Congressman Poe

GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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GLENN: From WOW FM in Des Moines, Iowa, hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. Glad you're here. So much to do today. We have Ted Poe on with us, Congressman Ted Poe. Is he there now? Congressman, how are you, sir?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: I am doing excellent, thanks.

GLENN: I'm so glad to have you on, and I have to tell you, sir, out of all of the people that are in Washington, you are really, truly one of the good guys and one of the brave people that we have in congress and you just never seem to be willing to give up on different issues and you also don't come down seemingly party lines. You will take on right and wrong first, not left and right.



Congressman Ted Poe (R - TX)

REPRESENTATIVE POE: Well, that is correct, but most issues are right and wrong, not partisan at all and you just have to do what's right for the people and for the country.

GLENN: Well, I wanted to talk to you about this one and this is really disturbing to me. It's a story of Jamie Leigh Jones. We talked about her yesterday. She was brutally, brutally raped in Iraq by Halliburton employees. Do we know if these employees were Americans?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: We don't know. They probably were but they may not have been. There were more than -- there were several of them and some of them may have been Iraqis or some other nationality.

GLENN: Okay. But she was brutally raped. Then she went to the hospital, got a rape kit. She then went back. It's my understanding that Halliburton took that rape kit, she's never been able to have the rape kit, she was thrown into a cargo container, one of those big container units that, you know, they put on big ships. She was locked in there, given a bed, couldn't use a phone. A guard took pity on her and gave her the phone. She called her father. Her father called you, but this was two years ago, right?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: That is correct.

GLENN: And nothing has happened since then. You were on top of it right away and you were responsible for getting her out. What happened?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: Well, as soon as I got the call from her father who was, you know, tremendously excited and worried, we contacted officials at the State Department and within 48 hours they had two agents there in Baghdad and found her, rescued her. And she needed much more medical attention, and she received that and finally was brought back to the United States very shortly thereafter.

Then things seemed to have just fallen off the radar. We've tried to find out what has happened to the perpetrators, these criminals. Who are they, where are they and what has been done, and really haven't gotten satisfactory answers. And so we've pursued it through the State Department now, through the new attorney general, and the Justice Department is now moving on the case to find out where these criminals are and who are they so they can be prosecuted.

GLENN: What does this say to you? I mean, here I'm a guy, I've defended Halliburton when I felt they needed to be defended and, you know, I watched the news last night, Congressman, and I saw something. What was it, on waterboarding. I know where I stand on waterboarding and I'm watching it like, okay, I don't really know who to believe anymore because I'm not getting the truth very often. What does it tell you how something like this could happen to an American citizen with most likely American employees and an American company and nobody pursues it for two years?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: It's very disappointing and it's unfortunate. You'd think in a situation like that, that a 22-year-old female that's been sexually assaulted, really brutalized, that not only our government but the corporation that she works for would side with her and do everything possible to make sure her medical needs were met and the people who did this were held accountable, but --

GLENN: They didn't only rape -- the employees raped her, but the company kidnapped her, imprisoned her.

REPRESENTATIVE POE: Held without her will, hostage, and that is -- and not in a room but in a container, a cargo container, as you said. It's just the worst of everything that happened to this wonderful person.

GLENN: So what happened? When you have been pushing for the last two years, "Hello, is somebody looking into this," what has happened along the way? What kind of answers are you getting from anybody?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: No answers at all. I suspect that there has been some preliminary investigation, but the point is I want results. We need results and what are the results. And we haven't heard those results. And what probably, what I think has really made this thing now take some initiative, because of the right of privacy that she's had and we have, you know, kept her identity and situation confidential, as we should, but when she decided to go public and let the world know what happened to her, now we are able to make sure that the federal government says, understands that this is something now the American people know about happened and they want some results.

GLENN: I have to tell you, you know, there's -- I got mail from people who questioned her credibility, why is she going public. Wouldn't you? If you waited two years for the Government to take care of it, wouldn't you? I don't think I would have waited two years.

REPRESENTATIVE POE: Well, a lady in that situation who's brutalized and, you know, thousands of miles from home and has nobody and alone, we can't really second-guess what she does as a sexual assault victim. She did what she thought was best. And we didn't get any results from our government and so she's made the choice to go public, which is a difficult situation for any sexual assault victim to do, and whether this happened or not, well, the proof is in the medical. The medical reports are -- without question show that she was brutalized over there in Iraq and now people need to be brought to court and held accountable and let's air it publicly now and find out who was there, who was responsible and why nothing happened until recently.

GLENN: I read a report and I believe it was a State Department person said that nobody really even broke the law because the laws of Iraq can't be enforced and the laws of the United States don't apply. Is there any truth to that?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: No. As a former judge and prosecutor, there is federal law that applies to this case and here's the reason. The jurisdiction of where this happened in the green zone, in Camp Hope in Baghdad is under the jurisdiction of the State Department and since it's under the jurisdiction of the State Department, federal law does apply and people can be prosecuted for crimes against American citizens.

GLENN: How ironic that it happened at Camp Hope. How far up the chain does it have to go before someone can quash an investigation like this?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: It could happen anywhere up and down the chain. I don't know where it fell apart. Probably initially it fell apart over in Baghdad. But now the attorney general, the new one is aware of this. We want --

GLENN: Hang on. Are you implying that the last attorney general you don't think was aware of it?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: I don't know about the last one, but the new one is hopefully the new one.

