President Trump initially wanted William Barr to be his defense counsel, sources say, but Trump has tapped Barr for an even more important position: attorney general, a post that, if confirmed, would put him in charge of the Mueller investigation.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said President Trump showed in Helsinki that he was “prepared to essentially betray the national security interests of the United States.”
Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman examine the latest legal screwups in Washington. Did Michael Cohen just put President Trump in potential legal jeopardy after he confirmed that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000? Isikoff and Klaidman speak with Larry Noble, former general counsel of the Federal Election Commission, about the legal implications of Cohen’s admission. They also speak with Lanny Davis, author of a new book, “The Unmaking of the President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency,” about the legal decisions made by Comey during the 2016 election. ...
On this episode of Yahoo News’ Skullduggery, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman take a closer look at the recent political attacks on the FBI and what it means for the country’s premier law enforcement agency. They talk to Mike Rogers, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and Don Robinson, an ex-FBI agent based in Moscow, to get their thoughts on the current state of the bureau, its relationship with the White House and how and if the FBI can bounce back.
On the latest episode of the Yahoo News Skullduggery podcast, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman talk with Matt Miller, the former director of Public Affairs in the Obama Justice Department, about the Russia investigation.
On the second episode of Yahoo News’ Skullduggery podcast, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman sit down with author and whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, whom the White House once called “the most dangerous man in America,” after he leaked the Pentagon Papers exposing the American government’s lies about the Vietnam War. Ellsberg speaks with Skullduggery about the new hit movie, “The Post,” which centers around the Pentagon Papers scandal, his thoughts on today’s whistleblowers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, and whether President Trump’s war of words with North Korea could trigger a nuclear war.
In the debut episode of Skullduggery — a Yahoo News podcast and video series focused on Washington scandals in the Trump era and their impact on today’s politics — co-hosts Daniel Klaidman and Michael Isikoff discuss the 20th anniversary of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, a story they famously covered for Newsweek. To subscribe to the Skullduggery podcast click here (or find the show wherever you listen to podcasts).