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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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Trump team fires pollsters over leaked data, reportedly hides details of US cyber attacks on Russia from Trump; Expert: Alaine Chao's use of transportation dept. is a violation; US releases new photos, claims they're proof Iran is behind oil tanker attack

6/17/2019
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Source: firings of pollsters about pacifying Trump; NYT: intel officials hesitant to tell Trump about ramped up operations against Russia; Campaign: Buttigieg canceling events through Wednesday after deadly police shooting in South Bend, Indiana; Biden slams Trump for trying to "divide the country"; Biden: if I'm Dem nominee, I plan on winning GA, NC & SC; NYT reveals youngest known child separated at border; Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95 after battle with cancer via Knit

Duration:00:43:07

Buttigieg: I'm worried Trump would take foreign dirt; Trump on foreign info: "Of course you have to look at it"; Source: Before tanker attack, Iran shot at U.S. drones; Trump predicts he'll run against Biden, Sanders, or Warren

6/14/2019
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Buttigieg: I'm worried Trump would take foreign dirt; McConnell to Dems: Time to move on, "The case is closed"; McConnell: I'm the "Grim Reaper" when it comes to Dem agenda; Warren, O'Rouke, Booker face off in first night of debates, with Biden, Sanders, Harris, Buttigieg set for night two; Justice dept. to weigh in on subpoena for Trump's tax returns; Warren releases minority business plan as she rises in polls; Trump predicts he'll run against Biden, Sanders, or Warren; Trump campaign...

Duration:00:41:57

Trump: "Nothing wrong with listening" if Russia or China offers dirt; Sarah Sanders leaving White House by end of the month; Jay Inslee, Eric Swalwell latest democratic candidates calling for impeachment proceedings

6/13/2019
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Trump: "Nothing wrong with listening" if Russia or China offers dirt; Trump says he might not tell FBI if foreign govt. offered info; Sen. Warner introduced bill requiring candidates to notify FBI if contacted by a foreign agent; Sources: In private conversations, Sanders has discussed running for Governor of Arkansas; From defending to denouncing: GOP splits on Trump comments; Trump calls out FBI Dir.: He is "wrong" to say candidates should report report foreign govt offers dirt on...

Duration:00:41:53

Trump gives confusing answer on North Korea, U.S. spying; Trump touts letter from Kim, but will N. Korea give up nukes?; Sanders pitch democratic socialism as the way to beat Trump; Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at Hong Kong protesters

6/12/2019
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Trump: "Fake polls" showed him losing some states in 2020; Trump repeats false claim Mueller cleared him of obstruction; Trump reveals he'll meet with Russia's Vladimir Putin at G20; Trump: I'm not a huge believer in polling; Trump: No one has done anything on N. Korea "except me"; Sanders: Trump loves corporate socialism that benefits billionaires; Biden leads, Warren second in Nevada poll on 2020; O'Rouke proposes LGBTQ protections, would undo Trump policies; Harris immigration plan aimed...

Duration:00:41:55

House voting to enforce subpoenas in court; Trump, Biden trade barbs ahead of dueling Iowa events; Trump, Biden speak in Iowa amid escalating feud; Jon Stewart slams congress over treatment of 9/11 first responders

6/11/2019
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Don Junior to testify before senate intel tomorrow; WH assertions of executive privilege may complicate Dems deal with DOJ for some mueller material; Pelosi: Impeachment inquiry "not off the table"; Trump unleashes string of personal attacks on Biden; Trump: I would not have let Kim Jong Un's half brother work with CIA; WSJ: Before being poisoned, Kim Jong Un's half brother was CIA source; Trump: I wouldn't let CIA use informants against Kim Jong Un; TX Gov signs bill letting kids have...

Duration:00:41:45

Pilot killed in chopper crash on top of Manhattan building; Nadler deal struck with DOJ for some Mueller evidence; Trump insists U.S. "got everything we wanted" because of his tariff threat to Mexico; 2020 Democrats bash Biden, target Trump in Iowa blitz

6/10/2019
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Now: Dems hold hearing with Nixon WH counsel John Dean as future of subpoenas, Mueller testimony unclear; Nadler deal struck with DOJ for some Mueller evidence; Trump insists U.S. "got everything we wanted" because of his tariff threat to Mexico; Trump hints at another part of deal not revealed yet; Biden's strategy: fewer interviews, events than rivals; Warren, Buttigieg make notable gains in new CNN Iowa poll; David Ortiz to be moved to Boston after being shot via Knit

Duration:00:43:08

Trump pays tribute then goes off on Vietnam vet, Mueller & Pelosi; Trump dismisses calls to rethink tariffs on Mexico, says senators "have no idea what they're talking about"; Voicemail from Trump's attorney to Flynn's lawyer released

6/6/2019
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Politico: Pelosi said she'd rather see Trump jailed than impeached; U.S.-Mexico delegations huddle in DC before tariff deadline; WH: Mexico not offering enough to avoid Trump's tariffs; Top WH economic adviser once warned Trump's trade plans would pose "incalculable damage" to U.S. economy; 3 Americans die in 5 days at same Dominican Republic resort; Couple says they were poisoned at same resort where 3 Americans died; Biden defends 1994 crime bill as Trump, 2020 Dems pounce; Ex-national...

