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Skullduggery

03:06 min | 1 year ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. So Trump finds a way to thrust himself right in the middle of the news, once again, which is striking to me, because I thought the White House was actually gaining some ground for a few days, there these hearings on Capitol Hill. John dean testifying about the Saturday night massacre as, though that was a way to call attention to the Muller report seemed like a pretty stupid idea to me. But that's what the House Judiciary committee, Democrats were reduced to. They had no witnesses. They could put on. And so, you know, if anything I thought you know, they lost some steam and then Trump sort of puts all the troubling questions about the twenty sixteen campaign, right back on the table. By making these comments to Stephanopoulos. It's unbelievable. Look after all, investigations all the controversy all the scandals Trump saying a million times no collusion. Now, he's affectively saying kind of quoting his, his son, Donald Trump junior, you know if it's if it's what you say it is I love it. Right. And you know, it's like a it's like a tick or something that every time things maybe start to turn up. He steps into it again. Yeah. And you have to wonder maybe it is intentional. Maybe he's so addicted to the attention into the action on Twitter, and it just stems from his deep narcissism needs to do that. And also look, if your basic approach to life is you give no ground on anything. Exactly. Why not say it? You know, that was, you know, the Trump Tower meeting, which was three years ago this month, Trump junior, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort meeting with this delegation of Russians. After Don jR gets the Email talking about derogatory information about Hillary Clinton straight from Kremlin files that was, you know, one of the icon, ick moments of the Trump Russia story. And by Trump saying this he's basically saying his people did nothing wrong. His son did nothing wrong and do it again. I don't do it. But if I had done it would've been absolutely fine. Would you know what's striking, and I'll do it? And I'll do it if I other opportune, I'll do it again. And what's, what's really striking to me about this is this news. I mean these comments were made this interview was aired roughly at the same time that the New York Times broke this story about how the Justice department is in, in its investigation of the origins of the Russia probe are now going to be interviewing CIA officers about all of this, and so Trump on the one hand is saying. There's nothing wrong with it. On the other hand, I'm gonna use the Justice department to investigate the intelligence community professionals who traditionally we have, you know, basically accepted..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"The Trump presidency has resulted in no shortage of tensions between friends colleagues family members, even marriages, but few rips have been as consequential and unexpected as the one that spilled into public view this week between attorney general William bar and special counsel, Robert Muller, Barin Muller. Go back decades they were closely side by side during the presidency of George H W Bush when bar headed the Justice department and Muller was one of his top deputies as head of the criminal division. But the Russia investigation has changed all that this week. It was learned that Muller was so upset about the way bar had characterized his rush report in his March twenty four letter to congress that three days later, he wrote the letter protesting that his wordings quote did not fully capture the context nature and substance of this offices work and conclusions after molars complaint was leaked bar fire. Back when testifying before the Senate Judiciary committee calling molars letter a bit snitty and complaining that the special counsel had failed to fulfil his responsibility to make a decision about whether the president should be charged with obstruction of Justice a decision that bar then made forum this is a spat that can only escalate further when Muller as expected testifies before the House Judiciary committee in a few weeks. Giving him the opportunity to stick the ship in his old, boss. How much trouble is bar in? Can he survive the cries by top Democrats that he has lied to congress about his handling of the Muller investigation and should be either held in contempt or impeached will discuss with a top member of the House Judiciary committee on this episode of skulduggery? Because people have got to know whether or not their president's across. I'm not a crook. I told the American people I did not create arms hostile my heart. And my best intentions still tell me that's true. But the facts and the evidence tell me it is not I did not have sexual relations with that one. There will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth and nothing else. Michael Gupta, even festive correspondent for Yahoo news. I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news that was quite a performance by bar before the Senate Judiciary committee. I fully expected him to be a defiant and in your face to the Democrats. But I never expected him to turn on his old friend. Bob Muller the way he did. Yeah. I can't there's more of a backstory to this..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"No. The Democrats have to now decide whether they will continue defrauding the public with ridiculous bullshit. And after three years of lies and smears and slander the Russia hoax is finally dead. So proclaimed, President Trump in Grand Rapids, Michigan Thursday night, as he began what is likely to be protracted total exoneration total vindication tour, but is that the final verdict on Robert Muller's nearly two year investigation. All we have at this point is attorney general William bars for page summary of Muller's report revealing he found no prosecutable case that anybody in the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russians and they're interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential election, and that Muller made no finding one way or another as to whether Trump obstructed Justice. But as always the devil is in the details, and we're now told that much more from molars more than three hundred page report will be shared with the congress and the public in the next few weeks. We'll discuss what to make of the bar summary, and what's more to come with Ben witness Brookings, and Glen, gray. Greenwald of the intercept and we'll hear some excerpts. From my interview with George popadopoulos, literally the guy who's conduct triggered the entire investigation. On this episode of skulduggery. Because people have gotta know whether or not their president's across. I'm not a crop. I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostile my heart. And my best intentions still tell me that's true. But the facts and the evidence tell me it is not I did not have sexual relations with that one. There will be no allies, we will honor the American people with the truth and nothing else. Michael Isikoff chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news. I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. So the president is feeling is oats feeling completely vindicated by the Muller report, which we still haven't seen..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Exclamation point. Yes. That was Donald Trump's first tweet ridden. You might have noticed in the third person was the start of a long love affair with Twitter. That is continued. And in many ways has come to define his presidency to Markley phenomenon comedy central's daily show is put together a noteworthy exhibit, the Donald J Trump presidential Twitter library, a history of Trump's relationship with Twitter and one that historians will be studying for years into the future. That's our subject on this episode of. Buried treasure. Because people have gotta know whether or not their president's sucrose. Well, I'm not a crook. I told the American people I did not create arms for hostile my heart. And my best intentions still tell me that's true. But the facts and the evidence tell me it is not I did not have sexual relations with that one. There will be no allies, we will honor the American people with the truth and nothing else. I'm Michael Isikoff. Chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news. And I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. You know, what an ingenious idea to Mark the Trump era then to turn it into a Twitter library. We've got a president who really doesn't read very much doesn't right very much. And you know, he uses one principal form of expression to communicate with the world Twitter. It will one of the things that's brilliant about it is all presidents have their presidential libraries after they leave office, and they typically are fairly sober affairs. They delve into the history of the period, everything you wanted to know about that particular president they're pretty faithful to facts into history. What kind of a presidential library from right? You know? We'll clearly it's going to be a. Twitter library, and that's what they've produced. And I have to say, it is remarkably clever and hilarious. And the thing. That's so striking about it coming from, you know, this comedy central that does comedy is all of the tweets are real tweets, and, you know, at one level, they're frightening. But they are also are hilarious. Larry is. And you know, look, I mean, they're presented in a very sober way. With gold plated frames, and you know exhibits, but it also is a reminder of just who Trump is. And how he is risen how he rose in American politics. I mean, you know, the one that was the most striking to me was the birther of a nation exhibit with all Trump's tweets promoting birtherism idea that Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States and extremely in quotes extremely credible source on quote as called my office and told me that at Barack Obama's birth. Forget is a fraud. That's August sixth two thousand twelve which is really interesting, by the way, because I had remembered Trump's birtherism phase as being from two thousand eleven when he was talking about running for president in two thousand twelve and then, of course, Obama comes out and actually releases the full form birth certificate that completely destroyed the birtherism myth, but Trump kept going. He kept promoting it in two thousand twelve. Well, after that, we're gonna get we're gonna introduce our guests in in a minute. But I do have to say this one thing there is this just genius feature at this museum. Right. When you walk in. It's the Trump nickname generator where you put your name in different versions of your name, and it spits out a Trumpian nickname. So I'm gonna read mine, and then I'm gonna let you tell everybody. What yours res-? So my when I put Daniel in. I got bowlegged Daniel when I. I put Danny in which people call me, I got baby Danny which was kind kinda my favorite my kids like that too. And I'm sure do for Dan. Of course, it was lying, Dan. So is a cough. Yeah. Well, mine which is really striking to me is conspiracy denying Mike, which you know, as you know, we we're going to have this upcoming six part series of skulduggery called conspiracy land and really jazzed about that that'll be coming in a few months. I don't know that they had any idea of that. But in a way, it's perfect because these are supposed to be insults, right right for Donald Trump. The insult for cough is that you deny conspiracies because he believes in traffics in conspiracy..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

