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Jack is really a storyteller, international explorer, and humanitarian and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does.  As a trial lawyer and trial skills teacher aroud the world, its his most important tool. As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally.  As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world and its people as much as he himself is captivated.

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Thursday
Jun142018

[WKBK New Hampshire] June 14th: Trump Makes Matters Worse in North Korea

I appear on WKBK New Hampshire with my buddy Dan Mitchell.  President Trump thinks he is the smartest guy in the room, and he wants everybody else to believe it too. the problem is that it is not true.  There is a reason that when you are dealing with international negotiations at this level, there is a lot of work that needs to be done prior to the President stepping in.  Of course, this president has no patience for such work and he certainly doesn't want to share the credit with anybody. That simply isn't a part of his DNA.  As a result, is there really any shock whatsoever to anybody with any real experience or willingness to be honest that the meetings were a complete failure? Worse actually, is that it increased Kim's power on the world stage that will actually embolden him later on. Sadly, we haven't seen the last of this . . . 

Join us.  

Sunday
Jun032018

[Voice of America Intl. Edition] June 3rd: Trump Thinks He Can Pardon Himself

I appear on Voice of America International Edition on June 3rd.  So exactly how much power does the President have? According to Rudy Guiliani, the President believes that he has the right to pardon himself of obstruction, even if he obstructed Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Trump wrong doing involving the Russians.  You heard me, he thinks he can pardon himself.  So, this idea of checks and balances and three legs of a stool is nothing but trite garbage according to the President. His ability to obstruct any wrongdoing, any wrongdoing, is apparently unlimited.

Yeah, ok, this should be interesting considering that there has never been a U.S. courtroom that has agreed with the President on this issue. Further, it strikes me as important to consider any President he actually makes this argument without busting out laughing. 

This should be fun.

Saturday
Jun022018

[MSNBC] June 2nd: Trump Argues He Can't Be Prosecuted

I appear on MSNBC on June 2nd. An internal memo was just leaked regarding the White House response to the Russian Investigation regarding Trump. There are many issues vexing the President but the two primary ones that are catching his attention is Mueller's efforts to seek an interview with the President whether he can force it through a subpoena. The other is whether the President can even be prosecuted for obstruction. 

In an extraordinary argument, the President through his lawyers claims that the President is immune from prosecution for obstruction. In other words, he is simply above the law. President Nixon made the same argument but its been almost 50 years since that failed argument was rolled out.  It didn't work then.  Its seem unlikely to work now. 

This is going to be fun.

Monday
May282018

An Incredible Experience Teaching Rule of Law in the Caucuses


Thursday
May242018

[I24 International News] May 24th: Trump's "Witch Hunt" Has 17 Indictments and 5 Convictions.  

Monday
May212018

[Voice of America Intl. Edition] May 20th: Trump Goes on the Offensive

I appear on Voice of America International Edition with Lori Lundin on May 20th.  The New York Times broke another story about an additional meeting that Donald Trump Jr. conducted with representatives from United Arab Emerites and Saudi Arabia as well as a private Israeli citizen and also Eric Prince, the founder of Blackwater and the brother of Secretary DeVos. The problem is the story continues to shift back and forth and is getting more and more complicated. At the same time, another story broke that the FBI may have had an informant inside the Trump campaign. As a result, Trump apparently lost it in the White House and is demanding action from the FBI claiming the FBI is corrupt and out to get him.  While he has the right to demand some action, there are limits although what those limits are.  

Had enough yet?  Well, I will appear just to try and keep people up to date. 

 

Sunday
May202018

With a Supreme Court Justice on Either Side of Me in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, I'm Good.

Now here is a crazy coincidence. Sitting with Chief Justice of the Georgian Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights, Justice Mindia Ugrekhelidze and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson in Tbilisi, Georgia. Just wild.

Sunday
May202018

[Republic of Georgia TV] May 17th: Media is Different and the Same Everywhere

Sunday
May202018

[Republic of Georgia TV] May 17th: Talking Rule of Law and the Courts

What an extraordinary day. The Republic of Georgia has only been an independent nation for less than 30 years and has had to overcome some truly extraordinary challenges.  After more than 70 years of domination by the Soviet Union, the Georgian people clearly decided to turn to the West for their legal model.  While their Consitution is somewhat similar to the American system, it also has its roots in the German system.  At the same time, their courts are clearly turning to the Americans and Brits.  Their latest development involves intorducing the jury system. 

While this conference included the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, a Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Senior Prosecutor in Georgia, a half dozen judges from Minnesota, and prosecutors and defense attorneys from Georgia, as well as yours truly, there were still as many questions as well as answers. However, regardless of whether there was lots of answers, sometimes the effort to try to find those answers is the most one can hope for. 

While I was surprised that the media appeared at the conference, I guess I shouldn't have. The people of Georgia are very interested in where their country is going and the media wouldn't be doing its job if they didn't push and probe and try to figure out what was going on. What really surprised me was how they came at me. That was interesting, challenging and pretty entertaining in many ways.  

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