Glenn Beck: Joe Biden, gaffe machine

GLENN: Do we have the audio from the Today Show where Joe Biden we talked about it yesterday. I love this where Joe Biden says, you know what, I've already told my family, freak out, the last thing I'd do is be in a confined space at all, elevators, boxes, container cars. I mean, what is this? "Whatever you do, I wouldn't I've told my family don't get into an airplane." Okay, so here's what he said on the Today Show yesterday.

Excerpt from Joe Biden's appearance on the Today Show, on April 30, 2009

BIDEN: I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. It's not that it's going to Mexico. It's you're in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft.

STU: I really do love this guy. You have to keep him out there, please, if nothing else. We're getting all of the money that we should be spending hundreds of years from now is being spent now. With all these things going the wrong way, just give us Joe Biden. Let him out there and talk. Give us the material. Let him fuel our happiness.

GLENN: He really is.

STU: He is fantastic.

GLENN: He is the poster child for alcoholism.

STU: He is the poster child for Scotch tape over the mouth.

GLENN: That's got to be alcohol induced, don't you think? Maybe he's high, Flexeril, I don't know what he's I mean, nobody in their right mind actually comes out and says these things, do they?

STU: He's one of these like they kept touting like, wow, Joe Biden hasn't made a gaffe in 100 days. He's been invisible for 100 days. They've been keeping him in an airtight container somewhere.

GLENN: He's down, he got a tour of the Dick Cheney bunker and all of a sudden the big safe door...

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: And he's on the other side going, "Hey, guys... come on, guys, this isn't funny anymore (echoing)." They said, "Don't worry, Joe Biden's not going to be a problem."

STU: He told people to stay away from people with the swine flu because he's been in an enclosed box for the past 100 days.

GLENN: That's exactly right, I told my family you don't want to be in any enclosed spaces, any confined spaces, they trapped me in the basement of the White House for like the last month and a half; I just got out. I got another tour of another wing of the White House coming up they're telling me? Yeah, you do.

Okay, so that's what he said. Now listen to Gibbs yesterday who I contend is also an out of control alcoholic because this guy, I mean, come on. It takes at least an alcoholic to spot an alcoholic.

STU: He has the job performance of an alcoholic. I don't know if he is but he certainly performs like one.

DAN: Yeah, listen to the finesse on this.

GLENN: Listen to this.

VOICE: Wonder if you want to clarify, correct or apologize for the remarks that he made.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Responds To Biden's 'Swine Flu' Comments

GIBBS: Well, I think what the vice president meant to say was the same thing that again many members have said in the last few days and that is if you feel sick, if you are exhibiting symptoms, flu like symptoms, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, then you should take precautions, that you should limit your travel, and I think he just, what he said and what he meant to say.

GLENN: Okay. Stop, stop, stop, stop. Can you leave it there, Dan, and go back what he just said, see if it matches it at all? Because this answer is just beyond good. I just want to refresh everybody's memory on what Joe Biden go back to Biden real quick on what he

BIDEN: I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. It's not that it's going to Mexico. It's you're in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft.

GLENN: Okay. It had nothing to do with all right, all right, all right. So that's what he said. You just heard Gibbs say, "No, I think he's just saying what everybody is saying." Well, listen.

VOICE: I sympathize with you trying to explain the vice president's comments but that's not even remotely close to what he said. He was asked about

GLENN: Stop, stop. This is Tapper, isn't it? I love this guy. Who is he? He's from ABC, right?

STU: Yeah, he's their head White House correspondent.

GLENN: He's the only guy giving these guys crap.

STU: He's very good. He's very good.

GLENN: Do we know anything about him? I would celebrate if this guy was a liberal but yet a real journalist.

STU: I've seen him take on both sides throughout the campaign. He was very fair throughout the campaign.

GLENN: See if you can get him on the air, will you?

STU: I don't think that's going to help him. I don't think this is going to

GLENN: He probably doesn't want that.

STU: He probably doesn't want that.

GLENN: I would like to know. I want to put see if he will go on the air with me.

STU: Sure, yeah.

GLENN: I'd like to talk to him because I don't know about him politically but at least, I really hope that he's done the same thing. Can you go and look and see if he held Bush's feet to the fire?

STU: Well, he wasn't their lead White House correspondent, I don't think. He just got that job for Obama. But he did a lot of questioning to the candidates, and I do remember him taking apart claims from Palin to McCain to everybody throughout the campaign.

GLENN: I love that.

STU: He was very good. He was one of the only people who you know, remember that one spot that Obama ran about McCain in Spanish and they were trying to tie

GLENN: Yeah, Limbaugh.

STU: Rush. And he called it out as there's been a lot on both sides that were horrible; that's probably the worst one of the entire campaign.

GLENN: I like this. See if you can get a hold of him. I'd like to talk to him. So he basically said, "I appreciate you doing your job here, but that ain't even close." Now listen.

VOICE: About a member of his family

GIBBS: Look, I understand what he said and I'm telling you what he meant to say which was that (laughter) if somebody

GLENN: Stop, stop. We have the press corps laughing at the press secretary, not like laughing with. Laughing at. You've got to be kidding me. This is your excuse? "I'm telling you not what he said, what he..."

DAN: That's a wordsmith right there.

GLENN: What he meant to say. That's not what he meant to say. He meant to say, "I wouldn't get on an airplane right now."

STU: He meant to say we should, right now I'm announcing we're shutting down all air travel. That is what he was saying.

GLENN: What he meant to say was, I'm a little freaked out in elevators. That's what he said.

STU: Why is everyone looking at me!

DAN: We just bailed out Amtrak. They don't need the money. Stay home.

GLENN: I wouldn't get on subways, I wouldn't even eat a Subway. Subway sandwiches, there might be pigs in the back room.

STU: Notice too that I believe in his way of denouncing all business in America, he left out the trains. He mentioned the subways

GLENN: Yeah, he's mentioned subways, confined places, plains but no trains.

STU: Amtraks to Wilmington are fine.

GLENN: Amtrak can I tell you something? Amtrak, Amtrak is practically as safe as being in the basement of the CDC. It's practically a sterile laboratory. So if you want to get onto that public transportation called Amtrak, that's good. A bus? Why don't you just slit your own throat and bleed to death in the gutter.

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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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