03:30 min | 1 year ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"No, the department of homeland security report was sobering. And couldn't have been more. Controversial. It's title right wing, extremism, current economic and political climate fueling resurgence in radicalization and recruitment Britain by department counter-terrorism analysts the two thousand nine report warned of a number of disturbing trends, including a marked uptick in threats from white supremacists. And other violent anti-government group's feeding off the anger and resentment over the economic downturn and fears about illegal immigration, and especially troubling the messaging from these groups seem to be gaining traction among disgruntled military veterans a group well trained in the use of firearms and combat the homeland security report was labeled for official use only and was not intended for public consumption. But in the spring of two thousand nine after its author shared it with state and local law enforcement officials its contents were leaked and there was an uproar Republicans in congress expressed out. Outrage that the department was targeting American citizens who as then house minority leader John bainer, put it disagree with the direction. Washington. Democrats are taking our nation President Obama's homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano withdrew the report and even apologized for it. But today after a series of terrorist attacks and plots by white nationalists, including the February fifteenth arrest of a Coast Guard Lieutenant who is stockpiling weapons and planning to start a race war that homeland security report is looking more prophetic than ever. We'll talk to Darryl Johnson, the author of that two thousand nine report on this episode of buried treasure. Because people have gotta know whether or not their president's across. Well, I'm not a crop. I told the American people I did not create arms hostile my heart. And my best intentions still tell me that's true. But the facts and the evidence tell me it is not I did not have sexual relations with that one. There will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth and nothing else. I'm Michael Isikoff. Chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news. And I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. You know, I remember that two thousand nine report. It was kind of a mini controversy at the time. It got some attention, and then sort of went away, but man over the last couple of years Charlottesville, the tree life synagogue attack. And this coast guard guy who was working in coast guard headquarters and stockpiling weapons and ammunition while talking by self describing himself as a white nationalist and talking about attacks on people, you know, one of the things that people found on his computer investigators found was he wanted to have focused violence to establish a white homeland. I'm dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth. He wrote pretty chilling stuff. Wanted to hunt down Senator in ju- all fueled by just vicious antisemitism and race. White supremacy. And this is from the US attorney's filing the defendant intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country. So yeah, chilling stuff..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Since taking office. He has become the worst version of himself. He is capable of behaving kindly, but he's not kind. He is capable of committing acts of generosity, but he's not generous. He's capable of being loyal. But he's fundamentally disloyal that was Michael Kohn unloading on his former boss Donald Trump before the house oversight committee this week. It was riveting testimony in which the president's longtime lawyer and personal fixer described him as a racist, a conman and a cheat cone also presented tantalizing new evidence of Trump's complicity in federal crimes while in office. Displaying a copy of checks personally signed by the president reimbursing him for hush money payments to a porn star a transaction that federal prosecutors have determined was a violation of campaign finance laws and for which Cohn himself has pled guilty. There was more cone asserted that Trump was personally informed by his longtime political adviser, Roger stone. About the imminent release of damaging democratic emails by WikiLeaks. And the Trump was intensely interested in efforts to negotiate a Trump Tower in Moscow during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign while telling the public he had no business interests in Russia. How damaging was Coen's testimony and where the multiple investigations into his conduct by federal prosecutors state attorneys generals and by house committees go from here, we'll discuss with one of cones inquisitors on the house oversight committee on this episode of skulduggery. Because people have gotta know whether or not their president's crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I told the American people I did not create arms for hostile my heart to my distant tension. Still tell me that's true. But the facts and the evidence tell me it is not I did not have sexual relations with that one. There will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth and nothing else. I'm Mike Gaba. Chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news, Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. So that was quite the hearing with Michael Cohen this week, you know, hard to come up with analogy everyone's saying the biggest most dramatic hearing since John John being and I have to say there was a lot of drama a lot of color. It was fascinating. But not dean like revelations for the most part..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Because people have got to know whether or not their president's across. Well, I'm not a crook. I told the American people I did not trade arms hostile my heart. And my best intentions still tell me that's true. But the facts and the evidence tell me it is not I did not have sexual relations with that one. There will be no allies, we will honor the American people with the truth and nothing else. A Mike gov. Chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news. I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. So look I am really jazzed about getting Adam McKay for skulduggery. I think he's our first Oscar nominee on this podcast skulduggery goes Hollywood. All right. Well, the first of many, I there's a lot. We gotta deal with on the Muller investigation. Trump and Russia, we're going to have our colleague, John alter in a minute talking about all this just one thing just for starters these claims about witness intimidation that Lanny Davis Michael Collins advisor at put out there just this week. I don't know it seems look there's no question we got thuggish behavior by Trump and and Giuliani bringing up Colin's father in law. But the point that I think is important to keep in mind. Here is Cohen has already given his stories. Seventy hours with Muller and the southern district his testimony his account is locked in the US government. The Justice department knows what it is already. I totally agree. It's outrageous behavior. It's not normal behavior by a president. But I really doubt that prosecutors could bring any kind of witness tampering case against Donald Trump or even really make it this specific allegation part of an impeachment proceedings. It could possibly be part of a larger pattern of obstruction, but not witness tampering per se. I mean for one thing you have to prove corrupt intent you have to approve that, that's the hard. Well, no. But you have to approve what you're doing is attempting to obstruct an official preceding to your point about these things that have already taken place, and look Donald Trump can always say I'm tweeting to the world on tweeting to the American public into voters because I'm try. To influence them. That's what I do. I'm a politician. So there's no case here in my mind. And I think I were sort of hyperventilating about it. But that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to get to and we should get right to it..

