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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

What key clues in court filings mean for the President; CNN: 16 Trump associates had contact, interactions with Russians; Source: Christie considered "strong option" for Chief of Staff

12/10/2018
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Prosecutors tie Trump to crimes during 2016 campaign; NYT: Federal Prosecutors shift focus shift focus to Trump's family biz; Court filings show Trump in growing legal & political peril; Mueller: Cohen pursued Trump Tower Moscow deal through June 2016; Mueller: Manafort lied about contacts with Trump WH after plea deal; Sources: Trump focused on politics as list for Chief of Staff contenders dwindles; Possible contenders for Chief of Staff include Christie, Meadows, Mnuchin, Mulvaney,...

Duration:00:47:20

Any moment Mueller could drop Cohen, Manafort memos; Tillerson blasts Trump: "undisciplined.. doesn't like to read"; Comey to speak after facing questions on Capitol Hill; Gov't recommends "substantial term of imprisonment" for Michael Cohen

12/7/2018
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CNN: Mueller questioned WH Chief of Staff Kelly on obstruction; Giuliani: Mueller has accused Manafort of lying about Trump; Minutes to deadline for Mueller to file memo on Cohen; Sources: Kelly to resign soon, not speaking with Trump; Tillerson: I'd often tell Trump his ideas would break law; Fmr FBI Director to speak publicly after refusing to answer key questions behind closed doors via Knit

Duration:00:53:32

Sources: Trump seriously considering William Barr for AG; Miami Herald Editorial Board calls for Labor Secy's resignation over plea deal with accused pedophile; President George H.W. Bush's casket arrives for burial

12/6/2018
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AG contender on Comey: Trump had every right to fire him; Source: some admin. officials think arrested Chinese executive could be used as leverage in China trade talks; Markets down over doubts of Trump truce with China; GOP's Sasse asks DOJ to investigate plea deal given to accused pedophile by Labor Secy.; At least 16 Dems demand DOJ investigate plea deal given to accused pedophile Labor Secy.; Will Dems call for Labor Secy's resignation over plea deal?; Trump allies say Flynn filing shows...

Duration:00:50:26

Mueller: Flynn offered "firsthand insight" into investigations; Trump awkwardly greets ex-presidents at Bush 41 funeral; Market tanks on fears of Trump's growing trade war with China; More than a thousand NC absentee ballots possibly destroyed

12/5/2018
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Two more Mueller filings on Cohen, Manafort expected this week; Michael Flynn gave "substantial assistance" to Mueller, redactions conceal unknown criminal investigation; Mueller: Flynn sat for 19 interviews, gave "valuable" information; Some GOP Sens breaks with Trump support of Saudi Crown Prince; More than a thousand NC absentee ballots possibly destroyed; Bloomberg ponders 2020 run, visited Iowa to "make a friend"; Bruce Springsteen: I don't see anyone who can beat Trump; Can Obama help...

Duration:00:46:36

Dow nosedives on U.S.-China trade worries; Mueller memos expected this week involving 3 Trump players; GOP Senators demand harsher punishment for Saudi Prince; Roger Stone to plead 5th in Senate investigation

12/4/2018
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Mueller memo expected this week involving 3 Trump players; Today: Mueller to reveal details of Michael Flynn's cooperation; Mueller filing expected to lay out extent of Flynn's cooperation; Trump praises Stone's "guts" & slams Cohen for cooperating; Trump tweets raise questions about witness tampering; Sen. Graham on Saudi Crown Prince's involvement: "there's not a smoking gun, there's a smoking saw"; Attorney general in DC, MD to subpoena Trump hotel records; Wisconsin and Michigan...

Duration:00:48:25

Presidential hearse departure for capitol; Presidential hearse arrival at Capitol; Honoring 41st President George H.W. Bush

12/3/2018
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Presidential hearse en route to capitol; Soon: capitol ceremony for George H.W. Bush; Arrival of VP Pence; Senators stand by for start of capitol ceremony; The State Funeral of George H.W. Bush via Knit

Duration:00:50:39

Trump navigates G-20 Summit under cloud of Russia probe; RPT: Mueller looking at role of Don Jr., Ivanka in Moscow incident; Many aftershocks rattle Alaska after major 7.0 earthquake; Sources: UK believes Putin approved brazen attack on former spy

11/30/2018
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Trump briefly talks to Saudi Crown Prince at G-20; Putin, Saudi Crown Prince cheerfully shake hands at G-20; Trump seemingly contradicts claim he never pursued deal in Russia; Sources: UK believes Putin approved brazen attack on former spy; Zinke tweets jab at Democrat calling on him to resign; Marriott: 500 million guest records stolen; James Patterson on new thriller, Clinton, Trump and "The Passion" via Knit

