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BECK: From high above Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened show in all of America. And strangely we're proud of that. We have Rand Paul, yet another doctor, not to be confused with Dr. Ron Paul, who is his father, Rand Paul has become the first to sign the 912 candidate contract in Kentucky. And he's announced his candidacy for US senate in Kentucky. Welcome to the program, Rand.

PAUL: Thank you, good to be with you.

BECK: Now, I don't know anything about you. So this is kind of a getting to know you kind of conversation. Help me out with what you believe and why you think you're the guy to go to the senate.

PAUL: Primary reason I run for office is I think our country is drowning in a sea of debt and I don't think the career politicians on either side of the aisle, Republican or Democrat, have been willing to address the problem. We need somebody who is an outsider who doesn't really need the career in Washington, doesn't need the fame of going to Washington, who wants to go up there and fix problem. If I were to go up there and I could pass something, a rule that made them balance the budget, I would immediately come back home. As soon as they can pass a rule that says that every year they have to pass a balanced budget I would come home. Because the thing is if you look at the difference between California and Kentucky. In Kentucky we have a balanced budget every year by law. California doesn't, but we're ultimately going to be paying the taxes to bail out California. The federal government needs a rule because you cannot trust the politicians to balance their budget.

BECK: So where do you separate yourself? Are you a libertarian? Are you Republican? What are you?

PAUL: I call myself an independent-minded Republican. For example, like on the deficit. If it's a Republican deficit I'm going to vote no. If it's I Democrat deficit I vote no.

BECK: Why -- because I've asked your father this question -- why do you call yourself a Republican? Have they not violated almost everything they said they stood for?

PAUL: I always tell people that I think the Republican Party is an empty vessel and it's nothing unless we imbue it with values. And their platform is actually pretty good. If you look at the Republican platform, it says things like we should not bail out private business. So when I go around to Kentucky, and I've been to 20 counties so far, I tell them: Look, your platform says you don't believe it. I've yet to meet a Republican primary voter who was for the bank bailout but half of your Republican leadership voted for it so here's your chance. It's a primary. You get to choose new leadership. But the Republican Party becomes who its leaders are. If we get a new crop of leaders who say they'll vote against bank bailouts and reverse these things then maybe the Republican Party becomes true to its grassroots again.

BECK: I disagree with your father on a few things, but I will tell you that I am becoming more and more libertarian on things like defense. I have always been a guy who believes in fight big, fight hard, and then come home. But I have also believed in a big footprint of the United States, because somebody's got to hold this thing together. That was a mistaken belief of mine. I have grown past that and I'm growing past it quickly. For instance, Germany, protect your own self. I could see us pulling everybody back. I'd like to see putting people who are currently serving in Germany on the border. But what do I know? Where do you stand on foreign policies?

PAUL: I think it is sort of the tough love. And we talked about welfare reform. We talked about people having a certain period of time and then going back to work. It's kind of like has there been a certain period of time since World War II that the Germans couldn't go back to work to pay for their own defense. So I would say, yes, there needs to be a little bit of tough love. Even in Iraq it's like when do we turn things over? It's been seven years. Finally we are turning things back over to their country. So the sooner the better. With regard to foreign policy, I say that I believe in going by the enumerated rights from the Constitution, the enumerated powers and I think the primary enumerated power is defense. I think it's the primary function of the national government. But then we need to go further and define what that is. I believe, kind of like you said, that when we go to war, we go all out. We go to win. But we declare war formally. We haven't declared war since World War II. And if I had been in the US senate I would have stopped them and said no more, we will have a vote. We will declare war with Afghanistan. We will declare war with Iraq. I would have voted for a declaration of war with Afghanistan but I would have voted against a declaration of war with Iraq. But I would have made them vote. And that's the problem, they no longer pay attention to the rules.

BECK: Where do you stand on healthcare? You're a doctor.

