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February 2021

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Craig Unger Interview: How the KGB Cultivated Trump as an Asset

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Craig Unger

Craig Unger is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestsellers American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and TreacheryHouse of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia, and House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties. He appears frequently as an analyst on CNN, the ABC Radio Network and other broadcast outlets. He is a former deputy editor of the New York Observer, editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine and has written for the New Yorker, Esquire and has been a longtime contributor to Vanity Fair.

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January 2021

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Leland Sklar Interview: Legendary Bassist Chronicles Finger Flips from Fans and the Famous in "Everybody Loves Me"

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Leland Sklar

Leland Sklar is revered as one of the greatest bassists in modern music and has contributed to over 2,000 albums as a session musician, including records by Olivia Newton-John, Bette Midler, Reba McEntire, Jimmy Buffett, Steven Curtis Chapman, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, The Doors, Clint Black, Art Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Carole King, Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor, Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand, just to name a very few.

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January 2021

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Frank Figliuzzi Interview: FBI Veteran Defends Bureau's Integrity in the Aftermath of Trump

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Frank Figliuzzi

Frank Figliuzzi joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent in 1987 ad has worked for the FBI in the Atlanta, Washington, D.C. headquarters, San Francisco, Miami and Cleveland offices. In 2011, then director Robert Mueller appointed him assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. Following his FBI service, he joined General Electric and served for five years as assistant chief security officer for investigations, insider threat, workplace violence prevention and special event security for GE's 300,000 employees in 180 countries.

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December 2020

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Rob Halford Interview: "We Don’t Want to Put Our Fans in Danger As Much As I Don’t Want to Put Us in Danger"

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Rob Halford

Rob Halford is the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Judas Priest and nicknamed “Metal God” by fans. Having sold over 50 million records so far and with 11 top 30 albums in the United Kingdom, Judas Priest is frequently ranked as one of the greatest bands of all time. Their best known songs are “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,” “Living After Midnight,” “Breaking the Law,” “Delivering the Goods,” and “Heading Out to the Highway.”

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