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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

TRUMP: IRAN TAKES MY THREATS SERIOUSLY; SOME DEMS WORRY BORDER BILL ENABLES HARDLINE TRUMP POLICIES; INTENSE PREPARATION FOR 2020 DEMS AHEAD OF HIGH-STAKES DEBATE; COURT DOCS: GOP REP. DUNCAN HUNTER USED CAMPAIGN MONEY IN AFFAIRS WITH FIVE WOMEN

6/25/2019
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TRUMP: I DON'T NEED AN EXIT STRATEGY ON IRAN; TRUMP THREATENS "OVERWHELMING FORCE" AND TO DESTROY IRAN; IRAN: WHITE HOUSE SUFFERS FROM "MENTAL DISABILITY"; BOLTON: TRUMP HAS OPENED THE DOOR TO TALKS WITH IRAN; DIVISION ERUPTS AMONG HOUSE DEMS OVER $4 BILLION BORDER BILL; SOME DEMS WORRY ABOUT BORDER BILL ENABLES TRUMP ADMIN POLICIES; SPEAKER PELOSI: HOUSE BORDER FUNDING BILL WILL PASS; TRUMP: "VERY CONCERNED" ABOUT BORDER FACILITY CONDITIONS; 100 CHILDREN TRANSFERRED FROM "INHUMANE" FACILITY...

Duration:00:42:56

Trump brings U.S. to brink on immigration & Iran then pulls back deportations, retaliatory strike; Author accuses Trump of sexual assault in the 90s; Dems churn out policy proposals ahead of debate

6/24/2019
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Trump imposes new "hard-hitting" sanctions against Iran; Trump denies author's sexual assault accusation from 90s; Trump: U.S. does not seek military conflict with Iran; Sources: U.S. launched retaliatory cyber attack on Iran; Buttigieg confronts racial tensions ahead of first debate; Buttigieg admits lack of progress in solving long-standing racial issues in South Bend; Sanders would cancel all $1.6 trillion of student loan debt; Beto O'Rourke proposes "war tax" as part of veterans' plan;...

Duration:00:42:43

Trump: We were "cocked & loaded" for Iran strike, but I called it off with ten minutes to spare; Biden: "There is not a racist bone in my body"; Dem candidates court black voters at SC Democratic Convention;

6/21/2019
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Iran strike by Trump may trigger regional retaliation; Trump calls off retaliatory strikes on Iran at last minute; Sources: Bolton, Pompeo & Pence were in favor of strikes; Dem candidates court black voters at Clyburn's fish fry; African-American leaders defend Biden amid controversy; Oregon's Dem governor orders troopers to hunt down GOP Lawmakers refusing to return to capitol; GOP Lawmakers flee Oregon to avoid vote on climate bill; Lawyers: Preteen migrants are forced to care for...

Duration:00:42:24

Trump: Iran "made a very big mistake" shooting down U.S. drone; White House briefing top lawmakers on Iran

6/20/2019
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Trump: "You'll soon find out" if U.S. plans to strike Iran; Trump: "hard to believe" drone shoot down was "intentional"; Biden refuses to apologize for comments about working with segregationists senators; Ebola cases surge as doctors scramble to stop disease; Senators receive briefing on possible UFO sightings via Knit

Duration:00:41:56

Some 2020 Democrats slam Biden for comments about segregationists; Hope Hicks refuses to answer questions about her time at WH; At least 10 top Trump admin positions filled in acting capacity; Warren grabs Sanders' attention as she soars in new poll

6/19/2019
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McConnell: U.S. dealt with sin of slavery by electing Obama; Biden recalls his working relationships with segregationists; Biden campaign defends comments: Biden didn't praise segregationists, but there was civility involved; Nadler: Dems would "destroy" WH immunity argument in court; Hicks about to wrap closed-door testimony on hill; Trump returns to WH after 2020 rally filled with 2016 attacks; Warren grabs Sanders' attention as she soars in new poll; Sanders tells corporate America: "I...

Duration:00:42:35

Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan withdraws from confirmation; Trump loses hypothetical matchups against Biden, Sanders, Warren, Harris, O'Rourke & Buttigieg in FL; Report: most extremist murders in 2018 were by right-wing killers

6/18/2019
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Trump's re-election rally eclipsed by defense pick withdrawing; Orlando Sentinel makes 2020 endorsement: not Donald Trump; Orlando Sentinel editorial board: "enough of the chaos, the division...and especially the lies"; Biden says campaign has raised close to $20 million so far; Prominent GOP figures attend Biden fundraiser; BI digs into Dallas gunman's background, social media; Report: most extremist murders in 2018 were by right-wing killers; Manafort avoids transfer to notorious Rikers...

Duration:00:42:31

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