Glenn Beck: Fannie & Freddie mess


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GLENN: The Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac story. I always screw those names up. I don't --

STU: I think they officially on this program should be known by the opposite names.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: So it's Freddie Mac --

GLENN: Now we're going to do it -- I don't remember.

STU: So you do Fannie Mac and Freddie Mae.

GLENN: Fannie and Freddie get together. Let me see if I can find the date here. On February 28th I said that $3.6 billion was the loss announced by Fannie Mae. That's the country's largest backer of home loans yesterday, but instead of outrage, our government responded as it always does with a bailout. Almost exactly at the same time that Fannie Mae was revealing their billions in losses and saying there's more on the horizon, our government was announcing that they wanted to lift the cap on how many loans Fannie Mae could fund. Let's take on even more risk at your expense, said Washington. You're on the hook for America and it's going to get much worse. That's February 28th. "Oh, Glenn, stop being such a pessimist. Look, everything's being..." here it is. These two mortgage institutions run -- I'm sorry, run by private industry but consulted by the federal government, hold 50% of the mortgages in this country, 50%. $11 trillion. By the way, federal deficit, $9 trillion. The federal government yesterday made it official. They are going to back all of these loans. "You can trust with the full faith and credit of the United States." I don't have much more faith and credit in the United States! Wait a minute. You're -- oh, you're backing it up with U.S. Treasury dollars? Oh, well, those are hard to come by unless you happen to be standing by the printing machine that's printing 24/7. My gosh! Oh, with the full faith and credit, you can trust that our dollar is worth a lot.

So our debt -- our deficit is $9 trillion. Last night unbeknownst to you -- you didn't have a say in this -- they decided that they would take on an additional $11 trillion of debt. "Ah, we'll just put that one in this drawer over here." Right thing? Too big to fail, they say. Too big to fail. That's weird. Didn't I hear that about the other one that they said that they were no longer going to bail anybody out? Well, Bear Stearns, yeah, that's right. Too big to fail.

Richard Branson came out over the weekend and said something that I've been telling you since the beginning of the year. The airlines are going to fail. They cannot survive with this price of oil. The airlines are going to fail. Guarantee, mark my words. The airline -- that airline is going out of business? That airline is too big to fail. Everything is too big to fail. We pat ourselves on the back every time because we've saved that one. Ooh, we dodged that bullet. And yet we make the problem bigger because we're not curing the patient. We're putting a Band-Aid on it. We make the problem bigger and yet we all feel better about it. Well, you don't because you're smart. I'm a recovering alcoholic, former deejay with no formal education, for the love of Pete! I can figure this out but Chuck Schumer can't figure it out? Boy, that guy's dumb as a box of rocks, huh?

So too big to fail? We'll bail them out. We'll take on more. We're being pushed not into socialism. You know when we play this, we say, "Comrade!" Actually we're doing the wrong thing because we are headed into a new style of government. It's the style of government that Russia is doing now. They knew that this (playing Russian National Anthem) would fail. What they needed was a semblance of democracy but not really a democracy. You can -- a semblance of free trade. But then these oil companies, they're too important for the economy. So Russia will take care of all of the oil and the gas. All of the industry that has been folded in under the umbrella of Putin. We're being pushed into the same model that China and Russia are doing currently because the elites in Washington know better than you, the little people.

Which brings me to the EPA. A story that came out on Friday, the EPA is now going to control carbon because the Supreme Court says they can. They can regulate carbon. Didn't we dodge the bullet of the cap and trade thing that was going on in Washington? Didn't the people speak out and say no? Yes, but the Supreme Court says, don't have to go through that whole congress thing. That can be regulated by the EPA. In something that is going to cost you a fortune, the EPA is going to start regulating carbon. Why? Why involve all the messy people? Let's just let those nine judges figure it out. The same people that read the Constitution and only five out of the nine said, yeah, it's in the Constitution that you can own a gun. We patted ourselves on the back and said, wow, look at that; our Supreme Court understands that it actually says that in the Constitution! Where it's spelled out. It's actually written. While we were patting ourselves on the back, we didn't realize that four of those judges can't find those words in the Constitution. It's that close, four can't find them. What would it have said if Sandra Day O'Connor was in? Who knows. Who knows.

All right. So what's happening here? We're not letting a bank fail because it's too big. It's too important. The EPA can regulate carbon. Why? Because the judges say so. How does this relate to somebody shaking the panties of a 13-year-old to find nonprescription medication in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals? That one seems pretty obvious. Until you actually look at the case, who voted against the shaking of the panties? Who sided with? Because your initial gut says that's wrong, shouldn't happen, right? I don't want my 13-year-old strip searched. I'd be mad as hell. And that's what the parents were, and they took it to the court, sued them. The people that voted on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals -- remember my theory. If the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says it's one way, it must be the other. That's why I looked into this because I went, wait a minute here; I can't agree with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, there's got to be something else. There is. It was the conservatives that said no, if the school district thinks that they want to strip search for ibuprofen, it is the school district's decision to make. Why? Why? Because the conservatives on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals understood that the closer you leave the power to the people, the better off the people will be. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the dissenting opinion said if the people don't like it, they should remove their school board members. They should change the school board. But the liberals said this is too important, this is too big. We need to protect people. They have loaded powder into a keg, just poured more powder into a keg. That's what's -- all of these stories have one thing in common. More powder into a keg. You must let things, small explosions or small failures, happen. You must. What they've done in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is tempered your outrage. They have allowed these people to stay in power that made that decision and they've said to you, the Court is your protector. No, it is not. My voice is the protector. My vote is the protector. I am the protector, not the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, not the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court does not make the decision. I make the decision.

Now, let me ask you this: How is it the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says that the school district has the power, because they are closer to the problem -- listen to this one. How was it they said they're closer to the problem; leave the problem up to the people who are facing it every day; let those people decide what's going on because they know in their school district if they have some crisis of ibuprofen, they know; let them make the decision. And yet the Supreme Court said the military can't make the decision, the people who are closest to Guantanamo cannot make the decision. The people on the ground, the people who are, "No, no, no, the Court must make the decision." You can't have it both ways.

I ask you today, shouldn't we just give up on this whole presidential thing? Shouldn't we just give up on this whole Washington thing? It doesn't seem to be working. They only seem to be making it worse. And really aren't the people who are telling us how to live our lives just those nine people in Washington anyway? Why don't we just elect Supreme Court justices. Let them serve out for life. Why don't we just let -- it's a nice little system. They have it in Iran. Why don't we just allow these nine people to make all of our decisions and tell us what we can and cannot do in this country. Forget about the separation of power. Forget about three separate branches. Separate but equal, forget about all of that stuff.

As Thomas Jefferson said, if you allow the Supreme Court to tell any other branch exactly what they can do, then the Constitution is written in wax and it can be molded any way those people want to mold it.

So what is the picture that we're now looking at? What is it that they're molding us into? They're moving us into a direction where the people have less and less power, but what they forget is that we don't forget. We remember who has the power. We know who has the power, and they should stop putting gunpowder into the keg because it's only going to make things much, much worse.

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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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn's message for all the Trump-haters who have forgotten Trump's accomplishments, or you can read Glenn's list HERE:

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