PAUL: I think the healthcare plan as presented is a disaster. I think the more benign sounding the title, Free Choice Healthcare Act, the more ominous the contents. If you look at the contents, pages 16 through 19 of the House version, you'll find out that when you go to buy health insurance, they're going to limit your choices, basically. And like I have a health savings account. It's about one of the few things that actually works pretty well in our healthcare economy. It's going to be illegal under the Obama plan, because it won't pass muster from the government bureaucrats.

BECK: I'm presenting a crazy idea tonight on television that I think it will take about 30 seconds to outline, and that is you've got a bunch of people who can't get health insurance. They can't afford doctors. I know there's a lot of doctors that make money and are tired of being in the highest tax bracket, et cetera et cetera. Some of these great, great doctors. You can't get in to see. What do you think about the idea of allowing doctors to have, to take deductions for everybody who comes to them and can't pay for their healthcare? That they will treat patients, X number a week or whatever, no limit if they want to treat everybody, they could get tax deductions, and they treat them for free, it's up to them and they can --

PAUL: Absolutely. And all it takes is a little change in the tax code. About 5% of the patients I see are on Medicaid, which is for the poor. I would gladly take no money for seeing them if you just gave me a tax deduction. Then you'd get rid of the middleman. There's no check going to the doctor. There's no all the rigmarole of the bureaucracy, just give the doctor a tax deduction for seeing them, and it would work to a large extent. The other thing we need in our healthcare, and where people get upset, they're upset about when they get sick their healthcare rates get doubled and tripled. But here's what we need. We need insurance sold for health that is like your term life insurance. You need a 20-year health insurance plan that goes up based on your age. And we need to somehow encourage that to happen in the marketplace. For example, if I have a heart attack and I have term life insurance and I survive, I still pay the same rate next year. But I have $5,000 deductible health savings account if I have a heart attack and survive, they will double my rates next year because I only have a one-year plan. We need multi-year health insurance plans, and that is part of the real answer to bringing the marketplace into this.

BECK: Do you think there's any place at all for government healthcare?

PAUL: Very, very little, even what we have doesn't work. People brag about the Medicare system. But the Medicare system, the costs are rising faster than the private system. And in the Medicare system, we're already short of money. The demographics are not good. There are too many older folks and not enough younger folks working to pay for Medicare already. And they've added Medicare prescription drug plan which we don't have enough money for either. So really there's already a squeeze in what government's doing, and they're talking about adding another trillion dollars worth of cost to that system. It's untenable and won't work. But the other thing is the whole thing driving this debate is the 46 million uninsured. But of those if you break it down a third of them make more than $50,000 a year. A third of them are eligible for Medicaid but haven't signed up for it. And 20% are illegal aliens, and we're driving the debate over the government and society paying for the healthcare of people who broke the law to come here. I think it's crazy.

BECK: What do you do for the border?

PAUL: I think you have to enforce the border. I'm with you. I would put an electronic fence three feet underground the whole length of it. I would have five helicopter stations and I think you could patrol the whole border. And I'd send them back.

BECK: What about abortion?

PAUL: I believe that life begins at conception and I'm for overturning Roe v. Wade. I think one way short of the Supreme Court that you could possibly do it is there's legislation in Washington that says let's restrict the federal jurisdiction of the courts over certain issues. Originally, things like crime and punishment and murder and any kind of penalties were all state issues. They were not to be handled in the federal courts.

BECK: What do you think about -- I'm just going down the checklist of things that I want in a politician. What do you think about military tribunals for all those currently serving in Washington [laughing].

PAUL: You got me there. You know, the other thing we could do for healthcare is I think instead of having their great healthcare plan they all should have to go to the VA.

BECK: I think so, too. Seriously, about the military tribunals. Look, the reason why I asked that question -- I'm not asking it seriously yet -- what I would like to know is how do you propose to stay uncorrupted? I mean, there is massive corruption in special interest and money and unions and everything else, that currently we're building at best this administration is building Chicago politics. At worst, they are building an exoskeleton around our republic. They are feasting on it. And when it can't handle it anymore, they overwhelm that system, the exoskeleton will kick in and we'll have a new transformative moment here in America. How do you dismantle that? How do you get out of that?

PAUL: I think one of the ways you keep from being corrupted is you also need to be electing people to office who don't want it for a career. I mean, my main opponent so far -- virtually every one of them are career politicians. I don't need the job. I want to do it for a period of time because I'm worried about our country. I'm worried about the deficit and what it will do. I'm also, ultimately I'm not a doomsday sayer, but I worry about in Germany, in 1923 when they destroyed their currency out of that arose a Hitler. And I think when you have chaos, if you have economic chaos, you end up getting things that you don't want sometimes, you know? And we have to be very careful that we don't rewrite our Constitution or throw it out completely and we don't get some kind of strong leader that's going to help us or keep us from ourselves. And I think that happens in times of chaos. And I think we're in danger of that with the level of deficit we have now.

BECK: I think we are in more than just danger of that. I think that is the road we're on, if we're not careful. I just had lunch with somebody who disagrees with me I think just about on almost everything when we talk about policies. But we had an interesting lunch, because he's the only guy that I have met in a long time that sees the future the way I do. And we both had the conversation of: What is our responsibility? How do we, from different sides of the political spectrum, how do we warn without making things worse, et cetera. We're headed towards -- we're repeating the Vimar republic almost to a T.

PAUL: It's even scarier, because the dollar is the world's currency, and the one interesting statistic is half of our currency is overseas, because we've been importing more goods than we export for many, for a generation or more now. When we buy those goods from foreign countries, we pay with them in dollars, and those dollars have circulated overseas, but if there's a crisis of confidence it's not a mathematic thing. It can be a panic situation, kind of like when we had the panic last fall, the government promoted the panic. They said you've got to pass this bailout or the stock market will go down. And lo and behold the stock market went down but they talked it down.

BECK: One of the things I'm concerned about is the reason why people dump their money in the United States and keep their treasuries all around the world is because we're still the most stable in the world. But with people coming to the streets with tensions rising higher and higher, who knows, a year, two years, six months, a day, there could be instability in this nation, and then it tubes. How do you solve the fundamental problem that if the government -- we have built a house of cards. It cannot -- our economy cannot run the way it has in the past because it was bogus. It was all on debt, and it was all on borrowed money, both the government and our lives. To shut that off and to heal ourselves, we have to go through great pain. How do you sell that to the American people? Or what's your solution other than great pain? Take your medicine.

PAUL: Well, I think there will be some pain, but we're already suffering. I mean, look at the unemployment rate that we're going through. The question is not do we suffer. It's how long do we suffer. You know, the Japanese suffered for over a decade because they refused to let business fail. But you know the one good thing about Lehman Brothers failing, it failed, wiped out dismembered and sold within a period of three days and now it's under new ownership. Bankruptcy is a harsh time for those who work for business. But the quicker you go through it and the quicker someone buys it. My hometown has fruit of the loom headquarters, they went bankrupt but know who bought them Warren Buffet. AIG would be a wonderful company if they went through bankruptcy and got rid of all their securities but immediately you would have known what those securities were worth but AIG is still a good insurance company in some ways. 70% of their business was in insurance. I guarantee you someone like Warren Buffet would have swooped in and bought them in a heartbeat if they got rid of all their bad debt. And that's what bankruptcy is for.

BECK: Rand Paul, you are on the surface here, in our first meeting, somebody that I like. And I haven't said that about a politician in God knows how long. May I have you back on the program to explore some of your ideas and what you believe in later on in the program in the coming days?

PAUL: Yeah, we'd love to. In fact, I'll tell you, you have a lot of fans in Kentucky. Everywhere I go 912 people have become big supporters of mine and they're big fans of yours.

BECK: Thank you very much. I appreciate it. I lived in Kentucky for a while. I just love it there. Rand Paul running for Senate in Kentucky. We'll have him back.

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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