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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

Bonus Episode: "Felix Sater Unbound"

8/24/2019
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With the release of revealing new documents from his court file, former Donald Trump real estate advisor Felix Sater -- in an exclusive interview with Skullduggery-- talks about his one time life of crime, his work with mobsters in a Wall Street "pump and dump" scheme and his years serving as an undercover informant for the U.S. government providing crucial details about Al Qaeda terrorists and international cyber criminals. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:01:06:19

The Epstein Conspiracy

8/23/2019
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Elie Honig, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and author Anna Merlan join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on “Skullduggery.” Jeffrey Epstein is the focus, with Honig giving us a verbal behind-the-scenes tour of the Manhattan jail that was holding Epstein prior to his death by suicide. How could something like this even happen? Merlan joins to discuss all the conspiracies that came to the forefront just hours after his death was reported. For...

Duration:00:52:12

Behind the curtain at Cambridge Analytica

8/9/2019
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Documentary filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of Skullduggery. They discuss their most recent film, The Great Hack, which focuses on the Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal. The group also dives deeper into the repercussions of giving away our data for free on social media sites, the damage it's already done, and how this can and will affect us going forward especially with the upcoming 2020 presidential election. For...

Duration:00:37:22

A warning from The Mooch

8/2/2019
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Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and Yahoo News Contributor Zach Dorfman join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of Skullduggery. "The Mooch" has been outspoken about Trump's recent flurry of racist tweets and warns the President he may be heading down the wrong path to re-election. Then Dorfman fills us in on what the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is as well as what they are up to around the world with an exclusive story. For...

Duration:01:00:28

Mueller's Swan Song

7/26/2019
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Former Justice Department official Matt Miller and CNN Contributor Bianna Golodryga join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman for a round table discussion breaking down the six plus hours of long awaited Mueller testimony. They each give their insights into what went right and what went wrong for both the Republicans and the Democrats as well as how this will impact the future as we barrel towards the 2020 election. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:47:35

"Send Her Back"

7/19/2019
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Political Consultant Mike Murphy and Author - Journalist Tim Alberta join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of Skullduggery. After several recent racially divisive tweets from the President, Republican and former political strategist Murphy addresses the current state of affairs for Trump's attempt at re-election. Then Alberta joins to weigh in on VP Mike Pence as well as the on-going divide in the Republican Party. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:57:28

Buried Treasure: "The impeachment of Andrew Johnson"

7/15/2019
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Brenda Wineapple, author of the new book The Impeachers, joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of Buried Treasure. They take a deep look into the political climate surrounding the first ever impeachment attempt of a president. And bring to light a striking resemblance to the current presidency. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:35

Investigating Jeffrey Epstein

7/12/2019
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Independent investigator Conchita Sarnoff and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode. Sarnoff breaks down the Jeffrey Epstein case having first reported on the matter almost a decade ago. Then, Winstead joins to unveil the origin story of the term 'Fake News' as well as her activism with Abortion Access Front and her battle to save women's reproductive rights. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:01:18:01

Buried Treasure: JFK and the Nazi rocket scientist

7/3/2019
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Douglas Brinkley, author, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities, and professor of history at Rice University joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman. They take a deep dive into the subject of Brinkley's latest book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race. They discuss stories behind the stories as well as the impact the moon landing had on culture as well as humanity through the eyes of JFK's presidency. For information regarding your data privacy,...

Duration:00:42:46

Trump's Loyal WHIP

6/28/2019
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Congressman Steve Scalise and Yahoo News' own national security and investigations reporter Jenna McLaughlin join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman. They challenge Scalise on hot topics like immigration and impeachment while McLaughlin fills us in on her scoop about the US Cyber Command launching a strike against an Iranian spy group. The announcement that Mueller will testify, the citizenship census question, and Trump's most recent sexual assault accuser - E. Jean Carroll - are...

Duration:00:56:50

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