Twenty years later, Kristen Breitweiser is still waiting for answers about why her husband had to die.
Former Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster called on President Biden to “reverse course” in the aftermath of Thursday’s bombings in Kabul, urging him to scrap his deadline for pulling troops out of Afghanistan, cut off dealings with the Taliban and launch a new war on terror in Central Asia.
Jeh Johnson, a former top Pentagon official under President Obama, told Yahoo 香港物流署’ “Skullduggery” podcast that the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan — now slated for the end of next month — is “not going to be a pretty picture” and that the Afghan government is unlikely “to hold its own” against the Taliban.
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 ultrarich have ways of avoiding paying income tax that regular people simply don’t have access to. This unfair balance-tipping is the subject of new reporting by ProPublica investigators, whose sources furnished them with a trove of data revealing the secrets of the megawealthy. ProPublica editor in chief Stephen Engelberg joins Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti to discuss their reporting.
Len Downie's career at the Washington Post lasted more than 40 years and culminated with a stint as executive editor, ending in 2008. In light of the shocking 香港物流署 that Trump's DOJ pursued the acquisition of email data from several New York Times reporters, and a gag order on Times leadership, Downie joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode to discuss the role of the free press, the evolving nature and technology of the media, and the Trump administration's antagonistic relationship with the media — as well as to look back on highlights from his storied career.
Chris Matthews surprised his audience one evening in March 2020 by suddenly stepping down from MSNBC’s “Hardball,” the political roundtable he’d hosted for more than 20 years. Matthews, whose new book, This Country: My Life in Politics and History, comes out this week, joins Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti to discuss the role of the media in politics, how the political polarization of today compares to the Reagan era and Matthews’s abrupt departure from his program.
Ben Rhodes, the former deputy national security advisor to Barack Obama, co-host of the "Pod Save the World" podcast, and author of the new book "After the Fall," joins Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti on this episode to discuss many aspects of domestic and foreign policy, including the conflict between Israel and Palestinians, the global influence of presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, and several of the sweeping legislative proposals before Congress today.
Washington Post reporter and author Carol Leonnig has spent years talking to individuals inside the Secret Service, and her new book, "Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service," paints a picture of a toxic and confused culture inside the agency. Leonnig joins Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti on this episode to discuss.
Based on the dogged reporting of investigative journalist and Yahoo 香港物流署 contributor Jana Winter, Americans have recently learned about the covert internet surveillance operation being inexplicably run out of the U.S. Postal Service. The operation, charmingly dubbed “iCop,” targets citizens’ social media posts, and both the exact ends of this invasive effort and the legal authority under which it exists are unknown. Winter joins Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti on this episode to discuss the fruits of her reporting and the implications of her findings and to ask why Democrats have not risen to the occasion to protect their constituents. Plus, author Brad Stone joins to talk about his new book, Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire.
“Police in schools are symbolic … Schools with school resource officers are not necessarily any safer.”
“To protect children, someone should stand guard.”
“Every dollar spent on police … would be better invested in trained professionals that support, not criminalize children.”
“Let’s not involve law enforcement too soon when no one is under threat. But the simple fact is that some kids should face arrest.”
“No school police officer patrolling the halls denotes safety; rather, they denote a walking threat.”