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.”

Watch the entire exchange here:

How RFK's example can help our nation in the wake of Trump's attack

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How did you feel last Saturday when you heard the news that a former president of the United States narrowly avoided an assassin's bullet by a mere few inches? Were you angry at the media for their constant demonization of Trump and his conservative contingency? Did you blame the left for curating a political climate that fostered an assassination attempt?

In his immediate reaction to the news, Glenn pointed us back to a similar moment in American history: April 4th, 1968—the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

"The best speech I've ever heard given was by RFK Sr. on the day Martin Luther King was killed" - Glenn

Robert F. Kennedy, the father of current independent presidential candidate RFK Jr., was en route to Indianapolis when he heard the terrible news. His security team, expecting violent outrage across the country, asked RFK Sr. to turn around and head back to safety. But as Glenn said, RFK Sr. believed in the good in people and demanded to give his speech. He arrived in Indianapolis Park late in the day, and he addressed the crowd of predominantly black campaign supporters.

There were no riots in Indianapolis that night.

The message RFK Sr. gave that night wasn't one of vengeance, hatred, or hopelessness, but of calm and goodness. He appealed to the best in people. He called for people to set aside their differences, anger, fear, and confusion and instead express love and compassion towards one another. RFK Sr. asked for wisdom and the pursuit of justice so that we might be resolute in our unity as the country faces another difficult chapter.

What we need in this country is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another.

Glenn has made a similar plea to our nation—a plea for unity and not to lash out in fear and anger. Don't use this time to blame your friends and family who disagree with you politically for what happened or to tell them "I told you so!" Instead, reach out with compassion and grace. This is a turning point in American history. Let's turn it upward, away from hatred and violence and towards unison and compassion.

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?