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The Lead with Jake Tapper

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CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages—buried leads—to the forefront.

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Washington, DC

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CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages—buried leads—to the forefront.

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@theleadcnn

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English


Episodes
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Defense Calls Attorney Who Advised Michael Cohen

5/20/2024
The prosecution has rested its case in the New York hush money cover up trial and now it’s Donald Trump’s turn. His defense team has called a witness, Robert Costello, an attorney who at one point advised Michael Cohen. Costello has claimed Cohen has lied about him under oath during this trial. Star witness Michael Cohen admitted that he stole from the Trump Organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:42:41

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“Diddy” Shown In 2016 Video Assaulting Former Girlfriend

5/17/2024
Shocking new video backs up allegations of domestic violence perpetrated by Sean “Diddy” Combs. The damning new video obtained exclusively by CNN shows clearly a violent assault. The video shows him throwing his ex-girlfriend to the ground, dragging her, and kicking her. This was in 2016. Why are we only seeing this tape now? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:50

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Defense Grills Cohen

5/16/2024
If Donald Trump is acquitted in his hush money cover up trial, the history books could point to today’s testimony from Michael Cohen, his former lawyer and fixer. Trump’s defense attorney Todd Blanche laid out Cohen’s past lies under oath and then introduced evidence claiming that Cohen has lied in this trial. Cohen’s cross-examination is set to resume next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:32:53

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CNN To Host First Biden-Trump Debate On June 27

5/15/2024
President Biden and former President Trump have put into writing that they will face off in two 2024 presidential debates. The first debate will occur in just weeks on CNN. The political jabs are already flying. Plus, a look at the charges that could soon be on the way for Boeing, one of the biggest plane manufacturers in the world, after the investigation of deadly crashes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:23:23

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Michael Cohen Endures Intense Afternoon of Cross-examination

5/14/2024
In the New York hush money cover up trial, Michael Cohen is facing incredibly aggressive cross-examination. Trump attorney Todd Blanche has gotten Cohen to confirm that he wants to see Trump convicted in this case and that he makes money off of his anti-Trump social media posts. Plus, House Speaker Mike Johnson is the latest and most senior Republican official to defend Donald Trump outside of the courthouse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:26:53

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Cohen Testifies About Payments to McDougal, Daniels

5/13/2024
The witness at the center of the case, Michael Cohen, is testifying in New York for the hush money cover up trial. He is detailing how he came to pay $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels who came forward about an alleged episode with Donald Trump in the days leading up to the 2016 election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:27:44

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Prosecutors Use Friday Testimony to Get Docs Into Evidence

5/10/2024
The next star witness in line to testify in the New York hush money cover up case is Donald Trump’s former lawyer known as the fixer. What is the impact of this trial on Trump himself? Former Trump White House aide Anthony Scaramucci joins to share his perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:23:34

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Jake Tapper Describes Scene Inside NY Courtroom

5/9/2024
Several witnesses including Stormy Daniels testified today in the New York hush money cover up trial. Jake walks you through what he saw while observing the courtroom proceedings today. At the end of the day, the proceedings heated back up as Trump’s attorneys argued, out of the presence of the jury, for a mistrial and to lift Trump from the gag order from speaking about Daniels. Judge Juan Merchan denied both motions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:26:43

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Biden: Polls on the Economy Have “Been Wrong All Along”

5/8/2024
In the New York hush money cover up case, CNN is learning of a new legal strategy by Trump’s legal team in direct response to testimony from adult film star Stormy Daniels who returns to the stand tomorrow morning. Plus, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is acknowledging a worm ate part of his brain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:32:22

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Daniels Testifies About Payment at Center of Trump Case

5/7/2024
Israel is vowing to continue its operations in Gaza until Hamas is eliminated or another hostage is returned while Hamas has its own response. Plus, President Biden is condemning the alarming rise in anti-semitism in the United States. Also, Stormy Daniels is on the stand in the New York hush money cover up case, going into detail about her alleged rendezvous with Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:28:33

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Judge Shown Financial Docs at the Heart of Hush Money Case

5/6/2024
A stern warning for Donald Trump today from the bench, keep violating your gag order in your hush money cover up case and you may well end up in jail. Judge Juan Merchan that Trump violated that gag order for the tenth time. He fined Trump $1,000, which is the maximum penalty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:23:54

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Former Trump Aide Hope Hicks Testifies in Hush Money Trial

5/3/2024
Today one of Donald Trump’s most loyal aides and the first former Trump White House employee to testify took the stand in the hush money cover up trial. Hope Hicks acknowledged to the jury that she was nervous to testify at times and she did in one instance cry on the stand leading to a brief delay in the trial. She testified about the campaign’s panic behind the scenes when they learned of the now infamous Access Hollywood tape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:04

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Tech Analyst Testifies About Michael Cohen’s Phones

5/2/2024
The criminal hush money cover up trial of former President Trump is well underway. Our panel breaks down the latest witness testimony and developments in the trial. Plus, President Biden makes his most direct comments yet on the protests which have erupted from coast to coast on college campuses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:22:38

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UCLA Cancels Classes After Violent Clashes Between Protesters

5/1/2024
From New York to California and points in between, confrontations between students and police continue. Plus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Israel trying to push a ceasefire. Also, from the trial to the trail, Trump hits two battleground states today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:29

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Protestors Storm Columbia Building, Barricade Themselves Inside

4/30/2024
Campus protests are hitting a whole new level at Columbia University with violence and vandalism and anti-war demonstrators barricading themselves in a university building. The university is warning people to stay away from campus. Plus, the major move coming from the Biden administration aiming to reclassify marijuana after criminalizing for nearly 90 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:28:41

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Police Arrest Protestors At University of Texas-Austin

4/29/2024
Columbia University, the epicenter of the weeklong pro-Palestinian protests, said it has begun suspending students who refused to abide by a deadline to vacate the campus encampment. Another Ivy League school, Cornell University, said it was suspending student protesters who declined to move to an alternate location. The college protests are raising legal questions around free speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:26

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Michael Cohen’s Former Banker Testifies in Trump Trial

4/26/2024
A new witness in Donald Trump’s hush money cover up trial, the prosecution just called its third witness, Gary Farrow, a banker who worked with Michael Cohen at the time the payments were made to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and porn actress and director Stormy Daniels, both of whom alleged romantic entanglements with Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:32:04

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Trump’s Lawyers Cross-examine Former Tabloid Executive

4/25/2024
In the New York hush money trial, Donald Trump’s defense team is now cross-examining the prosecution’s first witness, former tabloid executive David Pecker. This is Pecker’s third day on the stand and today for the very first time he described the deal he helped broker with adult film star Stormy Daniels. A deal that is at the center of the case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:31:29

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Tense Protests Rock major U.S. Colleges Over Israel-Hamas War

4/24/2024
Protests are underway across United States colleges and universities after weeks of tension over the Israel-Hamas war. Our reporters report live from campuses where protests continue. House Speaker Mike Johnson speaks at Columbia University amid the protests. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:58

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Pecker: Trump, Cohen asked me how I could “help the campaign”

4/23/2024
Former tabloid publisher David Pecker is under oath and on the record revealing just how far Donald Trump went allegedly to protect his 2016 presidential campaign. But, when it comes to whether Trump committed a felony in the process, how damaging was today’s testimony? Plus, what Pecker said went down in the room in the infamous meeting in August of 2015 that could hurt Donald Trump’s case nearly nine years later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:23:23