There’s a scene in the last series of Homeland where the crusading Senator Paley is confronted by Saul Berenson with evidence of his unknowing complicity in a Russian plot. A Useful Idiot is someone who, despite benign intentions, unwittingly does the work of another in helping to realise their malign intentions. The Useful Idiot is not necessarily a bad, weak or ignorant person.
George Papadopoulos, Glenn Greenwald, and Ben Wittes are all part of this packed episode of Skullduggery. Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman analyze the fallout of the Bill Barr Mueller Report Summary even further, alongside Wittes, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Then Greenwald joins to talk about the coverage from journalists with various outlets, and how they misled the public with their coverage of the Russia scandal. Then, excerpts from Isikoff's exclusive one-on-one interview with Papadopoulos from Politics and Prose bookstore in D.C. in front of a live audience, help paint a clearer picture of what actually did, or didn't, happen to the man who started it all.
Mimi Rocah and Joon Kim, two former Southern District of New York prosecutors analyze the office’s investigation of Donald Trump and the Trump Organization alongside co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman.