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July 10, 2020
Author and Political Satirist Chris Buckley and Senior Legal Analyst at Slate Dahlia Lithwick join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Lithwick weighs in on the recent Supreme Court decisions in regards to Trump, his taxes, and immunity from criminal charges being brought to a President in office. Then Buckley discusses his new novel, Making Russia Great Again, and the daunting task that comes with trying to satirize a President who already appears to be "satire" himself. 
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July 7, 2020
Author, Activist, and Musician Roger McNamee and Yahoo News Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Ward weighs in on Trump's sinking poll numbers as well as the latest on next month's Republican National Convention in coronavirus stricken Florida. Then, McNamee discusses the advertiser boycott against Facebook in the light of the company's stance on taking down what a growing number of protesters are calling "hate speech." 
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July 2, 2020
Congressman Eric Swalwell and CNN's Senior Global Affairs Analyst Bianna Golodryga join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Golodryga weighs in on the coronavirus, Russia, and the controversial vote that could keep Putin in power until 2036. Then Swalwell gives us the latest on the Trump briefing currently being disputed by the White House regarding the bounties paid by Russia to kill US soldiers. 
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June 30, 2020
Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and Political Scientist and Author Thomas Rid join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, McFaul talks about the recent reports about Russian bounties offered to Taliban fighters to kill US and UK soldiers. Then, Rid discusses Putin and Russia which are a part of his new book, Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare. 
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June 27, 2020
Yahoo News Health Contributor and Fmr. Obama Administration Official Kavita Patel and Yahoo News National Correspondent Andrew Romano join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Romano gives the latest results of the Yahoo News/YouGov Poll in regards to where the Presidential race stands, how the public feels about masks, and how long it's going to take to tally up mail-in voting. Then, Dr. Patel talks about the harsh reality the country is facing as the coronavirus numbers spike to all-time highs. 
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June 25, 2020
Former Department of Justice Director of Public Affairs Matthew Miller and Special Correspondent for Reuters & Author Catherine Belton join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Miller goes over the Judiciary Committee's Hearing into the DOJ and Bill Barr. Then, Belton discusses in detail her new book, Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West. 
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June 22, 2020
Former Prosecutor for the Southern District of New York Eli Honig and Co-Founder of the Lincoln Project and Former Republican Strategist Rick Wilson join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Honig discusses the "Friday Night Massacre" that didn't go very smoothly. Then Wilson talks about what he's doing to undermine the re-election of President Trump and how he can succeed. 
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June 20, 2020
National Security Lawyer Mark Zaid and top John Bolton Aide Fred Fleitz join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Zaid tackles the extraordinary court hearing involving the Trump administration trying to stop the release of the book from former National Security Advisor John Bolton. Then Fleitz, who worked directly with Bolton during his tenure under Trump, expresses his disappointment in his former colleague. 
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June 16, 2020
South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn and psychoanalysts Michael Maccoby and Judith Logue join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Clyburn weighs in on 5th Anniversary of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in South Carolina, the "defund the police" movement, rioters quoting Martin Luther King Jr. for justification, and President Trump choosing Tulsa, OK for his first post-covid rally. Then Maccoby and Logue discuss their book - Psychoanalytic and Historical Perspectives on the Leadership of Donald Trump. 
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June 12, 2020
Washington Post Fact Checker & Author Glenn Kessler joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." All Presidents lie. This is something we are all aware of. However, President Trump takes it to another level. He is just under twenty thousand false statements so far as President of the United States. From 5 or 6 a day in his first year to as many as 22 a day currently. What will the lasting effects of this behavior be? How much damage to the institution has been done? And does Joe Biden, the person in the best position to defeat Trump, also make false statements? 
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June 11, 2020
Sociology Professor at Brooklyn College and Author Alex Vitale and Yahoo News National Correspondent Andrew Romano join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Romano gives us the latest Yahoo News / YouGov polling numbers in regards to the public's view on the idea of defunding the police. Then Vitale discusses his controversial book, The End of Policing, while explaining why the police have been fundamentally misused for decades. 
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June 8, 2020
David Folkenflik, NPR Media Correspondent and Host of "On Point" on NPR, joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." With James Bennet leaving his post as the New York Times Opinion Editor, the group discuss the state of Media, its coverage and how what's covered is decided, and the reactionary measures taken both by the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer for stories recently published. 
