What was the president doing instead of marching in France?

The president's lack of attendance at the rally against terrorism in Paris continued to be a topic of conversation on radio today. Not only did the President not attend, but Attorney General Eric Holder, who was in Paris Sunday, left the country hours before the rally.

Fox's Ed Henry got into a tense exchange with Josh Earnest concerning President Obama's lack of attendance, despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making the event. During the exchange Henry asked Earnest "What was he doing on Sunday? We haven't gotten an accounting what the -- the president did on Sunday." Unfortunately, Earnest's statement did not do much to absolve the president from his fopaux against the French, saying "I haven't spoken to the president about what he did yesterday."

Glenn, Pat and Stu took to radio this morning to discuss in detail two very important questions.

The first, what was the president doing on Sunday?

While Glenn provided the president the benefit of the doubt concerning his lack of attendance in Paris, saying "Let's just say...they asked him [the president] not to come. And Hollande said, Mr. President, your security is too onerous, please don't come."

Glenn reiterated the point that a lack of attendance in Paris does not mean we should have done nothing. Glenn even suggested something that the president could have done in place of attending the rally, saying, "I as the president of the United States would counter with, one, because I believe it and, two, I know what's going to happen to me. I say this, okay, but here's the thing, I and my family want to be with the French ambassador in a church or with a small gathering and a candlelight vigil at the same time so I'm standing in solidarity with the French here in American space."

The second question is equally as important as the first. What was so pressing that Attorney General Eric Holder had to leave Paris and was not able to stay a few hours for the rally?

Glenn strongly disagreed with Holder's absence, saying "Did the attorney general have such a tin year that he couldn't hear the cries of the streets? That he had such cold and callous heart, that when he got there, he couldn't sense the people in the room that he was meeting with who said, hey, we have to end this now because I have to go to the rally...he [Holder] couldn't sense, you know what I should be here. These are my counterparts. These are my comrades. I'm here to listen to them -- I need to show my support."

While our leadership failed us, we should not let them define who we are. When America was attached on September 11, 2001 the French magazine Le Monde released a headline saying, “We Are All Americans.”

In a message to the French, let us remember, we are all French, and we understand your sorrow.

Rough transcript provided below:

GLENN: Right. He didn't ask that question. Now the reason why he did ask that question and he does know what the president was doing. The president was most likely watching football. But you cannot say the president was watching football. So you have to say the any other president could have answered it this way. And it could have been a total lie, but he could have answered it this way.

The president and his family attended church, where they said a prayer as a family and stood in their house of worship in solidarity with the French people and prayed for the victims and prayed for peace. Then he went home and spent the afternoon in quiet reflection in the private residence with his family.

That would have shut everybody up. But he couldn't say that. Because nobody would have believed that. The president doesn't go to church. And nobody would have believed that he was down on his knees with his family praying and in quiet reflection for the day because that's not -- he may have thought about it. He may have been talking about it as a family. I'm not saying he's a horrible guy. But nobody believes he's in quiet prayerful reflection. That's just not what he does. So he doesn't have that option.

So he had no place to go.

PAT: It's amazing they couldn't lie -- they lie about everything else. But that's one too far.

GLENN: That's a bridge you just cannot -- the suspension bridge is just too big of a span.

PAT: And you're right. It would have been so easy to dismiss it in that way. Even though he doesn't go to church. Everybody knows. He spent the day in quiet reflection with his family.

GLENN: He could have said that. He didn't say that. Because it's so far out of their reality. They don't even consider that.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, it's insane. If the president didn't want to go, but the president believed in this, the president would have said, look, let's just say -- let's say he's being a martyr. Let's say he's willingly putting himself up because they did ask Benjamin Netanyahu not to go. They asked him not to come. And Hollande said, Mr. President, your security is too onerous, please don't come. That could have happened. Let's say that could happen. I as the president of the United States would counter with, one, because I believe it and, two, I know what's going to happen to me. I say to this, okay, but here's the thing, I and my family want to be with the French ambassador in a church or with a small gathering and a candlelight vigil at the same time so I'm standing in solidarity with the French here in American space.

So I want an event here in American space that everyone can see and not just for political cover, but because I believe it. Everyone knows the Americans are standing with the French. I know you don't want my security there. My security is too onerous. So I didn't go. Because I didn't want to cause a problem. But it was important for me -- see, he can't even say that. Because he couldn't answer the question. Why didn't you send someone else? It moves on. This moves on to, okay, so Eric Holder is there. He says he has to be back by Sunday night. Does his child have a recital that he had to go see? What was Eric Holder -- he was there -- there's two questions --

PAT: His 40-year-old child had a recital.

GLENN: He was there. So, one, what was so pressing that he had to get on a return flight immediately? And, by the way, I doubt that the attorney general flew Lufthansa Airlines. I'm pretty sure he took a state plane. So you can't hold it at the tarmac for an extra two hours? You can't push the attorney general's meeting back for an extra two hours. Nobody asked this question yet. What was it that the attorney general had to do that was so pressing that he couldn't delay his stay or departure for another two hours. What was it?

So we have two people missing in action again. What difference does it make, Hillary Clinton would say. A lot. You're lying to us.

Okay. So what was it that he could not delay? And, two, did the attorney general have such a tin year that he couldn't hear the cries of the streets? That he had such cold and callous heart, that when he got there, he couldn't sense the people in the room that he was meeting with who said, hey, we have to end this now because I have to go to the rally. He had such a cold heart and tin ear that he couldn't sense, you know what I should be here. These are my counterparts. These are my comrades. I'm here to listen to them -- I need to show my support. Did he make a phone call to the White House and say you need to delay whatever I have? Did he call the White House? Did he call his office? Did he call his kid's school? Did he do any of that and say, I need to stay here.

The answer is no. So I have two questions for the American people: Are you done yet? Are you done yet? Press, are you done yet? Are you done being lied to? Because I really want to know. What is the difference between this and what the president lectured the UN against?

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The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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