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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 international human rights and criminal lawyer and trial skills teacher around 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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[AM 950 Minneapolis] June 14th: Jack Talks Sessions Testimony

 appear on AM 950 in Minneapolis on June 14th.  Attorney General Sessions had a very interesting conversation with the Senate Intelligence Committee.  His intention was to address some of the questions raised by fired FBI Director Jim Comey.  However, one of the biggest questions he raised was why he tried to use Executive Privilege to refuse to answer most of the most pertinent questions.  First, the executive privilege can only be asserted by the President.  Second, the President did not assert that privilege.  Third, the AG doesn't have the right to preemptively assert that privilege.  As a result, it left some member of the Committee certainly scratching their heads.  

Interesting stuff.  


[MSNBC] June 11th: Jack Talks Comey and Sessions Testimony


[I24 International News] June 1st: Jack Talks Comey Testimony Before Senate

I appear on I24 News on June 1st.  According to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testimony before the Committee in both public and closed door sessions.  At this point, it appears that Mr. Comey is prepared to provide additional facts about how President Trump tried to coerce him to swear loyalty to the President as well as to close the Russia/Trump collusion investigation.  This is potentially explosive as this testimony could support that claim that the President was trying to obstruct a criminal investigation.  As Special Counsel Bob Mueller is conducting a separate investigation, this is simply a story that refuses to go away, much to the President's chagrin.  

Hope you can catch it.


[WVLY West Virginia] May 10th: Jack Talks FBI Director Firing

I appear on WVLY with my friend Howard Monroe. The President fired FBI Director Jim Comey last night he claimed it was because of his handling of the investigation of Hilliary Clinton's emails back in 2016.  The problem is this stretches the bounds of credibility.  Trump himself heaped praise on Comey as recently as October for ewactly that.  Rather, this appears to be about Russia and the investigation.  Again, even Trump alludes to the investigation in his letter and then Kelly Anne Conway said that Comey was fired for his conduct since Trump took office,   This is exactly the point.  This was about the FBI and the FBI's pursuit of Russia and Trump connections.  Hence, when I watched this last night, Nixon's decision to fire Archibald Cox came immediately to mind.  This is an extraordinary story that continues to grow. 

This is going to be fun.


[KOA Denver] May 10th: Jack Talks Trump's Decision to Fire FBI Director

I appear on KOA Denver with my old friend Steffen Tubbs.  Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox in 1973 as Cox was looking into the Watergate scandal. This story of President Trump firing Jim Comey feels a little like that. The problem is the major investigation into the Russia/Trump connection was being driven by the FBI.  This raises enormous questions and we are starting to hear voices from both sides of the aisle including Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee potentially calling for a special prosecutor to step in.  Oh, and Burr's a Republican. This story is actually growing, not shrinking. This may have been a very serious miscalculation on the part of President Trump  We will see.

Hope you can listen.  


[Voice of America Intl. Edition] May 9th: Jack Talks Trump's Firing of FBI Director

I appear on Voice of America International on May 9th. This is an incredible story.  President Trump just fired FBI Director James Comey.  Trump claims it was because of his handling of Hilliary Clinton's email account during the election.  However, based upon the praise Trump heaped on him back in October, this makes no sense whatsoever.  The only other logical answer in Russia.  Is this Archibald Cox all over again?  This story is developing and promises to have legs.  Wow.

Hope you can catch it.