Rep. Gohmert drills FBI Director over incompetence in Boston Marathon investigation

A House Judiciary Committee hearing got a little heated on Thursday when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) battled FBI Director Robert Mueller over the efficiency of the FBI's investigation into the Boston Marathon bombers prior to the April 15th attack. Somehow, Mueller claims he was unaware that the mosque the Tsarnaev brothers attended, the Islamic Society of Boston, was founded by convicted supporter of terrorism Abdurahman Alamoudi.

Given the amount of data we now know the federal government has at its fingertips, how incompetent does one have to be to miss this type of detail?

Glenn explained that the reason the exchange began was because the FBI purged all of the information on all of the mosques that had been collected.

"We had collected a lot of data, because remember, data is important, right? We have to know who's in our country.  We have to listen to all of our phone calls, we have to do everything, because we have to know who's talking to who, but the Islamic counsels got together and they decided they wanted some information purged from the FBI records," Glenn explained. "Now, we don't know what has been purged and we don't even know who's requesting the purging. We just know that things have been blacked out, and Louie is saying to him, I want you to tell me why we can't tell the American people the names of the people that are requesting the purge of these documents, and you listen to them.  Why can't we tell the American people who these people are?  They are supposed public servants.  Shouldn't the American people know who's serving them to help them be more safe?"

Watch the exchange here:

Gohmert: "I want to go back to Boston.  You said things like how -- the FBI did an excellent job, a thorough job, don't know what else we could have done and according to the rugs, there's a great deal more that could have been done and when we find out about this sensitive operations review committee, and as this article points out, if it's true, it says that we don't know who the chairman and members are, sensitive operations review uh committee, who the staff -- that's kept secret.  The FBI never canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15th attacks.  If the Russians tell you that someone has been radicalized and you go check and see the mosques that they went to, then you get the articles of incorporation, as I have, for the group that created the Boston mosque where these Tsarnaevs attended and you find the name al-Amoudi, which you remember, because this man who was so helpful to the Clinton Administration with so many big things, he gets arrested at Dulles Airport by the FBI, and he's now doing over 20 years for supporting terrorism.  This is the guy that started the mosque where your Tsarnaevs were attending, and you didn't even bother to check about the mosque.  And then when you had the picture, why didn't anyone go to the mosque and say who are these guys? Why was that not done, since such a thorough job was done?"

Mueller: "Your facts are not all-together…"

Gohmert: "I point out specifically — point out specifically, sir, if you are going to call me a liar, you need to point out specifically where any facts are wrong.

Mueller: "We went to the mosque."

Gohmert: "Prior to Boston?"

Mueller: "Prior to Boston.  We were talking to Imams several months beforehand as part of our outreach efforts."

"Outreach efforts?" Really?

"So in other words, we went to that mosque, we went to that mosque as part of our outreach.  We are reaching out to them, saying hey, how can we be partners," Glenn responded. "That's insane."

Gohmert: "Were you aware those mosques were started by Abdurahman Alamoudi?"

Mueller: "I answered the question, sir."

Gohmert: "You didn't answer the question, were you award they were started by al-Amoudi?"

"He wasn't everybody aware of it.  These are the people collecting all the information on you to keep you safe. They are purging all of the information on who the radical Islamists are.  They are purging it.  Why?  Because our government is on the wrong side. They have deemed that you are the enemy and radical Islam is fine, as long as it's Muslim brotherhood.  It is a very, very dangerous thing we are involved in now and they are taking away your keys to the locks, they are putting around your children's necks and wrists and arms and brain," Glenn added.

Rep. Louis Gohmert joined Glenn later in the program to discuss the exchange he had with the FBI Director who claimed the congressman had his facts wrong.

"Were not wrong," Rep. Gohmert quickly asserted. "Because I accused them of not doing research on the Tsarnaevs at the mosques where this were attending. And these mosques, from what I understand — and we want to drill down and find out more information — but there are other people that have been radicalized there. We need to find out and the FBI should have been curious. You know, how many people are getting radicalized at this mosque? And so when he says it was part of the "outreach" and frankly, he was — I couldn't hear him say it was our outreach efforts until afterwards, but if I had heard the outreach, I would have drilled him on that. That means my facts were right."

Gohmert continued to explain that the "outreach" comment tracks back to a prior hearing where Mueller testified and kept responding to people that the Muslim communities are exactly like every other community in America and every other religious community in the country.

"I said well, you said that, and didn't then you talked about your outreach effort to the Muslim community and you have a specific part of the FBI that does outreach for the Muslim community, so I said, how are the outreach efforts for the Baptists and the Jews and the Buddhist, how are those groups doing?" the Congressman continued.

"They think we are the enemies of this country and they are doing everything they can to support the radicals in this country. They have flipped everything upside down," Glenn added.

"It is upside down," Rep. Gohmert agreed. "You've talked about that so many times. That's exactly what happened.  And this mosque was started by the Islamic society of Boston…The Islamic society of Boston was started by Alamoudi — now doing over 20 years in prison because he was deporting terrorism."

"TheBlaze will do a week-long special this fall on Islamic radicals and we are going to name names and show all of this.  We have nailed it down and we are going to show it all.  The American people need to know -- not just the vague things like what we are talking about here," Glenn said. "You need to see how it has happened and who is involved in both parties."

"I heard you talk previously on this issue, I will be excited. I just think it's an incredible insight into really what's at stake here," Rep. Gohmert noted. "It is people's civil rights and they are being eroded and everything seems to be upside down, and so I think that's a fantastic approach, because it gets right to the truth."

"Well, Louie, you have 70 people in Washington that are not willing to sit down on this and we are going to watch your back, at least I am," Glenn responded.  "I begged for you guys to do it and now you are doing it."

Fortunately, President Trump walked away from his attempted assassination with very minor injuries. The bullet that wounded Trump's ear could have just as easily ended his life, and his survival is nothing short of a miracle.

Sadly, that miracle didn't extend to everyone attending Trump's ill-fated Pennsylvania rally. Three other people were shot. David Dutch and James Copenhaver, both Pennslyavia residents, are thankfully in stable condition. Corey Comperatore, however, tragically died after being shot while protecting his wife and daughter from the hail of gunfire.

“Corey died a hero."

Camperatore, a 50-year-old loving father and husband from Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania leaves behind his daughter Allyson, his wife Helen, sister Dawn, and many other friends and family. Camperatore was a man of service, having spent 43 years as part of the Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company and had worked his way to becoming the fire chief when he stepped down to spend more time with his daughter.

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Corey's friends and family have nothing but good things to say about him, and judging by their testimonies, Corey's final heroic act was consistent with how the volunteer firefighter lived his life.

According to many people who knew Compertore, he was a true patriot who loved his country. He was a fan of President Trump. Compertore was very excited to attend Saturday's rally, which he expressed in his last social media post.

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During his speech addressing the shooting, President Biden expressed his condolences to the Comperatore family, stating that "He was a father. He was protecting his family from the bullets that were being fired.”

Democrat Mutiny? These prominent Progressives and Democratic leaders DEMAND that Biden withdraw

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Biden is still taking hard blows from both sides of the aisle after his abysmal performance in last month's presidential debate. As Glenn pointed out in his post-debate coverage, Biden came across as so incompetent that it has made many Americans scared that, should the country face a major threat, Biden would be unable to respond to it. This includes many Democrats, who are finally admitting that Biden isn't as fit as they have been claiming for the last four years.

Many names have already been suggested as potential replacements for the Democratic nominee, but many people, including some Democrats, don't believe Biden should even stay in office for the election. Here are some prominent progressives and Democratic lawmakers who have called for President Biden's resignation:

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Arizona)

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Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts)

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Rep. Mike Quigley (Illinois)

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Rep. Angie Craig (Minnesota)

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Rep. Adam Smith (Washington)

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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey)

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Rep. Pat Ryan (New York)

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Rep. Hillary Scholten (Michigan)

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Senator Peter Welch (Vermont)

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon)

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BONUS: Actor George Clooney

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These TOP 5 new technologies left Glenn SHOCKED

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Glenn has been covering some of the most groundbreaking, exciting, and often terrifying technological advances. Some new tech has the potential to make a positive impact. Some tech is just SUPER cool, like a flame-throwing robot dog. However, there is also a dark side to technology. Glenn exposes how some new technological developments, particularly in the realm of AI, pose serious ethical questions.