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Skullduggery

04:32 min | 2 years ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"I'm Michael Isikoff. Chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news. And I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news quite a Christmas week for the president after all the turmoil of the resignation of his Defense Secretary James Mattis and the special envoy Brett mcgurk, the president flies off to Iraq. Interestingly he doesn't on the same day. The New York Times had this fascinating story about how he avoided serving in Vietnam getting this diagnosis for bone Spurs from a podiatrist who actually was renting an office from Trump's father. And apparently, according to the podiatrists daughters was looking for some sort of favor from Fred Trump. And so he gave the Donald the bone Spurs diagnosis. All right. Well, I we should say that they have no documentary evidence of this. And both the podiatrist daughter. Are not big fans of Donald Trump, and they're Democrats. But it's a store a good story. And I also I think there's a point an interesting point here, which is that with Trump. There's always this kind of duality of, you know, the sort of perceived vulnerability and weakness fear of being perceived as weak, and then the bragging and boasting and narcissism that you see from him all the time. And so I think you can draw some line frankly between this story and this episode true or not and what we saw from him in Iraq where he is. Frankly boasting about getting the troops this big pay raise which didn't happen, right. And so, you know, what presidents go to war zones to support the troops and to show their respect? Right. When Donald Trump goes, it's really all about him again. And you know, it reminds me a little. Bit of his first days as president they had the crowd size. When he goes when he goes to the CIA, and he's standing before the wall of stars, you know, which commemorates fallen CIA officers, you know, making extrordinary sacrifices for the security and freedom of their country. And what does he do? He boasts about the crowd size. You see this pattern over and over again. And just to be clear what he said to the troops in Iraq. Is that he'd given them a ten percent pay raise? And that the forces had not received a pay raise in more than ten years. Both are demonstrably false the actual pay. Raise was two point six percent. Not ten percent. And they have gotten raises every year for decades going back to the early eighties. So you wonder why his former lawyer John down did not want the president to sit down with Robert Muller for her. Hey for a face to face interview on. Matters relating to Russia. All that said, we talk about the president's untrue statements all the time on this show. But this was quite a week in in national security circles from the resignation of Mattis, the one adult in the room who made everybody feel good that. There was somebody who had some experience in military affairs advising the president. And then Brett mcgurk the guy in charge of defeating the Islamic state resigns as well because of the troop pullout from Syria. These are serious matters followed by the president's intention to withdraw half the troops in Afghanistan. Amis our big major decisions with real national security. Exactly. It's the one. It's the reason I think that for the first time we saw a lot of senior Republicans in the. Senate for example, who have generally supported this president shaken because these are the kinds of actions on like, you know, certain tweets that have potentially life and death consequences. And I think when we look back at this year as we head into two thousand nineteen people will identify this week as kind of inflection point as a really important moment. And we are fortunate as skulduggery to have a truly excellent guest to talk about all of these issues. And let's do it..

