoena; OMB does not comply with document subpoena; Source: Trump's ex-Russia adviser said Bolton thought Giuliani was a "hand grenade" ready to explode; Democrats question another key witness behind closed doors as republicans attack the process; U.S. Official: Turkish-backed forces come close to U.S. troops; Void left by U.S. troops in Syria being filled by Russia; 12 Democrats face...

Duration:00:42:31

Trump's former Russia advisor testifying on Capitol Hill; Trump says he'll impose economic sanctions against Turkish officials for Syria incursion; Trump directs attacks on Twitter at Dems, FOX, critics of his strategy on Syria

10/14/2019
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Source: in today's testimony, Trump's ex-Russia advisor praised the ousted ambassador targeted by Giuliani; NYT: former Trump adviser will testify Giuliani ran "shadow diplomacy" in Ukraine to aid Trump; Trump: "small footprint" of U.S. forces to remain in southern Syria to disrupt "remnants of ISIS"; Kurdish leader: U.S. "leaving us to be slaughtered"; McConnell slams Trump's withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria; Retired four-star gen: Trump has "blood on his hands"; Joe Biden's son Hunter...

Duration:00:43:19

Judges rule against Trump Admin three times in one day; Dem Chairs: Subpoena issued to Yovanovitch after White House, State Dept told her not to testify;

10/11/2019
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NYT: Former Ambassador to Ukraine testifies Trump pressured State Department to remove her; NYT: Former Ukraine Amb. blames Trump, Giuliani for her removal; NYT: Yovanovitch testifies Trump fired her based on "false claims by people with clearly questionable motives"; Sources: National Security Adviser to slash career NSC staff and add political appointees; Source: President Trump sent WSJ Op-ed "Ukraine smoke and mirrors" to all senators; U.S. Official: Turkish artillery fire hit just...

Duration:00:39:06

Two men tied to Giuliani's efforts to investigate Biden arrested; Perry subpoenaed for docs in House impeachment inquiry; Giuliani's associates charged with campaign finance violation; Death toll rises as Turkey ramps up attacks on U.S. allies;

10/10/2019
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Sources: Giuliani associates arrested while trying to leave U.S.; Prosecutors: Investigation involving Giuliani associates ongoing; Two men who helped Giuliani's efforts to dig up dirt on Biden in Ukraine under arrest; Giuliani associates to be held on$1 Million bond; Secretary Perry subpoenaed in House impeachment inquiry; Campaign finance records indicate Giuliani associates funneled money to campaign of former GOP Rep Pete Sessions; Conway: WH's response to impeachment inquiry "was...

Duration:00:37:59

Democrats planning new phase in impeachment investigation; Trump rails against impeachment probe as WH stonewalls Dems; Turkey sends ground troops into Syria; For the first time, Biden calls for Trump to be impeached;

10/9/2019
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Dems plan wave of subpoenas despite Trump stonewalling; Speaker Pelosi still resisting calls for impeachment inquiry vote; Trump tweets attack on impeachment probe, whistleblower; Trump Admin launches war against impeachment inquiry; Trump predicts impeachment fight could go to Supreme Court; Trump, without evidence, says whistleblower in "cahoots" with Rep Schiff; Whistleblower may secretly be deposed on Capitol Hill; Turkey sends ground forces into Syria after Trump moves U.S. troops out;...

Duration:00:40:23

Dems to subpoena key witness after Trump Admin blocks testimony; House Democrats, Trump GOP allies clash over need for vote for formalize impeachment inquiry; U.S. troops withdraw from Syria as Turkey prepares offensive; NBA Commissioner "not apologizing"

10/8/2019
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Source on WH strategy: "The days of playing nice are done"; Sources: WH officials scrambled immediately after Ukraine call; Sources: At least one official alerted White House's National Security lawyers about Trump-Ukraine call; Source: WH reached out to lawyers for impeachment counsel, including former Rep Trey Gowdy; Source: Gordon Sondland called Trump before texting diplomat there was no quid pro quo & asking not to discuss over text; Schiff: State Dept withholding more relevant texts,...

Duration:00:41:43

Democrats issue new subpoenas in impeachment inquiry; Most republicans not criticizing Trump for urging China & Ukraine to investigate Bidens; Trump makes numerous false claims in barrage of tweets Saturday, Sunday, Monday

10/7/2019
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Rick Perry: I asked Trump to call Ukraine on energy, not Bidens; Two key witnesses testify in impeachment inquiry this week; Trump unleashes on Dems & whistleblowers in twitter rant; Source: Mulvaney said Trump would win 45 states if impeached; Some republican allies dismiss Trumps request to China and Ukraine as a joke; Portman now forth GOP senator to criticize Trump for asking China & Ukraine to investigate Biden; Trump: whistleblower got Ukraine call "completely wrong"; Fact: WH...

Duration:00:40:55

Trump claims he's investigating corruption, not his rivals; Damning text messages detail Trump admin pressure on Ukraine; Sources: Intel IG gave committee docs showing efforts to corroborate whistleblower complaint

10/4/2019
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Trump claims Biden probe just about rooting out corruption, but cannot name any other corruption probes he's ordered; Trump claims he's investigating corruption, not his rivals; Sources: Trump promised China's president he'd be silent on Hong Kong democracy protests while trade talks continued; House Dems ask VP Pence to turn over Ukraine docs; Trump can't name a corruption investigation he's requested that isn't about a political rival; Sources: Intel IG gave committee documents showing...

