Glenn Beck: Ted Nugent

GLENN: Ted Nugent, a man that I am proud to say that I hope I can call you a friend. Ted, what a great guy and always a pleasure to have you on the program.

NUGENT: Well, back at you, Glenn. I would like to use the word blood brothers, man. I believe that you are there for people who you care about as the Nugent family is with you.

GLENN: Well, thank you very much. Okay, so you did something, and I don't know if I've really told this story. About a year ago, I think, I was doing a fundraiser for a family that I met and it was just this great family up in Idaho and I met them and the second time I ran into the family, I was so impressed with the family and they have several of their kids -- well, all of them have been affected one way or another with muscular dystrophy and the daughter had a rare stomach disease and she died as a teenager. Now, all of them are in wheelchairs, and mom and dad just struggling to make it and they are the most hopeful, optimistic family that I've ever met. And I said to myself when I left them, I said, you know what, I've got to do something

I did a fundraiser. Right before I went on stage, you called me. I don't even know how you found out, but you called me right, literally right before I went on stage and you said, "Why didn't you tell me, man. They're all hunters. I want to do something."

NUGENT: Well, I tracked you down because I am a bow hunter, man. I can get you wherever you go, Beck, I promise you.

GLENN: It was bizarre. I looked on my cell phone and like, it's Ted Nugent.

NUGENT: I just wanted to make sure I put the spotlight on the overwhelming good that is alive and well in America. And let me just really simply say that I'm a pretty tough guy. I made it on my own. I fought a lot of battles in my life. I like to think I'm pretty strong and pretty individual and rugged and capable, but I've got to tell you, Glenn, after spending the week down there in Texas with Rick Clark and Chris and Russell and Lael and Ben, I am a stronger man, I am a more appreciative man, I am a better man because of spending the time not just with the Clarks but with the Knowlton family and Pete and Paul Wilson and all the volunteers, all the helpers, the tough guys that helped Chris and Russ and Lael and Ben. They really can't get out of their chairs, you know, and -- 

GLENN: Yeah, they're to the point to where they can't even -- because they're hunters.

NUGENT: And they love -- you know, I think I've about convinced you now that there's a spirituality to the outdoor lifestyle, especially in hunting camp.

GLENN: Can I tell you something, Ted? I thought of you the other day. My son came up to me and he said -- because he's been talking about, you know, when can I get my own gun, Dad." And I'm like, "You're 4. So it will be a while." He came up to me and he sat down in my lap. We were just talking and it was so great. My 4-year-old says to me, Dad, Uncle Adam and I, we're all going hunting together. And I said, oh, are we? He said, yep, yep, I talked to Uncle Adam, we're going to go hunting. We're going to hunt for bear and then we're going to go to the moon.

NUGENT: Of course we are. That's the kind of dreams I like right there.

GLENN: That's right.

NUGENT: In fact, you know what we ought to do, Glenn, we ought to go hunting for bear on moon.

GLENN: That's what I said, combine them. He said, Dad, there's no bears on the moon.

NUGENT: Glenn, you opened up the spotlight to the Clark family. I knew if they wanted to hunt, that they were limited, that they would love to get back in the outdoors and I've got to tell you, the smiles, the laughter, the tears, every day tears of joy flowed at the Knowltons' Laguna Vista ranch. The volunteers, the father Rick and certainly this old guitar player, the fortification, the awakening, the positive energy and the spirit that you talked about the Clarks, my God, was it contagious.

GLENN: Amazing.

NUGENT: And it just glowed nonstop. So thank you for putting the spotlight on that.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

NUGENT: And remember that hunting is in our soul. And when a family like the Clarks miss it. I was so proud to share that campfire as they relive it again. This Pete Ogden, White Bridge Tooling created this apparatus to go on their chairs with the same joystick as the chair and they were able to kill 13 big game animals without leaving their wheelchairs, man.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

NUGENT: It's unbelievable.

GLENN: That's good. So Ted, let me just switch gears with you here because time is limited and I want to talk to you. You know, gun sales are up 10 to 30% right now.

NUGENT: Good.

GLENN: And I really -- you are darn right good. I really, for the first time in my life, I mean, I was afraid, on September 11th I thought, oh, man, what is happening to us. Even though I knew what was happening to us, it still had some fear in me. But I knew we were going to make it because we would always be America. And I said on the air, nothing will ever come and destroy us. We will only destroy ourself. I am truly fearful that we are on the verge of destroying ourselves and our First Amendment rights and our Second Amendment rights could go away in a blink of an eye. Do you think that's crazy?

NUGENT: Certainly that fear and danger exists, but I think it always has. And yes, it's more demonstrative right now. But here's my take on it, Glenn. And remember, I've shared already this season just in October, I've shared probably 30 hunting camps in 30 different areas with just people from every imaginable walk of life. All my friends were already armed to the teeth because we have an instinct to protect ourselves and defend our families. I am convinced that the surge in gun sales is a good thing and that the vast, vast majority of them, just like the vast majority of Americans every day who are armed, will use them properly, logically, and legally. It is the lunatic fringe that is being emboldened during this economic disaster right now.

GLENN: Yes.

NUGENT: And if they want to attack good people to take our stuff and increase crime, I have an invitation on the Glenn Beck show: Let's get it on.

GLENN: You scare me and give me hope.

NUGENT: Thank you.

GLENN: Because you scare me.

NUGENT: You are talking, the Alamo is our friend.

GLENN: I know, I know, brother. You know, I love -- one of the best lines I had ever heard came from Davy Crockett when he was being weasels. He said, you know what, you can all go to hell. I'll going to Texas.

NUGENT: Bingo. Glenn, guess who else said that?

GLENN: You?

NUGENT: Yeah, baby. Glenn, you've got to come down to Texas. The Knowlton family down there, you've got to meet the people that I hang with. It is hope embodied. The greatest people, people who will give until they can't give any more and then they will still give you some more.

GLENN: Yeah. And you know why that is? Because they rely on themselves.

NUGENT: Bingo.

GLENN: When you rely on yourself, you are a self-made person. You don't owe anybody for anything. I mean, even all the way down to debt. When you get yourself into debt, you are a slave to the people you owe money to.

NUGENT: Bingo. I just signed a copy for you, Glenn. It should be showing up any day, of Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto. The Clark family logic, the logic of everybody I know, everybody I know about being the best that they can be, setting the alarm clock, taking care of business. It is embodied in my book, Ted, White and Blue and it is a celebration of what I witness every day, the good still outweighs the bad and the ugly, but the good must fight to minimize the bad and the ugly. That's the forward motion of America.

GLENN: Ted, love you. Talk to you again, man.

NUGENT: God speed.

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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