Peter Schweizer: Trump’s request to investigate Biden, Ukraine was legitimate — and we have the evidence to prove it

Best-selling author and Government Accountability Institute President, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss whether or not U.S. Senators should call additional witnesses to testify or proceed to a final vote in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

In his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite," Schweizer profiles several of the 2020 Democratic contenders, including former Vice President Joe Biden.

Asked by Glenn who should be called as a witness for the defense of President Trump, Schweizer was quick to name the former vice president his son, Hunter, and Hunter's business partner, Devin Archer.

"I think if you're interested in corruption, you need to call Hunter Biden. You need to call his business partner, Devin Archer. And I think you need to call Joe Biden," Schweizer said. "Because the nexus of the question here is, was Donald Trump's request of the Ukrainian leader, Zelensky, legitimate? And I think it was. Democrats want to pooh-pooh it. They want to pretend nothing happened. But if the request is real and genuine -- and I think the evidence indicates that it is -- he was actually doing his responsibility, which was looking after billions of dollars in taxpayer money that disappeared. And disappeared by people who were paying the son of the vice president of the United States."

Schweizer told Glenn that he has documented evidence of Joe and Hunter Biden's corruption in Ukraine, including a 400-page J.P. Morgan financial document that raises several questions.

"We have [Hunter Biden's] bank statement here. We have it. We got it from a court trial involving Hunter Biden's business partner, Devin Archer, who was charged with fraud in New York. We had a researcher attend that court case, talk to the prosecutors, and got access to a 400-page J.P. Morgan financial document, which shows Hunter Biden taking large amounts of cash out of this account," said Schweizer.

"Flowing into that account, you not only have $83,333 a month, which works out to a million dollars a year, you also have money from Kazakh oligarchs. You have money from Swiss bank accounts, there's $1.2 million from an anonymous Swiss bank account. Where is that money coming from? Who is paying you [Hunter]? Why are they paying you?" he asked.

"I think if you walk the American people through that, it becomes very, very obvious what's going on," Schweizer added.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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