The Lead with Jake Tapper

Moves by AG Barr raise questions over DOJ independence; President insists he can intervene in any Justice Dept case; Bloomberg faces criticism for past comments on discriminatory practices; CDC: Coronavirus outbreak could last through next year;

Feb. 14, 2020

Sources: Barr orders review of high-profile cases Trump rails about while claiming Trump has no influence; Trump: I have the right to interfere in legal cases, but I haven't; WH Official: Trump angered by decision not to charge McCabe; Source: Barr expressed frustration to Trump before interview; Sources: Barr orders review of Flynn case despite saying Trump can't bully him; Avenatti guilty on all counts in Nike extortion trial; Candidates call out Bloomberg for past comments on discriminatory practices; Bloomberg apologizes for stop and frisk: "I didn't understand then the unintended pain"; Bloomberg launches "Mike for black America" campaign plan; Warren slams Bloomberg on 2008 "redlining" remark, says he should not be Democratic nominee; Biden confident he'll win South Carolina after finishing fourth in Iowa & fifth in New Hampshire; Ocasio-Cortez admits Sanders may have to compromise on "Medicare for all"; Klobuchar, Steyer can't name Mexican Pres. when asked; Nearly 1,400 dead globally, vast majority in China; 443 people in U.S. have been investigated for coronavirus, 15 have tested positive, dozens are still pending; Trump Admin diverting $3.8b in Pentagon funds to pay for border wall; GOP lawmakers call out Trump moving money from defense to pay for border wall; Trump diverts Pentagon money meant for weapons, programs, fighter jets to fund border wall; neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.