"Florida Deja Vu"Skullduggery add
In this episode of Buried Treasure, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman relive the 2000 Presidential Election through the experience of the Florida recount. Well, we're back down in Florida again post midterms because there are once again races too close to call. The two discuss who was involved back then and will be again this go around. Hanging Chad anyone?
Bonus Episode: The Crisis at JusticeSkullduggery add
In this special bonus episode of Skullduggery, co-hosts Mike Isikoff and Dan Klaidman, alongside Justice & Security Analyst Matt Miller, discuss the fallout from the Jeff Sessions firing and what possible scenarios may come in its wake. Was this the plan all along? Who is Trump's new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker? And is he here to stay? All of this just days after the midterms.
Ready to RumbleSkullduggery add
Now that the United States has been left with a divided Government post-midterm elections, co-hosts Mike Isikoff and Dan Klaidman discuss the possible scenarios the two sides will take moving forward. They also breakdown the results with pollster and chief strategist to the Democrats Joel Benenson to find out what went right and what went wrong. Then national security and investigations reporter and latest member of the Yahoo News team Jenna McLaughlin joins the pod to discuss the U.S. intelligence community's catastrophic and crippling failure resulting in dozens of deaths.
"Shamelessness is the new super power"Skullduggery add
With the midterm elections now days away, co-hosts Mike Isikoff and Dan Klaidman sit down for a rare interview with New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Maureen Dowd to discuss the scare tactics used by the Republican Party in an attempt to perpetuate fear in voters. Additionally, political consultant and pundit Hilary Rosen joins the conversation a we take a last minute look into what we can expect on November 6th.
Buried Treasure: “From Oklahoma City to Pittsburgh: The lurid unreality of hate in America”Skullduggery add
After the horrific event that took place at the synagogue in Pittsburgh over the weekend, co-hosts Mike Isikoff and Dan Klaidman discuss the Oklahoma City Bombing of 1995 as well as the broader cultural extremist moment of the time: militias, Waco, and Ruby Ridge while examining the stark similarities of past events to those of today. Some key differences do exist which they also shed light upon in this episode of Buried Treasure.
"The fish does stink from the head down"Skullduggery add
Donald Trump's communication and relationship with the media is like no other. Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman speak with former 10-day, although he would argue 11, White House Director of Communications Anthony 'The Mooch' Scaramucci about his brief tenure in the role as the middle man. Yahoo News White House Correspondent Hunter Walker joins in reaction to the conversation with "the Mooch" and we get an update on the midterm elections via Yahoo News West Coast Correspondent Andrew Romano.
Buried Treasure: “Everyday when I go into my car, i think it’s going to blow up”Skullduggery add
As more details of Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder emerge, co-hosts Mike Isikoff and Dan Klaidman examine another recent time when the Saudi government went after another U.S.-based Saudi dissident. It was June 2015 and WikiLeaks released more that 60,000 cables from inside the Saudi Foreign Ministry. The leaks of the cables didn’t attract much news coverage at the time, but one cable has an eerie new relevance since Khashoggi’s murder. The cable involved U.S.-based Saudi dissident, Ali al-Ahmed, who became a target of the Saudi government. Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman speak with Ali Al-Ahmed about his harrowing experience as the Saudi government attempted to neutralize Ahmed with a years-long campaign against him and his family.
Murder, Inc.Skullduggery add
As more and more questions about the disappearance and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi go unanswered, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman speak withThe Washington Post’s Shane Harris and former national counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke about the Khashoggi story and how it affects U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations.
Buried Treasure: The Saudi influence in Washington, DCSkullduggery add
U.S. and Saudi Arabia relations are being tested after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Co-hosts Mike Isikoff and Dan Klaidman examine the close relationship that Saudi Arabia has with politics in the nation’s capital and the interesting lobbying tactics the Saudis used when they recruited U.S. military veterans to pressure Congress to get rid of a new law.
What happened to Jamal Khashoggi?Skullduggery add
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman discuss all the latest news from this week. They first break down the mysterious disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and talk to Khaled Saffori, a longtime friend of Khashoggi who saw him right before he left for Turkey. They also speak with The Washington Post national security correspondent Greg Miller about his new book, “The Apprentice” and the latest in the Russia investigation as well as author David Kaplan about his latest book on the Supreme Court and Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first week on the job.