Duration:00:41:06

Trump finds time to attack critics, defend N. Korean dictator while commemorating D-Day in Europe; Senators warn WH over Trump's Mexico tariffs; Sanders confronts Walmart execs over "starvation wages"; 2020 candidates rip Biden on abortion, crime bill

6/5/2019
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Trump: I said Meghan Markle was nasty about me; Trump says he'd think about a ban on gun silencers; Irish official questions Trump's reason for stopping in Ireland; Trump on climate change: there is a change in weather, it changes both ways; Trump wrongly claims service members can't take any drugs in his reasoning for banning transgender troops in military; Trump repeats tariff threat: "Mexico has to step up"; Pompeo, Pence meet with Mexican officials on tariff threat; Republican Senators...

Duration:00:41:19

Trump weighs in on UK politics, downplays protests; One-on-one with Dem presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Fierce resistance to Trump's tariffs in meeting w/ GOP Sens; New CNN poll: Biden support drops, still leading

6/4/2019
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Trump hosts dinner for Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall; Trump praises PM May: probably a better negotiator than me; Trump meets with Brexit leader Nigel Farage; Trump on London mayor: "not very food, a negative force"; Trump downplays & dismisses protests in London; 2020 Dems battle it out as Trump makes waves on world stage; CNN poll: 44% of Dems say they have already made up their minds; Ex-school resource officer charged in Parkland response; Fierce resistance to Trump's tariffs in...

Duration:00:42:23

Trump and First Lady attend state dinner with the Queen; Kushner: not sure I'd alert FBI on similar Russian outreach; House committee to vote on holding Barr, Ross in contempt; 2020 Democrats challenge Biden's message, electability

6/3/2019
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Kushner struggles with questions on Trump's birther conspiracy on Obama, meeting with Russians; Centrist Dems booed for criticizing socialism, "Medicare for All," Protestor rushes stage, grabs mic from Sen. Harris; Moulton: Biden vote for Iraq War was a "mistake" via Knit

Duration:00:41:13

Bipartisan backlash erupts over Trump's tariff threats; Barr: I disagreed with Mueller on obstruction case; Source: Kim Jong Un's top aides "have certainly disappeared"; 2020 presidential candidates flood California this weekend; Judge rules for last lega

5/31/2019
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Bipartisan backlash erupts over Trump's tariff threats; Dow tumbles as Trump threatens tariffs on Mexico; Top Trump aides warned against Mexican tariff threats; DHS watchdog finds 900 migrants at center built for 125; Trump's tariffs could raise prices on food, beer, cars, TV's; Barr: I disagreed with Mueller on obstruction case; Barr: Democrats are "shredding institutions" not Pres Trump; Sources: WH pleased with AG Barr's defense of Trump; Transcript released of Flynn voicemail from Trump...

Duration:00:42:29

Trump unleashes tirade of lies after Mueller statement; Barr criticizes Mueller for not making decision on obstruction; Trump attacks late Sen. McCain amid ship controversy; Warren pushes policy in media blitz as campaign gains momentum

5/30/2019
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Trump admits Russia tried to help get him elected and then tries to walk it back during long tirade; WH, Navy discussed keeping USS McCain out of Trump's sight; Protests, challenges mount as states pass new abortion bans; Last Missouri abortion clinic could close tomorrow; Governor expected to sign Louisiana's new abortion plan; Warren pushes policy in media blitz as campaign gains momentum; How does Sanders recover from recent slip in polls?; Booker swipes at Biden: his 1994 crime bill was...

Duration:00:41:01

Trump unleashes tirade of lies after Mueller statement; Barr criticizes Mueller for not making decision on obstruction; Trump attacks late Sen. McCain amid ship controversy; Warren pushes policy in media blitz as campaign gains momentum

5/30/2019
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Trump admits Russia tried to help get him elected and then tries to walk it back during long tirade; WH, Navy discussed keeping USS McCain out of Trump's sight; Protests, challenges mount as states pass new abortion bans; Last Missouri abortion clinic could close tomorrow; Governor expected to sign Louisiana's new abortion plan; Warren pushes policy in media blitz as campaign gains momentum; How does Sanders recover from recent slip in polls?; Booker swipes at Biden: his 1994 crime bill...

