Glenn's Interview with Michelle Malkin




Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies by Michelle Malkin


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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. Michelle Malkin is with us. She's got a new book out called the Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies. Michelle Malkin, welcome to the program.

MALKIN: Thanks for having me, Glenn.

GLENN: Can I ask you a question, Michelle?

MALKIN: Yes.

GLENN: And you have to please feel free to answer honestly because there may come a quiz after this. Do you ever watch the TV show?

MALKIN: Absolutely do.

GLENN: Do you?

MALKIN: Yes.

GLENN: This ACORN thing, does it scare because I know you have some of it in your book. He is building a he is building a structure around the Constitution and around the republic and he's using the republic as a host. It's feasting on this system and it's going to kill it, do you think?

MALKIN: I think that analogy is a good one. I also think the analogy of architecture and scaffolding.

GLENN: Yeah.

MALKIN: And this, you know, this housing that he's built.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. It's got an exoskeleton around the republic, yeah.

MALKIN: Yes. And, you know, so far and the book has only been out a day and there's been a lot of traditional interest in looking at the cabinet and looking at the czars. But there are two important chapters on ACORN which you have reported on extensively and which I have for, you know, more than the last couple of years as well as the SEIU, their twin, and

GLENN: Yeah, they are one and the same.

MALKIN: And the family with Barack Obama that dates back for lo, you know, 20, 25 years really needs, you know, much more mainstream public light. You've done a fabulous job of that and I think that including these two chapters of the book and putting it in the context of the larger Culture of Corruption and the Chicago way is a good start towards helping people enlighten them about it.

GLENN: Michelle, you and I talked about this during the election.

MALKIN: Yes.

GLENN: I mean, you knew what was coming, I knew what was coming. I didn't realize it would come this fast. I mean, this guy is amazing. This is once you understand the and I think most people don't understand. You know, they look at ACORN and they are like, it's a stupid group and everybody knows what it is. No, no, no. Community organizers are so unbelievably well funded. When you see how much distance we have made here or how much distance has been put between us and the Constitution since Obama got into office, are you as concerned as you were for our country or more so? And if so, how much time do you think we have before you just are not turning this car around?

MALKIN: I think we're already at an inflection point, Glenn, and I think that it calls for fueling even more curiosity and scrutiny on these meadow organizations. I quote Andy Stern, the president of the SEIU, the Service Employees International Union on his organizing philosophy and it is this: We prefer to use the power of persuasion but if that doesn't work, we use the persuasion of power. And it is the same theme and like motif that infuses the ACORN MO, the persuasion of power, the muscle for money program that whistle blower and, you know, Moncrief blew the whistle on. And I dedicate the book to the whistleblowers out there. You know, it's not just us on the right who are exposing this.

GLENN: Oh, no. Oh, yeah.

MALKIN: The fact is that we owe. We owe so much to very brave people on the other side, some of them who have come over, ex liberals like Anita who understand the depths and the intricacy and the intimacy between and among those groups. But also between them and Barack Obama.

GLENN: There is a scary fusion that is happening now and this is where, you know, I liken it to the movie Alien with Sigourney Weaver where that thing attaches onto people's faces and they are all trying to get it off of the face. It doesn't matter. The thing doesn't matter anymore. The thing has laid an egg inside of you and it's about to burst through. I think this is you know, ACORN has attached itself to the face of our government right now and everyone is trying to get ACORN off and they are concentrating on that. Stop concentrating on that. It has laid eggs inside of our government, not just in the White House and through the czars and everything else but it is laying those eggs, deep and powerful eggs in something called AmeriCorps. True or false?

MALKIN: True. And I've done reporting on the relationship between AmeriCorps and ACORN that dates back decades, and the watchdog group in Washington judicial watch, I have been on their case since the creation of America or program under the Clinton administration. And this is our tax dollars at work, and as long as you keep electing congress people in both parties that continue to fund this egg laying, it will reap, you know, very rotten consequences on the electoral landscape and on the economy.

GLENN: I want to ask you about the rotten consequences. Put this into perspective for me now. This is something that Barack Obama said on the campaign trail that now if you see the way they are taking over education as far as controlling who gets a student loan, who doesn't, erasing those student loans if you decide to become a government bureaucrat for ten years, the way they are going after the idea of mandatory service. When you hear this and you tie it in to the ACORNs of the world and the Americorps of the world, what does this mean to you today?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.

GLENN: Okay. He's talking about a civilian national security force but he's also, Rahm Emanuel later talks about a civil defense corps here in America that would be mandatory service that everyone from 18 to 25 would have to serve in. What is he talking about?

MALKIN: He's talking about recruiting future generations who are going to be the foot soldiers for the leftwing ideological agenda. And I think in order to fight this thing, you cannot just fight Barack Obama on this. The fact is that this is Michelle Obama's baby, and I have an entire chapter on her. And the fact is that she worked for a community service organization that her husband helped create in Chicago that has, you know, been on the government teat since its inception and involved in the AmeriCorps program. She herself appears to have had a role in the booting of the AmeriCorps IG, and we don't have those watchdogs there and it has been apparently her agenda to put her people in place there, you know, to level that agenda on us. If that's not stopped and if the East Wing policy shop does not get scrutiny, it's going through.

GLENN: The East Wing policy shop, what is that?

MALKIN: Yes. This is Chicago cronies that booeyed Michelle Obama's career, people that were working with her at the University of Chicago Medical Center and worked with her in these community organizations and the Richard Daley political machine that are now turning the East Wing into something that would look like kindergarten compared to what Hillary Clinton did.

GLENN: We see a couple of stories. I don't know if you saw the story that we reported on yesterday about the the ACORN but yet it's not ACORN. It's the organizing for America which is Barack Obama and the DNC.

