GasLit Nation: Where Do We Go From Here? The Isikoff and Klaidman Interview

May 14, 2021


Journalists Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, co-hosts of the podcast Skullduggery on Yahoo News, join Gaslit Nation to discuss the institutional decline that gave us Trump and where we go from here. 

Isikoff is chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, where he is also editor at large for reporting and investigations. He has written several best-sellers, including Uncovering Clinton and (with David Corn) Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War and Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, which features the story of Andrea’s sister Alexandra Chalupa, the DNC consultant who tried to warn both Democrats and Republicans about Paul Manafort, then chairman of the Trump campaign, and his long history working for Kremlin interests.

Klaidman is editor-in-chief for Yahoo News. Previously he was the managing editor for Newsweek, the magazine’s Washington bureau chief, the Middle East correspondent, and worked as an investigative reporter. He is the author of Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency. In 2013 Klaidman profiled the enigmatic Avril Haines, currently the head of the intelligence community under Biden. He shares insights on Biden’s foreign policy and the ways it differs so far from Obama’s. 

In our bonus episode we answer questions submitted by listeners who support the show at the Democracy Defender level and higher. To submit a question, subscribe at that tier. In this week’s Q&A, available to supporters at the Truth-teller level and higher on Patreon, we discuss the federal investigations into notorious Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky (to learn more check out the article in the shownotes submitted by a listener), whether a committee should replace the president to help protect us from aspiring autocrats, how we keep going despite all the challenges and setbacks, and our thoughts on bicycles and the sexiness of bike helmets! (Seriously, wear a helmet!)

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