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GLENN: Michele Bachmann has been here since the beginning and she has an idea

of now a Constitutional Caucus in the House of Representatives, and I wanted to

get her on, first of all, Congresswoman, congratulations.

BACHMANN: Glenn, thank you. It is so awesome to see what happened last evening

and it really was the fruition of a few years' work by a tremendous number of

coalitions saying we've got to be serious about taking our country back and you

are the nation's educator. You are the one who motivated people to get

off the couch. You taught us from your blackboard so that people today know the

head of the SEIU, the AFL/CIO, the Tide, how all of this works together. That

highly educated and motivated people to such a great extent that people were

able to go and explain to their friends and neighbors what was going on and the

coalition grew and grew and some people maligned it

and called them derogatory terms but last night after Congress not listening,

the people had their voices heard at the ballot box and it was overwhelming and

astounding. On one side you might say it was negative because it was a full scale reputation of

Obama, Pelosi and Reid, their agenda that they had passed but on the other it

was an extremely positive vote because it was an affirmation for the future,

republishing our heart to the fidelity and the principles of the constitution

and Bill of Rights. I think this is a vote that America will go on. That's what I saw last

night. I'm excited about the direction of the country.

GLENN: Michele, I spoke to you two weeks ago when I was in Minneapolis, and you

said and I thought this was very, very smart, you said we need a Constitutional

Caucus. Not a Tea Party caucus. Explain. What are you thinking?

BACHMANN: This is a broader caucus. It would be called the Constitutional

Conservative Caucus and the purpose is to bring all of these wonderful, new

people in that just ran for office that have the pulse of the American people

and bring them in. Because quite quickly within a matter of two months, people

can be co-oped into the Washington system and it's easy to lose your way. So we want

to bring together in a group so that every week we're studying the Constitution,

The Declaration, Bill of Rights. I want to invite in our Supreme Court justice,

other legal experts to come in who understand our nation's founding documents,

David Barton would have a lot to say about that as well. Bring them in and then

every week, an hour before we take our first vote have our weekly class so that

we're reminded of our constitutional

juristical limits, and then we can be a very powerful group.

GLENN: How many do you need to cobble together? This is what the progressive

caucus has done. They have cobbled together power and they don't move and they

move together.

BACHMANN: That's right. And that's why if enough of us can stick together, maybe

even 20 to 25, we can stop any bill from passing. We need 218 votes to pass a

bill and Republicans have now more than 218, but if you have a very small group

of members, 20 to 25 members, if we can hang together and if an unconstitutional

bill comes before us, something like a stimulus or government takeover of

healthcare, we can stop that bill. So this is a very powerful influential group

of people and that's why I want to encourage all of your listeners to contact

your new member of Congress or your existing member of Congress, encourage them

to become a member of the Constitutional Conservative Caucus and go to my


Facebook site if you want to we'll have information on these new classes every

week. I encourage them. You need to get into a habit. When you get into

Congress, you have so many opportunities of meetings that you go to. You need to pick a

few and go to them and encourage your member early on to become a member of the

Constitutional Conservative Caucus because then they'll have a group of people

they can hang with and stay solid with so we can encourage each other based upon

our nation's founding principles.

GLENN: As a listener, I want you to understand. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is

about to happen. I want you to go back and watch that movie. It's about to

happen, and the only thing that will save it, the only thing that will save this

movement is if they are not co-oped. Michele Bachmann is the real deal. I don't

say that lightly. I bet

there's less than five people I would say that about that. Michele Bachmann is

the real deal, this is her caucus. I urge you to call your new members of of Congress and tell them

to please get into this caucus. Michele has the right idea on this. If we can

get them, if we can hold

onto them and don't lose their soul and tie themselves to the constitution and

to each other, they won't be lost. Michele, let me ask you what's happening with

the fed today they're going to decide if they're going to monetize our debt,

which Ben Bernanke testified and said they would not do. They will do quantitative

easing QE2, between 500 billion and a trillion dollars of buying their own debt

and printing the money.

BACHMANN: That's right. The original announcement was a trillion dollars, and I

think was a shock wave sent through the financial markets and now they're

backing off and saying they might start with a couple hundred billion up to 500

billion. It doesn't matter. Every bit of it that they monetize for debt, as you

said, will mean a reduction in the value of the dollar. We're looking now

potentially at losing 20% of the value of the dollar if they go forward with

this. I wrote a letter several weeks ago to the Federal Reserve Chair Ben

Bernanke and begged him not to do this and forestall that decision before he

comes before the financial services committee, of which I have a seat on and

chaired by Barney Frank. This is a very serious move by the fed. What this means,

Glenn, is intentionally the Federal Reserve will be spiking inflation. They

think that's good for the country. Does anyone honestly believe adding inflation

would be a good thing to the country while the Federal Reserve does this? This

is a disaster.