Duration:00:41:00

Mueller: if we had "confidence" that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so"; Mueller: DOJ precedent prevents president from being charged; Dems slam McConnell's hypocrisy on Supreme Court vacancies

5/29/2019
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Senior WH official: impeachment will be a "great way" for GOP to "win back the House"; Mueller: report is my testimony, no interest in speaking further; Mueller: DOJ precedent prevents president from being charged; Rep. Nadler: all options are on the table; Sen. Booker: begin impeachment proceedings immediately; Warren, Harris: Mueller's report is an impeachment referral; Rep. Moulton: impeachment hearings need to start tomorrow; Dems slam McConnell's hypocrisy on Supreme Court vacancies via...

Duration:00:41:16

Rescued hiker talks about surviving for 17 days in forest; Biden campaign so far: 11 public events, 9 fundraisers; Minor League baseball team apologizes for showing video depicting Rep. Ocasio-Cortez among "enemies of freedom"

5/28/2019
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Dems hit Biden over 1994 crime bill support; Biden hits trail as Trump slams him on crime bill, "IQ"; Deadly tornadoes, historic flooding devastate the heartland; Ohio towns demolished by string of powerful tornadoes; Teenage climber: I saw dead bodies while hiking Everest; 11 killed on Mount Everest in 2019 including 2 Americans; Nepal considering changing who gets permits to climb Everest via Knit

Duration:00:46:42

Trump contradicts Japan's PM & own adviser Bolton, says NK missile tests didn't violate UN resolutions; Trump reverses course, says he can work with Dems; American latest to die on Mt. Everest

5/27/2019
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Trump says he's not bothered by N. Korea missile tests; Trump: Agree with Kim Jong Un, Biden has low IQ; Trump contradicts Bolton, Abe on N. Korea missile tests; Pres. Trump: Let's face it, Pelosi is a "mess"; Trump slams investigations as more Dems push for impeachment; Dem candidates attack Trump over Biden insults; Dem candidates blitz early states in holiday weekend push; Trump attacks Biden, Democrats while visiting Japan; Meghan McCain to Klobuchar: Leave Dad out of 2020 race; De...

Duration:00:42:48

Trump: Pelosi doesn't understand trade bill; 2020 Dems fight to get Ocasio-Cortez endorsement; US files new charges against WikiLeaks' Assange; WH touts $16b taxpayer bailout for farmers hurt by trade war & falsely claims China will pay for it

5/23/2019
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Trump insults Pelosi: "she's a mess, let's face it"; 2020 candidates grapple with whether to talk impeachment; Buttigieg: Trump faked a disability to avoid Vietnam service; Dem Sens demand answers on Brazilians who got farming aid; Trump on Iran threat: I don't think we'll need to send more troops to the Middle East; Some military generals warns Trump against pardoning war crimes; Four-star admiral recalls days leading special forces; Trump admin facing questions after sixth migrant child...

Duration:00:42:08

Trump: can't work with Dems until "phony investigations" end; Fed judge refuses to block House subpoena requesting Trump's financial records from banks; Sen. Sanders' policy would tax Wall Street to fund college; 2020 Dems focus on women's rights

5/22/2019
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Trump enraged after Pelosi says he engaged in "cover-up"; Sen. Sanders: Trump a "pathological liar"; Sen. Sanders: it may be time to begin impeachment proceedings; 2020 Dems focus on women's rights, accuse Trump of "war on women"; Beto O'Rourke unveils plan to protect abortion rights; O'Rourke looks to reboot after plunge in polls; Trump brings poster with misleading claims about Mueller probe to Rose Garden remarks via Knit

Duration:00:42:04

House Cmte subpoenas ex-WH advisors Hope Hicks, Annie Donaldson to testify; Pelosi claims no division as party splits on impeachment; Biden stands far ahead of opponents in new Quinnipiac poll; Trump officials brief Congress on Iran threat

5/21/2019
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Ex-WH counsel McGahn skips Judiciary Cmte hearing; House Judiciary subpoenas ex-WH advisors Hope Hicks, Annie Donaldson to testify; More Dems pushing for Pelosi to impeach Pres. Trump; AG Barr offers Mueller report intelligence if Schiff backs off planned "enforcement action"; Sources: Mueller's team hesitant about him testifying publicly, part of hold-up on testimony; Trump on treason claims: AG Barr will give it a fair look; Trump makes series of bold claims as he amps up "treason" talk;...

Duration:00:42:10

Trump blocks McGahn from testifying Tuesday; Internal polling shows Trump lagging in MI, PA; GOP Rep. Amash makes legal case for Trump impeachment; Buttigieg slams Fox News while on Fox News; NYT: Trump considering pardons for accused U.S. war criminals

5/20/2019
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Soon: Trump rally in PA as campaign plans formal launch; GOP leadership rushes to call out only Republican to break tanks on Trump impeachment; GOP Rep. Amash provokes primary challenger after making case for Trump impeachment; GOP Rep. Amash doubles down on Twitter, makes legal case for Trump impeachment; Harris plans to fine companies paying women unequally; Buttigieg accepts Fox News town hall as opponents refuse to; Officials: Trump admin requested military files of two services members...

Duration:00:41:37