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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

The Back Channel

6/21/2019
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Former US Ambassador William Burns, now president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after a thirty-three-year diplomatic career, joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode. They discuss his vast work with foreign entities such as Russia and Iran, everything that went right and wrong, and what he thinks of the current state of foreign affairs. In addition, Yahoo News' own Alex Nazaryan talks about his new book, The Best People, which focuses on those...

Duration:00:58:58

Buried Treasure: "The Forever Prisoner"

6/18/2019
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Ramzi Kassem, a professor of law at the City University of New York, joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman to discuss his work defending Guantánamo Bay detainees. Kassem is currently working to shine a light on detainees who have been imprisoned without ever being convicted of a crime, such as his client Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alawi, who was classified as a “forever prisoner” in 2010 despite never being convicted because he was considered too dangerous to be released. Intelligence...

Duration:00:25:39

Pod Save America's Tommy Vietor

6/14/2019
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Tommy Vietor, former spokesperson for President Obama and the US National Security Council turned Podcaster (Pod Save America) joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman. They discuss Trump's comments about excepting political dirt from a foreign government, his attack's on the intel community and why we no longer talk about national security issues like drones. Then co-hosts of the podcast Words Matter, Joe Lockhart and Katie Barlow jump in to comment on the state of impeachment,...

Duration:01:05:48

Buried Treasure: A Liberal's Lament

6/11/2019
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Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, former diplomat and now author, joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Buried Treasure. vanden Heuvel was assistant to US AG Robert F. Kennedy, US Ambassador to the European of the United Nations, has been Chairman of the Roosevelt Institute, and is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He's seen and done it all. They discuss his lengthy resume through fascinating personal accounts as well as his thoughts on the current...

Duration:00:35:40

Michael Wolff's Fake News

6/7/2019
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Michael Wolff, author of Siege: Trump Under Fire - joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman to discuss is most recent effort. Our guest is pushed hard on what is fact and what is fiction in his latest book as well as where he comes up with these damning claims. Then, the hosts of the popular podcast Mueller She Wrote let us know where they stand after Mueller has called it a day and what's in store for the ladies moving forward. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:59:59

Sex, Spies, and Bank Account Lies

5/31/2019
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David Enrich - New York Times Financial Editor and Emily Brandwin - former CIA Operations Officer join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery. Trump's dealings with Deutsche Bank and what it's like to be a "spy" in the CIA are all discussed alongside Mike and Dan's thoughts on Mueller's final public statement. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:01:08:46

Buried Treasure: The Lessons of Iran-contra

5/28/2019
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Richard Arenberg, a Senator George Mitchell staff member in the mid-to-late 80's and now Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute, joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery's Buried Treasure. The group discuss the almost now forgotten Iran-Contra affair and the stark contrast to how Congress operated back then vs. how it does during the current presidential investigations of today. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:24:12

Assange and the Rabble-Rouser

5/24/2019
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Rep. Steve Cohen and Yahoo's DC Bureau Chief Sharon Weinberger join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of Skullduggery. Weinberger helps breakdown the recent bombshell indictment of Julian Assange and what that could mean for the future of news organizations, journalists, and the First Amendment. Then Congressman Cohen, who's leading the charge for impeachment of the President, discusses next steps as well as the origins of that now infamous chicken he put in Bill...

Duration:00:52:12

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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. For information...

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. For information regarding your data...

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? For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

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? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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. For information...

Duration:00:28:40