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Skullduggery

03:58 min | 2 years ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"In September, two thousand fifteen three months into Donald Trump's campaign for president a man named Felix Sater pitched the candidate's personal lawyer Michael Cohen with an ambitious proposal to build a luxury hotel and office complex in Russia. That would be called Trump world tower Moscow Sater a real estate adviser to the Trump organization with a shady past pitched it hard. Let's make this happen. He wrote in an Email to Cohen possibly fix relations between the two countries help world peace and make a lot of money when news of this project broke last year. Well, after the election cone, testified to the Senate that plans for the deal had died in January two thousand sixteen after he wrote an Email to Dmitry peskov, Vladimir Putin's press spokesman asking for help and never heard back. In fact, that was ally. Michael Cohen has now admitted in federal court that in fact, the plans for the Trump Tower Moscow continued for months. That he briefed Trump about it multiple times that he consulted with a senior campaign official about it. And that as late as June two thousand sixteen that he and Seder we're discussing plans for Trump to fly to Moscow and meet with Putin all for the purpose of getting the Russian government's approval. So Trump and his associates could as Seder had put it make a lot of money is Trump's Russia cover up unraveling. We'll put that question to two of the president's former top campaign officials and most ardent defenders on this episode of skulduggery. There is absolutely no collusion. I didn't make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows. People have got to know whether or not their president's Krupp. I'm not a crook. I told the American I did not trade arms for. Iheart. The my contention still tell me that's true. But the fact the evidence it is not I did not have sexual relations with that one to British government has learned to Saddam Hussein recently saw significant quantities of uranium from Africa. How many times have to answer this question, and you just is a room. Michael Isikoff chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news. And I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. You know, Dan, a we have been talking for some time about how we expected Robert Muller to be bringing some further cases and putting out further information after the November elections he has now delivered big time. We use the word bombshell. Perhaps we overuse it quite a bit. But this does strike me as as it qualifies. Yeah. Look, I think this is it's both a evidence of a cover up because clearly Cohen who's admitted this now has lied about. How long they were dealing with this Moscow Trump Tower Moscow campaign the campaign, but also pretty clear evidence. Now that the president of the United States Donald J Trump himself up few skate. Fid if not directly lied about this. He was asked about it. He said he had nothing to do with. Russia hadn't been talked to anybody in Russia about any of this. That's not true. Clearly, and it's, you know, it's it's I think it's a really really big deal. There was a sense. I think among some people that the Russia investigation was beginning to kind of fizzled even news this week that I think you know, reinforce that idea with some people when it turned out that Paul Manafort was basically his the plea agreement his cooperation agreement was yanked because Muller concluded he was lied. He was lying which raised the question would Muller really have Paul Manafort as a key witness against Donald Trump, and knock it'd be the now does your mind. Yeah..

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Skullduggery

04:39 min | 2 years ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Or download the app. Obstruction of Justice abuse of power unconstitutional volume its attacks on the freedom of the press. If you follow the news ever since Donald Trump took office nearly two years ago. You've heard these phrases from the president's critics over and over, but one member of congress Steve Cohen of Memphis, Tennessee, tried to do something about it. He introduced a resolution last year resolution number six twenty one to be precise to impeach President Trump over each and every one of these matters. It didn't go anywhere. Of course. Cohen and his seventeen cosponsors were all Democrats who had zero power in the one hundred fifteenth congress, but all that is about to change in January when the Democrats take back control of the house will Cohen, a member of the House Judiciary committee, try again. And if he does how much support really get we'll talk to congressman corn and explore what will be happening on that critical judiciary panel on today's. Episode of skulduggery. There is absolutely no collusion. I didn't make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows people have gotta know whether or not their president's crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I told the American people I did not create arms. Iheart. The my contention still tell me that's true. But perfect fit the evidence. It is. Not have sexual relations with that. The British government has learned to Saddam Hussein recently saw significant quantities of uranium from Africa. How many times have to answer this question? Can you just rooms? I'm Mike Michael Isikoff investigative correspondent for news. And I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news, you know, Danny ever since the election. It looks like the Democrats in the house have been chomping at the bit to get back control of those dabbles convene hearings and begin investigating the Trump administration, and they just got some new rich material to work with this week. The disclosure that Ivanka Trump has been using her personal Email for government business. How rich is that in light of everything that took place during the two thousand sixteen election and the chance of locker up about Hillary Clinton's private E mail server. I'll get to that in a second. But first of all just on all these democratic investigations. I think they're real challenge is going to be like how to prioritize and how not to step on each other's. Messages because there's just so many avenues of inquiry here. So many a rich vein of mine that'll be the challenge spot on the emails. They're not going to be able to resist because of the irony. Of course, that you that you mentioned, and, you know, the question, obviously will be did she we don't know yet, what the content of those emails were how much of it was official business versus just talking about, you know, the the grandchildren, but the likely, you know, she's a senior adviser to President Trump, and the likelihood that she was not talking about official business seems pretty slim to me and the question is going to be how could she after the two thousand sixteen election when the emails was a huge part of Donald Trump's anti Hillary message. It was about those emails. How could she have not known that she could do that? And it's just kind of astonishing I read the tweet from our friend. Matt Miller said look he he wasn't really terrible. Bothered if she used her personal E mail for some government business from time to time, but anybody who would do that. After the events of two thousand sixteen is criminally stupid. It certainly does raise questions about the judgment of the president's daughter and her husband, Jared, both senior White House officials. I will be I will be shocked. If you don't see when a vodka Trump is out there somewhere in the public chance of locker rop liberal activists. Taunting her with the same language that Republicans used for Hillary Clinton that is going to happen. I guarantee it the question we wanna pose to our first guest. Congressman Steve Cohen is how far is this go..

