What exactly does the FBI director do? Doesn’t know anything about IRS either

It’s been a rough week for FBI director Robert Mueller as was grilled by Congress on several issues. The investigation into the IRS scandal was of particular importance, and Mueller didn’t appear to know anything about anything.

“He had a bad day yesterday,” Pat said. “He looked awful with Louie Gohmert, and then looked just as bad during the IRS testimony.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled the seemingly uninformed FBI director on the investigation into the IRS scandal. Mueller was unable to answer basic questions about the investigation into the tax agency’s political targeting of conservative groups:

MUELLER: The IRS case is currently under investigation and basically just started.

JORDAN: You started a month ago. What can you tell us about this? Have you found any – found the now infamous two rogue agents? Have you discovered who those people are?

MUELLER: Needless to say, because it is under investigation, I can't give out any of the details.

JORDAN: Can you tell me how many agents, investigators you have assigned to the case?

MUELLER: May be able to do that, but I would have to get back to you.

JORDAN: Can you tell me who the lead investigator is?

MUELLER: Off the top of my head, no.

JORDAN: This is the most important issue in the country in the last six weeks, and you don't know who the lead investigator is?

MUELLER: At this juncture, no.

JORDAN: Can you get that information to us? We'd like to know how many people you assigned to look into this situation.

MUELLER: I have not had a recent briefing on it. I had a briefing when we first initiated it, but I have not had a recent briefing as to where we are.

JORDAN: You don't know who is leading the case?

MUELLER: I do not know who is the lead agent.

JORDAN: Do you know if you talked to any of the victims? Have you talked to any groups targeted by their government? Have you met with any Tea Party folks sine May 14, 2013?

MUELLER: don't know what the status of the interviews are by the team that's on it.

JORDAN: Would you expect that's been done?

MUELLER: They're – certainly at some point in time, in the course of the investigation it will be done, but generally at the outset you get the documents so that you can have…

JORDAN: Don't you normally talk to the victims?

MUELLER: I do not know specifically…

JORDAN: In your extensive record in history and investigative work, don't you typically talk to the victims? It’s a criminal investigation. Don’t you typically talk to the victims?

MUELLER: Absolutely. I'm sure it will the happen.

JORDAN: So did the FBI contact any of these same victims? Were they contacted by the FBI prior to the investigation when the same groups were applying for tax exempt status? Did the FBI pay some individuals a visit?

MUELLER: I do not know.

JORDAN: Pardon.

MUELLER: I do not know.

JORDAN: You don't know? Some testified they were paid a visit by the FBI. Specifically, Katherine Inglebrack in Texas [who was head of True the Vote] said she was visited by the FBI. Is that true or not?

MUELLER: Do not know.

JORDAN: Do not know. Okay. If the FBI did contact people involved in the IRS scandal, victims, groups prior to the investigation when they were applying for tax exempt status, why was that the case? Why would you be looking into it, and was there possibly coordination with the IRS in why you targeted them?

MUELLER: You are asking me details about the investigation. I would be happy…

JORDAN: I’m not asking details about the investigation. I'm saying why were people targeted before the investigation started? Why were they contacted by the FBI, people who were now part of the Tea Party groups, targeted by the IRS?

MUELLER: You're asking question at about details of the investigation. I'd be happy…

JORDAN: That is not a detail about the investigation. That took place prior to the investigation.

MUELLER: May I please finish? You are asking detailed questions about the investigation. I would be happy to answer those questions that I can, understanding it is an ongoing investigation.

JORDAN: I'm asking basic questions about the investigation, like who is heading it up, and you can't tell me that.

“This is out of control,” Glenn said. “These are the people in charge of keeping you and your children safe. You have given them extraordinary power, extraordinary power. You have given them extraordinary ability. You have given them assets that have cost us billions of dollars. You have doubled their roles. You have created an entirely new system never before seen in the history of the world.”

“This is the director of the FBI, and you don't know who is the lead investigator in the biggest investigation going on right now,” Pat asked. “Like the Congressman said, this is the biggest thing in America the last month and add half.”

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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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