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GLENN: I saw a story on Friday as we all did. The news broke that Russia was bombing, Russia was bombing Georgia. I'm going to play an interview that I had with the president of Georgia in just a few minutes and you have to hear it. You have to know who these people are. Right now you'll see in the papers the Georgians saying where's America, why is America not helping us. They have streets named after George W. Bush. They understand our founding fathers. They understand democracy. They want to be free. They try to model themselves after us in the good old days when we had sense and had values. They have worked tirelessly to take corruption out of the system. Now, a lot of people, I've read story after story after story, and a lot of people will explain some of it but they will do it in such a way that honestly you want to hang yourself by the end of it and so you just don't pay attention. It is important that we pay attention to Russia because it goes into something that I've been talking about for the last couple of months. So let me try to explain first of all what the media has been trying to explain and then let me take you to a place where I don't think anybody else is going. So here's the first part. Let's say the country is Georgia, is our State of Georgia, okay? And let's say Russia is the evil South Carolina, got it? Georgia is the State, Russia is the State of South Carolina. Georgia's friendly. They believe in freedom, they believe in democracy. They love it. But Savannah doesn't like being part of Georgia. They really want to become their own state. They are much more closely aligned with the evil South Carolina. Now, there's no debate on whether Savannah's actually part of Georgia or not. They are. In the early Nineties, though, they tried to pull away from Georgia and a peace keeping force including troops from the evil South Carolina have been there since the early Nineties. Well, the new governor of Georgia has made it a priority to actually deal with the problem and not just let it fester because of something that the media's not talking about that I will in a second, they got to solve this problem. So he told Savannah, you can govern yourself but you are still a part of Georgia. They said, no, we want our independence. So about a week or so ago, the fighting broke out and both Savannah and Georgia say the other side started it but eventually Georgia decided that they were going to crack down. The United Nations then stepped in and expressed serious concerns that the escalation of violence, and they issued a strongly worded statement to that effect. What a shock, that didn't solve the problem. Usually it does. So the question is, is Georgia allowed to fix their own problem inside their own borders, yes or no. Well, South Carolina, aka, Russia, they are always so helpful. They have offered citizenship to all the residents of Savannah. If you live in Savannah and you want to be a Russian citizen, hey, congratulations; you're a citizen. It would be like George Bush and Dick Cheney going into Iraq and offering citizenship to the Iraqi citizens. And then when the government of Iraq says, United States, you might want to get out, and they start suppressing the riots there, then George Bush and Dick Cheney can say they're slaughtering our citizens. Not really. Most Savannah residents now have taken advantage of the offer. So that's how South Carolina is justifying their involvement. They say they are since, we have to protect them. South Carolina pushed back hard, bombed targets inside of Georgia. Since then Georgia says cease fire, cease fire, cease fire. And then they explain how South Carolina isn't honoring it. So that's basically where we stand. In reality here's what it is. If you believe Georgia is the good guys, they are right. If you believe Russia is the good guy, you're right. I don't know who that is, but it all comes down to whose story you buy unless you know the real story. If you are picking sides, you should know that Georgia has proved itself a great ally. If that's all, as far as you want to go, they are strong supporters of America, strong supporters and joined us in the Iraq war. Now they have to pull out many of their troops to deal with the situation at home, but listen to the Georgian citizens, the voices that are quoted now in the financial times and a few other papers, thank goodness, requests where is America. Why won't America and NATO help us. If they don't help us now, why did we help them? The Russians will be here tomorrow. They want to show us and the world how powerful they really are. Tomorrow it will be Ukraine, and nobody in the West is doing anything to stop Russia. Why were our soldiers in Kosovo and our soldiers in Iraq if we never get any help from the West?" Doesn't this sound like the Kuwaitis? Doesn't this sound like the Iraqis after they rose up during the after the first Gulf War when they said, wait a minute, you told us to rise up; you said you would supporters; where are you? Georgia in some ways is like Israel. Eastern Europe is a beacon of hope for democracy in Georgia, surrounded by Putin on one side and the weasels of Western Europe on the other. They need at least our verbal our strong, verbal support here.

By the way, in a completely unrelated story, oil prices are up today. Now, some cynical people might think that Russia is escalating the situation to stop the fall of oil prices, but that would be crazy to think that this is a war for oil, wouldn't it? Be crazy.

