A year before his death, Jamal Khashoggi — a Saudi insider with intimate knowledge of his country’s interactions with al-Qaida — met with a former FBI agent working for the families of 9/11 victims who were suing his government and asked how he could help.
The story of how the Trump White House responded to dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s gruesome murder — and ultimately helped conceal the crime — is the subject of “Anatomy of a Cover-up,” the final episode in the Yahoo News “Conspiracyland” podcast series.
Jamal Khashoggi was Saudi Arabia's most prominent journalist, writing for one of the United States' premier newspapers. What happened to him inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2, 2018, was shocking. And the more one digs into his murder, the more it becomes clear: This was the result of a real-life conspiracy. The latest season of Yahoo News' conspiracy theory podcast "Conspiracyland" is out now.
Khashoggi had a penchant to be secretive about much of his life. “If somebody sits across from you when you’re interviewing people about Jamal and tells you that Jamal told them everything, they are 100 percent lying to you,” said one friend.
An extraordinary corporate espionage operation to plant two Saudi spies inside Twitter is the subject of Episode 6 in the new season of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland” podcast: “The Secret Lives and Brutal Death of Jamal Khashoggi.”
The strange story of how Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman managed successfully to court the United States' foreign policy and corporate elite, starting in 2015, presenting himself as a cultured reformer.
Jamal Khashoggi helped democracy advocate Ayman Nour escape from Cairo's most notorious prison, but the Arab Spring they later poured themselves into eventually turned on them.
Jamal Khashoggi never condoned the slaughter of innocents that marked Osama bin Laden’s later terrorist career. But he never renounced his friendship with bin Laden either. As one colleague says, he remained “conflicted” about the al-Qaida leader until the end of his life.
What is the cause of the nationwide rise in violent crime? Veteran New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton joins hosts Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti to discuss the rise in crime and to comment on the national conversation about the role of police. Bratton shares his thoughts on what reforms are needed, which ones he’s against and the impact of the “defund the police” movement on officer morale. He also has some things to say about his former boss Rudy Giuliani.
The flamboyant life and checkered legacy of Adnan Khashoggi are the subject of Episode 2 in the new season of the Yahoo News podcast "Conspiracyland: The Secret Lives and Brutal Death of Jamal Khashoggi."
The new season of Yahoo News’ "Conspiracyland" podcast reveals compelling new evidence that a Saudi hit team intended to kill Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi long before he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
What would President Trump have to do to get banned from Twitter? This episode of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland” examines that question in the context of Trump pushing painful conspiracies about a former aide to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.
President Trump and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough have had a tumultuous relationship that ultimately became one of the bitterest feuds of the Trump presidency — a clash that is examined in detail in this episode of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland.”
The widower of a former aide to Joe Scarborough said the conspiracy theories about the death of his wife have caused the family pain and anguish.
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.”
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.
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.
“Like tobacco, Facebook is a dangerous product one uses at one’s own risk.”
“A key reason why this latest scandal feels more significant is that politicians on both sides of the aisle feel deceived.”
“These are clearly problems of scale, which Facebook has had many years to deal with and has been fundamentally unable to.”
“We need to recognize the danger we’re in. We need to shake the notion that Facebook is a normal company.”
“Facebook is in trouble … It’s a cloud of existential dread that hangs over an organization whose best days are behind it.”