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Skullduggery

05:34 min | 2 years ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"I'm Michael Isikoff chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news and I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. You know, Danny, when we used to be at Newsweek, we worked for a magazine that prided itself on capturing trends before anybody else did and putting him on the cover. I suspect this would be our cover for Newsweek if we were still there the new normal on political assassinations. Yep, Evan Thomas writing, writing it with as much detail as possible. And I will say, you mentioned three assassinations. I always said it takes three for trend. It look. It used to be that carrying out a state, sponsored murder on foreign soil was one of these red lines that nation states, you know, rarely if ever crossed and it doesn't look like that's the case anymore. And you got to ask the question which our guest last week. Jamaica show us good friend did whether these despots feel, you know, increasingly like they can act with impunity in part because Donald Trump has, you know, he's got this kind of devil-may-care attitude about these kinds of things right now. It's worth mentioning. Of course, this didn't begin under Donald Trump's watch when could go back to two thousand six when Alexander lifting Yanko is poisoned to death in London by Russian agents. But the fact is that the United Kingdom did not re or nor did anybody in the west respond particularly forcefully to the assassination of lifting Yanko at that time, and that may well have a sent a strong signal to Putin and others around the world that you could get away with this. But there's clearly bitter and other hic. That's what's. Differences. I mean, there are differences between between those cases and and this one, and I, I really think that it's a combination of the grisly nature of this. You know, still suspected not proven crime, but it's looking more and more like it was a murder and how it spilled out into the open. And that's kind of shocked the conscience of of the civilized world. And one of the kind of more ghoulish details that came out this week was from this audio that that the Turks say, they have of what actually happened in that consulate. And you know, it's, it's that this Saudi forensic doctor who was allegedly part of this fifteen man, Saudi assassination team. You know, at one point he says to his fellow hit squad members that they ought to listen to music. He says this while donning his own headphones while doing. Doing their work to sort of ease the tension while while dismembering you know, their victims body and it to me is sort of reminiscent of that line from Hannah Arendt Eichmann in Jerusalem, the banality of evil. There's something about that juxtaposition of what they were doing allegedly doing and you know, listening to music that is just kinda horrifying. And one other detail is the Saudi console who admonishes the hit squad, please don't do this in my presence. Can you take him outside, which was yeah, right? It's not like he obviously he's not having any pangs of conscience. If each has doesn't want to be associated with could get me into some trouble if you do this here, and it's worth mentioning that console has since left is STAN and is unavailable for questioning by at least the. Urkish investigators, but look, the larger point here is. Everybody now is watching how the White House is going to respond to this. The visual of secretary of state Pompeo flying to Riyadh meeting with m. b. s. Mohammed bin Salman the crown prince smiling seeming like he was going to the most routine of diplomatic visits when in fact, he's supposedly there to get to the bottom of a grisly murder was quite destroying to watch. So the question is is if all the signs point to this being a state sponsored assassination ordered from the very top of the Saudi regime is President Trump and the Trump administration going to respond sharply and we'll, it will this affect our relations with Saudi Arabia, and the fact is we don't really know the answer to that question right now. Yeah. No. I mean. There's a, there was a small indication today that maybe the Trump administration is beginning to kind of get the message here secretary Mnuchin the Treasury Secretary today. When we recorded this podcast announced that he would not be going to the Saudi investor conference in Riyadh. Lot of kind of high level business people and media companies withdrew from the conference in because how awkward the whole thing is, and and he took a long time to make that decision..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