Here are the top five new technologies that Glenn covered that will make your jaw drop:

Anti-gravity device

This new technology developed by Dr. Charles Buhler and his team may change everything we know about transportation and travel. Described as "propellant-less propulsion" by Dr. Buhler, this technology appears to defy gravity and is potentially a way for people to travel into and through space without the need for rockets. It doesn't stop there either, this tech could be used to forever change the way we travel here on Earth.

Human embryo-powered supercomputer

To have massively powerful AI, something, which many people seem to have an invested interest in, you need a lot of electricity to power the computers that host the artificial intelligences. Naturally, this energy consumption upsets the environmentalists so in response a terrifying solution was developed. Bio Processors are essentially computer chips powered by human cells, specifically stem cells, which are predominantly harvested from embryos. These Bio Processors have a limited shelf life, meaning they need a steady supply of stem cells to keep the computers that use them operational. What could be more terrifying than an AI that eats human cells?

Voice-stealing AI

When ChatGPT came out in late 2022 its power and versatility took the world by storm. Suddenly, students had it write entire essays in mere seconds, and it was creating songs and poems with ease. The capabilities of the ChatGPT AI were as disturbing as they were impressive, but after a recent update, it took a hard turn towards disturbing. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, decided to give the program a voice and tried to recruit famous actress Scarlett Johansson to lend her voice to the machine. After she declined the offer, OpenAI went ahead and released the update for ChatGPT featuring a voice that sounded eerily similar to Johansson's. While OpenAI claims it's a different, similar-sounding voice actress, the idea that a computer is going around with your stolen voice is terrifying.

Flamethrower robot dog

How could you possibly ever make something cooler than a flamethrower? Simple, strap it to the back of a robotic dog of course! Originally built to help fight forest fires (ironically enough) by creating backburns, Glenn pointed out that a pack of these bad boys patrolling your property would be the ultimate home defense. Nobody would come anywhere near your house if it was guarded by a few of these firey companions.

Wormhole-generating UFO's

It's been a decade since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No trace of the aircraft or any of its passengers, except a few small pieces of debris, were ever found nor was an official cause of the disappearance ever given. There have been an infinite number of theories explaining what might have happened, but this one from investigative journalist Ashton Forbes might take the cake for the wildest. Forbes joined Glenn on his radio show and brought with him convincing video evidence that seemed to show the now-missing aircraft being circled by three mysterious orbs before suddenly disappearing in a flash of light. Does this video show the doomed aircraft being sucked into an artificial wormhole, or is it an amazing piece of hoaxwork?

THESE TOP 10 Founding Fathers' quotes help us remember America's original vision

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Independence Day is one of the few days when Americans come together to celebrate our country and the continued vision that our Founding Fathers crafted in 1776. But what is that vision? It seems with every passing July 4th, Americans lose even more of a sense of what the original intent of our nation was supposed to be. It's becoming increasingly important to read the Founding Fathers in their own words and to remember the vision that they cast for our nation. Here are our TOP 10 favorite Founding Fathers' quotes to help us remember their original views of government, freedom, and the American vision.

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." —James Madison

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

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"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." —George Washington

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"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power." —James Madison

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"I agree with you that it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." —Thomas Jefferson

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“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion… would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.” —John Adams

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"Those who stand for nothing will fall for everything." —Alexander Hamilton

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“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” —James Madison

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"I fear that in every elected office, members will obtain an influence by noise, not by sense. By meanness, not greatness. By ignorance, not learning. By contracted hearts, not large souls. There must be decency and respect." —John Adams

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“We must go home to be happy, and our home is not in this world. Here we have nothing to do but our duty.” —John Jay

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