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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
The author is questioned about several notable errors in his new book, “Siege: Trump Under Fire.”
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.
About 40 House Democrats now support impeachment, including about 90 percent of those on the House Judiciary Committee, according to Rep. Steve Cohen.
Sep. Seth Moulton talks to the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast about how he plans to take on President Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
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, D-Mich., said she believes President Trump crossed an ethical line on “day one” of his administration. And she’s calling for his impeachment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 said U.S. policy toward Israel should be affected by the proposed annexation, and there are “conversations happening in our caucus.”
“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.
Robert Litt, chief counsel to the Director of National Intelligence under Barack Obama, discussed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery."
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.
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.