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June 7, 2020
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Yahoo News Health Contributor and Former Obama Administration Official Kavita Patel join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First off, Isikoff and Klaidman weigh in on the protests that have taken place over the weekend as well as the new call to "defund" the police. Then the group talks about how social distancing will be perceived moving forward and the effect the protests will have on the overall coronavirus numbers in the US. 
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June 5, 2020
Guy Snodgrass, Jim Mattis's Speechwriter and Chief of Communications joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." The group breakdown the Former United States Secretary of Defense's harsh criticism of President Trump and his handling of the protests that. are currently going on across the US. Also on the docket is recently obtained document by Yahoo News breaking down exactly who is and how many are guarding the White House during this tense time of outcry. 
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June 4, 2020
Yahoo News White House Correspondent Hunter Walker, Congressman Jamie Raskin, and former Amazon employees Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Walker takes us through his firsthand witness account of the protesters being cleared out of Lafayette Square for the Trump photo op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church. Then, Raskin walks us through the illegality of what took place at said event. Finally, the Amazon whistleblowers return to talk about what happened during the recent Amazon shareholder meeting as well as the PR stunt dispersed by the company posing as a real news story that was broadcast word-for-word across several local news stations. 
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June 1, 2020
Yahoo News White House Correspondent Hunter Walker and Historian Rick Perlstein join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Walker takes us inside the heart of the protests in front of the White House this past weekend painting a picture both peaceful and aggressive. Then Perlstein, author of the book Nixonland, discusses the parallels between events of the past to those happening today. 
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May 29, 2020
Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Former Chief of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." From protests to violence to press members of CNN getting arrested live on television, Minneapolis has become a hotbed of tension after the death of George Floyd. Gupta discusses her work during the Obama administration which focused specifically on police abuses. The group also discuss the threat the President has cast over the right to vote in the upcoming election. 
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May 27, 2020
New York Times contributing writer and Recode co-founder Kara Swisher as well as Pundit and Author Ann Coulter join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Swisher discusses the mess Twitter has put itself in allowing Trump to continue to peddle conspiracy theories via the platform. Then, Coulter talks about her recent tweet storm about the President, the Alabama Senate race, and her love for Jeff Sessions. 
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May 23, 2020
Former Head of the Pandemic Office at the White House Beth Cameron and Yahoo News National Political Correspondent Andrew Romano join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Romano discusses Yahoo News' latest YouGov poll that shows coronavirus conspiracy theories spreading on the right which may hamper vaccine efforts. Then Cameron, current Vice President at NTI for Bio, explains the crippling effect the Trump administration has caused by shrinking the NSC in 2018. 
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May 21, 2020
Author and Investigative Reporter Bart Gellman joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery's "Buried Treasure." Gellman discusses his new book - Dark Mirror - a gripping inside narrative of investigative reporting about Edward Snowden as it happened and a deep dive into the machinery of the surveillance state. The Snowden case has had a rippling effect that we still feel today. 
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May 15, 2020
Comedian J-L Cauvin and Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and Author Richard Stengel join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Disinformation, what's real and what's not? Conspiracies run rampant these days. And rebutting them could perpetuate them even further. First up on the pod is a very special guest, one that some would claim, spreads disinformation every day. Then, Stengel joins to discuss his latest book, Information Wars, and introduces us to the term "infodemic." 
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May 14, 2020
Frank Figliuzzi, Former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Isikoff and Klaidman discuss the recent FBI court filing slip-up that revealed the name of the Saudi Official suspected of directing support for the 9/11 hijackers. Then, Figliuzzi warns that there may be more coming from AG Bill Barr to discredit the Mueller Investigation aside from his request to drop the criminal charge against General Flynn. 
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May 12, 2020
Journalist and Novelist David Ignatius and Yahoo News White House Correspondent Hunter Walker join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Walker joins Isikoff and Klaidman for a crosstalk on Coronavirus, how it has infiltrated the White House, and the translation of a Trump press conference. Then Ignatius, a prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, discusses his new novel -The Paladin - a story of a high-tech CIA operation that goes wrong. 