GLENN: It is for anyone who holds large reserves of cash or has debt to pay off,

like the federal government, or your homes. It is good for that. It is awful,

awful for anybody who doesn't have a lot of money.

This is quintessential the rich get richer. Wall Street will spike. All that

money being pushed in, Wall Street people will dump it into the stock market and

the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer on this.

BACHMANN: That's right. They have done this, Glenn, since the early part of the

last century. They have so devalued the dollar that the dollar is worth about 4

cents what it was back in about 1915 and 1920 because of this issue of

inflation. The government continues to overspend. When they overspend, they

inflate the dollar and they pay their debt off with cheaper dollars, but they

are literally robbing the sustenance out of every American because they're

taking away the value of our dollar and the ones who will hurt the most are

senior citizens.

GLENN: Unbeknownst to the American people, we shipped a lot of gold over to

Germany and Europe after World War II. Can an average person go in and see the

gold that we have? Can you as a Congressman go in and eyeball the gold reserve

that we have and get an actual, legitimate estimate on what we have?

BACHMANN: I don't believe so. It's in Ft. Knox. That is something I can ask for.

GLENN: Could you ask?

BACHMANN: My understanding is that it virtually isn't there anymore.

GLENN: That's what I have heard. It would be interesting to know what they did

with our gold.

BACHMANN: I will track it down and I will get an answer for you.

GLENN: One more thing. Last night you were on with Chris Matthews and he insisted you look hypnotized and

we thought you looked great, that you did a great job but you had a great slam. Do we have the audio? You had

a great comeback for Chris Matthews and I would like to play it for the

listeners and get your response.

MATTHEWS: You want to see the democratic members of Congress investigated by the

media, you put it that way, you wanted to us investigate the Democrats for

un-American attitudes. I just want to ask you, do you stick with that plan? Do you

want us to do it, or will you do it with the subpoena power? Who do you want to

investigate the Democratic members of Congress for un-American thinking?

BACHMANN: Well, the plan I've been talking about is really four things. I would

encourage the new Republican leadership to take this on as the agenda in 2011

and it's very simple. It's keep the current tax policies so no one has increased

taxes. Number two, we need to put a full scale repeal of Obamacare passed

through the house, hopefully it can get through the Senate, and then number three, we

need to make sure that we secure the United States borders and number four, we

need to make sure that we don't have a huge increase in national energy tax.

Those are the four issues that the American people want the Congress to deal

with because they want to get certainty back into the economy.

MATTHEWS: Right.

BACHMANN: This election shows that people believe in this country. They love

enterprise and love capitalism. They want to make sure we have jobs going

forward.

MATTHEWS: Congresswoman, has someone hypnotized you tonight? Because no matter

what I ask you, you give the same answer. Are you hypnotized? Has someone put

you under a trance tonight that you give me the same answer no matter what

question I put to you?

BACHMANN: I think the American people are the ones finally speaking. We're

coming out of our trance. We're coming out of our nightmare. I think people are

thrilled tonight. I imagine that thrill is maybe not so tingling on your leg

anymore.

PAT: That's great.

GLENN: Michele, I love you. That was the greatest. He was very upset about that.

After you got off, he went on and on about it.

PAT: It wasn't a tingle. You said it was a thrill not tingling up his leg.

GLENN: He said he's emotionally moved by people speaking highly about this

country.

PAT: Yeah remember him saying that about Bush all the time, all of his speeches were like that.

GLENN: Or about 8/28 or about half my show. So Michele

BACHMANN: Chris Matthews continually, prior to the clip you had played, accused me of being in

a

trance and being hypnotized and he was extremely insulting and I was trying to

be responsive to him on questions but at the very end I thought that his true

colors were showing, and well I meant it in all good fun.

GLENN: You are not trying to have them investigated by Charlie McCarthy

BACHMANN: No.

GLENN: Charlie McCarthy would be fun wouldn't it. I mean we could have a

puppet do it.

Congressman Bachmann, thank you very much.

BACHMANN: Thank you, Glenn. We appreciate you for everything you have done.

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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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