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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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Entries in i24 (40)


[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.


[I24 International] May 17th: Jack Talks Special Counsel

What an extraordinary appearance on I24. I sat in the chair expecting to talk about Trump's release of classified information to the Russians and the ripple effect that that causes. So, I'm about 30 seconds from going on live and there is breaking news coming through my IFB, my earpiece.  A special prosecutor, special counsel, Robert Mueller, has been appointed.  I simply started laughing. As they cut to me live, you can still hear me laughing.  What an astounding development.

Robert Mueller is the former FBI Director under both President Bush and President Obama.  Also, while known as a Republican, he is also know to be apolitical.  More importantly, I expect Mueller to appproach this through the lens of history.

Again, this is an extraordinary development.



[I24 International] May 9th: Jack Talks Russia's Resurgence

I appear on I24 International on May 9th. Russia's President, Vladimir Putin has vision, intelligence and capability.  In fact, he has decided the Russia is prepared to take back its rightful place on the world stage.  Even further, because this is its rightful place, it will no longer be ignored.  And he is not a friend of the West of the United States.  

You can see it in Syria, with the Turks, with recent agreements with the Chinese, North Korea, even in the Arctic. However, the real question is whether the west is even noticing or if they care. Trust me, President Putin cares. This has been a slow buildback and he is committing to be a power not to be trifled with.  

This is going to be a fun conversation.  I usually get a chunck of time so this should be a lot of fun.


[I24 International] March 13th: Jack Talks Kellyanne Conway's Microwave Claims

I appear on I24 International with David Shuster to discuss the latest on the CIA, eavesdropping technology and Keppyanne Conway's claims that our microwave ovens are watching us.  Actually, it's quite extraordinary when you contemplate the source.  She is the senior advisor to the President of the United States.  What she says should matter.  Unfortunately, the more she seems to open her mouth, the more she sounds like a gameshow contestant on The Wheel of Fortune.  It is quite astounding.

Hope you can watch.

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