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May 9, 2020
Former Amazon Employees Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa and Former US Ambassador to China Gary Locke join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Isikoff and Klaidman discuss the recent news about Bill Barr and the DOJ dropping the charges against Former US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Then, Cunningham and Costa tell their story about being fired from Amazon for bringing attention to the current conditions at the company during the Coronavirus pandemic. Finally, Locke talks about his experience as Ambassador to China and what we should be doing with our current relationship with the country. 
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May 5, 2020
Former Editor-in-Chief of Time Magazine Nancy Gibbs, Yahoo News Medical Contributor Kavita Patel, and Former Health Commissioner of Baltimore Leana Wen join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First up, Mike and Dan discuss Jared Kushner's shadow role in the Coronavirus Task Force. Then, Gibbs joins to talk about the ethical questions we're all facing while states begin to reopen. Finally, Dr. Patel and Dr. Wen compare how various countries have taken on the pandemic and how catastrophic a "second wave" could be. 
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May 1, 2020
Yahoo News D.C. Bureau Chief Sharon Weinberger & Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Mike and Dan discuss the latest in the Tara Reade alligations and her recent interview on MSNBC. Then, Weinberger fills in all the details about her recent stay at the Trump Hotel in D.C. A long time Republican hot-spot now emptied out due to the coronavirus pandemic. Finally, Power talks about her new book, The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir, while giving us an inside look into Joe Biden's foreign policy experience while Vice President of the US. 
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April 29, 2020
Northwestern University College of Science's Dr. Alessandro Vespignani & The Atlantic's George Packer join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skulldugger." First, the Dr. fleshes out his recently published coronavirus model that shows there was an undetected silent chain of transmission early on resulting in the potential number of cases actually being 10x greater. Then, Packer, explains why America is fast resembling a failed state. 
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April 29, 2020
The Intercept's D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Grim was one of the first reporters to shine a light on the allegations of sexual assault against Joe Biden brought forth by Tara Reade. The group discuss the credibility of said allegations, the duties of the media and how it should cover a story like this, and the similarities and differences to cases that have come before this one, most recently the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. 
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April 27, 2020
FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." The group discuss the topic of frauds during a pandemic. They expose those trying to prey on the scared public, the tactics used, and what kind of scams have been circulating since the coronavirus has come to light. From door-to-door fake testing kits to Trump's ridiculous cures claimed during his daily briefings. 
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April 25, 2020
Former Deputy National Security Advisor Antony Blinken and Author Lawrence Wright join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Blinken blasts President Donald Trump's praising of the Chinese government’s early handling of the coronavirus. And then Wright, who penned the new book The End of October, walks us through the eerily prescient novel about a devastating virus that begins in Asia before going global. 
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April 21, 2020
DNC Chair Tom Perez and Yahoo News National Security & Investigations Reporter Jenna McLaughlin join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Perez stresses that he intends to still hold an in-person convention, now in August, as well as what a digital campaign will look like leading up to November. Then McLaughlin dives deep into her story on the origins of the coronavirus and that US intelligence is looking into the possibility of a lab accident in China. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 17, 2020
Former US Secretary of State John Kerry joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." The group discuss Kerry's World War Zero, his initiative to end the climate crisis and move towards the goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions. They also talk about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected not only his efforts, but the impact it's made on the environment with people now being shuttered in their homes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 16, 2020
Greg Barker, the director of The Longest War Documentary, joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery's "Buried Treasure." The group discuss all things Afghanistan. From the origins of our involvement with the country to the current state of a potential peace deal with the Taliban. A puzzle that has yet to be solved from President Carter on through to President Trump. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 14, 2020
Washington Post Media Critic Erik Wemple and Yahoo News Reporter Alex Nazaryan join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Wemple and Nazaryan discuss the bizarre and controversial Coronavirus Task Force media briefing that took place on Monday April 13th. Everything from Trump's claim of "total" authority to what looked like a campaign or agitprop video he showed in the White House press room in addition to the confusion and contradiction while berating and attacking the press on a personal level. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 10, 2020
Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel and Former Health Commissioner of Baltimore Dr. Leana Wen join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." The group discusses the latest on the Coronavirus pandemic, why the numbers are so high in minorities, and the possibility of immunity certificates. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 8, 2020
Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Whitmer addresses the coronavirus situation in her state as well as the rumors of potentially being Joe Biden's running mate in 2020. Then, Schiff discusses Trump's firing of the Inspector General overseeing the 2 trillion dollar relief package in addition to his new bill to set up a commission in order to review the coronavirus response. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 7, 2020
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and CNN’s Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Brown weighs in on how Trump and the administration is handling the coronavirus pandemic, how he thinks voting should be done under quarantine, and that a second stimulus plan will be needed. Then, Stelter gives us the story behind his new HBO documentary, After Truth, and how Fox News allows disinformation and misinformation to run rampant on the network. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 3, 2020
Yahoo News Medical Contributor and Former Obama Administration Official Kavita Patel and Yahoo News Reporter Alex Nazaryan join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Nazaryan gives us the latest insight into the coronavirus, how bad it really is going to get, and whether we should all be wearing masks. Then listen in to an exclusive Yahoo News Special Town Hall where Dr. Patel answers readers’ questions about the virus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 1, 2020
Comedian and Impressionist JL Cauvin and Yahoo News Senior Editor Will Rahn join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First up, after 16 years of life dedicated to comedy, Cauvin finally strikes gold when his Trump vs. God video sweeps the internet. He discussions his incredible Trump impression, what it's like creating comedy during a world-wide pandemic, and if another four years of Trump would be a benefit. Then, Rahn weighs in on all things Andrew Cuomo, his current rise to popularity, and if the New York Governor could sneak in for the presidential bid on the Democratic side. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 31, 2020
Bioethicist Jonathan Moreno and Yahoo News National Correspondent Andrew Romano join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Moreno talks about the catastrophic reality of the coronavirus, the ethical decisions doctors are forced to make in regards to who lives and who dies, and how a vaccine will be distributed if and when one becomes available. Then Romano weighs in on how the virus has and will effect the Democratic and Republican campaigns for the presidency while updated us on the status of the virus from a west coast perspective. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 27, 2020
Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First off, Murphy joins us from the road just after the Senate passed their $2 trillion economic rescue package, what it took to get it done, and why it took so long. Then Johnson walks us through his past experience of dealing with a crisis and what we should expect moving forward. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 26, 2020
Yahoo News Public Health Contributor Kathryn Jacobsen and Green Party Candidate for President Howie Hawkins join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Jacobsen gives the latest info on the coronavirus and what the projections are looking like here in the US. Then Hawkins discusses the challenges and frustration his party faces getting on the ballot for the general election, especially during the current pandemic. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 25, 2020
David Plouffe, Former Barack Obama Campaign Manager and Author of A Citizen’s Guide To Beating Donald Trump joins Michael Isikoff and Danial Klaidman on "Skullduggery." The group talk about the road to success for the Biden campaign and the new hurdles that will need to be overcome in the midst of a crisis to win the presidency. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 24, 2020
Yahoo News’ own Alex Nazaryan and New York Times Media Columnist Ben Smith join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." On this episode, Nazaryan brings us up-to-date with the latest on the Coronavirus and what our unexpected future may look like. Then Smith discusses his latest article in which he criticizes Fox News' handling and coverage of the Coronavirus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 19, 2020
In new Skullduggery podcast, Ron Klain, President Obama's former ebola czar and top advisor to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, warns the worst is yet to come in coronavirus crisis. He also critiques President Trump's performance and tells hosts Daniel Klaidman and Michael Isikoff what he's doing personally to stay safe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 19, 2020
Republican Strategist John Weaver and Democratic Strategist Joe Trippi join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Weaver talks about The Lincoln Project - of which he is a part alongside other notable Never-Trumpers - what its mission is, and their current controversial "virus" ad. Then Trippi weighs in about the Democratic strategy during a time of crisis and the expectations and possibility of a "don't touch" campaign for the nominee. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 17, 2020
Yahoo News Reporter Alex Nazaryan and Epidemiologist and Public Health Expert Kathryn Jacobson, Yahoo News’ Public Health Contributor, join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." This will be the first in a series of podcasts from Skullduggery focusing on the Coronavirus and its effect on politics, the 2020 Election, and everyday life. First up, Nazaryan fills us in on his recent conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Then, Jacobson lays down some important guidelines as to how the public should be handling this situation now and in the immediate future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 10, 2020
Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp and Time Magazine Writer and Author Charlotte Alter join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." An attendee of the recent CPAC 2020 event was found to have the coronavirus and now members of congress including the organizer, Schlapp, are "self-quarantining" themselves. Schlapp discusses what it's been like and where we go from here. Then Alter breaks down her new book, The Ones We've Been Waiting For, an optimistic look at the future of American leadership and the impact millennials will have on politics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 5, 2020
