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"fbi" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Gravity still matters. Absolutely. So if you're going to do some of that, great, make it a small percentage, but get some security in something that has value over the long term. Well, and I think that that sums up a great cause it's going to be my next question, make the pitch, you know, you know, folks are listening here and they listen to Doug Collins podcast because they trust us for information news, entertainment. We have a lot of things we do, but they, you know, we bring on people that they can then make their own decision. That's one of the things I prided myself about the podcast, listen to what I say, then go check it out for yourself. And as a sponsor of this podcast, you, I believe do the same thing. What is the book for those that are being told, you know, that here, you know, spend $20, it's going to become a mean stock and all of a sudden it'll be worth a give your pitch for that. So, you know, what you is dealing metals as part of a portfolio, my stock for that. And this is what I would say, get some of that $20 stock that you're looking at that mean that that new, you know, trend that's fine, but make it a small percentage. Look at your investment portfolio as a portfolio, different asset classes. Should you have some stocks? Yes. Find the quality ones. Should you have metals? Yes. It gives you that long-term stability. When you do those two things, then you can step out and say, you know what? I'm going to try the new meme stock. I'm going to put a little money on it. And if it does like most of them do and goes kaput and it's gone, it doesn't hurt you. Right. But if it takes off fantastic, you have something to grow about. But the real important thing is you have the other aspects of your investment portfolio working for you. That balanced diversified investment strategy is going to work well for you. It's tried and true. Yeah. Well, and also I'm, and this is just me. And I'm, again, I'm not an economist and I'm no play of stockbroker. I don't play a breast belt, but you know, I've never seen a place where anybody said, Oh, gold is going to be worth nothing. Yeah. Hey, as long as it's on people's necks and the Marine and hands is, gold is going to be worth something. I mean, people, you know, there's inherent value there. So I think as we look at this, so folks, when you look at gold and silver, it's, it's an alternative. It's something for you to look at. It is something for you to go online. Legacy precious metals has an online platform. We've talked about that before here, uh, on our, our discussion with Charles, you can make it as easy. You can talk to them if you want to, or you don't have to talk to them, but they're there to help you navigate the possibilities of adding gold and silver to your investment portfolio. And that's the big question right now is what can we do to make sure that our investments last a long time? You need to get all the information you can. One of the ways to doing that is, uh, our folks at legacy precious metals who offer you that service, go to them and find out Charles. Thanks again. My pleasure. Thank you. Your favorite holiday art and craft show tradition continues at the Capitol art and craft festival. The Capitol art and craft festival is coming to the Dulles expo center in Chantilly, Virginia, December 8th through 10th, a showcase of artistry and craftsmanship. Enjoy shopping, fine art, jewelry, furnishings, glassworks, specialty foods, and more save 20% on tickets at CACF. art. That's CACF dot art, the Capitol art and craft festival. Find one of a kind treasures for everyone on your holiday list while supporting small business.
Fresh "FBI" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Getting safer by using cutting edge technology to detect and address issues before they become accidents learn more at AAR .org I'm Dave Doldine WTLP traffic 7 News First Alert meteorologist Steve Rudin has our forecast. Partly cloudy skies for the remainder of the evening and through the overnight although clouds begin to increase a bit more late late tonight into early tomorrow morning waking up on your Friday we'll see mostly cloudy skies temperatures be in the 30s cloudy skies stick around all day and will eventually bring scattered showers during the afternoon and evening hours with high temperatures around 50 degrees we'll clear things out on Saturday mild temperatures upper 50s to middle 60s and we're looking at wet weather for the day on Sunday I'm 7 news meteorologist Steve Rudin in the first alert weather center and right now we're 47 here in the nation's capital 631 you're listening to wtop Washington's news traffic and weather station the wtop producers desk is wired by IBEW local 26 where electrical contractors come to grow good I'm Shawn Anderson I'm Anne Kramer Mike Chikaitis is our producer several developing stories tonight first why was Maryland chosen over Virginia for the new FBI headquarters the GSA's inspector general says he will take a close look at that in our story from wtop's Mike Morello Virginia a delegation of lawmakers claims
