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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

Sources: Rosenstein was expecting to be fired today; WH: Trump to meet Rosenstein amid drama; 2nd woman accuses Kavanaugh of inappropriate sexual behavior; Trump meets with world leaders amid dueling dramas

9/24/2018
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Trump falsely claims he wasn't involved in Rosenstein hiring; Dems demand halt to Kavanaugh hearing amid new accusation; Trump on Kavanaugh allegations: this should not have happened; Dems call for Thursday hearing with Blasey Ford postponed; Source: Rosenstein overestimated how angry Pres. Trump would be after NYT reporting; via Knit

Duration:00:46:19

NYT: Deputy AG Rosenstein discussed 25th Amendment, suggested secretly recording Trump after Comey firing; Kavanaugh accuser Ford faces 5p deadline to respond to GOP proposal for Wed hearing; NYT: McConnell, Ryan express worry of Trump midterm impact

9/21/2018
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Rosenstein denies NYT report that he discussed 25th Amendment & secretly recording Trump; Rosenstein discussed recruiting cabinet officials to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office; NYT: McConnell, Ryan express worry of Trump midterm impact; Trump puts aside past grudge to campaign for Sen. Heller; Sen. Cruz, Rep. O'Rourke debate tonight in tight Texas race; "This is life" premiers Sunday on CNN after "Parts Unknown" via Knit

Duration:00:46:49

Ford says she would testify next week if terms are fair and her safety is assured; Ford atty: client is prepared to testify next week if terms are fair; Cruz turns to Trump family amid heated senate race

9/20/2018
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Ford Atty: she's prepared to testify next week, but not Monday; Source: Kavanaugh & Ford have both received a slew of death threats in recent days; Emails obtained by CNN: Kavanaugh's wife has received multiple graphic emails; CNN: Kavanaugh's wife receives email threat; subject: "f*** you and your rapist husband"; Dems demand FBI probe into assault claims against Kavanaugh; Sen. Whitehouse: "really bad practice" in Senate right now; Sen. Whitehouse: Dems willing to investigate Kavanaugh as...

Duration:00:46:34

Ford & Dems want investigation, GOP wants testimony; Anita Hill questions if Ford hearing will be a "sham"; Trump inflames war with DOJ by declassifying Russia docs; Trump says FBI probe is a "cancer to our country"

9/19/2018
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Trump on Kavanaugh: hard to believe anything happened; Grassley: focus on making Ford "comfortable" to speak; Anita Hill questions if Ford hearing will be a "sham"; FBI completed investigation of Anita Hill claims in 3 days; Trump: "I have no attorney general"; Trump: I'm disappointed in AG Sessions "for many reasons"; Trump: nothing to worry about if Manafort tells the truth; North Korea makes deal with South Korea, U.S. talks stall via Knit

Duration:00:47:13

Trump: I "feel terribly" for Kavanaugh, doesn't "deserve this"; Kavanaugh accuser hasn't responded to invitation to testify; Stormy shares XXX details of her alleged affair with Trump in book

9/18/2018
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Hopefully the woman will come forward; GOP: Kavanaugh accuser Ford can testify privately; Trump: don't think FBI should investigate Kavanaugh; Mark judge's lawyer says judge has "no memory of alleged incident" with Kavanaugh; Kavanaugh friend says "I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes"; "Pussy riot" accuses Kremlin of poisoning band member; Family of poisoned band member: we were "shocked"; Russian Pres. has long history of trying to silence critics; Stormy: Trump said "I...

Duration:00:47:00

Kavanaugh confirmation in question as accuser goes public; GOP Sen. Collins: If Judge Kavanaugh is lying, it's disqualifying; 21 killed as catastrophic flooding swamps Carolinas; Border agent confesses to killing four women

9/17/2018
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Trump: Kavanaugh "one of the finest people"; Kavanaugh "unequivocally" denies allegations; Key GOP Kavanaugh vote weighs in on allegations; GOP Sen. Collins: need to hear testimony under oath on allegations; Dems call for FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegations via Knit

Duration:00:46:57

Florence strikes: people trapped, power out, rescues underway; Paul Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with Justice Dept

9/14/2018
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4 confirmed dead as Hurricane Florence thrashes Carolinas; Florence clobbering Carolinas, will pour for four days; Thousands without power in Beaufort, North Carolina; Paul Manafort pleads guilty to conspiracy, obstruction; Mueller: "Manafort to cooperate on "any and all matters"; Ex-Trump campaign chief pleads guilty to conspiracy, obstruction charges; Over 620,000 customers without power in Carolinas via Knit

