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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.

The Lead with Jake Tapper CNN

    • News
    • 3.6 • 1.5K Ratings

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.

    “Diddy” Shown In 2016 Video Assaulting Former Girlfriend

    “Diddy” Shown In 2016 Video Assaulting Former Girlfriend

    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? 
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Defense Grills Cohen

    Defense Grills Cohen

    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.
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    CNN To Host First Biden-Trump Debate On June 27

    CNN To Host First Biden-Trump Debate On June 27

    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. 
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Michael Cohen Endures Intense Afternoon of Cross-examination

    Michael Cohen Endures Intense Afternoon of Cross-examination

    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. 
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Cohen Testifies About Payments to McDougal, Daniels

    Cohen Testifies About Payments to McDougal, Daniels

    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. 
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Prosecutors Use Friday Testimony to Get Docs Into Evidence

    Prosecutors Use Friday Testimony to Get Docs Into Evidence

    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. 
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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

shannonsophia ,

Generally Balanced News

I appreciate his more balanced approach to news.
I don’t always like what I hear or agree with it and that is a good thing.
What I do like is that I am thinking and learning more.

P.S. Sick of this Trump trial coverage please talk about it less. There must be plenty of other stories to cover. The coverage level is almost as gross as the trial.

dottielucia ,

Love Jake Tapper

Thank you for always giving us the real news every day! I especially enjoy you’re side show on Sundays where you dig deep into corruption scandals that are apart of news history. I look forward to your show at 4 pm every day!

simon dope simon dope ,

No credibility a news outlet

Lazy reporting. Use to be decent show until they followed the Fox News playbook and lost all credibility

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