LISTEN: CNN’s JAKE TAPPER: CNN Takes Town Halls Seriously. The Donna Brazille Situation Is Horrifying And Very Upsetting.

INTERVIEW — JAKE TAPPER — anchor of “The Lead” and “State of the Union” on CNN


  • Tapper reacted to being mentioned in a few WikiLeaks emails.
  • Several of the Podesta emails showed that Jake has a contentious relationship with and the Clinton campaign.
  • EMAIL #1:

From:[email protected]
To: [email protected], [email protected]
Date: 2015-06-23 21:45
Subject: RE: Daily Media Report 6.23.15
That is the right question.

*From:* John Podesta [mailto:[email protected]]
*Sent:* Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7:42 PM
*To:* Jennifer Palmieri; Kristina Schake
*Subject:* Fwd: Daily Media Report 6.23.15
Why is Jake Tapper such a dick?

From: “Melissa Cantrell” <[email protected]>
Date: Jun 23, 2015 3:45 PM
Subject: Daily Media Report 6.23.15
To: “HRC Rapid”
–Report on HRC and Race Relations: HRC talking about race relations at a church near Ferguson, MO. Jake Tapper questions whether she is genuine in her interest in race or whether she is just trying to gain support for her bid at the presidential nomination. CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper <>. 2015.06.23., Clips, National, Jake Tapper on

  • Jake Tapper Addresses Emails Released By Wikileaks. (CBS Philly) — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Cable news host Jake Tapper talked with Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about emails he has sent to or been discussed in by Democratic staffers that were released by Wikileaks, including one congratulating current Chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, John Podesta, on a White House appointment in 2013. Tapper said he was just being polite in the message, which then went on to ask Podesta if he was willing to appear on Tapper’s show. “I haven’t gone back and looked at my emails. I assume it’s accurate. It sounds like me… If you’re asking somebody to come on your show, you start off with something polite. We’ve also seen in Wikileaks, by the way, John Podesta calling me a name that rhymes with click and starts with the letter D. Which is probably an accurate reflection of how the Clinton campaign thinks about me.” He insisted he did nothing wrong and feels this issue is being overblown because of the proximity to the presidential election.
  • New email shows Brazile may have had exact wording of proposed town hall question before CNN. A new email obtained by POLITICO is shedding more light on the mystery of whether and how interim DNC chair Donna Brazile might have obtained the text of a proposed question from a town hall between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in advance, and possibly shared it with the Clinton campaign. And now CNN, which co-hosted the town hall with cable network TV One, is pointing the finger at its media partner for what appears to be a breach of the traditional secrecy surrounding the questions for such events. The email obtained by POLITICO was written by town hall co-moderator Roland Martin on the day of the town hall to CNN producers. But it shows him using word for word the language of a question that Brazile appeared to have sent to the Clinton campaign a day earlier. That email, from Brazile to the campaign, was included in yesterday’s release of hacked emails by Wikileaks of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.


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