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Adam Klasfeld | Radio Interviews

WNYC's "Trump, Inc." - Interview about Rudy Giuliani

The hosts of "Trump, Inc.," the popular podcast by National Public Radio's New York affiliate WNYC, invited me onto their show for an episode related to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's international business entanglements. In this clip, I discuss my coverage of Giuliani's curious role as an attorney gold trader Reza Zarrab, the mastermind of the biggest money-laundering scheme to Iran in U.S. history. While serving as Zarrab's attorney, Giuliani attempted to broker a prisoner swap between the Trump and Erdogan administrations to kill the case. You can access the episode in full by clicking here.

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Rudy Inc. - Interview with Adam Klasfeld for WNYC's podcast "Trump, Inc."
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NPR's "All Things Considered" - Guest Reporting from Ecuador

In March 2014, I went to Ecuador for a two-week series of articles investigating a major development in a more than $9 billion legal battle against Chevron for its predecessor Texaco's oil contamination of the Amazon rainforest. A New York federal judge had just ruled that an Ecuadorean judge's verdict against the oil giant was fraudulent, and I traveled to Ecuador to get reactions from government officials and people still living on top of oil pits. NPR's Arun Rath invited me on air to speak about my observations for a segment coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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New Twist In Ecuadorians' Long Pollution Fight With Chevron - NPR's All Things Considered
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SIRIUS XM - On Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Lev Parnas, and Impeachment

During a testy exchange at his weekly press conference, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy angrily denied associations with Rudy Giuliani's now-indicted associate Lev Parnas, a big ticket donor to McCarthy's joint fundraising committee: Protect the House. After I discovered McCarthy's falsely said he only met Parnas one time, I pressed him on the subject on Capitol Hill, a launch point for a lively discussion with Sirius XM host Joe Sudbay.

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Sirius XM - Interview with Joe Sudbay on the "Michelangelo Signorele Show"
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NPR's "Here and Now" - On Chelsea Manning's transition

The day before Chelsea Manning announced she was transgender, I broke the news that a military prison incarcerating her would attempt to resist providing her hormone therapy and sex-reassignment surgery, if requested. NPR invited me on air to discuss my scoop, and describe the state of U.S. law in providing treatment for transgender inmates.

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Here and Now - Interview on Chelsea Manning | Aug. 22, 2013 - NPR's Here and Now
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Radio New Zealand: "Aiding the Enemy"

International news outlets from Canada to New Zealand also have sought my commentary. 

In this segment for Radio New Zealand, I describe prosecutors' charges against Manning for allegedly "aiding the enemy" -- the military equivalent of treason. Manning was ultimately acquitted of this charge, but convicted of Espionage Act and other counts that led to her 35-year sentence.

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Radio New Zealand - Interview on "aiding the enemy" charge | July 31, 2013 - Radio NZ's Checkpoint
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