Buried Treasure: “The Front Runner”Skullduggery add
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman sit down with award-winning director Jason Reitman, Yahoo News national political columnist Matt Bai and political strategist Jay Carson to discuss their new movie, “The Front Runner.” The movie is is based Matt Bai’s book, “All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid” and stars Hugh Jackman as the 1988 Democratic presidential front-runner Gary Hart.
Tickling the wireSkullduggery add
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman speak with author Mark Urban about his new book, “The Skripal Files.” They discuss everything about Sergei Skripal, the ex-Russian spy poisoned in the United Kingdom, and find out with new details from Dan Hoffman, the former CIA station chief in Moscow. Isikoff and Klaidman also break down the latest news out of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court battle with Asha Rangappa.
"Hot for teacher"Skullduggery add
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman talk to with Rob Goldstone, the British publicist who set up the infamous Trump Tower meeting, about his new book and what exactly went down in Vegas and Russia with Donald Trump. They also discuss the latest in the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation battle with Yahoo News Chief National Correspondent Lisa Belkin.
Buried Treasure: Juanita Broaddrick ReduxSkullduggery add
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman go back and reexamine the story of Juanita Broaddrick. She made headlines in the 1999 after she alleged that then President Bill Clinton had sexually assaulted her in 1978 in Arkansas. Isikoff and Klaidman speak with Lois Romano, who was a reporter at the Washington Post in 1999 and helped break Braoddrick’s story to the world.
Loud threats and bitter menacesSkullduggery add
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman recently went down to Austin, Texas for the Online News Association’s annual conference and recorded a special edition of Skullduggery in front of a live audience. The topic — Fake News and the Fourth Estate: How history will rate this media moment. It was enlightening conversation featuring an esteemed panel of guests including presidential historian and author Doug Brinkley, CEO of the LBJ Foundation and presidential historian Mark Updegrove, and former news executive and current CEO of the Civil Foundation, Vivian Schiller. The co-hosts also chat with Yahoo News national political columnist Matt Bai about the latest in Kavanaugh Supreme Court battle.
Buried Treasure: Deja vu all over againSkullduggery add
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman recall the Supreme Court confirmation battle of Clarence Thomas. It was 1991 and Thomas’ confirmation was halted after Anita Hill came forward and accused him of sexual harassment. The co-hosts chat with ABC News’ Terry Moran, who at the time of the Hill-Thomas hearings was a legal reporter with Klaidman, and discuss how it is similar and different to what’s happening in Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.
Abuse of powerSkullduggery add
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman talk to Kenneth Starr about his latest book, “Contempt” and whether or not he thinks Congress should censure President Trump. They also discuss the most interesting takeaways from Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear,” and talk to Yahoo News contributor, Luppe B. Luppen, about the latest developments in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Buried Treasure: The other anonymousSkullduggery add
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman take a look back at another time when an anonymous writer made news in the political world. It was back in 1996 and the political novel “Primary Colors,” written by Anonymous, hit the bookshelves. Isikoff and Klaidman were at Newseek and one of their colleagues ended up in the middle of the mystery as everyone tried to figure out the book’s author. The co-hosts chat columnist Jonathan Alter about what happened as pursued the identity of that anonymous author.
What if the president is deranged?Skullduggery add
It’s been a pretty crazy week from the nation’s capital. Just as Skullduggery prepared to discuss the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the release of Bob Woodward’s book sent the White House into defense mode, only to be followed by an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times, written by a senior official in the administration. Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman break all the weeks news down with Congressman Jamie Raskin, Boyden Gray and Ron Klain.
Buried Treasure: “Robert Bork’s America” — the speech that doomed a Supreme Court nomineeSkullduggery add
As another conservative nominee undergoes a Supreme Court confirmation fight, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman rewind to the Supreme Court nomination of conservative judge Robert Bork in 1987 and the memorable speech by a Massachusetts senator who helped sink Bork’s chances at a seat on the highest court.