Congressman Jim Clyburn and Historian and Journalist Evan Thomas join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Clyburn discuss the sudden surge from Joe Biden and the role he played in it, who he thinks should be Biden's running mate, and why he believes Biden was a victim of the #metoo movement. Then Thomas gives us an inside look into the mind of his grandfather, Norman Thomas, who was the last socialist to run for President, and if Bernie Sanders would suffer the same fate if elected as the democratic nominee. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 2, 2020
Former New York Times Correspondent and Author Stephen Kinzer joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery's "Buried Treasure." The group discuss Kinzer's new book, Poisoner in Chief, which tells the incredible story of Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA's search for mind control by various means, including but not limited too, LSD. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 28, 2020
Washington Post Foreign Policy Columnist Josh Rogin and David Enrich, Author of Dark Towers, join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First Rogin discusses the philosophical duties as a reporter when you receive oppo research from a source unwilling to be named. In this case, research potentially harmful to Bernie Sanders. Then, Enrich returns to update the Trump / Deutsche Bank scandal, now headed to the Supreme Court, and whether Trump's loan information with ever see the light of day. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 21, 2020
Former Deputy Attorney General Don Ayer and Yahoo News’ own Hunter Walker join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First up, Isikoff & Klaidman talk Roger Stone and his sentencing. Then, Ayer weighs in on all things Bill Barr, the pressure he's facing to resign, and what it's like working in the DOJ. Finally, Walker reports from the scene of the Nevada primary and paints the picture of where things are headed post debate which featured Bloomberg for the first time. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 12, 2020
Journalist & Historian Jonathan Alter, Yahoo News' own Jon Ward & Hunter Walker, as well as David Corn of Mother Jones join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this special New Hampshire Primary Edition of "Skullduggery." Isikoff, Klaidman, Alter, Ward, and Walker talk about the results of the voting in New Hampshire including Bernie's narrow victory and Klobuchar's surge into the top 3. Then Corn joins to discuss the breaking news from the Justice Department surrounding the Roger Stone case. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 10, 2020
Leon Neyfakh, host and producer of the podcast Fiasco, joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery's "Buried Treasure." The group take a deep dive into the story of Iran-Contra and the repercussions it had on Ronald Reagan’s presidency as well as the parallels it has to today's Ukraine scandal going on in the Trump administration. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 7, 2020
Democratic Pollster Joel Benenson and Yahoo News’ own National Politics Reporter Brittany Shepherd join hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Brittany breaks down the debacle that took place in Iowa and what the effects that will have on the democratic party nominees moving forward. Then Benenson talks polls, Bernie and Buttigieg, and the Michael Bloomberg factor. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 2, 2020
Republican Strategist Mike Murphy, Former Federal Prosecutor and Deputy Independent Council Sol Wisenberg, and MSNBC Justice and Security Analyst Matt Miller, join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Murphy breaks down the winners and losers of the Senate Trial and what to expect in the upcoming Democratic Nominee race. Then Wisenberg, Miller, and our hosts analyze what went right and what went wrong with impeachment. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 31, 2020
Bernie Sanders’ National Press Secretary Briahna Gray joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." The group takes a deep dive into Sanders' campaign, it's current surge in Iowa, and breaks down the dedicated fan base and what has them so fired up. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 27, 2020
Washington Post National Investigative Reporter and Author Carol Leonnig, as well as, Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 campaign chief Kevin Sheekey join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Isikoff and Klaidman walk us through the bombshell news from Bolton and his book, then Leonnig dives deep into her new book A Very Stable Genius. Then finally, Sheekey takes us into the mind of Michael Bloomberg and why he's running for democratic presidential nominee. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 24, 2020
Robert Ray, a member of President Trump’s impeachment defense team, and Ken Gormley, constitutional law scholar and President of Duquesne University join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Ray discusses the impeachment trial, whether or not the defense team has a plan if witnesses are called - and if so - will executive privilege be invoked. Then Gormley weighs in on the unprecedented aspects of this impeachment vs. prior impeachments. Lastly, Yahoo News' own Jon Ward helps paint the picture of what it's like to sit within the room where the Senate trial is taking place. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 17, 2020
Former Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly and Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Donnelly puts himself back into the role of Senator and weighs in on Senate impeachment trial. Then, Schlapp discusses whether or not witnesses for would even make a difference in the end and who will really benefit from this impeachment process in the end. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 13, 2020
Former Trump NSC official and Executive Director of the International Spy Museum, Chris Costa, joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman from the museum on "Skullduggery." The group discusses the recent "assassination" of Soleimani, the past, present and future of conflict with Iran, and how social media is changing the way spies operate. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 9, 2020