05:40 min | 2 years ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"A Michael Isikoff chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news, and I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. So you know, climbing, you're a little too young for this. But when I was a kid, I used to read mad magazine and I loved the regular feature spy versus spy a sort of cartoon about the skulduggery of intelligence agencies and the battles inside them and between them. And I gotta say, that's one reason. I am totally addicted to these spy stories, and you know the this new theory that Petya off the double agent who had was so crucial in the roundup of those Russian. Spies had been targeted for assassination inside the United States was a real grabber for me for the record. I do remember mad magazine used to read it as a kid. I was born in during. It's a fascinating tale and a great conversation that we have. But I, we've gotta get to what looks like is the new mall of the story that's been riveting, Washington and the country for the past few weeks. And it's this confirmation war over co cavenaugh for the supreme court. And in some ways, a spy story of its own everybody trying to spy on each other and into Kavanagh's background. Absolutely. And you know, as we record this podcast, it is beginning to look like the smoke signals would suggest that Brad Kavanagh is going to be confirmed. But with the caveat that you know throughout this story, there have been surprises and last minute, you know, new bits of information. So we need to recognize that possibility. But right now this f. b. i. report that everyone has been waiting for. Looks like it has not moved the ball forward in terms of corroborating, the underlying stories. But the report itself is being attacked by Democrats, and we're going to, we're going to talk about that, but you know, look, this does not really surprise anybody. I think everybody expected that there would. This would be a very quick report that what the Democrats were demanding was that the f. b. i. speak to the witnesses who could corroborate or shoot down the claims of Dr Dr Ford and any other accusers that might be out there and it doesn't look like the f. b. i. came up with anything that strengthen the allegations of Dr Ford. Yet on the other hand, it's impossible to shoot them down and you have all these other claims about Kavanagh's drinking and his high school yearbook that may or may not resolve any of the murky issues here. But the Democrats are saying, look, you didn't speak to, you know, these thirty other witnesses who might have some useful information. Of course, I should point out. There's nothing from stopping any of those witnesses from coming forward and saying whatever they've got to say, and I suspect they will. And I suspect that Democrats will be pushing them to come forward and they're beginning to think about how this will play in the midterm elections. And you were saying before the show that you think this is going to this is going to get really ugly, and let me read this one tweet from our friend, Susan Glasser of the New Yorker that I think captures. This this idea that that nothing has changed even if break having our gets on the supreme court. She's, she tweeted basically we are close to being back where we were a week ago, accept everyone. Everywhere is angrier. Right. I totally agree. And I think that if cavenaugh does get confirmed this weekend and his sworn in immediately as he's likely to be on the supreme court, there's going to be real fury on the part of the left of Democrats of lot of women's groups that's probably going to help the democrat. Channel that fury into electoral success you could. You could argue that the Republicans would have been better off if the Democrats are somehow able to stop cavenaugh because their base is quite furious about the way Kavanagh has been treated. So you know, electorally this may be a net plus for the DS. But of course the downside is the conservatives Kenema jarred, the supreme court. Yeah. Yeah. And you're beginning to hear from Democrats, you know people talking about impeachment e impeaching Brett cavenaugh once he's confirmed, and also people writing pretty seriously about a packing the courts, all you. You don't need a constitutional amendment to put more more people on the supreme court, just an act of congress. So I mean, another way of of. Of of saying what Susan Glasser said in that tweet is is the old talking heads song same as it ever was..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

04:10 min | 2 years ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"I'm Mike Gaba chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news, and I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. So you know, Danny the occasion for us to talk to star in this episode is he's published a new book called contempt, a memoir of the Clinton investigation, and it actually has quite a bit in it that will want to grill him about and we will. But before we get to that, we still have to deal with the continued fallout from Bob Woodward's explosive book fear about the Trump presidency m. We're also going to talk to our yahu colleague loopy lupin on the Brett cabinet nomination as a lawyer who's been following it, the cavenaugh hearings and the continued fallout from them very closely for Yahoo. But let's start with that Woodward book. We've now both had a chance to dig into. It and it strikes me that there's both a lot of bad news for Donald Trump in this book, but also some possible. Good news. Well, there is a lot of bad news. A lot of that's been chewed over in the media on cable TV. I'm kind of dominated the news cycle for many days as Woodward books tend to do. You know primarily there's just so much vivid detail that raises questions about, you know his, his fitness for office in, you know, in and his erotic behavior and how he is has been kind of almost manipulated by the staff around him. All fascinating, fascinating stuff. But. What would would doesn't do in this book is really advanced the ball in a significant way in terms of the Russia investigation. And the the really big fundamental question that a lot of Democrats and liberals are hoping would represent the downfall and possible impeachment of of President Trump and that is that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians and that in exchange for the Russians helping. Trump win. They, you know, did favors for for for Putin and Russia. Right. So look, I've sort of been through the Russia port portions of the book and in in fine detail here and dissect it. And it struck me that there were couple of passages that are potentially ominous, especially the the discussion about Mike Flynn and the grounds for his firing, because you know, as you know, it was publicly presented that he was fired because he lied to Mike Pence, the vice president about his conversations during the transition with Russian ambassador Kislyak, and whether they had discussed sanctions and Trump and Woodward does advance the ball a bit on that because he reports that. That. Brian's Priebus than the chief of staff and Don Mcgann. The White House counsel actually reviewed the transcripts of Flynn's talks with Kislyak when this first arose very early in the Trump presidency. And after they looked at those transcripts, they had no doubt that Flynn had lied according to Woodward that transcripts show that was actually Flynn who raise the issue of sanctions with Kislyak, not Kislyak with Flynn and that Flint and that bay had three separate discussions relating to the lifting of sanctions once Trump became president. And this raises the question about weather. Flynn was freelancing in those talks with Kislyak..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

