Peter Schweizer, author of ‘Red-Handed,’ is an expert on Biden family corruption. He tells Glenn — if Republicans gain control of Congress later this year — that there IS enough evidence to impeach Joe, thanks to Hunter Biden’s terrifyingly close ties to Chinese intelligence. But removing the president from office may be another story. He explains it all in this clip. Plus, Schweizer gives his thoughts on what the FBI/Donald Trump fiasco is REALLY all about…
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GLENN: Oh, man. I am -- I am thrilled to have the one and only Peter Schweizer on with us. Hello, Peter. How are you? PETER: Hey, I'm great, Glenn, good to be with you, as always. Thanks for having me. GLENN: You bet. You're the president -- not that you don't know this. But let me introduce you. The president of the Government Accountability Institute, the author of Red-handed and the co-host of The Drilldown. Peter, I wanted to talk to you about a couple of things. First of all, have you seen anything like what the FBI is currently doing with the national archives to Donald Trump? Anything like it? PETER: No. No. Nothing like it. And it's really, truly bizarre, Glenn. Because if you look at the issue that is at stake, which is the handling of these classified materials. We had a run at this, in 2016, with Hillary Clinton. And, you know, it's worthwhile remembering some of the details. Let's remember, she had this server, that was not authorized, not even known by federal security officials. She was found to be storing dozens of top secret, and other secret materials, on that server. They didn't know about it. When they discovered it, she had her lawyers go through, and delete the emails that she felt should be deleted. The FBI concluded that her server had been penetrated by a foreign intelligence service. And then she destroyed the phone, that she had been given. As Secretary of State. That is all very consistent, in the sense of the issue, of what we're dealing with Donald Trump. Which is the national archive, claiming that of these materials, that's not being handled properly. But instead of handling it the way they did with Hillary Clinton, which is engage with their lawyers. Try to work it out. Of course, they let her get away with a lot of stuff. That's not what they did here. They were engaged with Donald Trump's lawyers. And then they conducted this raid. And it's important to point out, by the way, Glenn. That the Department of Justice and FBI have always had kind of a policy, as it relates to election, not taking sort of deep, provocative actions. You know, 90 days or so before an election. They certainly did it in the case of the raid on Donald Trump, it was very visible. It was very clear-cut. GLENN: What do you think this is about here? What do you think this is really about? PETER: I think it's a combination of things. Number one, there's no question, that there's certain elements of the FBI. Particularly at the Washington headquarters. That are smarter, at how it was revealed, that they sort of jerry-rigged the Russia gate investigation. I mean, remember the Revelations. You talked about them regularly. The misconduct by senior FBI officials. First you have Peter Strzok making all those comments to his lover about Donald Trump. And his despising about Donald Trump and his supporters. Then you have documents that go to the FISA court that have been altered. Then you have clear evidence that -- that's deeply embarrassing to a law enforcement agency like the FBI, that is supposed to be all about process. They have a process to deal with every investigation. They did not follow it. And then they tried to cover it up. That is institutionally embarrassing. Particularly to FBI senior officials, who have been there for 25, 30 years. And were running the show at the time. So I think that is a component of it. I also think more broadly speaking. There's just a little of institutions, in Washington, DC. Apparently including now the national archives. That don't like Donald Trump. And they have a separate set of rules, for him. Than they do for people like Hillary Clinton. And here's the problem, Glenn. You're a student of history. You can probably expound on this, better than I can. If you look at the decline of civilizations, or if you look at the loss of freedom in countries, absolutely elections are important. Even more important, is when the judicial system favors certain petroleum, and is used to go after other people. When you undermine the judicial system in that way, you are in a very, very precarious situation. GLENN: Well, when you -- when you pack a court, that's the end. There's no country that has ever recovered from packing of the court. But we are approaching everything else, in our judicial system. It's becoming just quite amazing. Let me ask you: Fauci just was -- just said, I'm going to leave, you know, before January. I think hoping that, you know, since the Republicans are going to have the call -- you know, have the power to call a committee together, and look into Fauci and others. That he was like, what? I'm on a beach someplace. I don't think that's going to work. I hope it doesn't. I hope they