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Underhandedness. Trickery. Unscrupulous behavior. Skullduggery breaks down the latest revelations in the Russia probe as well as the numerous — and multiplying — other investigations into President Trump's business practices and conduct in office. Yahoo News’ veteran investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman break news, offer authoritative analysis and draw intriguing historical parallels from decades of covering D.C. scandals. Come prepared to learn something every week. New episodes posted on Fridays.

Underhandedness. Trickery. Unscrupulous behavior. Skullduggery breaks down the latest revelations in the Russia probe as well as the numerous — and multiplying — other investigations into President Trump's business practices and conduct in office. Yahoo News’ veteran investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman break news, offer authoritative analysis and draw intriguing historical parallels from decades of covering D.C. scandals. Come prepared to learn something every week. New episodes posted on Fridays.
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Underhandedness. Trickery. Unscrupulous behavior. Skullduggery breaks down the latest revelations in the Russia probe as well as the numerous — and multiplying — other investigations into President Trump's business practices and conduct in office. Yahoo News’ veteran investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman break news, offer authoritative analysis and draw intriguing historical parallels from decades of covering D.C. scandals. Come prepared to learn something every week. New episodes posted on Fridays.

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Episodes

Buried Treasure: The Fight Over Fortas

5/21/2019
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Michael Bobelian, author of Battle for the Marble Palace joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of Skullduggery's Buried Treasure. The discuss the legacy of Abe Fortas, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice from 1965 to 1969, how he's affected modern day politics, as well as his lasting effects on the Supreme Court.

Duration:00:25:07

The Candidate and the Ghostwriter

5/17/2019
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Seth Moulton - a 2020 Presidential Candidate and Charlie Leerhsen - President Trump's former ghostwriter join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery. The Moulton discussion covers National Security, impeachment of Trump, and why a moderate and former Marine with three Harvard degrees should be the next Commander-in-Chief. Then, Leerhsen lets us behind the curtain during a time period that saw Trump lose over a billion dollars while the two of them put together a...

Duration:00:56:37

F.B.I. Confidential

5/15/2019
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Jim Baker, former government official at the DOJ who served as general counsel for the F.B.I. joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman to discuss his time spent at the Bureau. They cover James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, The Steele Dossier, Trump, and Fisa Warrents. Who should we believe? What's the current state of the F.B.I. with the public, and would he testify if asked in regards to the President? All this and more.

Duration:00:48:18

From Rashida with Love

5/10/2019
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib and chief White House correspondent for The New York Times Peter Baker join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this edition. Tlaib weighs in on impeachment proceedings, the Trump Administration, immigration, and Israel-Palestine. As for Baker, he discusses what the differences are between covering an Obama Administration vs. the current. It's a feisty episode - buckle up.

Duration:00:55:42

Mueller vs Barr

5/3/2019
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Rep. Jamie Raskin, member of the House Judiciary Committee, joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman to discuss Attorney General Bill Barr's testimony in front of the Senate as well as his "no-show" in front of the House. Will this be the straw that breaks the House's back resulting in a push for Impeachment of not only the President, but also Barr himself? Did Barr commit a crime by lying to Congress? Aren't Mueller and Barr friends? Probably not anymore.

Duration:00:44:06

Buried Treasure: Crack in the White House

4/30/2019
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Krissy Clark, host of The Uncertain Hour Podcast which takes a look inside America's drug war, joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman. They relive the now infamous "crack speech" given by then President George H.W. Bush his first year in office. A sting operation, later found out to be set up from the inside, was used as an opportunity to politicize the war on drugs and a young high schooler - Keith Jackson - paid quite the price for it.

Duration:00:30:21

Mueller's Hidden Nuggets

4/26/2019
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Shane Harris - Senior National Security writer at the Washington Post, as well as Paul Rosenzweig - Senior Fellow, National Security & Cybersecurity at R Street join co-hosts Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Yahoo's WH Correspondent Hunter Walker. Now that everyone has had the opportunity to comb through the Mueller Report, the Skullduggery crew analyze as well as reveal hidden nuggets that could easily turn out to be important pieces in the potential impeachment of President Donald J....

Duration:00:56:48

Mueller Madness

4/19/2019
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Ty Cobb, former White House Lawyer for the Trump administration as well as April Doss, former senior minority counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman. The Mueller Report, which has finally been made public, is on the docket and we get everyone's reaction. From Trump to Russia and all the characters in between. What's been made more clear? And what new questions have emerged?