GLENN: Oh, you at Camp Hope, here, let me put you in a container, for the love of Pete.

Congressman, you know and I know we are dealing with something that is -- I mean, I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist because I'm not. I don't want to believe the things that I am beginning to believe because it's on the verge of insanity, but I have to tell you, at best our government is making so many bad steps that it makes them look like there is a shadow power that is not doing the American thing, has no one to answer to except themselves. We're seeing it with the fence in Mexico, we're seeing it with the still 21 missing Americans that have been kidnapped across our border and no one's doing anything about it. We're seeing it with this. A company can actually hold someone, kidnap them, hold them against their will and the government does absolutely nothing, and a congressman like you is beating the drum and beating the drum and you can't get any answers, who the hell has power in this country?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: Well, the people still have the power and we are going to get answers in this situation. In fact, Chairman Conyers of the judiciary committee is contemplating holding congressional hearings on this case and other similar cases that have happened overseas very shortly and I hope he does that.

GLENN: Wait. Other similar cases involving Halliburton?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: Involving corporations that have American contracts to work overseas and crimes committed against American citizens overseas.

GLENN: Is this -- please tell me this is the worst you've seen.

REPRESENTATIVE POE: This case?

GLENN: Yes.

REPRESENTATIVE POE: No question about it, you know.

GLENN: Okay.

REPRESENTATIVE POE: I have four kids. Three of them are daughters about Jamie's age.

GLENN: No, no, I don't mean that. I mean, please tell me there's not another shoe that's going to drop that makes this one look like nothing in comparison. Please tell me that this is the worst-case scenario of what we're looking at. You're not telling me there are other cases where companies are kidnapping Americans and holding them against their will or anything like that, are you?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: No. We've had some reports of other Americans having crimes committed against them overseas and working their contractors or subcontractors and so that's what we want to investigate to see if this is -- how widespread it is.

GLENN: Congressman, I am -- honestly it's people like you that give me hope in our country because I think we're entering a dangerous period. I think our Government has made so many mistakes, our corporations. I mean, I'm a capitalist, man. I love capitalism. I mean, I am all for corporations make the world a better place until they get out of power and that power, when it swings too far one way, it's going to swing just as far the other way and that's danger. I am concerned that we are more vulnerable because of the disconnect that the American people feel for their government and from each other. I feel we're more vulnerable today than we were on 9/11 -- or not vulnerable but fragile. Do you feel that way? Talk me down from that insanity tree.

REPRESENTATIVE POE: I do, too. I, like you, am a conservative, capitalist, free enterprise and all of those things. But what has occurred in my opinion is that there is a lack of trust with our government and the people in control by the people. We just don't really trust what we hear and what is said or what we even see, and it's these types of situations that we're talking about now that just continue to make us lose confidence in the people who are running the show.

GLENN: You know, let me switch gears here with you for a second if you don't mind going down the waterboarding road with me. Waterboarding, everybody was on board when this particular case happened. It was effective. I don't believe waterboarding is torture. Some do. That's okay. That's a debate. But now it's being played as if it was the evil United States torturing people when everyone was on board because we thought another attack was right around the corner.

REPRESENTATIVE POE: That's correct. The people are switching sides on this very issue and many people talk about waterboarding. They don't even know what it is but they --

GLENN: Do you believe it's torture?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: I don't believe it's torture at all, I certainly don't. You know --

GLENN: You know, I've wondered because it does know physical damage. It supposedly freaks the living daylight out of you but it does no damage to you physically. I'm wondering. All of these news people always line up to get themselves tasered: You know, hey, let me show you what it feels like. I know some of our troops, correct me if I'm wrong. If you're in special forces, this stuff is done to our own troops to say, "I want you to know what's coming."

REPRESENTATIVE POE: That's right. They are subject to waterboarding so they know exactly what happens to a person if they're captured. Of course, we know our enemies really don't capture Americans. They execute them. But I think this is something that's trying to inflame people and trying to treat our enemies with kid gloves, people who hate us and want to kill us and now it's the popular thing to say, oh, America's engaged in torture of prisoners, and waterboarding, as most people in congress have said earlier, is not torture as some imagine.

GLENN: And it's when you put a towel, a wet towel over someone's head and hold it there, you strap them down and then you pour water on the towel and it creates the sensation of drowning, correct?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: That's my understanding of it. And people start giving information when that happens.

GLENN: Congressman, you stay in touch with us and you let us know how we can help on this case. I think this is outrageous and don't you dare give up, sir, until you find the answers.

REPRESENTATIVE POE: We're not going to ever give up.

GLENN: Do me another favor, sir. I don't know if you feel comfortable answering this question. So many people want answers, they want to know who to trust, this he want to know who's the best on the border. Do you have somebody that you look at as a candidate and say, this is the guy who gets it; this is the guy who will -- this is the guy who will do it? Do you have anybody yet?

REPRESENTATIVE POE: No, I haven't thrown my support by any means behind any candidate. So I'm still waiting to see.

GLENN: Yeah. Okay, thank you very much.

REPRESENTATIVE POE: Okay.

GLENN: You bet, bye-bye. Congressman Ted Poe who is quite honestly I think an American hero today.

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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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