get him. If he was lying, I want to get to the bottom of it. PETER: Absolutely. GLENN: But do you think that we know about Hunter Biden, do you think people like Mitt Romney, and you would get anybody. If you won the Senate, and the House decided to go with impeachment. Just based on the things that we know. Do you think there's more to be found there, and it would be enough to impeach Joe Biden? PETER: Yes, I think it would. And here's the interesting thing, Glenn. GLENN: Wait. Wait. I want to make sure I'm clear on this. Not just impeach, but remove. PETER: That's another question. GLENN: Okay. PETER: I do think the evidence is clearly there. And I think if we have these hearings in the House with Hunter Biden. And it's interesting to note, Glenn, the left overreached, as they often do. Because remember, it was an individual named Steve Bannon, who was just charged with contempt of Congress. So what happens when the House calls Hunter Biden next year? And he refuses to show up? I mean, you've got a problem there, if you are on the political left. But my view is, this has always been not a story about the hookers. About the cocaine. About the drug abuse. And it's not even been a story just about Ukraine and Russia. For me, it's always been about espionage. And about the fact that Chinese intelligence has their clause into this family. And all you have to do is look at very simply, the four businessmen, that Hunter Biden received tens of millions of dollars in China. They're all directly linked to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence. And that ain't a coincidence. And, by the way, it would be pretty easy for Hunter Biden to discover, who these individuals were. We could have done it on public records. He could have done it on the same thing. The point is, that put it into a different category. The problem you have with elected officials like Mitt Romney. They really do view high elected office, as a club. And I understand, Glenn. You want to have camaraderie, right? You want to try to get along with people. You want to have a sense of common purpose. But you can't gloss over major crimes, and major security threats. GLENN: The club thing is ridiculous. If Rush Limbaugh would have been corrupt and doing all kinds of things, that would hurt our country, every talk radio host in America would have turned on him. Would have turned on him. PETER: And the reason, by the way, by him doing it, it would have been horrible for the club. GLENN: Exactly right. PETER: And that's the way Mitt Romney unfortunately, does not see it. So, yes. I do believe that there's going to be grounds there. I think for Anthony Fauci. The question. And, you know, I talked about this a little bit in the red-handed. Let's just try to get to the bottom of this question, of where this virus that shut down our country, that killed -- where it actually came from. And what we know for a fact, is that Fauci, very early on, immediately jumped in. Not as a scientist. Or as a medical professional. They wouldn't do that. As a bureaucrat. And immediately declared, no, no. This had to be naturally occurring. He immediately killed that. He needs to stand before the American people. And explain why. Because here's a guy who declared himself as science. So you explain to us as why. And we need to get to the origins of this. To this point right now, here today, Glenn, as we're talking. Going back to 2020 when the virus started. There has not been a single congressional hearing in the House of Representatives, on the origins of the covid virus. There hasn't been one in the Senate either. That is shocking to me. Shocking to me. If you view this as a war. Almost a million Americans has died. We had this huge damage to our civil liberties. And to our economy. And nobody in responsibility in Washington, wants to know, how this war started. Or who is responsible. It's ridiculous. So I hope to make that a priority. And Anthony Fauci needs to answer things under oath. Not rushed. Not with a 5-minute rule. But very specific questions he needs to answer about why he tried to cover this up. Because you'll notice, Glenn, the conversation is shifting. A lot of people are coming out of the woodwork now. And saying, there is mounting evidence, that we talked about all along. That this is man made and created in a lab. GLENN: More with Peter Schweizer in a second. If you haven't read Red-handed, you need to. All of the people in Washington, that are just taking money from our enemies. It needs to be stopped. We'll talk to Peter Schweizer, a little bit more. I have two questions on Joe Biden, that I think are disturbing coming up in a second. JEFFY: American Financing. NMLS 182334. Www.NMLSconsumeraccess.org. GLENN: So there's a lot more to a mortgage refinance than just a lower rate. It is an opportunity to access your home's equity. Now, you have probably more equity in it, than you had three years ago. 