Glenn Beck: Rules of Vengeance



Rules of Vengeance


by Christopher Reich

GLENN: Chris Reich is stopping by the studio. Chris Reich so New York Times best selling author, Rules of Vengeance is his new one. He had Rules of Deception. How many rules are there? My gosh. Rules of Vengeance is the latest. Chris, I have to tell you I'm halfway through the book and I was thinking about it I think last night or the night before. I didn't know you were coming in today. I was hoping to have it read by the time you got here, but I was thinking about this when I was reading it that I can't think of a book that has kept me ‑‑ I have no idea where you are going, I mean in a good way. You know what I mean? I'm like, I have no idea what this even means. I have not read a book that had a more captivating opening chapter and then things keep happening and I'm like, I have no idea where this is going to end. And somebody told me today that finished the book that the last line in the book is one of the best lines ever.

REICH: That's nice of you to say. No, I just write the kind of books I love reading which are page‑turners where once you get inside the story, you cannot put it down.

GLENN: The last time I saw you, was the last book the rules of ‑‑

REICH: Last summer, Rules of Deception.

GLENN: Yeah, Rules of Deception. And that was the one with the butterfly on the cover.

REICH: Exactly.

GLENN: And it was the mechanical butterfly, right?

REICH: It was kind of this nanotechnology, which we're using now these little butterflies that could fly around and that was used to sense to go find like traces of uranium and plutonium in Iran.

GLENN: That's right, that's right. Are you a technology freak?

REICH: A little bit.

GLENN: Yeah. Because the beginning is this kind of, I don't even know how you would describe him, this uber rich guy who's living in (loss of audio) is dismantled at the beginning. It was a great security ‑‑ I never heard of it, where it is a motion sensor but also detects the heat in the room. So, you know, the curtain could move or whatever. But if the heat is also changed, those two things coupled together will set the alarm off. That exists?

REICH: Double redundant system. It's like the best of the best, the hardest. My task as a novelist was to figure out how I could defeat that. So I went to the guys that put them in and said, how would you defeat this. They say, oh, there's actually a way you could do this.

GLENN: It's unbelievable. It's absolutely unbelievable. So the idea is about Russia, and I'm at the point here where I just saw the new leader who's using the czars gun. There seems to be a common thread in ‑‑ oh, wow, czars. Wow, czars were bad? Huh, who would have thought that? There seems to be a theme going on in a lot of the fiction books that I've been reading from the best authors lately when it comes to Russia and that is Russia never became a good place. They are no friend to freedom. They are no friend. We went through this period with George Bush where "I looked into the eyes and I saw him and he's a good guy." You are kind of an expert on Russia.

REICH: I would completely disagree with that assessment. Russia is still the evil empire, still the big bad bear out there. So we, you know, better keep on our toes because they would like nothing better than to see, you know, America destabilized. Anything that makes us weaker makes them stronger.

GLENN: They've cut their population and they are using all of their natural resources and they are still unstable over there.

REICH: I think the average life expectancy is down to 56 or 57 years old for a white male in Russia which is pretty low. So they can't replace their population. They are depending, Glenn, on one thing: The price of oil. They will do anything, and I mean anything to make sure that oil stays above $70 a barrel. And that's kind of the plot that takes place in Rules of Vengeance.

GLENN: Do you ‑‑ when you see us moving in the direction we're moving here as a country, anything stick out to you as a ‑‑ because I know you're a history buff. You majored in history, right? Any particular ‑‑ which, just general?

REICH: American diplomatic history.

GLENN: Okay. Does anything stick out to you that you wish people were saying on TV or in the public square and saying, wait, wait, wait, know your history on this one; this is a problem.

REICH: I think, you know, we are certainly at a stage in history right now, stage in our country's history where there's a lot of problems facing us. And as you've mentioned, it's time for us to stand up and say, no, look back at the Constitution, look back at the principles upon which we are found and let's remake our country in that fashion. What's most important, though, is that people just read it all and keep up with what's going on. So we are facing a ‑‑

GLENN: But how do you do it? How do you do it? I know you don't even have a TV in your home. How do you ‑‑

REICH: You grab a book. And you can certainly get anything from the Internet you like.

GLENN: Well, not everything.

REICH: But just be informed and have an opinion. That's what I think.

GLENN: You know, something that has really caught my eye. I talked to one of the leading scholars on the Soviet Union and specifically the end of the Soviet Union. And when you see the way the Soviet Union, I've always felt ‑‑ you know, we saw the Berlin wall come down, and it collapsed. It didn't collapse. It was transformed. It was collapsing. And Boris Yeltsin went into the woods in the middle of the night and brokered a deal. You know this? And came back and stood in front of the Politburo and give them one hour of debate and said, you need to provide a way out to the people and this is the way out. Because this is going to collapse. It's unsustainable. When I heard that and I looked at that and I saw the collapse of the Soviet empire which I think we have been repeating in many ways. I mean, we were doing exactly the same things that they did in many ways. I thought, boy, here we have a president who says he's going to fundamentally transform us. Do you think there's a chance that we don't see America and the Constitution in our lifetime the way we understand it? Do you think that there's ‑‑

REICH: Well, I'm a big believer in the American people and in the American way of life and that capitalism is the one system that will right itself. So if our boat now is listing to one side, I have every faith that we are going to find the solution to get it back. America's still so strong. Don't ever sell this country short.

GLENN: Yeah, don't sell its people out. I will tell you this ‑‑

REICH: We'll get back.

GLENN: I think the thing that really gives me hope is that eventually the people of Russia went back to a totalitarian kind of state. It wasn't the same, but it was ‑‑ because they were almost bred for it in a way. They've lived under it so long. It's almost in their DNA. The exact opposite of us.

REICH: That's exactly right. Democracy is not in the Russians' DNA. Democracy is in every American's DNA and we will fight to keep it.

GLENN: The name of the book is Rules of Vengeance. Comes out today?

REICH: Today.

GLENN: By Christopher Reich. And I have to tell you, you know if I listen to this program, you know that I read an awful lot. This is thrilling. It is really, really good. If you are looking for a good novel to read, pick it up today. Rules of Vengeance. Christopher Reich. Pleasure as always today on the program.

REICH: Thanks, Glenn.

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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