Duration:00:47:16

Torrential rain, powerful winds begin as Hurricane Florence moves in; Trump falsely claims 3,000 people didn't die in Puerto Rico storm

9/13/2018
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Outer bands of Hurricane Florence pound Carolina coast; Florence doubles in size as hurricane starts to hit coast; Trump falsely claims Dems inflated Puerto Rico death toll; Coast Guard deploys resources in preparation for Florence via Knit

Duration:00:45:53

Florence to maintain hurricane-force strength after landfall; Trump brags about Maria response that left nearly 3,000 dead; GOP, Dem senators slam Trump order on election meddling; Sasse: Congress is "broken," planning ethics reform bill

9/12/2018
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FEMA: today is the "last good day to evacuate"; NC Gov: the time to prepare is almost over; Military base on NC coast defends not ordering evacuations; Trump touts readiness for Florence: "we are fully prepared"; San Juan mayor: the president is adding insult to injury; Merkley: WH diverted nearly $10 million from FEMA to ICE; FEMA: we were underprepared for Puerto Rico after Maria; Wash Post: Manafort in talks to plead guilty in second trial; Trump admin authorizes new sanctions for...

Duration:00:46:00

20 million people in impact zone of "monster" storm; Trump: Puerto Rico response "incredible unsung success"; Trump begins 9/11 anniversary attacking DOJ, FBI; Don Jr. attacks Mueller; McConnell: Republicans in "knife fight" for majority

9/11/2018
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Trump warns Category 4 storm "tremendously wet"; Trump: "17 years since September 11!"; More officials dispute Woodward book account of presidency; Woodward: key person told me book is true, but denied publicly; Don Jr: op-ed writer is "subverting the will of the people"; Trump Jr: Mueller will do "anything" to get my father; Strzok atty: Trump peddling "conspiracy theories"; McConnell: Republicans in "knife fight" for majority; Republicans fearful over Sen. Cruz's tight Texas race;...

Duration:00:46:13

CNN poll: Trump approval down to 36% amid op-ed, "Fear" book; Perjury threat hangs over Trump's answers in defamation case; New CNN poll: women rate Trump low on approval & honesty; CNN poll: 69% say U.S. economy is "good"

9/10/2018
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"Fear" book; WH affirms Trump request that DOJ investigate op-ed author; Pence: I would take lie detector to prove op-ed not mine; Source: WH changes phone policy again amid paranoia; 55% say it's inappropriate for staff to work against Pres; New CNN poll: 32% say of Americans Trump isn't honest; New CNN poll: 60% say Trump doesn't respect the rule of law; Perjury threat hangs over Trump's answers in defamation case; Avenatti pushing to find "truth" behind hush money deal; Trump admits...

Duration:00:46:10

Trump wants Sessions to investigate & uncover op-ed author; Obama: Trump is symptom of pre-existing resentment in politics; Ex-Trump campaign adviser sentenced to 14 days in Russia probe

9/7/2018
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Obama slams op-ed: this isn't how democracy works; Nikki Haley pens op-ed: when I challenge Trump, I do it directly; Trump: I don't want NYT op-ed author to be in meetings; Trump on Woodward book: I don't talk the way I'm quoted; Obama slams Trump, "crazy stuff" coming out of WH; Presidents 44 & 45 slam each other in dueling speeches; Obama: we're supposed to stand up to bullies; Trump reacts to new ad: "what was Nike thinking?"; Decorated US soldier killed by Afghan police officer; U.S....

Duration:00:45:54

Officials issue op-ed denials for audience of one: Trump; Search to find op-ed writer fuels new "witch hunt"; Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds dies at 82; Trump's Supreme Court pick grilled in day 3 of hearings

9/6/2018
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Source: Warren: Trump officials should invoke 25th amendment if they think he's unfit for office; Officials' denial statements being printed for Trump; VP Pence: NYT op-ed author "ought to resign"; Source: officials' denial statements being printed for Trump; Trump on "gutless" op-ed: author must be turned over to govt.; Corker: It's harder to find out who wouldn't write NYT op-ed; Graham: South Carolina won't take any NYT op-ed seriously; Sen. Rand Paul: lie detector test acceptable to find...