MALKIN: Right.

GLENN: But they are all wearing ACORN shirts, yet they claim that they are not they have nothing to do with ACORN. And it was in Baton Rouge, and they were silencing free speech on the sidewalk.

Now we have another story out this is from Virginia that the they were going around. The administration was going around Virginia and they were drumming up support for, you know, these you know, healthcare, et cetera, et cetera. They were the tea partiers came in and they refused the opportunity to ask the congressman a question when they were told by plainclothes policemen to leave the property after they attempted to hold up signs urging them to vote against a government takeover. They are now using the police force to silence the other side, something they said they hated out of George W. Bush when people you know, if you are at a town hall and you have a right to ask a question, that's what you do. But if you're shouting down somebody in a lecture, then I agree with escorting you outside. The next thing is tweeting your senator, again organizing for America the DNC and Barack Obama where they are using Twitter to be able to communicate and get people to write their senator. However, the White House is saying that congress can't do that. And one step forward: Congress is now through what is this calling it? The Franking Commission?

MALKIN: Yeah, right.

GLENN: You are familiar with it, Michelle?

MALKIN: Sure, yes.

GLENN: Where the Franking Commission is now saying that Republicans cannot use the term "Government healthcare." Well, you control the language, you win every time. What kind of world are we turning into in?

MALKIN: Well, you know, I quoted and stern, the persuasion of power, the power of persuasion. And when groups like ACORN and organizing for America which have posed as the two champions of the grassroots are threatened by bona fide grassroots organizations like the tea party movement and the 9/12 project and all the grassroots people who are out there on the streets pounding the pavement in an unprecedented way, I've never seen anything like it. I mean, obviously the state's back to the early days of protest against the porkulus bill, then we had April 15th and now people are mobilizing through the recess on healthcare. ACORN is not used to seeing anyone else on their streets. And they are using every method and weapon possible to shut them up and, of course, they are overseers in the Obama administration and organizing for America, approve and are directing on those kind of bully tactics. This is what they did with the banks, this is what they did with the housing industry and now it's what they are doing with the grassroots.

GLENN: Michelle, I was on Fox and Friends this morning and I said they were talking about this Gates thing and they were they asked me, well, maybe this is good because now Obama's exposed and this is going to hurt him. And I said, we've never seen this man trapped before. And these organizers are not used to being trapped. They don't they are not pushed around. They push around. And so when they're exposed, when they're cornered, we have no idea how dangerous these people can become. They are not playing by the same set of rules. They never have played by the same set of rules. But they've never had this much power, and I think a lot of them are drunk on it. We've not recognized how much real true poison and hatred is in some of these people. I think the president has again given the American people a chance to see his racism inside of him. And if the American people start to wake up, what do you predict? How are they going to move? How are they going to respond? How is the president going to respond? Do you think he will respond like most presidents would and say, okay, well now my poll numbers are getting really bad. Or does he say, I've got the power and I know what's right and I'm moving forward?

MALKIN: Yeah. Well, over the last six months we've seen the Chicago way in action, and America has come to realize that hope and change came wrapped in a set of brass knuckles. That's the way ACORN has always operated, the SEIU has always operated and the Team Obama that put him into power has operated. So it was no shock to you or me when he dealt with the Chrysler creditors that way, the Chrysler dealers that way, banks who refused to take TARP money, banks who wanted to give TARP money back, the CBO when they questioned some of his bogus claims about healthcare savings. That's the way he deals with everyone. That's the way he's going to deal with citizens on the ground who are succeeding at exposing the myths of hope and change. And so look, I don't want to drum up, you know, some inordinate fear about what might happen to people individually if they go out and speak out, but sure, they should be put on notice that this is the way they operate. They've Chicagoized Washington D.C. and, you know, we've been put on notice about how they operate.

GLENN: Michelle Malkin is our guest. She's got a new book called Culture of Corruption. It's out today. I will tell you that I usually don't read political books. I just don't, I don't usually go there. I'll go into theory, et cetera, et cetera. I don't read these current event books, but I tell you, Michelle, I will read yours. It is I think you are right on the money, exactly where America needs to wake up, and America needs to see this and I will read your book.

Tell me honestly, I was in a meeting yesterday and quite honestly it was kind of a loud meeting and I said to several people today, I said, do you realize who you are poking in the chest every day? And they just kind of looked at me. And I said, we are poking the people with the most power. They have the system of thugs already. They also have they are just riddled with cash. Do you realize this? The question that I have for you, Michelle, is how long before we, you and me and Rush and everybody else, are put into a situation to where we have to make a choice: Tell the truth or lose it all.

MALKIN: I don't know. I don't feel that I've even come close to a sense of intimidation. And yes, you know, this is in the context of there are the threats of the Fairness Doctrine returning. You know, I've dealt with Obama officials who have questioned my journalistic integrity and basically leveled implicit threats.

GLENN: So you think that the you think that the threats and the knee breaking and the whatever else that they have done to banks and to everybody else, that is not going to happen to people like us?

MALKIN: I'm not saying that it won't happen, but the fact is that I am inspired, and I mentioned those whistleblowers at the beginning who have risked so much more.

GLENN: I know.

MALKIN: Who don't have the level of, you know, comfort that we have as public figures.

GLENN: I know.

MALKIN: And this is about breaking that code of silence. I talk about the Mafia's code of silence in Omertà and if those whistleblowers can do it, we can do it. And we certainly you know, they certainly risk a lot more than we do.

GLENN: Michelle, I agree with you 110%. Thank you so much and we will talk again. We'll see you tonight on the TV show. Culture of Corruption is the name of the book. Pick it up.

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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