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GLENN: So I'm reading Time magazine, a story about Florida governor Charlie Crist.

STU: You hate that guy I heard. What is your deal with him?

GLENN: You read Time magazine?

STU: Yeah, I was reading Time magazine and I didn't realize how much you hated him.

GLENN: I said in Time magazine, just what we need, a soft friendly moderate GOP member, barf.

STU: I mean, barf? You are saying Charlie Crist makes you vomit?

GLENN: Barf.

STU: You are just going to throw up because you hate Charlie Crist's moderate status?

GLENN: From Time magazine in partnership with CNN. Quote: Just what we need, a soft friendly moderate GOP member... barf, end quote.

STU: Where did that come from? When did you say that? When did you call them up and say that?

GLENN: Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck tweeting on Crist's announcement for governor.

STU: I didn't know you had a Twitter page, Glenn.

GLENN: I don't have a Twitter page.

STU: On May 12th?

GLENN: On May 12th I didn't. Do you know I think there are six and we had to send our attorneys after these people. There are five or six people including somebody who called themselves the real Glenn Beck that had accounts apparently in the tens of thousands of people that were claiming to be me. And nobody checks the sources. Where is Barbara Walters to police these people? Doesn't anybody? Time magazine and CNN, aren't you investigative reporters? Aren't you supposed to ‑‑ do you not check any of your facts?

STU: That's a very ‑‑ especially because obviously, CNN has like your phone ‑‑ we used to work there.

GLENN: I know. They have my phone number. They know how to get a hold of me.

STU: But again, whatever, these things happen and obviously I'm sure they will correct it at some point. But the idea that I think actually makes me kind of laugh about these guys, because apparently the person who did this was Twittering or tweeting things ‑‑

GLENN: I hate this.

STU: I know, I hate that language.

GLENN: I am going into this, into this world kicking and screaming. I hate the Twitter thing. I hate it.

STU: As you wrote in Time, Rush doesn't have to do these things.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: We do.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: But they were tweeting things that you could potentially say.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Like so it kind of sounded like it could be legitimate but they may occasionally throw in something ‑‑

GLENN: So what's my Twitter account?

STU: Your Twitter account?

GLENN: Yeah. What am I ‑‑ what is ‑‑

STU: You are saying the legitimate one?

GLENN: The legitimate one. Because I want you to know if you're using my name, you will be receiving ‑‑ and they're nasty, nasty New York attorneys that have just gotten out of audits. I mean, they're pissed. I would run and hide.

STU: All you have to do is go to Twitter.com/GlennBeck.

GLENN: Twitter.com/GlennBeck.

STU: And then you can follow. And you will notice that out of the people who you are following would be me.

GLENN: I'm following you?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: I'm not following you.

STU: Yes, you are.

GLENN: No, I'm not.

STU: Because you listen to ‑‑

GLENN: I'm doing this reluctantly. I'm doing this reluctantly. Here's how this is working, at least as of today this is how it's working. Joe, who's with me all the time because Adam out and out refused. Adam's like, I am not tweeting.

STU: (Laughing). Oh, we should have made him do it. That would have been ‑‑ "Hey, Adam, would you tweet this for me? Would you put down your M16 for a moment and tweet on your tweeter?

GLENN: He almost put a 45 barrel to my head. So Joe, who is with me all the time, he is required to say, "Do you want to tweet?" Now, there are times that I'm going to think that it's ‑‑ he's like Barbara Walters and he's just saying, "Want a little tweet? Here, have a little tweet." And it makes me think of cupcakes.

STU: (Laughing). Way to work that in. That was nice.

GLENN: Thank you very much. I thought that was very natural. Nobody noticed. Oh, someone noticed ‑‑ well, someone's assistants noticed because the hearing aids are too low. Anyway, so here we go. So I'm tweeting under my name, Glenn Beck.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: That's with two Ns. Did we get the tweeter or twit address for one N Glenn or are we going to have ‑‑ does this belong to some guy in Indonesia, too?

STU: This is exactly how a serious media personality works. They just, they are just on the air talking about what they're tweeting today and there's nothing ridiculous, nothing ridiculous about our society.

GLENN: No, nothing.

STU: Nothing ridiculous.

GLENN: Barack Obama is like the fifth largest tweeter? What is it? What is it called? Twit? What is the person called that is tweeting?

STU: Tweeter? It is tweeter. So he's the fifth largest tweeter.

GLENN: This is so damn stupid.

STU: As Dan pointed out a little earlier, what are his tweets? "Hey, I took over another company, boo ya! I don't know what he would be tweeting.

DAN: Another flip flop, oh, yeah!

GLENN: Great cars coming your way, LOL!

STU: (Laughing). Yeah, but he's number five.

GLENN: The president of the United States! This is not beneath the president of the United States? Yes, it is.

STU: Now, this is ‑‑

GLENN: Can you imagine George Washington on his horse? "General, would you like me to tweet, sir?" (Making gunfire noises).

STU: You should have seen this amendment just posted, LOL, LOL. So ridiculous.

GLENN: Is that a smiley face? No, it's a wink.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: What a stupid ‑‑

STU: So Barack Obama's number five on the biggest.

GLENN: Give me the top five.



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STU: ‑‑ tweeter list.

GLENN: Give me the top ten.

STU: I think this tells a lot about our society. Okay, number 10 is Jimmy Fallon, big celebrity. Number 9 is Shaq. Number 8, Ryan Seacrest.

GLENN: What are they saying?

STU: I know like, for example, because my wife is a tweeter tweeter, Twitter tweeter, and she has John Mayer on hers who she loves more than she loves me, and ‑‑

GLENN: Understandable.

STU: I do, too. He's very hot.

GLENN: No, not him. Just anybody but you.

STU: Oh, anyone but me, okay. But still, he's very funny. Like his comments are funny. So he has a lot of people follow him just because he puts out like 30 of these things a day.

GLENN: I just want you to know, mine for a while are going to be angry because Joe will say to me, "Want to tweet?" No, Joe, I really don't.

STU: Number 6 is Twitter.

GLENN: Wait. Twitter has ‑‑ what do they say?

STU: Twitter has a Twitter account.

GLENN: Hey, sign up now.

STU: Hey, you should sign up for Twitter. If you are following me, you know that because you've signed up for Twitter. Number 5, Barack Obama. But look who's ahead of Barack Obama. Number 4, Britney Spears.

GLENN: What is she tweeting about?

STU: I don't know. You should see what underwear I didn't put on today.

GLENN: Oops, I did it again. My kid just suffocated in the car.

STU: And then you have celebrities at the top. Ashton Kutcher is number 1. I'm leaving out number 3 for a reason. Number 2 is Ellen DeGeneres is very interesting.

GLENN: Wait, let's see who we have around it. We have Britney Spears at number 4?

STU: Number 4.

GLENN: Number 4. We have Ashton Kutcher. Number two is...

STU: Ellen.

GLENN: Ellen. So it's got to be just a dopey celebrity.

DAN: Barney Frank.

STU: Nope. Barney's not on here. Number 3, CNN breaking news. Which I find interesting because they are the third biggest Twitterer and they couldn't figure out that your Twitter wasn't your Twitter. They quoted a non‑Twitterer from the tweet from the non‑Twitterer! Doesn't make any sense! Tweet what you tweet!

GLENN: Sign up now at Twitter.com/GlennBeck. It begins this long national nightmare today.

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."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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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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