Duration:00:46:01

Trump's Supreme Court pick faces grilling on Capitol Hill; Senior WH official blasts President in NYT op-ed; Unnamed current Trump official: I am part of the "resistance"; Trump official tells NYT: Trump "impetuous, adversarial, petty & ineffective

9/5/2018
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Trump's Supreme Court pick faces grilling on Capitol Hill; Senior WH official blasts President in NYT op-ed; Unnamed current Trump official: I am part of the "resistance"; Trump official tells NYT: Trump "impetuous, adversarial, petty & ineffective via Knit

Duration:00:46:11

Chaotic first day of hearings for Trump's Supreme Court pick; Woodward: Trump's own lawyers told Mueller that Trump couldn't testify because he was incapable of telling the truth; Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh delivers opening statement

9/4/2018
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Bob Woodward book reveals "Crazytown" inside White House; CNN: Trump irritated he wasn't interviewed for Woodward book; Woodward: Trump's own lawyers told Mueller that Trump couldn't testify because he was incapable of telling the truth; Trump called Woodward to complain he wasn't interviewed for book; Woodward says he made several requests; Bob Woodward: Senior White House Aides stole papers off Trump's desk "to protect country"; WH on Woodward book: "nothing more than fabricated stories";...

Duration:00:57:33

Dems & WH battle over docs; hearings begin tomorrow; Trump attacks Sessions for indicting 2 GOP reps before midterms; CNN key races: 11 House seats move towards Dems, 3 toward GOP; Dem targeted by ads: we can't weaponize race in elections

9/3/2018
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Graham acknowledges Kavanaugh could overturn Roe vs. Wade; Trump blames Sessions for two GOP congressman indicted; Is Trump laying groundwork to fire AG Sessions; Trump to hit the road to stump for key midterm battles; Trump to campaign for former rival "lyin' Ted" in Texas; Three states could elect first black governors in November; Could Dems take back gov's office in key Trump state?; Pressure on AZ gov to fill McCain's vacated Senate seat via Knit

Duration:00:46:04

A star-studded funeral for the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin; Giuliani to CNN: I am preparing a rebuttal to Mueller; Trump: it's "fine" if we don't make a deal with Canada

8/31/2018
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A star-studded funeral for the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin; Giuliani to CNN: I am preparing a rebuttal to Mueller; Trump: it's "fine" if we don't make a deal with Canada via Knit

Duration:00:49:24

Trump claims Russia probe not a factor in McGahn exit; Without evidence, Trump suggests NBC doctored his 2017 Lester Holt interview; NYT: Trump tried to buy, bury years' worth of Enquirer stories

8/30/2018
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Republicans privately to Trump: don't fire Sessions yet; Trump denies Jared Kushner-Ivanka Trump role in McGahn exit; Trump again tries to discredit recorded tape of himself; Trump, Cohen on tape discussing Enquirer payments; Trump Org. received immunity in Michael Cohen case; Trump to Bloomberg: Sessions' job safe until at least November elections; Report: Trump resents Sessions for lacking ivy league degree, think Sessions talks like he has "marbles in his mouth"; Trump Org. CFO received...

Duration:00:46:10

FL GOP candidate warns voters not to "monkey this up" as Bernie-backed Dem faces Trump-style Rep; Arizonians pay respect to McCain lying in state; Trump: WH counsel McGahn leaving in the fall; AG Sessions dodges question about feud with Trump

8/29/2018
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GOP candidate warns voters not to "monkey this up"; Bernie-backed Dem faces Trump-styled candidate in Florida; Former McCain rivals Obama, Bush surprised by eulogy invite; Trump praises outgoing WH counsel as "good guy"; Dems rally behind embattled AG Sessions over Mueller investigation; Some GOP Senators suggest Sessions on his way out; Sanders rips Amazon for workers who require food stamps; The real-world implications of Trump's "truthful hyperbole"' via Knit

Duration:00:46:01

Sessions' fate unclear as Trump publicly slams him; Giuliani to NYT: Trump's "jury is the public"; Trump and McCain loom over Arizona primary vote; Puerto Rico revises death count to 2,975

8/28/2018
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McConnell backs up sessions amid waning support; Source: support in senate for Sessions waning; McConnell: "I have total confidence in the attorney general and I think he ought to stay exactly where his is."; McConnell has "total confidence" in AG Sessions while other Republicans suggest a change; Source: AG sessions getting calls of support from fmr colleagues in congress; Giuliani: haven't heard from special counsel in 3 weeks; Three AZ GOP primary candidates wrestle to cozy up to Trump;...

Duration:00:46:16