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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 says he agrees with U.S. intel assessment that Russia meddled, but "could be other people also"; Sen. Booker: Trump threw intel community under bus again; Top GOP lawmakers break with Trump, but what will they do?

7/17/2018
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Trump changes his words: meant to say, "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia" behind election meddling; GOP Rep. Trump needs "pretty big broom" to clean up this mess; "Too late": DEMS react to Trump backtracking; Schumer on Trump's walk back "it's 24-hours too late" via Knit

Duration:00:46:19

Trump shocks world, sides with Putin over U.S. intel; McCain: Trump gave "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory"; Dem. Senator: Trump's trip a "middle finger" to U.S.

7/16/2018
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U.S. official on Putin summit: "this was not the plan"; Putin: Trump a "very competent man"; Ex-CIA chief: Trump "nothing short of treasonous" at briefing; Trump dodges question on Russian interference, attacks Clinton; Source close to White House: "everyone around (Trump) is afraid to tell him he shouldn't do these things" via Knit

Duration:00:46:54

FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts grilled by lawmakers; Embattled FBI agent: personal opinions never impacted work; FBI agent defends himself & agency against GOP attacks; Some Dems defend FBI agent in combative hearing

7/12/2018
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Partisan shouting match erupts at FBI agent hearing; Dem: Agent Strzok is the "villain" for House Republicans; FBI agent pushes back on contentious questioning via Knit

Duration:01:01:10

Trump unleashes on NATO allies, calls Germany "captive" of Russia; Russian app had access to data of millions of U.S. Facebook users; Trump admin fails to reunite all separated kids under age 5; Right-wing extremists making push in 2018 midterms

7/11/2018
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Trump says allies should spend 4% on defense, but U.S. doesn't'; Trump questions "what good is NATO" before meeting with Putin; Trump trashes key NATO allies ahead of Putin meeting; Trump: NATO allies are "delinquent" & owe the U.S. money; Trump mocked with "American Idiot" song, Trump baby blimp; Kremlin-linked company could have your Facebook info; Trump admin: reunification of families moving slowly; RNC: beliefs of Nazis, KKK, white supremacists "repulsive"; Did Trump create path for...

Duration:00:46:27

Sources: Trump has decided on Supreme Court pick; Cohen's message to Trump: "truth is not your friend"; Rescuers racing against time & monsoons to save final 5 from Thailand cave; Trump heads to NATO summit amid tensions with leaders

7/9/2018
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White House inviting red state Democrats to Trump's Supreme Court announcement tonight; Cohen's lawyer: Trump & Giuliani on "truth" is oxymoron; DOJ: 54 kids under 5 to be reunited by deadline tomorrow; Gillibrand: what is the plan to reunite these children?; Trump: NATO allies muse spend more on shared defense; GOP Sen. Ernst: Russia will never be a "friend" or "ally"; Wash Post: McMaster said Trump wants to be Putin's friend via Knit

Duration:00:43:13

Diver dies leaving cave; oxygen levels dropping; Trump mocks #MeToo movement and Sen. Warren at rally; Judge: already deported parents must be reunited with kids; UK officials: search for poison source could take months

7/6/2018
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Trump teases primetime announcement of SCOTUS choice; Trump mocks George HW Bush's famous call to volunteer; Trump dismisses concern about Putin as summit looms; Trump admin gives no clear plans to reunite families; Authorities desperately searching for contaminated item; Strong jobs report: 213,000 more in June; New program helps veterans grow new startups; "Idol" impact highlighted in new CNN series, "2000s" via Knit

Duration:00:43:09

Trump says scandal-plagued Pruitt has resigned; Trump: Andrew Wheeler to replace Pruitt at EPA; Trump admin still won't say how many children separated; HHS: under 3,000 migrant kids in custody possibly separated

7/5/2018
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Mother who confronted Pruitt reacts to his resignation; Ethics probes into Pruitt will continue despite resignation; Mother reunited with daughter after two months apart; HHS: under 3,000 migrant kids in custody possibly separated via Knit

Duration:00:54:37

Trapped boys appear in new video: "I am healthy"; Stormy Daniels' lawyer: I'd run against Trump; Protester climbs Statue of Liberty, forces evacuation; WH source: Trump asked advisers about invading Venezuela

7/4/2018
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Boys practice with oxygen masks for potential dive rescue; cave expert: rescue of soccer team could take months; way out is challenging for elite diver & some boys can't swim; 10 rescue workers staying with kids in cave; Cave rescue expert: diving kids out could be fatal; Cohen deletes reference to Trump from Twitter profile; Feds go after Avenatti for old firm's unpaid taxes; Right now: police trying to remove protestor from Statue of Liberty; WH Source: Trump asked advisers about invading...

