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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, 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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[Russian TV with Ed Schultz] June 13th: Jack Talks Trump's Response

I appear on Russian TV with Ed Schultz on June 13th.  Its interesting. I regularly ask myself about whether it is appropriate to even appear on Russian TV considering what the Russians did in the last election.  My decision to occasionally do it is based upon this belief: if I say what I truly believe to be true, even if it is delivered by the Russians, I'm fine with that. I'm not here to blindly support the American point of view just because it is American or this Administration's point of view just because it currently speaks for the Americans.  It is far more nuanced than that. 

Today, I think one of the issues we are going to discuss President Trump and what he should do now. Strangely, and I do believe this to be true, Trump has fundamentally misjudged this crisis.  He honestly thought that if he kept calling the Russian op fake news, people would buy it.  People didn't and the Russians really did this. Secondly, he has been reactive when he needs to be proactive.  

Coming from an Intelligence background as well as a legal background and even a media background, I think this may be right up my alley today.

This is going to be fun and interesting. 


[RT America] May 24th: Jack Talks Manchester, Terrorism Threats and Muslim Bans

I appear on RT America with Ed Schultz.  As we continue to take a closer look at the Manchester bombing, there is a fundamental point that is continuingly missed.  The bomber is a British citizen.  In fact, he was born in Britain.  And yet, Donald Trump has argued that banning refugees from Muslim countries is the answer.  Really?  Would that have made a difference in this case?  Would it have man a difference in Paris?  In Belgium?  Even in the States? The answer is no. I expect this to be a really interesting conversation.

Hope you can catch it.  



[RT America] May 15th: Jack Says Trump Doesn't Understand the Ramifications of What He is Doing

I appear on RT America with Ed Schultz.  This is frankly an extraordinary story.  Last week, Russian FM Lavrov came to Washington to visit the President.  They met along with Ambassador Kislyak who is well known as a Russian intelligence officer.  Apparently, during their meeting, President Trump told the pair some highly classified information.  Subsequently, NSA Masters came out and stated that no sources and methods were disclosed.  He then quickly left.  The problem is that this doesn't mean that the intelligence wasn't leaked.  This dovetails nicelt with the investigation of Yrump/Russian collusion.  This is an crazy story that will certainly continue for some time.

Hope you can watch.


[The Ed Schultz Show] September 19th: Jack Talks Law and International Terrorism in Minnesota

I appear on The Ed Schultz Show on September 19th.  And so it goes. Al Shabaab and ISIS have successfully continued to target and recruit young men to the cause.  It is frightening because the latest attack was in St. Cloud, Minesota, it feels like it can happen anywhere.  And yet, there are certainly some take away points here. There have been some rising tensions here in Minnesota between the earlier immigrants (everybody else who lives here) and these latest immigrants.  Its easy to talk about us as "the people" and them as "those people." However, this country is a tapestry and we regularly forget that.  

This is going to be an interesting conversation.



[The Ed Schultz Show] July 14th: Jack Talks Bastille Day Attack


[The Ed Schultz Show] July 14th: Jack Talks Attack in Nice, France.

I appear on The Ed Schultz Show on Thursday, July 14th at 8 pm. e.s.t.  Reports are still very vague but more than 70 people are reported dead in Nice after one man drove a truck onto a sidewalking killing people by the dozens and then allegedly stepping from that truck and shooting into the crowd.  At this point, it is difficult to determine if this is an ISIL inspired attack but the nature of a low tech attack on an extremely soft target raises a lot of question. First and foremost, is it even possible to stop such an attack? 

Hope you can watch.  


[The Ed Schultz Show] July 5th: Jack Talks Terrorism and ISIS Efforts for WWIII.


The Ed Schultz Show- Wednesday, March 23rd - Jack Talks ISIS Terrorism Plot


[MSNBC Appearance] Friday, September 20th: Jack Talks Obamacare

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[MSNBC Appearance] Friday, September 20th: Jack Talks Media and International Law

I appear on MSNBC's Ed Schultz Show on Friday September 20th to talk media and law.  I will appear on the program as part of a panel of guests to get my take on a whoe series opf issues.  It is always interesting and you never know where the conversation will go.  I have been lucky enought to have been doing this for years and it still shocks me sometimes.  

Hope you can watch.