Duration:00:45:40

Cohen pleads guilty to lying to congress about Russia probe; Trump cancels Putin meeting citing Ukraine crisis not Cohen; Democrats vow to investigate after Cohen's guilty plea

11/29/2018
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Trump blasts Cohen: he's lying and a "weak person"; Cohen admits Moscow project talks lasted well into campaign; Trump: "nothing wrong" with Moscow project talks in 2016; Trump's former fixer pleads guilty, admits he lied about Trump's knowledge of Moscow project; Trump slams Former Attorney Michael Cohen, calls him "weak"; Source: Acting AG Whitaker was informed of Cohen's plea; Miami Herald: Trump's Labor Secy. accused of helping wealthy alleged pedophile avoid serious punishment via Knit

Duration:00:45:59

Trump to NY Post: Manafort pardon "not off the table"; Senators try to force vote on special counsel bill; Pompeo: no "direct reporting" connecting Crown Prince to killing; Senate votes to advance resolution ending US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

11/28/2018
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Trump shares image of former presidents, top officials behind bars; Sources: 2 key answers from Trump to Mueller related to 2016 Trump Tower meeting & Wikileaks; GOP Sen. Mike Lee block special counsel bill from vote via Knit

Duration:00:45:56

Mueller: Manafort lied to feds,"breached" his plea deal; Roger Stone's efforts to seek Wikileaks documents detailed in draft Mueller document; Mississippi votes in racially-charged senate runoff; Trump threatens to cut all GM subsidies

11/27/2018
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Mueller: Manafort lied on a "variety of subject matters"; Guardian: Manafort held secret talks with Wikileaks' Assange; Mueller investigating 2017 meeting of Manafort, Ecuador Pres. ; Giuliani: I knew Manafort was running into problems with Mueller; Sanders: President Trump did nothing wrong; Sanders: No conversation about pardoning Manafort; Sanders: Trump not concerned about Mueller report; Trump: Mueller is a rogue prosecutor, hurting justice system; Comey; Acting AG Whitaker not the...

Duration:00:46:11

Trump doubts U.S. intel on Saudis and Russians; DHS: Tear gas deployed after assaultive behavior by migrants; Trump rallies in MS for embattled GOP candidate; Trump to General Motors: this country as done a lot for you

11/27/2018
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DHS: 69 arrested after as many as 1k migrants rushed border; Trump: we will close the border permanently if need be; Trump trashes Rep. Mia Love for losing Utah race via Knit

Duration:00:49:22

HEADLINES; TRUMP; I DON'T BELIEVE MY OWN ADMIN'S REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE, TRUMP, DISMISSES INTEL COMMUNITY ON RUSSIA AND SAUDIS, GOP SENATORS; CONGRESS WILL ACT ON SAUDIS IF TRUMP WON'T,

11/26/2018
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DHS, 69 ARRESTED AFTER AS MANY AS 1K MIGRANTS RUSHED BORDER, TRUMP ;SEIZES ON CLASH AT BORDER; CONGRESS, FUND THE WALL. TRUMP, WE WLL CLOSE THE BORDER PERMANENTLY IF NEED BE, TRUMP; RALLIES FOR CANDIDATE FACING ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM, TRUMP; TRASHES REP. MIA LOVE FOR LOSING UTAH RACE, TRUMP TO GENERAL MOTORS; THIS COUNTRY HAS DONE A LOT FOR YOU via Knit

Duration:00:09:43

HEADLINES: TRUMP I DON'T BELIEVE MY OWN ADMIN'S REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE, GOP SENATORS; CONGRESS WILL ACT ON SAUDIS IF TRUMP WON'T, TRUMP DISMISSES INTEL COMMUNITY ON RUSSIA AND SAUDIS,

11/26/2018
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DHS; 69 ARRESTED AFTER AS MANY AS 1K MIGRANTS RUSHED BORDER, TRUMP; WE WILL CLOSE THE BORDER PERMANENTLY IF NEED BE, TRUMP EMBATTLED SENATOR APOLOGIZED FOR HANGING REMARKS, TRUMP TRASHES REP. MIA LOVE FOR LOSING UTAH RACE, TRUMP, TRUMP TO GENERAL MOTORS; THIS COUNTRY HAS DONE A LOT FOR YOU via Knit

Duration:00:15:35

HEADLINES: TRUMP, I DON'T BELIEVE MY OWN ADMIN'S REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE, TRUMP SEIZES ON CLASH AT BORDER, " CONGRESS BUILD A WALL", NOOSES FOUND OUTSIDE MS. CAPITAL ON EVE OF ELECTIONS