Duration:00:38:38

Trump openly encourages Ukraine & China to investigate the Bidens; Three House committees interview key witness named in whistleblower complaint. Special 2-episode edition of The Lead.

10/3/2019
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Pence on Biden: Must be "above the appearance of impropriety"; First witness in Ukraine probe testifies before 3 House Cmtes; Schiff clarifies after saying committee had no contact with whistleblower; Schiff: Trump's invitation to foreign leaders today "repugnant"; Giuliani says some of the conspiracy theory documents about Bidens, Ukraine Ambassador originated with him; Trump publicly urges another foreign power to investigate Biden; Trump: Ukraine & China should investigate Joe Biden &...

Duration:01:15:00

Special Edition (2): The White House in Crisis; Combative Trump attacks Schiff, impeachment inquiry "hoax'; State Department IG finishes "urgent" briefing on Hill; Klobuchar talks about impeachment and gun control push;

10/2/2019
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Trump: Only "legitimate" whistleblowers should be protected; Trump falsely claims whistleblower is "dishonest" & "inaccurate"; Now: State Dept Inspector General holding "urgent" briefing on Capitol Hill over Ukraine; House Democrats: Stonewalling by Trump Administration may be considered obstruction; Lineup announced for CNN/NYT Dem Presidential Debate; Trump froze Ukraine aid in June, demanded a policy review that baffled officials; via Knit

Duration:00:33:26

Special Edition (1): The White House in Crisis; House Intel: We didn't review whistleblower complaint in advance; Combative Trump attacks Schiff, impeachment inquiry "hoax";

10/2/2019
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Trump on impeachment inquiry: I always cooperate, but "this is a hoax"; Trump without evidence, claims Intel Chair Schiff helped "write it"; Now: State Dept Inspector General holding "urgent" briefing on Capitol Hill over Ukraine; Trump attacks Democrats for focusing on "bullshit"; Putin defends Trump over impeachment inquiry, says "nothing wrong" with Trump-Ukraine call; Putin jokes that Russia will interfere in 2020 U.S. election; NYT OP-ED: There may be another cover-up by the DOJ and...

Duration:00:44:47

Special Edition (2): The White House in Crisis. Pompeo accuses House Dems of bullying, Dems warn Pompeo to stop "intimidating" witnesses; Intel watchdog defends whistleblower as Trump steps up attacks;

10/1/2019
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Trump's first supporter in Congress resigns, pleads guilty in corruption case; Pompeo pushes back on Dem effort to depose State Dept Officials; Source: President Trump would "go on random tangents" about Mueller probe in calls with foreign leaders; GOP Sen Grassley defends whistleblower who sounded alarm on Trump; WSJ: AG Barr complained to Trump in April about Giuliani; Barr facing questions about his actions as Attorney General; Intel watchdog debunks Trump's whistleblower conspiracy;...

Duration:00:42:43

Special Edition (1): The White House in Crisis. Pompeo accuses House Dems of bullying, Dems warn Pompeo to stop "intimidating" witnesses; Intel watchdog defends whistleblower as Trump steps up attacks;

10/1/2019
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Dems fire back, warn Pompeo to stop "intimidating" witnesses; Ukraine's Pres: "No one can put pressure on me"; Ukraine's Pres: I never met or spoke to Giuliani; Trump adviser: Inquiry "nothing less than a coup d'état"; Trump adviser compares House Dems to China, Russia, N Korea; Source: Secy of State Pompeo was on Trump's call with Ukraine; Trump allies & advisers entangled in impeachment probe; Giuliani hires Watergate prosecutor as his attorney in impeachment inquiry; Some Trump allies...

Duration:00:37:25

House committees subpoena Pompeo over Ukraine docs; Sources: Dems could impeach Trump by Thanksgiving; Schiff: subpoenas, hearings coming as soon as next week. 2-episode special edition of The Lead.

9/27/2019
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WH admits for first time its lawyers directed moving call transcript to highly secure system; Trump attacks whistleblower who sounded alarm on Trump's call for Ukraine to investigate Biden; Sources: Dems could impeach Trump by Thanksgiving; Schiff: Intel Cmte preparing for hearings as soon as next week, subpoenas going out "expeditiously"; Intel Dem: Giuliani, Barr likely to be called to testify; Schiff: subpoenas, hearings coming as soon as next week; WaPo: Pence was expected to attend...

Duration:01:20:19

Whistleblower: Trump tried to get Ukraine to interfere in election, and White House tried to cover it up. 2-episode special edition of The Lead.

9/26/2019
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Trump compares whistleblower's sources to "spies," makes reference to executions like the old days; Whistleblower alleges White House cover-up; John Dean reacts to whistleblower complaint; Whistleblower: WH officials were "deeply disturbed" by president's conduct on the call with Ukraine via Knit

Duration:01:17:08

Any moment: Trump speaks after WH releases transcript; WH transcript shows Trump asked Ukraine to investigate Biden; Trump denies "Pressure to probe Biden despite transcript evidence;

9/25/2019
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Trump holds first news conference since impeachment inquiry; Whistleblower complaint about Trump delivered to congress; via Knit

Duration:00:58:52