"fbi" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"OK, Tom, you've had 33 years, you're like my dad. My dad was a Georgia State Trooper for 31 years. He started in the mid early 60s, retired 31 years later. I see your sort of path is a long one as well. Tell me how you, let's just start off the podcast by saying, how did you get started with the FBI? I mean, what brought you there? OK, well, as I explained in my book, my granddad had been a police officer in New York, in Brooklyn actually. And then his two sons who I knew quite well, my uncles had both been police officers and as I was growing up, I'd hear their stories, their adventures kind of inspired me. So as I got to the finish of college, I, I wanted to join the New York City Police Department. However, a couple of people talked to me and told me I could join the FBI and that's what I did. All right. Well, in doing so, now tell us a little bit about your career before we get into some of the stuff right now, because I've had more dealings than I ever thought about having in the last few years with the FBI and the problems that are having, and we're going to get into that a little bit, but I do want people, and I mean this sincerely, you know, coming from a law enforcement background, my dad and a lot of my family members, you know, I'm still firmly convinced that most of the FBI's problems are sitting in, uh, off of Pennsylvania Avenue up there for the most part and not in the local field offices. I think they're out, you know, wanting to do a good job, but they're, you know, leaderless right now in many ways. So sort of talking about how, you know, how was it breaking in, in the, in the, cause that would have been still the Hoover era that, I mean, you came in in an interesting time, uh, and how did back then, I know they moved you a good bit, just talk a little bit about that. Oh, they moved us a lot. Uh, but let me tell you, Doug, um, it was a great adventure. And, uh, I created a sub theme in my book of the good, the bad, and the ugly, because I didn't want it all to be the ugly, this, this terrible stuff, as you say, in leadership and culture that's happened in the past few years, so I, I told a lot of the adventures, um, the historical cases that I, I'm not saying I was a central character in, but I had knowledge of, I was on the scene, uh, including the attempted assassination of President Reagan, later the investigations of the Pan Am 103 and TWA crash, and there's a lot of public interest in a lot of these historical cases, but when we were in those days, and this is a significant point that I make in the book, a lot of our time in the classroom was spent on the Constitution, uh, because we were a law enforcement agency, we are orientated towards the Constitution, and, and of course, in the Constitution, a lot of the time was sent, spent on the Bill of Rights, particularly the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment, and what was very interesting, and, and a lot of people, some defense attorneys find it hard to believe when I tell them this, but we were told that we should not view the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment as an obstacle to be overcome, that we should embrace it, and, and it went so far as one instructor gave us all a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution and told us to keep it on, in us, with us, in our pocket, and when we're interviewing a citizen, or when we're searching somebody's home, if we have the Constitution in our pocket, we won't go wrong, we won't go off the track, and a lot of us took that seriously. I know it sounds to some people as corny, but that's, that's how serious the Constitution was in our training in the FBI, the pre-September 11th FBI. Well, I can understand that, and, and going back to your time, do you, because I, you know, just from popular myth and, and, and just in real work, the FBI was always sort of held out, you know, differently depending on, you know, how it was working, I mean, some good, as you said, good, bad, and ugly, I mean, you go back through history here. Um, how did you see, before we get into some of the day stuff, how did you see the 60s, 70s, you know, into the 80s, because that would have been the, you know, the, the early part of your career into the sort of the middle and middle management part of your career, how did you see the FBI change? Um, because it was, it was definitely a whirlwind change from the older days, you know, from the Johnson administrator, the Hoover administrator, you know, moving through, you know, with, with, into more of a modern, you know, facility, if you would, how, how did that, uh, how was that in law enforcement for you from the FBI perspective? Doug, that's an excellent question. There were a number of changes going back earlier. One of the most significant thing was the FBI always, and this is in a lot of the history books was called upon, uh, and some say it was just J. Edgar Hoover, but it was the FBI was called upon by the national leadership, whoever the president was at the time, FDR, certainly in world war II, then Truman, then Eisenhower, then Kennedy, then Johnson, Lyndon Johnson was called upon, uh, to get them information about what was going on. And we had the pike committee, uh, and, and similar committees in the mid seventies pointing out certain abuses that came about, not just with the FBI, but with the intelligence community in general and the way they were handled. So what happened then the Congress of the United States, which you were once part of wisely enacted the foreign intelligence surveillance act. We hear so much about now Pfizer and what that did, that set up a legal framework for obtaining intelligence on foreign agents resident in this country. And, and we all know, uh, that a lot of these people work out of embassies and other diplomatic establishments. So Pfizer was enacted in 1978. Judge William Webster had just become the FBI director. He set up the gold standard for using Pfizer. The law initially required that the director of the FBI and the attorney general had to sign off on any individual Pfizer warrant. And Judge Webster was meticulous about this. All of these applications for Pfizer warrants were reviewed very carefully and closely, but they were only to be used on foreign agents, not U S citizens, and only to gather intelligence, not to gather evidence. And then those early years, we now know because of the reports, there were only a couple of hundred every year. Then we had the