Duration:00:53:26

Former wrestlers claim GOP Rep. knew of sex abuse while at Ohio State University; Is Pruitt the most corrupt cabinet-level official ever?; Trump to NATO countries: pay more for defense or else; Search teams unsure how to free trapped boys

7/3/2018
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GOP's Jordan denies he ignored claims of alleged sexual abuse at Ohio State University; WH: Trump interviewing 2 or 3 more court candidates this week; Trump speaks with Sen. Mike Lee about high court vacancy; Trump sees opening to attack DEMS with "abolish ice"; Will immigration be a winning or losing issue for DEMS?; Poll: voters say immigration is most important issue in Nov; Obama officials deny Trump's claim that thousands of Iranians were given citizenship after nuke deal; Trump Admin....

Duration:00:42:56

Dem Sens call for ICE to be abolished; WH briefing as search for Supreme Court justice intensifies; WH briefing as trade battle with allies intensifies; Michael Cohen hints at flipping; U.S. intel agency believes Kim won't fully give up nukes

7/2/2018
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WH yet to provide update on reunification of families; Trump: Dems who want to get rid of ICE want "open borders"; WH briefing as Trump's former attorney hints at flipping; WH briefing as intel warns about North Korea intentions; WH won't comment on Roe v. Wade, says Trump won't press about specific cases; Cohen: family & country come first, not Trump via Knit

Duration:00:53:04

Shooting suspect fired from govt. job over "security concerns"; NY Times: Rosenstein felt used by White House in Comey firing; Trump summons swing vote senators to White House; Mom reunites with 7-year-old son after month-long separation

6/29/2018
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Exclusive: Trump appointee disputed idea that leaders need to condemn hate speech in edits to U.N. documents; Trump appointee disputed that leaders need to condemn hate speech; Mueller says in court docs Michael Flynn is not ready to be sentenced; Court docs: Mueller wants more time before sentencing Michael Flynn; Source: Trump wants to make Supreme Court pick by July 9 ; NYT: WH launched a campaign for supreme court opening; Congress not close on passing immigration legislation; Unclear...

Duration:00:43:29

CNN: multiple people injured at Capital Gazette newspaper; Law enforcement source: one in custody, believed to be shooter at Capital Gazette building incident; Police: 5 dead, multiple injured in newspaper shooting

6/28/2018
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Police: active shooter at Annapolis Newspaper building; Law enforcement source: shooting took place in Capital Gazette newsroom; Sources: multiple injuries and fatalities in Capital Gazette shooting; Law enforcement source: shotgun used in shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper; Multiple injuries and fatalities in Capital Gazette shooting; Police: at least five fatalities in in Capital Gazette shooting via Knit

Duration:01:11:41

Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring from Supreme Court; Democratic divide bursts wide open with shocking primary upset

6/27/2018
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Trump: Kennedy replacement will be from 25-person list; Congress already clashing over Kennedy replacement via Knit

Duration:00:43:28

Widow of WWII hero accepts medal of honor; In victory for Trump, Supreme Court upholds travel ban 5 to 4; Ellison: ban decision will end up in "dust bin of history"; Trump threatens American icon over overseas move

6/26/2018
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Sotomayor dissent: ruling tells minorities they are "outsiders"; Last year, Trump complained ban was "watered down"; Ellison: ban decision will end up in "dust bin of history"; Trump claims victory in 5-4 Supreme Court decision; Harley to move some production overseas after tariff tiff; Trump launches twitter trade after Harley's tariff move; Trump: Harley-Davidson using tariffs as an excuse; Trump calls out Harley for shifting some business overseas; Does a Trump endorsement seal the deal...

