BOMBSHELL: Under guise of foreign aid, USAID funding terror groups with taxpayer money

The larger a government gets, the more corrupt it tends to become, and in America our government has gotten so big that no one even seems to know exactly how many government agencies exist. If you ask the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, the answer is 60. The Administration Conference of the United States says it's 115, and the Department of Justice reports there are at least 252.

The truth is we have a bureaucracy of unknown number and size side-stepping Congress and pursuing policies the American taxpayers would never approve. Case in point, a National Review report last week revealed that the Obama Administration knowingly approved a grant of at least $115,000 (provided by tax dollars) to fund a designated terror organization with direct links to Osama bin Laden.

The story goes back 14 years when the US Treasury Department caught a group called the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) raising funds to help Jihadist groups, including $5 million for Osama bin Laden himself. The ISRA even reportedly helped "relocate [bin Laden] to secure safe harbor for him." The Treasury Department designated ISRA as a "terror-financing organization."

But, wait, there's more …

The story doesn't end there. Ten years after the terrorist-financing designation, the Obama administration specifically approved a grant of at least $115,000 to the ISRA — even after learning of its connections to Osama bin Laden.

The agency within the Obama administration that officially signed off on the dubious grant was a group called the U.S. Agency for International Development, otherwise known as USAID. In July 2014, USAID awarded $723,405 to an international evangelical charity, World Vision Inc., of which $200,000 was to be directed to ISRA. According to USAID, World Vision alerted the granter of the ISRA's terrorist-financing designation but, incredibly, $125,000 of the original grant amount was still authorized.

Who is USAID?

According to their website, USAID "leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance." So, they're a foreign aid group — that's good, right? But if that's the case, why were they running a top-secret espionage program in Cuba to push people toward dissent, as was disclosed during the Obama administration? Isn't that why we have the CIA, an intelligence agency that faces oversight by Congress and reports directly to the president?

"One government agency consistently pops up right at the center of some of our darkest and most closely guarded secrets … It is the United States Agency for International Development," said Glenn Beck on today's show. "The more you look into USAID, the more shocked you will become."

USAID's dubious undertakings go all the way back to the Cold War. In the late 1950's, a USAID official named Dan Mitrione became notorious throughout Latin America for giving South American police forces "instruction in torture and techniques [that] were copied from the Nazis." This included genital mutilation and forced sterilization.

From 1996 and 1998, at least 300,000 Peruvian women — all from poor backgrounds — were sterilized against their will during a campaign that "came about as a poverty reduction strategy." The campaign received $35 million in funding from USAID.

"I told you this gets dark, but we're just getting started," explained Glenn.

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Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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The violent crime rate in the United States has continued to decline every year since 1991 and last year the violent crime rate nationwide was down another 3% from the previous year.

Unfortunately for the people living in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, represented by Ilhan Omar (D), this trend toward a safer and more secure America does not apply in Minneapolis. In fact, Minneapolis police report a 53% increase in robberies since the controversial congresswoman took office in January 2019.

Minneapolis has also become the terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S. More people in Rep. Omar's district have either joined or attempted to join terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, al-Shabab, and ISIS, than any other place in the nation.

So, how is Rep. Omar addressing these issues? Is it just a coincidence that Minneapolis' representative in Congress is known for sowing division and hatred?

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Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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