September 11th attacks. And after that, Pfizer was amended and amended again and again, and now can legally be used against U S citizens. Uh, and we saw that in the Carter page thing where there were four Pfizer warrants against him. That's a perversion of the original intention of the act. The act was never intended to gather information from U S citizens. Uh, there are, there are procedures in criminal code for using electronic surveillance on U S citizens. And it requires a higher standard of probable cause than the Pfizer warrants do. I think that's one of the big changes and that, that abuse, that situation can be corrected by the Congress. Yeah, I agree. And that's one of the things we were trying to do when I was there, especially in the last part, I think that's very important for listeners to understand on this podcast. And again, you write about it in your book again, as we'll, we'll call it as the fall of the FBI, how once a great agency became a threat to democracy, this sort of hits that right there. Because what we were seeing was is when you expanded it through the Patriot act through the, uh, other things that expanded this out, it was no longer when it, as you sort of rightly say, when it was first pointed out as foreign agents on American soil, and now it's been opened up to where you have American citizens or, uh, you know, under this as well. And what we were trying to do again is to keep it, you know, I think some of the checks and balances you always talk about having the pocket constitution, but having somebody others, because you know, now, uh, you know, Tom, the reality is you've had the inspector general, uh, you know, say, and DOJ inspector general and others say that it is been abused and that the, the FBI abused the Pfizer process. They have sent wrong information to the court. We know that Comey has signed off on Pfizer warrants that were, uh, that he did not, uh, have the, uh, verification. We saw that in the Russia collusion issue. We saw it on everything. There's gotta be a balance here where you can't have political agendas and a, in a law being used without some kind of at least check and balance, which doesn't always tip, which wouldn't tip off those that you're trying to get information on, but protects it before it ever gets started. Well, you're absolutely right. And in loose in allowing it to be used against Americans and loosening up the requirements, for instance, as I said, originally it was the director and the attorney general had to sign off on every, the final application, uh, that's been expanded and expanded. And now in both agencies, there's a half a dozen people who can sign off on it. It's become promiscuous. The use of Pfizer, uh, when they were only a couple of hundred a year back in the seventies, eighties and nineties. Now there's four and 5,000 a year. These statistics are, are made public about a year after the fact. So it's being widely used. And, and we, we saw that the sloppiness beyond sloppiness, but it was sloppiness in the Carter page warrant, which really opened up a window into the whole situation. Uh, I think not only the Congress has a role to play, but actually the judiciary who approves these, they have to get a tough and questioning what's put before them. I agree. And I think federal judges are finally starting to do that a little bit, but again, there's that equal balance and, and, and, and I'm going to hit this before we go back to something else. It seemed like we did the old analogy after nine 11, that we were willing to trade our privacy, willing to trade, you know, this, our freedoms for security. And you had those in power who were willing to say, look, and they use the excuse of, we don't ever want to have another nine 11. Well, again, nine 11 was an anomaly. Was it terrible? Yes, it was awful. And we need to, you know, we should have done more with some of the countries actually involved with that. But to give up the amount of stuff, do you think Tom, that people really realize, and this is funny because my producer and I, we talk about this all the time. Do you really think that people realize how much the government actually knows, uh, about them or have the ability to know about them? Doug, you just hit on it and you started to get into something that's very, very important. Uh, and I know you're a bit of a starry in yourself. Whenever there's been a crisis in, in, in our history, there are things done that seem justified at the time that in retrospect were an abuse. And I'll go all the way back to the American civil war and Abraham Lincoln, now a beloved president and truly was a great man, but he suspended habeas corpus. He, he enacted a lot of things that were in violation of the rights of Americans at that time. Then we had world war two under FDR. We were attacked by the empire of Japan at Pearl Harbor, but yet there were things done on the West coast of the United States by FDR in the internment of Japanese citizens were interned. That was a gross violation of rights. And everybody today acknowledges and agrees with that. And I submit to you that similar things happened after the September 11th attacks. And, and some of it happened specifically with an inside the FBI. Yeah. Well, and that is true. And it goes back to something now in, you know, I want to tie something together and let's see if we can play this together a little bit. You talked about, you know, the pot committee, you talked about the issues of intelligence coming out of the late seventies. Uh, a lot of it doing with, I mean, again, when I dealt with impeachment and I dealt with going back to history, because one of the things that I wanted to be sure of, at least from our perspective, when they were trying to impeach Donald Trump was, is I was looking at the historical nature of it because frankly it is, it had not been done. It