Skullduggery, Episode 4: The spy, the reporter and the memo — the inside story

On this episode of Yahoo News’ Skullduggery, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman discuss the House Intelligence Committee’s release of the Nunes memo, which accuses the FBI of bias in the Russia investigation. Within the memo, Isikoff is prominently mentioned as a key player. How did Isikoff come to play such a starring role in this highly anticipated memo?

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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