Politico co-founder John Harris and Chapo Trap House hosts Virgil Texas and Matt Christman join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First up, Harris discusses his findings after reaching out to the Politico audience in order to understand what's going through the minds of the Trump supporters during this time of impeachment. Then, Texas and Christman talk about Bernie Sanders and his rise to prominence as a favorite in the current field of Democratic hopefuls for the Presidential nomination. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 4, 2020
Yahoo News' own Jenna McLaughlin, Hunter Walker, Zach Dorfman, as well as Bernie Sanders' campaign advisor Jeff Weaver join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." McLaughlin and Dorfman discuss the ramifications of the recent killing of Iran's major general Qasem Soleimani. Then Walker and Weaver dive into the recent surge of democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 21, 2019
Congressman Jamie Raskin and RNC National Spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Raskin, having just voted on impeachment, gives us some insight into where things go from here and whether or not he will become one of the House Impeachment Managers. Then Harrington gives us the GOP perspective post impeachment and what their plan is moving forward into the election year. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 19, 2019
Yahoo News colleagues Jon Ward and Alex Nazarian as well as Tim Naftali former director of the Nixon Library join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Ward and Nazarian, both whom have been covering the impeachment since the beginning, weigh in on next steps, what possibilities remain, and debate whether this will benefit either side in the end. Then Naftali compares and contrasts that of Nixon's impeachment to President Trump's by pointing out similarities as well as differences. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 16, 2019
Former Virginia Governor and Author Terry McAuliffe join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." The group discuss the current state of politics, the impeachment of President Trump, if the former Governor will run again for the same position - or even President - as a late candidate. They also tackle the subject of his latest book - Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 13, 2019
Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the DOJ Mary McCord and CNN's National Security Analyst and Author Peter Bergen join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." McCord takes us behind the curtain of the DOJ to better understand the recently released IG report and heavily criticized FISA warrant process. Then Bergen breaks down his new book - Trump and his Generals, explaining the threat President Trump has become to our national security. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 9, 2019
Former US Senate Investigator Daniel J. Jones joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery's "Buried Treasure." They discuss in great detail the investigation into the CIA's use of torture in the wake of the September 11 attacks. The report, now a major motion picture, showcases Adam Driver in the role of Jones. A bevy of inside from the man who lived through it all on this episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 6, 2019
Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and Washington attorney David Rivkin join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Katyal and Rivkin argue opposite sides of impeachment in relation to President Trump, with the former - specifically his new book "Impeach" - having just been sited in the actual Judiciary hearing. It's a festive debate as no punches are held back. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 27, 2019
Former Congressman Steve Israel and Yahoo News' own Andrew Romano join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Israel, a close friend of Adam Schiff, takes us into the mind of the current chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, what the plans are moving forward, and if this entire impeachment process will benefit the Republicans or the Democrats more in the end. Then, Romano weighs in on the new Yahoo News/YouGov poll that's just been released. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 22, 2019
Former Federal Prosecutor Peter Zeidenberg and Yahoo News' own Jon Ward join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Zeidenburg weighs in on the impeachment process, whether there is any actual "crime" here, and what he would do if hired to defend President Trump. Then Ward paints the picture of what it's like in the actual hearing room, his takeaways from both the Republicans and Democrats, and what we can expect moving forward in regards to the impeachment proceedings. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 19, 2019
Fourteen-term and retiring Congressman Peter King joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." King discusses his point of view on impeachment, his on-going support of President Trump, where the Republican party is headed, and gives his advice to Trump's re-election campaign. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 18, 2019
President of Ripon College and Professor of Politics and Government Zach Messitte joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery's "Buried Treasure." The group discuss Messitte's new book Republican Populist. They breakdown the subject of said book - Spiro Agnew - who he was, his place in history, and how how he helped pave the way for President Trump's America. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 15, 2019
New Jersey Congressman and former Obama State Department Official Tom Malinowski and Debbie Dingell, Democratic Congresswoman from Michigan join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Both Malinowski and Dingell weigh in on impeachment, the process, the hearings, what we can expect schedule-wise moving forward, and what the 2020 candidates should be focused on. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 14, 2019
