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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

Not an Agatha Christie Mystery

10/18/2019
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Congressman Jamie Raskin and former National Security Council Official Sam Vinograd join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." With the unbelievable press conference held by White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, the group reacts to the now admitted "Quid Pro Quo" in regard to Ukraine. Raskin then fills us in on the current state of witnesses testifying behind closed doors in regards to the impeachment inquiry. And then Vinograd breaks down the US - Turkey deal...

Duration:00:51:31

Deep State Demons

10/11/2019
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Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs - Richard Stengel - and Journalist and Author of “Deep State” - James B. Stewart, join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Stengel breaks down the information war, how it has lead to our current political state, and the lasting damage Trump has done by pulling troops out of Syria. Then Stewart explains the origins of the term "deep state" and how it's being used to the Presidents benefit. Impeachment...

Duration:01:34:45

Bonus Episode: The Smoking Texts

10/4/2019
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Former Federal Prosecutor and CNN Legal Analyst Michael Zeldin joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." The group combs through the newly released text messages involving President Trump, his staff, and representatives from Ukraine. With hearings ongoing behind closed doors, what ultimately is going to happen? Is there enough concrete evidence now for Impeachment? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:35

"We're not fooling around"

10/3/2019
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Former Deputy Secretary of State and Foreign Policy Advisor to Biden for President, Tony Blinken, and Former White House Counsel to President Barack Obama, Kathy Ruemmler, join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." With multiple subpoenas in full flight, the group discuss in detail the process the Whistleblower took that got us where we are today. They also dive deeper into the July 25 phone call now that we know Mike Pompeo was listening in. Blinken also gives us an inside...

Duration:01:23:28

The Whistleblower's Complaint

9/27/2019
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CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Elie Honig joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." The group breaks down the now-unclassified whistleblower complaint regarding President Trump and his July 25 phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:35

Buried Treasure: The Stennis Compromise

9/24/2019
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Journalist and historian Evan Thomas joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of "Buried Treasure." The group discusses the Watergate scandal, Nixon, and how it relates to the unfolding story of Trump's now infamous recent phone call to the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky. Will we ever see the transcript or hear the recording of Trump's call like we did the Nixon tapes? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:12

A challenge to Nadler

9/20/2019
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New York congressional candidate Lindsey Boylan and former FBI special agent and author Josh Campbell join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on “Skullduggery.” Boylan, arguably the most powerful candidate for Congress no one is discussing, is putting pressure on House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler when it comes to moving on impeachment of the president. Then, Campbell brings us inside the FBI by telling us what it was like serving under James Comey and how the bureau is dealing...

Duration:01:06:10

The Kavanaugh Firestorm

9/18/2019
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New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Their newly released book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh, has caused quite a stir bringing forth a previously unreported allegation against Kavanaugh prompting several Democratic candidates to call for his impeachment from the Supreme Court. Isikoff and Klaidman challenge Pogrebin and Kelly as they take a deep dive into the material to find out what sticks and what...

Duration:00:53:31

The Fall of Mr. Tough Guy

9/13/2019
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Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley and The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Glasser discusses the recent "firing" of National Security Advisor John Bolton and what impact it will have moving forward on the Trump Administration. Then, Senator Merkley weighs in on Immigration and the recent Supreme Court decision that will allow the barring of Central American Migrants from ever seeking asylum in the US. For information regarding your data...

Duration:01:02:58

Disinformation Nation

9/5/2019
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Former FBI Agent Ali Soufan and NYU’s Paul Barrett join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of "Skullduggery." Soufan weighs in on the the recent IG report on James Comey, the pulling out of troops from Afghanistan, and the US negotiations with the Taliban. Barrett then dissects his recent eye-opening report on disinformation being spread via "deep fake" videos and other tactics on social media and what we can do to combat it. For information regarding your data privacy,...

Duration:01:05:31

Supreme Court politics

8/29/2019
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Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times Carl Hulse and Yahoo News' own Jon Ward join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." After the recent news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's most recent cancer scare, Hulse discusses what could happen if RBG couldn't fulfill her duties as Supreme Court Justice as well as the tactics used by Mitch McConnell during the Merrick Garland nomination during the Obama Administration and how its changed the landscape of how we approve judges...

Duration:01:06:53

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