05:18 min | 2 years ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"I'm Michael Isikoff chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news, and I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. You know, people have really forgotten this long ago episode from the nineties and the Clinton era. But at the time it was kind of a really big deal who wrote primary colors. This very engaging novel. Everybody had written that was clearly about Bill Clinton focused on his amorous affairs on. Even suggested that he might have been the father of an illegitimate kid in Arkansas, and it was all covered up by by his campaign, but everybody wanted to know who wrote that book. Yeah, it was the summer of ninety six and it was a huge parlor game in Washington among reporters and politicos, and this big mystery and kind of obsessed everybody, you know, not the most important story in the world, at least the way it started. It then got to be more serious and particularly for us at new Newsweek because it turned out that anonymous was Joe Klein, one of our columnists and premier political columnists in the country, of course, and one of the things that sort of made it so fascinating was while this the novel gave this intimate glimpse of. Of the Clinton's and suggested that there was truth to a lot of the stories of of his philandering. Joe Klein was actually somebody quite sympathetic to Bill Clinton and actually actively defended him from many of the allegations he was facing as president. Yeah, that's one of the ironies of the whole story and, and it's. Important to say that you know, Joe Klein was has been and I haven't seen his byline and a while, but really one of the sort of best observers of American political life, certainly in my lifetime and really understood the Clintons. And so this was a kind of a sad chapter. And Mike, we are lucky to have our former colleague and friend John alter, join us on on this week's episode John who was a terrific political columnist and reporter at at Newsweek all the years that we were there and proceeded me anyway. And is now right in the middle and right in the middle of the hunt for anonymous at that is right. That is right. So, so let's let's just start. I listen since we were all there at the time. I, I had. Just. Join Newsweek like a few months before before the whole place erupted in journalistic scandal. But let's start with everyone's recollections of how that went down and then John, you played a particularly important role in in all of this in particularly why our former editor in chief Maynard Parker was criticized and and questioned pretty aggressively about his conduct in this particular matter. So John just talk a little bit about about, you know, the the, the atmosphere at the time, the kind of parlor game that everyone was involved in and how you got involved in the story personally. So this is not one of my finer moments, but as as we become clear when we get toward the end of the story, I it actually inadvertently did me a lot of good in my career. It's all get to, but initially, but that round is that nineteen ninety six. When this took place when primary colors came out was an especially boring presidential election Clinton Dole. Bill Bill Clinton was running for reelection and he was opposed by Bob Dole Republican nominee who was actually upset in New Hampshire primary by by that Buchanan, which provided the only you know suspense of the whole campaign that lasted a relatively short time. So the reason I mentioned that is that I have this distinct memory of being in New Hampshire at what you know might otherwise have been a very exciting debate and all any of the reporters were talking about was who wrote primary colors. It just like exploded in the political universe and as a as a really fun and compelling who done it and and and the and partly, I mean, the journalists anyway, they knew that whoever wrote this book was a talented writer and be someone who really. New, the Clintons and their ride to power intimately was able to describe it with great for similar to and and detail..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:45 min | 2 years ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"I'm Michael Isikoff chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo news and I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo news. You know, Dan, I think this is going to be a really one of our better shows. We've got a absolutely fascinating guests Sam Nunn Bergh coming at a really pivotal moment for the president with his lawyer. Michael former lawyer, Michael Cohen threatening to spill the beans on Donald Trump. Yeah. And I think that you know what I love about characters like Sam number, who will be talking to talking to you soon is I mean, he really, he's been before the the Muller grand jury. He was in the Trump campaign. He knows all these characters. He's close to Roger stone, and yet he is eager to be out there and tell his story and talk to reporters. He was in the. The campaign. He was out of the campaign. He was in the campaign. He was out of the campaign. He was fired. He was sued by Donald Trump now dollars. You can have a little news because he's working on a new project to hell with Steve Bannon to help the president in the mid year election. But let's talk to our colleague, hunter Walker who probably knows more about Sam Nunn Berg than any buddy else. Hunter. Tell us about your your, your relationship with Sam number. We'll salmon. I have had sort of a long strange trip. You know, I I encountered Sam in twenty thirteen actually. When when pre you know future President Trump was flirting with running for governor in New York and had for their. Yeah. And at the time, the Trump political shop was a two man operation. It was just Sam Nunn Berg and Roger stone. And you know, Trump ended up not getting involved in that race, but in my initial conversations with those guys, they were very clear. I think Roger was actually trying to discourage him from getting involved with the governor's race because he was saying you flirted with president too many times people are not gonna take you seriously and what they were both telling me at the moment was that you know Trump really, really was wounded by how people felt his prior dalliances with White House bids were not Syria. And so they were coming into the twenty sixteen race, and they were all telling me, you know, Trump is really going to do it this time. He's gonna make an official run for it. And you know, once Trump did, the campaign was really still that two person operation..