CBS Legal Analyst Kim Whele and Yahoo News colleague Alex Nazaryan join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman for a special post-hearing round table discussion. They break down the testimonies and new revelations of U.S. Ukrainian diplomat William Taylor and Senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine George Kent that took place in front of the Adam Schiff-led House Intelligence Committee. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 11, 2019
Director and Documentary Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery's "Buried Treasure." They discuss his new film - "Where's My Roy Cohn?" - in great detail. Trump, alongside others like Roger Stone, were Cohn protégés. And Trump's playbook is straight out of Roy Cohn's. So much that the president uttered the title of Tyrnauer's film back in January of 2018. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 8, 2019
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and Yahoo News colleagues Jenna McLaughlin and Jon Ward join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, McLaughlin, Ward and our hosts discuss the latest in the impeachment inquiry including threatening voicemails left for the whistleblowers lawyer, Mark Zaid. Then Senator Brown weighs in on impeachment, the recent voting throughout the US, as well as his new book - Desk 88 - which tells the stories of those who sat before him at said desk in the US Senate. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 4, 2019
Former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel and current Professor at Harvard Law School - Jack Goldsmith - joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on Skullduggery's "Buried Treasure." They discuss Goldsmith's new book, In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, in great detail as Goldsmith's stepfather was Hoffa's right-hand man - Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 31, 2019
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Mike and Dan talk about the recent House vote on the impeachment inquiry as well as all the player involved. Then Maddow discusses Trump, Putin, oil, and her new book "Blowout." Finally, Landrieu makes it clear whether or not he would jump in the presidential race as a late entry for the democrats. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 28, 2019
Politico Senior Legal Affairs Contributor Josh Gerstein joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of Skullduggery's "Buried Treasure." They compare and contrast the raid on Osama Bin Laden during the Obama presidency to the recent raid on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 24, 2019
NY Congressman Max Rose and Harvard Law Professor and former Justice Dept. Official Jack Goldsmith join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Rose, one of the few Democratic hold-outs in the House with regards to the impeachment inquiry, has come around in support. He discusses what finally pushed him over the edge and what he believes the Democrats’ main focus should be in the upcoming 2020 election. Then Goldsmith weighs in on what crimes, if any, the President has committed. And if they warrant removal from office. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 22, 2019
Former Ohio Governor, John Kasich, joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this bonus episode of "Skullduggery." The very outspoken and recent critic of President Trump joins to discuss where he currently stands on the impeachment inquiry and the potential removal of the President from his office. They also discuss his new book, "It's up to us," where the solution to unite our currently divided country resides, and if there's a path to a presidential run in the future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 18, 2019
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 surrounding Syria.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 11, 2019
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 is also on the table as well as the arrests of two Giuliani associates who helped him on Ukraine. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 4, 2019
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
October 3, 2019
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 look into Biden and his son while Ruemmler explains what the Dems should keep their focus on if they want to see this impeachment through. No shortage of topics on this episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 27, 2019
Former federal prosecutor and CNN legal analyst Elie Honig joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." The group breakdown the now unclassified whistleblower complaint in regards to Trump and his actions involving President Zelensky of the Ukraine, the July 25th phone call, and "the favor." Will this be the final straw that pushes the House Democrats to move towards impeachment? And what are the reactions from their colleagues from across the aisle? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 24, 2019
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
September 20, 2019
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 with the constant attacks from President Trump. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 18, 2019
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 doesn't. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 13, 2019
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 privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 5, 2019
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, visit acast.com/privacy
August 29, 2019
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 moving forward. Then Ward joins to take a deeper dive into his groundbreaking story about the Quitman 10+2 and the case of alleged voter suppression in Georgia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 24, 2019
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 acast.com/privacy
August 23, 2019
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 information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 9, 2019
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 information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 2, 2019
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 information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 26, 2019
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
July 19, 2019
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 acast.com/privacy
July 15, 2019
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
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