• Fox News fiction: How the Seth Rich conspiracy murder theory made its way to Trump's favorite cable news network
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    Michael Isikoff

    Fox News fiction: How the Seth Rich conspiracy murder theory made its way to Trump's favorite cable news network

    How Fox News came to report an inflammatory and unsubstantiated conspiracy story about the murder of Seth Rich — and then, after hawking it for a week, retract it and strike it from its website — is the subject of the next two episodes of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland.”

  • Skullduggery TV: “Send Her Back”
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    Skullduggery TV: “Send Her Back”

    Political consultant Mike Murphy and author and journalist Tim Alberta join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of "Skullduggery." After several recent racially divisive tweets from the president, former political strategist Murphy, a Republican, addresses the current state of affairs for Trump's attempt at reelection. Then Alberta joins to weigh in on Vice President Mike Pence as well as the ongoing divide in the Republican Party.

  • How a 'slick talker' lobbyist boosted the false Seth Rich murder conspiracy — before getting shot himself
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    Michael Isikoff

    How a 'slick talker' lobbyist boosted the false Seth Rich murder conspiracy — before getting shot himself

    Jack Burkman’s controversial involvement in the case — including attention-getting gimmicks and press conferences filled with wild and completely unsubstantiated claims — would ultimately lead to a real-life shooting: of Burkman himself.

  • Skullduggery TV: Investigating Jeffrey Epstein
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    Skullduggery TV: Investigating Jeffrey Epstein

    Independent investigator Conchita Sarnoff and “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of “Skullduggery.” 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 to discuss her activism with the Abortion Access Front and her battle to save women’s reproductive rights.

  • Exclusive: The true origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. A Yahoo News investigation.
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    Michael Isikoff

    Exclusive: The true origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. A Yahoo News investigation.

    In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.

  • GOP whip Scalise cites Trump accuser's 'bizarre' CNN interview in doubting her account
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    Michael Isikoff

    GOP whip Scalise cites Trump accuser's 'bizarre' CNN interview in doubting her account

    On the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise questioned author E. Jean Carroll’s allegations that she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump more than 23 years ago.

  • Former top U.S. diplomat deplores policy toward Iran 'untethered to any coherent strategy'
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    Michael Isikoff

    Former top U.S. diplomat deplores policy toward Iran 'untethered to any coherent strategy'

    President Trump seriously miscalculated when he scrapped the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, embarking on a policy “untethered to any coherent strategy,” according to a scathing assessment by William Burns, the former U.S. diplomat who negotiated the nuclear agreement. Burns said the move was certain to embolden hard-liners in Tehran and contribute to military tensions in a way that will backfire against the U.S. — which was already happening this week, as news broke that Iran had shot down an American military drone.

  • Skullduggery TV: The Forever Prisoner
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    Skullduggery TV: The Forever Prisoner

    Ramzi Kassem, a professor of law at the City University of New York, joins “Skullduggery” co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan 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 analysts allege that he was once a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. Listen to the Skullduggery podcast:

  • Skullduggery TV: Pod Save America’s Tommy Vietor
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    Skullduggery TV: Pod Save America’s Tommy Vietor

    Tommy Vietor, former spokesperson for President Barack Obama and the U.S. National Security Council turned podcaster ("Pod Save America"), joins co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman. They discuss Trump's comments about accepting political dirt from foreign governments, his attacks on the intel community and why we no longer talk about national security issues like drones. Then, the co-hosts of the podcast "Words Matter," Joe Lockhart and Katie Barlow, jump in to comment on the state of impeachment, court fights over subpoenas, and executive privilege.

  • Confronted with multiple errors in his new Trump book, a testy Michael Wolff says, 'You have to trust me'
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    Michael Isikoff

    Confronted with multiple errors in his new Trump book, a testy Michael Wolff says, 'You have to trust me'

    The author is questioned about several notable errors in his new book, “Siege: Trump Under Fire.”

  • Skullduggery TV: Sex, Spies, and Bank Account Lies
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    Skullduggery TV: Sex, Spies, and Bank Account Lies

    New York Times financial editor David Enrich 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" for the CIA will be discussed, as well as Mike and Dan's thoughts on Mueller's final public statement.

  • Key House Democrat: About 40 of us want Trump impeached
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    Michael Isikoff

    Key House Democrat: About 40 of us want Trump impeached

    About 40 House Democrats now support impeachment, including about 90 percent of those on the House Judiciary Committee, according to Rep. Steve Cohen.

