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February 14th, 2014
05:51 PM ET

Bill Maher 'meddling' in the political process

(CNN) – When can television personalities directly tamper with how Washington works? That's the new game plan for liberal comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

His show will be "entering into the exciting world of outright meddling with the political process," Maher told The New York Times. The plan is to work with fans to "Flip a District," and knock a lawmaker of his audience's choosing out of power.

Maher spoke exclusively with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" about his new plot in the video above.

For Maher's thoughts on the Republican strategy of reviving the Monica Lewinsky scandal of the late 1990s – a topic that was a boon for every comic back in the day, especially Maher – click on the video below, or watch it here.

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