11/26/2018
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TRUMP, VOWS TO SEALL OFF SOUTHERN BORDER IF NECESSARY, GOP SENATORS, CONGRESS WILL ACT ON SAUDIS IF TRUMP WON'T, TRUMP RALLIES FOR CANDIDATE FACING ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM, TRUMP TRASHES REP. MIA LOVE FOR LOSING UTAH RACE, TRUMP TO GENERAL MOTORS: THIS COUNTRY HAS DONE A LOT FOR YOU via Knit

Duration:00:15:05

HEADLINES: TRUMP; I DON'T BELIEVE MY OWN ADMIN'S REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE, TRUMP SEIZES ON CLASH AT BORDER, "CONGRESS BUILD A WALL. NOOSES FOUND OUTSIDE MS. CAPITAL ON EVE OF ELECTIONS,

11/26/2018
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TRUMP, DOUBTS U.S INTEL ON SAUDIS AND RUSSIANS, IGNORE HIS ADMIN'S REPORT, DHS, 69 ARRESTED AFTER AS MANY AS 1K MIGRANT'S RUSHED BORDER, DHS, TEAR GAS DEPLOYED AFTER ASSAULTIVE BEHAVIOR BY MIGRANTS, TRUMP WE WILL CLOSE THE BORDER PERMANENTLY IF NEED BE, TRUMP, RALLIES IN MS FOR EMBATTLED GOP CANDIDATE, TRUMP TRASHES REP. MIA LOVE FOR LOSING UTAH RACE, TRUMP, TO GENERAL MOTORS: THIS COUNTRY HAS DONE A LOT FOR YOU via Knit

Duration:00:27:00

Trump airs grievances; Top Dems talk investigating president; Roger Stone associate says he is in plea talks with Mueller; Report warns: dire health, economic impacts from climate change; Online sales, Trump's trade war threaten Black Friday's future

11/23/2018
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Schiff to WaPo: Dems to probe if Trump protecting Saudis; Trump urges GOP, Dems to "come together" on border wall; Trump asks Supreme Court to take up transgender troop ban; Trump eyes replacing Kelly with young, rich loyalist; Trump admin says it believes hostage Austin Tice is alive; Obama's chief photographer trolls Trump in new book via Knit

Duration:00:46:06

Trump's Thanksgiving call to the military turns political; House GOP subpoenas Comey & Lynch for private depositions; Iran: U.S. bases in region are "soft targets" for our missiles; Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson tee for $9M prize

11/22/2018
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Trump: Whether Crown Prince did or didn't, he denies it; Trump brings up domestic politics with commanders, troops; Trump asks about operational details on live TV; Trump threatens to completely close border over caravan; Trump: military along border can use "lethal force" if needed; Trump: Acting Attorney General Whitaker "a highly respected man"; Obama: "don't buy" idea that woman or minority can't beat Trump; U.S. General appears with assault weapon in Afghanistan; Trump: 9th circuit...

Duration:00:42:23

President Trump fires back at Chief Justice Roberts: "you do indeed have 'Obama judges'"; Trump appears to let Saudis slide on murder of journalist as CNN, NYT learn Trump wanted prosecution of Clinton, Comey; Pelosi squashes rebellion, rewards rivals for

11/21/2018
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Giuliani: Trump will answer "relevant & legal" follow-ups'; Trump submits written answers to special counsel; Sources: Trump org worried about pending investigations when Democrats take control of House; Former judge who served jail time for beating his wife arrested after she's murdered via Knit

Duration:00:47:28

Trump sides with Saudi Prince: "Maybe he did, maybe he didn't"; Former President Obama jokes about defeating Trump in 2020; Russian with ties to Putin could be next to lead in Interpol

11/20/2018
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Trump defends Ivanka Trump's use of private email in WH; Trump on murder of journalist by Saudis: "it is what it is"; Trump stands by Crown Prince after journalist's murder; Trump apparently sides against U.S. intel (again); Obama: Pelosi not the best sound bite, but effective leader; Former President Obama weighs in on race, politics & Trump Administration; Obama: Trump doesn't believe in multicultural America; Trump claims 500 caravan members are criminals, offers no proof; Trump to give...

Duration:00:47:48

Trump blames admiral for not capturing Bin Laden sooner; After midterm rebuke, Trump persists with brash style; At least 18 Dems oppose Pelosi for speaker; Trump seems to side with Crown Prince over CIA on murder of Saudi journalist

11/19/2018
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Trump's insults of military heroes go back to 2016 campaign; Trump was slammed for missing WWI event due to rain; Forecast could bring mudslides and more danger; Trump: probably won't talk to Mueller (after saying he wanted to); Democrats sweep "Reagan country" in California; Trump tweets offer to help Pelosi win speaker vote; David's Bridal files for bankruptcy, says dress orders safe; GOP Senator Corker: Congress will punish Saudi Crown Prince if Trump admin does not; Trump seems to side...

Duration:00:48:01