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(music) So, Peter, I find it amazing that we haven't had time to look into, you know, the -- the laptop of Hunter Biden. FBI just has not had the time to do that. They haven't had the time to finish the Durham report. And yet, boy, they arrested a couple of people, who were accused of stealing Joe Biden's daughters diary. Which they said, wasn't real for a very long time. And I'm all for putting people in jail, who stole something. They shouldn't have stolen them. However, that is disturbing, if you know what is inside of that diary. GLENN: Yeah. And, look, nobody obviously knows exactly if this is her diary. I mean, I haven't done any forensic work on it, maybe other people have. But, again, it goes back to this larger issue, Glenn. Which is, he's president of the United States. His family is engaged in these financial relationships with Chinese officials, who are linked to the CCP. And now there's a document floating around, that may or may not be accurate. That apparently has some very salacious damaging things, to Joe Biden. GLENN: Yeah. PETER: You know, our Florida intelligence agencies are aware of this. Do they have copies of this? Has this been used as leverage against Joe Biden? I mean, these are the kinds of questions that used to be asked during the Cold War. You know, we have an entire counterintelligence apparatus that is supposed to look into this stuff. And explore it. Yet, it's sort of head in the sand, kind of mindset in Washington, DC. It doesn't matter what the vulnerabilities or the possible points of leverage, that form intelligence services on this president. We're just going to pretend they don't exist. And that's the part that is truly shocking to me. And you're quite right. The priorities of the FBI, when it comes to these issues, I know for a fact, because it's been reported back in 2020 that Tony Bobulinski shared his materials with the FBI. There's no evidence, that -- and I have it on pretty good authority, that nothing has been done, with that material. And now you have this FBI official who is reportedly -- the whistle-blowers identified as slow walking or suppressing the investigation of Hunter Biden. The reporting, Glenn, is that he resigned. And he's retiring. And he's getting his pension. I mean, that's -- GLENN: It's sick what's going on. It's really sick what's going on. And can I mention a name that nobody has heard in a while? Durham. Where is the Durham report? PETER: Yeah. The Durham report. And also the Hunter Biden who can't understand jury. And what could be going on. Is, again, they violated it in blazing glory with the Trump raid. But the DOJ has had this policy. That 90 days or so, before an election. You're not going to come out with something -- that may be what's going on with the grand jury. Because I do have some people that are aware of what's going on. And that seems to be, there's been a lot of activity, kind of quieting things down. But, again, what people are looking for, Glenn, is consistency. If you're going to have a 90-day rule, it should apply to a grand jury. It should apply to the Durham investigation. It should also apply to major FBI operations, where they show up with guns, and the media is present, in these dramatic raids. And it's the inconsistency. The facts that the different rules apply to different people, in the same circumstances. Which is what I think has angered people the most. And has made people very distraught about the course that our country has now been on for a while. GLENN: With the amount of money that our government is spending Peter. And I know this is really what you've been. This is what started you, on so many of these journeys was the waste and the corruption of our public funds. I really think, when somebody looks to all the connections, and where our money has gone in Ukraine. My gut tells me, it is a massive scandal waiting to be uncovered. PETER: Yeah. GLENN: But -- but -- with the amount of money, that we're spending, the -- the -- the amount of money that could be funneled into dark kinds of things, is astounding. PETER: It is. It's -- there are numbers with lots of zeros at the end. Lots more zeros than you and I will ever see. Or, you know, a large number of people in Texas together, are ever going to see. Yeah, it's a huge problem. And, look, when it comes to Ukraine, it's really possible to believe two things in my mind, it's really possible to believe two things at the same time. Number one, Vladimir Putin is an aggressor, that has moved into neighboring Ukraine. Has a created this humanitarian crisis, and number two, the Ukrainian government is corrupt. And we are going to pour billions of dollars in there, that will end up in overseas accounts. We know Zelinsky has already done this. This has been done by the International Consortium of Investigation Journalists. They've got access to overseas bank accounts that government officials have had. That have been arranged through shell companies. Zelinsky has some of those. We know that the people who backed Zelinsky coming to power, particularly an oligarch named Kolomoisky is deeply corrupt. And has been implicated in siphoning off billions of dollars of U.S. aid. So what you're saying is already happening, and it's a tragedy. GLENN: Peter Schweizer, thank you so much. We'll talk to you again. Peter Schweizer.com. And grab his book. Red-handed, or listen to the podcast. The Drilldown. Peter Schweizer.