A year before his death, Jamal Khashoggi — a Saudi insider with intimate knowledge of his country’s interactions with al-Qaida — met with a former FBI agent working for the families of 9/11 victims who were suing his government and asked how he could help.
The story of how the Trump White House responded to dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s gruesome murder — and ultimately helped conceal the crime — is the subject of “Anatomy of a Cover-up,” the final episode in the Yahoo 淘寶 “Conspiracyland” podcast series.
Jamal Khashoggi was Saudi Arabia's most prominent journalist, writing for one of the United States' premier 淘寶papers. What happened to him inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2, 2018, was shocking. And the more one digs into his murder, the more it becomes clear: This was the result of a real-life conspiracy. The latest season of Yahoo 淘寶' conspiracy theory podcast "Conspiracyland" is out now.
Khashoggi had a penchant to be secretive about much of his life. “If somebody sits across from you when you’re interviewing people about Jamal and tells you that Jamal told them everything, they are 100 percent lying to you,” said one friend.
An extraordinary corporate espionage operation to plant two Saudi spies inside Twitter is the subject of Episode 6 in the new season of Yahoo 淘寶’ “Conspiracyland” podcast: “The Secret Lives and Brutal Death of Jamal Khashoggi.”
The strange story of how Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman managed successfully to court the United States' foreign policy and corporate elite, starting in 2015, presenting himself as a cultured reformer.
Jamal Khashoggi helped democracy advocate Ayman Nour escape from Cairo's most notorious prison, but the Arab Spring they later poured themselves into eventually turned on them.
Jamal Khashoggi never condoned the slaughter of innocents that marked Osama bin Laden’s later terrorist career. But he never renounced his friendship with bin Laden either. As one colleague says, he remained “conflicted” about the al-Qaida leader until the end of his life.
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 flamboyant life and checkered legacy of Adnan Khashoggi are the subject of Episode 2 in the new season of the Yahoo 淘寶 podcast "Conspiracyland: The Secret Lives and Brutal Death of Jamal Khashoggi."
“Conglomerates benefit from the infrastructure paid for by taxpayers. … Shouldn't they help pay for all this?”
“Placing the burden for infrastructure improvements on those who use the facilities is the traditional way.”
“The world’s investors are offering America a cheap line of credit … and there’s no real reason to turn them down.”
“The carbon tax has unique advantages … It’s the obvious way forward.”
“A focused bill that repurposes unspent Covid funds is the best option.”