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Sunday
Dec032017

[MSNBC] December 2nd: And the Noose Tightens

I appear on MSNBC with Richard Lui on December 2nd. With Mike Flynn entering a guilty plea, the Mueller investigation continues to heat up. The Trump campaign and Administration tried to argue the Flynn went rogue and that he was the only one that was in contact with the Russians. However, it is clear that those statements were flat out lies, and I use the terms specifically.  At least six members of the Trump team knew about the contact according to emails in the hands of Mueller.  Then, Trump rolls out Pence to lie to the American people on January 15, 2017, to claim there were no contacts at all. 

Maybe the biggest bombshell of all involves a tweet by Trump today. He claims that he fired Flynn at the end of January for lying to Pence and "for lying to the FBI."  This is critical because four months later, Trump went to Attorney General James Comey and asked him to drop the investigation.  If you know that somebody has committed a crime, and lying to the FBI is absolutely a crime, then trying to get the investigation dropped is by definition obstruction.

This is going to be a spicy interview.

Thursday
Nov302017

[AM 950 Minneapolis] November 30th: Latest on Trump/Russia Investigation

I appear on AM 950 Minneapolis with Mike McIntee on November 30th. Things are absolutely ramping up with Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign and the Russians. The President claims that the investigation will be over by the end of the year. That is an unequivocal pipe dream.  It will never happen.  Mike Flynn is in the wings right now and I expect indictments or pleas to come down the pike at any moment.

This is going to be an interesting conversation as we look back and where we have come but really where we are going in the future.  This promises to be fun. Hope you can listen.

Wednesday
Nov292017

[KARE 11 TV] November 28th: Jack Talks Latest North Korean ICBM Launch

I appear on Kare 11 Minneapolis with John Croman.  The North Koreans have just launched their latest ICBM.  We haven't seen anything for several months and here comes another.  The U.S. just put them back on the list of State sponsors of terror.  As a result of the this latest test, rhetoic continues to heat up on both sides.  The only one seemingly calling for calm is the South Koreans.  Frankly it makes the most sense considering if the world lights on fire, South Korea is the likeliest to burn first.

This will be a tough conversation on a topic with very few easy answers.  Hope you can catch it. 

Saturday
Nov252017

[MSNBC New York] November 25th: Jack Talks Flynn Flipping

I appear on MSNBC with Richard Lui on November 25th.  The Mueller Investigation continues and it continues to heat up.  Manafort and Gates have gone done.  Papadopolous went down.  Who's next.  My guess is Flyyn is up shortly.  Co-Defendant's who/s case is pending frequently cooperate when it is in the their best interest to do so.  A strong front can sometimes help against the Feds.  However, sometimes, taking a deal and a plea is the best and even only option. But, it also means that the end of cooperation with co-defendants.  This seems to be where Flynn is right now.

The Trump team claims that they aren't concerned.  They should be.  If there is anything anything at all, Flynn could be the key and Flynn is motivated.  Is it about him?  Yes, most certainly.  However, his son could be on the hook and they might make all of the difference in the world.  

This should be a fun conversation. 

Wednesday
Nov222017

[RT America] November 22nd: Jack Talks Trump, Putin, and Assad on Syria and Who Won

Tuesday
Oct312017

[Press TV Tehran] October 31st: Jack Talks Trump's Renewed Muslim Ban Effort

I appear on Press TV Tehran on October 31st.  This is President Trump's third effort to ban Muslim refugees. Now, I saw this very consciously because this is exactly what he told his screaming throngs that he was going to do.  He didn't say terrorists, he said Muslims.  Therefore, one can shine this up all day long and add caveats but it doesn't seem to change the ultimate motivation.  

Considering I will be talking with the Iranian Press and one of the counties to which this ban would apply, this should certainly be an interesting conversation.

Hope you can catch it.

Monday
Oct302017

[AM 950 Minneapolis] October 30th: Jack Talks Indictments of Trump Associates

I appear on AM 950 Minneapolis with Matt McNeil. A lot of extraordinary things are coming out of Special Counsel Bob Mueller's office.  Two have been charged and one has pled guilty. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates have been charged with twelve counts in a Federal indictment.  This is pretty extraordinary considering that Manafort was the Chair of Trump's campaign. In addition, while many of the counts involved their behavior prior to his involvement with the Trump campaign, the Feds are arguing that they were continuing to launder monry while they held positions with the Campaign.  In addition, the third, George Papadopoulos pled guilty to obstruction. This is extraordinary as this may mean that he has not only cooperated with the Feds, he may have reached back out to others who could face charges in the future.

This is going to be a pretty wild conversation.