Last night I stayed up, because I wanted to brush up on Georgia to be able to tell you because I know if you're like me, you see the Georgia think and you're like, what is this? I think I kind of get it but I'm not really sure, I know Putin's a bad guy, Russia, we can't really trust them. What's this all about. So I wanted to be able to come prepared to tell you this story so you don't have to think it through, so you don't have to go do your own homework. I want to take you back to something that Ronald Reagan said back in the 1980s. He said, do not to Europe. They were about to let the Russian or the then Soviet empire build a natural gas, an oil pipeline all the way through the heart of Europe. And Ronald Reagan actually had to fly over to Europe and say and convince all the leaders, what, are you crazy? Don't do it; you will be slaves to their energy. He convinced them. They didn't do it. Well, they've built it now and already we have seen while everybody is paying no attention to them, they are buying up all of the natural gas and all of the oil reserves everywhere they can get their hands on. They already have a ton of oil. That's why they have been able to rebuild. Putin has used an iron fist. He has taken control of the oil companies. He cut taxes down to 13%, a flat tax of 13% and their economy exploded. Hmmm. That's crazy, isn't it? He took control of their oil companies and he said screw everything else; we're going to be oil. We are going to be the OPEC of the next century.

So the United States, along with that evil Darth Vader, Dick, you're my vice president; you're not my father and you're not Dick Cheney. "Yes, I am Darth Vader." Darth Vader, aka, Dick Cheney, decided to go over to Georgia because they built this giant pipeline and Dick Cheney being an evil oilman, knew exactly what Ronald Reagan, who wasn't an oilman was, just kind of like that freedom thing, decided, you know what, we really can't have only one pipeline coming out of this area. Otherwise Russia will control everything. So he got together with a few states and they decided to build a pipeline from the Caspian Sea to Baku, wherever the hell that is, okay? Putin didn't like that. That was a very bad idea because it would challenge his pipeline that ran from Baku to Turkey. That's the one Russia said don't ever let them build this. Well, the Russians along with the Italians who are now in bed with Gazprom are doing everything they can to ensure that a bypass and a second pipeline isn't built. Putin is doing this, or has been doing this by not only going after the suppliers and saying don't sell your oil to the secondary pipeline but also to the customers and saying, don't you ever buy your oil from this pipeline.

So here's what's really going on. I've been telling you about this for a while and nobody is paying attention. There are three things that I want to tie together for you this half hour: John Edwards, the Olympics and Georgia. Let's start with Georgia. Nobody is paying attention to the real story. The real story is this truly is war for oil. What Russia is trying to do is take all of their money and they are trying to buy up all of the natural resources of gas and coal and oil and they are going to be the world's leader in those natural resources. That's why they are connecting to anyone that has it. They want to be the leader of the new OPEC. Why do you think they took a submarine and shot a torpedo tube with a flag in it to the top of the world? Because they are laying claim to all of the natural resources underneath Santa's castle. They are consolidating their power through energy. They have replaced nuclear weapons with energy. Why use a nuclear weapon when you can just shut down somebody's energy. Oh, yeah, Germany, you really need to go along with this or we're going to shut down your power. Yeah, I don't think we're going to sell you any more natural gas. Oh, Georgia, you've got a problem with that? Boy, it's January. Yeah, you hear that? I'm just shutting down the pipeline for you. They are intent on being the world's superpower yet again. So why is it that a country that has been so helpful to us, why is it a country that wants to be in NATO and NATO wants them to be in, why is it that this unbelievably Democratic state that thinks like we do, why is it that NATO isn't speaking up? Why is it that George Bush isn't speaking up? Why is it that George Bush could sit two seats away at the opening ceremonies from Putin as they are bombing a country that we expect, that identifies, that has pictures of George W. Bush up. He's a national hero there. How is it George Bush can kind of, like, laugh about the Olympics and talk? Because we're not going to say anything. You know we can't say anything. Because we are in the reverse situation where we put them at the end of the cold war. We cannot afford to do anything with Russia. We are their little play thing now. And they are con they are grabbing all of the energy. While we sit here and listen to these clowns in Washington tie our hands with energy. If we don't wake up to our energy situation, we will be dominated and controlled and slaves to Russia. And, slaves to China. Why is it we're not paying any attention to China? Why is it that these big giant news organizations like NBC news in China doing all of these great stories in China, when they are oppressing their own people? Why are we allowing this propaganda to happen? Did you see the opening ceremonies? And why is it the media has not talked about John Edwards until now? And now they are even making excuses for it. I'll give you the answer here in a second.

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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