Jeh Johnson Demonstrates Willful Blindness of Obama Administration

Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson testified yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. He was grilled by Senator Ted Cruz, an attorney well-versed in cross examination, on the administration scrubbing references to jihad, radical Islamic terrorism, Islam and Muslims from documents and conversations.

Buck Sexton, filling in for Glenn Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, addressed Chief Johnson's testimony.

"So Ted Cruz went through the numbers on just what used to be the case in terms of official government reporting on this issue, and what seems to be happening now," Sexton said.

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In the 9/11 Commission Report, the word jihad appears 126 times, the word Muslim appears 145 times, the word Islam appears 322 times. Under the Obama administration, systemic policy changes no longer allow those terms to be used.

Key findings communicated by the committee included:

• The FBI counterterrorism lexicon uses the word jihad zero times.

• The national intelligence strategy of 2009 uses the word jihad zero times.

• The strategic implementation plan to prevent violent extremism uses the word jihad zero times.

• The national intelligence strategy in 2014 uses the word jihad zero times.

• In October 2009, more than 800 customs and border patrol documents were ordered modified, scrubbed or deleted to remove references to jihad or the Muslim brotherhood or other similar references.

Further evidence that the Obama administration actively pursues changing the dialogue and conversation regarding Islamic extremism was provided by none other than Chief Johnson's himself during testimony:

Senator, I find this whole debate to be very interesting, but I have to tell you, when I was at the Department of Defense, giving the legal sign off on a lot of drone strikes, I didn't particularly care whether the baseball card said Islamic extremist or extremist. I think this is very interesting, but it makes no difference to me in terms of who we need to go after who is determined to attack our homeland. The other point I'd like to make, sir, is that --- and I have to think in practical terms in homeland security...all very interesting...makes for good political debate ---but in practical terms, if we in our efforts here in the homeland start giving the Islamic state the credence that they want to be referred to as part of Islam or some form of Islam, we will get nowhere in our efforts to build bridges with Muslim communities, which we need to do. In this current environment right now, that includes home-grown violent extremists.

"This is the Department of Homeland Security's chief officer. This is the guy who runs the whole show at DHS," Sexton said, pointing out Johnson's snide and dismissive tone.

The truth of the matter particularly galled Sexton.

"They're actively trying to change the conversation, to change the discussion about how we are able to debate, how we fight the war against global jihadism, how we deal with these myriad terrorist groups that all happen to think that they are in some way a member of the Islamic community. And then you have him saying that, 'Oh, by the way, we can't refer to Islam in any way when we're talking about groups like the Islamic state.' He says this without irony," Sexton said.

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Featured Image: Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, on June 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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