A former top State Department official says that President Trump’s green light for a Turkish invasion into northern Syria was a “super-damaging” and “reckless” mistake that could prolong the war there for “probably two or three decades.”
In a new episode of “Skullduggery,” Tony Blinken says the president’s request for foreign leaders to investigate the former vice president and his son “fundamentally undermines our institutions of government.”
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.
Lindsey Boylan has mounted a surprisingly strong bid to unseat Rep. Jerry Nadler in New York’s 10th District.
Kate Kelly, one of the authors of a controversial new book about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said Democratic presidential candidates calling for his impeachment were engaged in a “rush to judgment” after the authors' NYT op-ed.
The House Judiciary Committee got an unexpected vote of no confidence Thursday in its timetable to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
“If we continue the negotiations only between us and between the Taliban, that is not a withdrawal — that is another Saigon,” Ali Soufan told Yahoo News' "Skullduggery."
The New York Times' Carl Hulse joins the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery" to discuss what would happen if there's a Supreme Court vacancy.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump wanted to reveal years of secret work that his one-time real estate adviser Felix Sater did for the CIA and FBI, Sater tells the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast.
“How do they not keep an eye on that guy, especially after he tries to kill himself?” says Elie Honig on the latest episode of the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.”
Aaron Rich had finally had enough. For months, he listened in disbelief as an internet conspiracy entrepreneur named Matt Couch had posted reckless claims on social media accusing him of complicity in the events that led to the July 2016 murder of his brother, former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.
Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, said President Trump isn't racist, but that he should change his rhetoric.
The backstory of a Fox News “exclusive” about the death of Seth Rich — and how it fell apart eight days later — is the subject of the latest episode in Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland” podcast, released on Tuesday.
Former Justice Department official Matt Miller and CNN contributor Bianna Golodryga join “Skullduggery” co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman for a roundtable discussion breaking down the six-plus hours of long-awaited testimony by former special counsel Robert Mueller. 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 affect the future as we barrel toward the 2020 election.
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.