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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.

Skullduggery Michael Isikoff & Daniel Klaidman

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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.

    Minneapolis on fire

    Minneapolis on fire

    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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    • 54 min
    Twitter's Trump Stain

    Twitter's Trump Stain

    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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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Covid Conspiracies

    Covid Conspiracies

    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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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Buried Treasure: "Snowden and the Journalist"

    Buried Treasure: "Snowden and the Journalist"

    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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    • 50 min
    The All Fake News edition

    The All Fake News edition

    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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    • 55 min
    Flynn fallout

    Flynn fallout

    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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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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One of my favorite, go-to podcasts on Washington politics

One of the best and most insightful looks into politics inside the beltway and beyond.

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Right Wing Provocateur?!? She is a lying racist.

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Great Beltway View

Among the best podcasts out there for informed, insightful interviews with legitimate “Deep State” insiders who actually know what they’re talking about ... required listening for these twisted times

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