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

05:44 min | 2 years ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"I'm michael isikoff chief investigative correspondent for yahoo news and i'm dan kleinman editor in chief of yahoo news you know dan i was very much involved in the early reporting on the death of vince foster and i have to say some of my reporting probably fanned a lot of these conspiracy theories right after foster's death the park police was the lead investigative agency because this was fort marcy park in northern virginia it was it was parked police territory and the park police guys on the case wanted to understand what drove foster to his death they pretty quickly concluded it was suicide but why why would a senior white house official take his own life and they wanted access to foster's office the documents in foster's office was there something that was going on in his life going on with the work he was doing for then president bill clinton that drove him to his death and the white house chief counsel bernie nussbaum wouldn't let the park police guys look at the stuff in foster's office they blocked he blocked them from getting access and those park police cops were pissed off i tracked down one of them late at night just a couple of nights after foster's death and the cop unloaded extol that was being blocked from from doing his job wrote it up for the post was included in a big front page story lead by line and deborah and that in and of itself helped sam the flames that there might be some something dark going on lead to foster's death and it look it was i'm sure totally legitimate story all conspiracy theories have some kernel of truth that that gives them you know oxygen and it's what people do with the information and what happens to those theories and how people won't let them go that is the problem and yeah this was fake news before we called it fake news and it's reminder of the sort of enduring power of conspiracy theories and that that was before social media which today a really gives these these crazy stories traction and you know you know exactly and i i should point out a nother nugget in my early reporting that help than the flames was there were a message slips that i learned about a phone calls that were made to foster in in the last day of his life and one of them was from a denver lawyer named jim lyons who had been the campaign lawyer for the clintons who was handling the whitewater matter which was being resurrected that summer by folks who thought that the justice department needed to reopen at investigation in to the failed savings and loan owned by jim mcdougal bill and hillary clinton's longtime business partner so the fact that foster was in communication with somebody directly involved in the whitewater matter was a nother little piece of information that really help the spawn these conspiracy theories and guy should i should just point out the guy i was referring to in that cold open who was the principal conspiracies was this young obscure reporter for the new york post named christopher ruddy who made this the foster case his he he obsessed over it he wrote constantly over he suggested that there was more to foster's death m that he might actually have been murdered and that just took off well let's i want to get into the the the conspiracy theory itself but before we do that you also mentioned a a lawyer who was involved in in investigating the vince foster's suicide and is now on president president trump's shortlist to be supreme court to be his prem court justice nominee who was that that was brett cavanaugh very much in the news ra someone very much in the news right now who we know well from from back in the ninety s when he was in in investigating the clinton administration and his part of his to brief for ken starr the independent counsel was to reinvestigate the death of ins foster which had already been investigated by five separate government agencies all of which found that he committed suicide and then bread bread pret cavenaugh led this team of investigators at included forensic experts medical doctors pathologists fbi agents to to.

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"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

05:44 min | 2 years ago

"dan kleinman" Discussed on Skullduggery

"I'm michael isikoff chief investigative correspondent for yahoo news and i'm dan kleinman editor in chief of yahoo news you know dan this may be my favorite buried treasure law it's one that dr young millennial listeners out there may have a hard time getting their heads around but it actually mattered and it changed a lot in the direction of the of the supreme court it sure did mike and it's just a great example of something that looking back seemed so insignificant in light of the country's changing mores but had a major impact on the course of american history let's tell people what it was what was it that caused judge ginsburg that derailed douglas ginsberg's nomination that national public radio story by needed to berg which broke just badly week after ginsburg's nomination she reported that a half dozen whitney ed said that ginsberg had been quote a social user of marijuana while teaching at harvard law school in the mid to late nineteen seventies and she nina said she had witnesses at harvard law who described ginsburg as a social user of marijuana who on occasion brought we'd that was used by himself and others i think i think they call it grasp back then well look so he was supposed to have heat what he admitted to after the story came out and by the way he did not disclose it not clear whether he was required to if that was part of the fbi investigation but it is a fact that he did not volunteer that he had been an occasional user of marijuana he he apparently at least according to his story used at once in the sixties and then a few times in the seventies all about a half a dozen times but when he was using it in the seventies he was a harvard law school professor and here's the short none of them no no no no no 'cause 'cause you know there's just no mean on college campuses you kidding you know look i mean just to put yourself back in that kind of mindset in the late nineteen eighty s which is important sort of important context understand how this all played out if you go back and you listen to as i know you did mike we played a clip from it ronald reagan's announcement and the white house that he was nominating ginsburg first of all i love reagan wearing the iconic brown suit just great to see the gipper again but that nomination speech was entirely about law and order you know it was it was all this language that we remember from covering those days one of wrote down one of the quotes no one has rights when criminals are allowed to pray on society judge ginsburg understands that and that's why i am nominating him i mean that was the reason reagan stated for choosing douglas ginsburg and then there's this revelation that he had smoked pot which by the way at the time was viewed as breaking the law and so i think just politically speaking reagan and and you know other members of the administration decided they couldn't withstand the pressure because they would look hypocritical on what was a core part of the reagan agenda and that's why ultimately he was asked to withdraw his his nomination and happened very quickly he was nominated at the end of october by the first week in november he's out and i was looking at the reporting on on when he did when his nomination was withdrawn and the other couple things that are interesting first of all you get these anonymous quotes from white house aides saying my god once said when you're nominated for something like this how how can you be using how can marijuana be an afterthought the point being that there was a great deal of irritation inside the white house that ginsberg had not disclosed this another one friend of of a reagan said you can't have a law professor smoking marijuana expects to be on the supreme court but what's interesting is where this fits in to the trajectory of the court okay so this was powell seed the reagan folks tried bork former solicitor general you know ideological champion of the right that doesn't that doesn't fly and what was peeling about ginsburg he was young he had very little paper trail they there wasn't enough the reagan people thought for liberal democrats to go after him on bork there was a lengthy paper trail of his writings with ginsberg not near early so much snow yeah one of the advantage and yet and yet he was i went back and i looked at.

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