Episode 2: Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on "The Post", President Trump and North Korea

On the second episode of Yahoo News’ Skullduggery, 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 his leak of the Pentagon Papers, 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.  

Skullduggery

Skullduggery is a new podcast from Yahoo News focused on Washington scandals in the Trump era and their impact on today’s politics. Conceived and co-hosted by Yahoo News’s Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff and Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman, the podcast offers a deep dive into the high-stakes investigation into Russia’s effort to subvert the 2016 election and allegations of collusion by the Donald Trump presidential campaign. Every Friday, Skullduggery will break down the latest revelations in the Russia scandal, offering authoritative analysis while helping listeners discern which developments really matter and which are overblown. 

Isikoff and Klaidman won’t just be recapping the latest news on the Russia investigation, they’ll be breaking it too– just as they have since the earliest days of the 2016 election. Skullduggery will feature Yahoo News’ own exclusive reporting – as well as newsmaking interviews – making it a unique offering among political podcasts. Isikoff and Klaidman will provide historical context, offer insights and exchange old war stories to illuminate today’s probes and controversies. It will be substantive but personality driven, informal yet authoritative, feeding off the personal chemistry between two veteran reporters who have been friends and colleagues for more than twenty years. 

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