Duration:00:59:24

AOC unfiltered

4/15/2019
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sat down with co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman for a wide ranging, hourlong interview. She weighed in on 2020, impeachment, Israel, Amazon, and her first months in Congress. The congressional rising star also shared her Game of Thrones predictions and answered one of the most controversial questions in her district ---- Yankees or Mets?

Duration:00:58:56

The Assange Conspiracy

4/13/2019
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Bob Litt, Former General Counsel, Director of National Intelligence joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman to discuss all things Julian Assange as Litt was working for the Obama Administration when they decided at the time to not charge Assange. Then, Stuart Taylor enters the conversation to talk about the surprising case of Greg Craig, former White House counsel under Obama, and his indictment due to ties with Paul Manafort.

Duration:00:53:00

Buried Treasure: The China plots - then and now

4/9/2019
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Mark Hosenball joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman to reminisce about all the real life Chinese spy characters from the 90's as the current administration tries to get to the bottom of the bizarre case of Yujing Zhang, the Chinese woman who snuck on to President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, resort Mar-a-Lago.

Duration:00:26:08

Bonus Episode: The Mueller mystery

4/6/2019
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The Mueller Report -- here we wait again. As the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler makes it clear that he won't settle for anything less than the entire un-redacted version of the report, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman discuss how things will look if it turns out Bill Barr was indeed covering up and protecting the President. They also dive into Michael Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, and his last ditch effort to buy more time for his client.

Duration:00:28:40

Preet Bharara "Doing Justice"

4/3/2019
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Preet Bharara, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode. They discuss his infamous "non-phone call" to Donald Trump, his brand new book Doing Justice, how the President gets away with lying, and his theories on why Mueller punted and what the ramifications would be if Bill Barr was found to have been hiding anything due to his short summery of the Mueller Report.

Duration:00:50:13

Trump’s "Ridiculous Bullshit"

3/29/2019
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George Papadopoulos, Glenn Greenwald, and Ben Wittes are all a part of this packed episode of Skullduggery. Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman analyze the fallout of the Bill Barr Mueller Report summery even further alongside Wittes, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Then Greenwald joins to talk about journalists from various outlets possibly misleading the public with their coverage of the Russia scandal. Then, excerpts from Isikoff's exclusive one-on-one interview with...

Duration:00:55:59

Buried Treasure: Sandra Day O'Connor

3/26/2019
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Author Evan Thomas joins Buried Treasure to recount the life of America's first female Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O'Connor. She's the subject of his new book, "First," which is an intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography. Alongside co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, they discuss key points in her career as well as her influence.

Duration:00:31:37

Bonus Episode: Mueller’s Punt

3/25/2019
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Michael Isikoff and Danial Klaidman discuss the fallout from the release of Bill Barr's summery of the Mueller Report. Does this leave us with more questions than answers? There was no collusion found, yet Mueller doesn't exonerate President Trump on obstruction of justice. Check out this bonus episode of Skullduggery.

Duration:00:28:15

Kushner’s charmed life

3/22/2019
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Author Vicky Ward and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren join as guests alongside co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman to discuss Jared Kushner and the pending Mueller Report respectively. Ward penned the new book Kushner, Inc where she fills in all the details of Jared's past, the rise to his current status, and where it all might have gone wrong. Lofgren, a member of the Judiciary Committee and someone who's worked through two presidential impeachments, let's us know what exactly she things...

Duration:00:55:31

Buried Treasure: The Donald J. Trump Twitter Library

3/18/2019
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Roy Wood Jr., correspondent from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, joins Skullduggery's Buried Treasure live from SXSW and the site of The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library. Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman fill you in on the museum-like experience as they recall the first time the President ever tweeted and how it has changed politics forever.

Duration:00:17:47

Bannon unbound

3/15/2019
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Alison Klayman and Marie Therese Guirgis, the Director and Producer respectively of the upcoming documentary film The Brink, fill you in on all you need to know about their "behind the curtain" documentary on polarizing figure Steve Bannon. Then George Shipley, an Austin, TX based political consultant, joins the discussion to weigh in on Beto'mania in the wake of O'Rourke's announcement to run for President in 2020.

Duration:00:54:19

Buried Treasure: So much for those thwarted terror plots

3/9/2019
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Charlie Savage of the New York Times joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Buried Treasure to discuss the surveillance kerfuffle during Obama's time in office. The previously unknown gathering of data and surveillance, while spying on American's phone records, was explained to the public as a necessary tool in order to thwart terror plots.

Duration:00:28:15