  • 2020 candidate Seth Moulton: 'I'm proud to say I'm a capitalist'
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    Colin Campbell

    2020 candidate Seth Moulton: 'I'm proud to say I'm a capitalist'

    Sep. Seth Moulton talks to the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast about how he plans to take on President Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

  • Top FBI officials were 'quite worried' Comey would appear to be blackmailing Trump
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    Michael Isikoff

    Top FBI officials were 'quite worried' Comey would appear to be blackmailing Trump

    Senior FBI officials were concerned then director James Comey would appear to be blackmailing then President-elect Trump – using tactics notoriously associated with J.Edgar Hoover – when he attended a fateful Jan. 6, 2017 meeting where he informed the real estate magnate about allegations he had consorted with prostitutes in Moscow, according to Jim Baker, the bureau’s chief counsel at the time.

  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib: 'We now have a crooked CEO in the Oval Office'
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    Colin Campbell

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib: 'We now have a crooked CEO in the Oval Office'

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., said she believes President Trump crossed an ethical line on “day one” of his administration. And she’s calling for his impeachment.

  • Skullduggery TV: From Rashida With Love
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    Skullduggery TV: From Rashida With Love

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib and New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman in this episode of “Skullduggery.” Tlaib weighs in on impeachment proceedings, the Trump administration, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As for Baker, he discusses the differences between covering the Obama administration and the Trump White House. It’s a feisty episode — buckle up.

  • House Democrat expects vote 'next week' to hold attorney general in contempt
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    Michael Isikoff

    House Democrat expects vote 'next week' to hold attorney general in contempt

    In an interview with the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery," Rep. Jamie Raskin says the House Judiciary Committee is poised to hold William Barr in contempt.

  • Starr report veteran says Trump's crimes are 'thousandfold' worse
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    Michael Isikoff

    Starr report veteran says Trump's crimes are 'thousandfold' worse

    The Starr referral cited — as evidence of obstruction — Clinton’s refusal to be questioned by Starr’s prosecutors for seven months — thereby delaying the Lewinsky investigation until the independent counsel threatened the president with a subpoena.

  • Trump was ‘fighting for his political life,’ his former lawyer says, explaining attacks on Mueller
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    Michael Isikoff

    Trump was ‘fighting for his political life,’ his former lawyer says, explaining attacks on Mueller

    In 2017 and 2018, Cobb played a pivotal role in organizing the White House response to the Mueller investigation, negotiating agreements to turn over documents and allow interviews with White House officials.

  • AOC: 'I don’t regret opposing' Amazon headquarters deal
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    Kadia Tubman

    AOC: 'I don’t regret opposing' Amazon headquarters deal

    Days after Amazon pulled out of the deal with the city, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez over their opposition. Ocasio-Cortez disagrees with the governor.

  • Ocasio-Cortez: 'Netanyahu is a Trump-like figure'
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    Kadia Tubman

    Ocasio-Cortez: 'Netanyahu is a Trump-like figure'

    Ocasio-Cortez said U.S. policy toward Israel should be affected by the proposed annexation, and there are “conversations happening in our caucus.”

  • AOC: 'Social media poses a public health risk to everybody'
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    Kadia Tubman

    AOC: 'Social media poses a public health risk to everybody'

    “I personally gave up Facebook, which was kind of a big deal, because I started my campaign on Facebook. ... I think it has effects on everybody," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

  • Former top Obama intel lawyer praises 'very shrewd' indictment of Assange for skirting First Amendment issues
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    Michael Isikoff

    Former top Obama intel lawyer praises 'very shrewd' indictment of Assange for skirting First Amendment issues

    Robert Litt, chief counsel to the Director of National Intelligence under Barack Obama, discussed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery."

  • Preet Bharara considered taping Trump because 'the man lies'
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    Michael Isikoff

    Preet Bharara considered taping Trump because 'the man lies'

    Bharara never learned why Trump was calling. “That’s bulls***. ... Bharara also said the “wacko” nature of Trump’s presidency has not dissipated. “The man lies. ... The president’s different from everyone else,” he said.

  • Ex-Trump aide Papadopoulos says he's seeking a pardon and considering withdrawing guilty plea
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    Michael Isikoff

    Ex-Trump aide Papadopoulos says he's seeking a pardon and considering withdrawing guilty plea

    Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos tells the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery" that he is considering withdrawing his guilty plea in the Russia investigation and seeking a pardon from President Trump.