Duration:00:47:03

WH briefing as Trump speaks against due process at border; Trump doubles down: no due process for those who "invade" U.S.; Trump officials confronted & heckled at public places; Is Trump relying less and less on Mattis at Defense Dept?

6/25/2018
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Dem. Rep. urges heckling of Trump officials, sparks outrage; Trump warns Democratic rep: "be careful what you wish for"; Trump hits waters for call to harass officials: "she's low IQ"; Rep. Maxine Waters wants Trump officials to be confronted in public; WH official; Trump told Sanders to open briefing with restaurant incident; Confusion and tension as 2,000+ children wait in shelters; Trump admin: we know location of all migrant kids in custody; Trump and Mattis take different sides on...

Duration:00:51:15

Thousands of kids in limbo as Trump's order sparks confusion; CNN live at family reunification center near border; New CNN poll shows Trump's attacks on Mueller may be working; EPA congratulates 2017 disaster responders

6/22/2018
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Confusion persists over Trump's policy of families at border; Trump hosts citizens "permanently separated" from loved ones; GOP congressmen vent frustration at Trump's mixed messages; Democratic rep plays audio of crying children on House floor; Reunions underway as some families remain in limbo; New CNN poll shows Trump's attacks on Mueller may be working; CNN poll: Trump's favorable rating tops Mueller and Comey; CNN poll: support of impeaching Trump nears Nixon-era level; Did First Lady's...

Duration:00:43:16

First lady visits child immigration detention center in Texas; Separated mom: it's like "putting a knife in your chest"; Trump admin. struggles to clean up child separation disaster; Court docs: immigrant kids were abused in detention

6/21/2018
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First lady's jacket reads: "I really don't care. Do u?"; WH scrambles to contain fallout, confusion over policy change; Trump fumes at democrats over immigration policy; DOJ asks judge for permission to detain families past 20 days; Now Sessions says he "never really intended" to separate kids; Time cover imagines Trump towering over sobbing toddler; Unclear when & how 2,300 kids will be reunited with parents; No details on whether separated children will be reunited; HHS awaits further...

Duration:00:43:02

Trump signs order that stops his policy of separating families; New CNN poll: Democrats lead GOP by 8 points in generic poll; Lewandowski refuses apologize for seeming to mock girl with Down syndrome; Charity CEO who runs shelters earns $1.5 mil

6/20/2018
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First Lady & Ivanka Trump wanted to keep families together; CNN poll: Voters are more enthusiastic to vote for Democrats; NY mayor: 239 kids at one facility, including 9-month-old; Trump flips on separating families as protests & pushback erupt; Lewandowski refuses apologize for seeming to mock girl with Down syndrome; Will Trump's order reunited separated families immediately?; Migrant kids under 13 being held in "tender age" shelters; Charity watch: Sanchez 5th highest paid charity salary;...

Duration:00:44:59

McConnell: GOP senators support plan to keep families together; Source: family separations weren't implemented early in administration out of concern of backlash; 2,342 children separated from families at border

6/19/2018
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Trump uses word "infest" to describe illegal immigration; Trump attacks media, Dems for his own immigration policy; Trump officials can't get story straight on own policy; Wash Post: Trump shown only positive images of kids at border; WSJ warns child separation could cost GOP politically; Republicans turn on Trump over child separations at border; Trump defiant as anger grows over separating families; Source: fearing backlash, Trump Admin. didn't implement family separation policy earlier;...

Duration:00:44:59

Boiling point: outrage grows as families separated at border; Whose caring for the kids taken from immigrant parents?; WH official: DHS secretary rushed to White House for briefing; Pressure mounts on Trump for separating families at border

6/18/2018
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New CNN poll: 67% disapprove of change in policy toward immigrant families at U.S. border; Brand new CNN polls as families are separated at border; Any moment: WH briefing amid controversy over separated families; Trump falsely blames Dems for separating families at border; DHS chief: "we do not apologize" for separating children; Sessions: no need to separate families if we build a wall; Whose caring for the kids taken from immigrant parents?; Shelter houses youngest immigrants, kids under...

Duration:00:45:05