was not being done properly then. But if you look at how it was done earlier, you began to see the patterns. And one of the ones that I actually looked at a great deal was the Nixon impeachment, uh, hearings, which lasted multiple years by the way. And then the abuse of, uh, or, uh, really of intelligence and intelligence gathering. Um, interestingly enough, the sixties, late, the, with the, the civil rights movement with the hippies, the everything else that was going on that time. Um, one of the more interesting ones was to me is it came out of that is, you know, the, the FBI was moving a little bit more and more toward when you're earlier in your career, away from some of that mission that you talked about and whether it was, you know, you go back to the Chicago seven, you go back to a lot of these issues around civil rights and other things and what they were gathering. And then it became Congress, like you said, that said, okay, wait, wait, it took a major thing like Watergate to really bring it on. Do you think we're at a point now to where this major enough to where you can have maybe Republicans and Democrats agree? We don't need this kind of observation going on unchecked. Well, yes. And, and let's hope so. Uh, uh, as you know, your colleague, your former colleague, Congressman Jim Jordan, has had a series of hearings. Some of them are wonderful. I mean, really important information to light, but for the most part, the Democrats are sort of stonewalling it and throwing up obstacles at every turn with a few exceptions. And I think maybe we'll see more and more exceptions among the Democrats. Let's hope so because these, these threats to Americans rights affect people on the left as well as on the right. Uh, and I think when, when you get to the issue of controlling free speech, which we saw in the Twitter files, uh, monitoring free speech, uh, a lot of Democrats are now starting to, to, to express some concern about that as well. So perhaps we'll get the bipartisanship that allowed the reforms that happened after Watergate to happen again. And speaking of that, Tom and any, you know, from your perspective, um, did it shock you as much as it did some of us? Not, I mean, again, I say shot, but I mean, we knew some of this was going on, especially when we were having to do the, you know, we're investigating and stuff, but it is still stunning to me that the FBI, I mean, the one of the latest that we've heard is the FBI and we're not even got into the Biden administration or anything else. We're just from a, from an intelligence and from a censoring point of view, we're now finding out in the last couple of months through what Jim and others have done there on these investigative committees, that FBI was taking basically requests from places like the Ukraine and other places and taking them to social media to get what they wanted taken down. I mean, can you ever imagine a time in which the FBI was being used as a messenger service for, for censorship? Well, that, uh, that specific example you gave about the Ukraine, that's the Ukrainian intelligence service that is so in completely outrageous. Uh, and, and there was in the, in the one of the hearings only about two weeks ago. Oh, and I'm sorry, I forget the, uh, the woman's name, but a Congresswoman from Indiana, um, was particularly outraged about that and knew that very incident very well cause she had been briefed on it. And this was one, uh, Chris Ray, the director of the FBI was testifying, and she asked him about that. And he, he's, he really stonewalled her and was very evasive. It was extremely extraordinarily disappointing. And she got quite angry with him trying to express herself. And the fact of the matter is, as she explained, the Ukrainian intelligence service, everybody in Western intelligence knows has been totally, uh, infiltrated by the Russians. The current president of the Ukraine, Zelensky knows that has admitted that and acknowledged that and has fired or dismissed something like 600 employees from that agency. But yet we have the Ukrainian intelligence service making a request to the FBI to take down certain social media postings posted by us citizens and they did it and pray and in trying to answer her said to her, well, it's a very complicated situation. We can't explain it here now. I mean, what a, what a poor answer. He should have been ready to give an answer. He actually should have been ready to set step forward with Congress that very day, uh, make good use of his time, admit there's been problems and, and commit to cleaning them up. Yeah. Victoria sparks is the, uh, Congresswoman of Indiana that brought that up. And it was an interesting point of view, but look, I've had similar issues with Chris Ray. I've known him with him, been known for now multiple years and had to deal with him in Congress when he was a FBI director and very con very frustrated that he at what a, you know, again, we go back to a lot of things. Perception is reality and the perception is, is that he's not handled the issues inside his own department and they may have gotten rid of some people, um, they were going to anyway from Comey to McCabe to struck to, to, you know, some others, or I think, you know, again, the discussion is, is, or, you know, still there. Um, but I mean, this, it's just not the culture has not changed and I'm hearing from more and more FBI agents in the field, uh, over time that they're tired of answering for this for really what they believe is the stupidity of Washington, uh, in these cases, because let's, let's turn quickly to that. And, you know, it is amazing to me what we saw in like the Mueller investigation, what we saw in this operation crossfire hurricane, um, you know, back and forth it, if that doesn't scare both left and right, I'm not sure what will. Well, you're absolutely right. And, uh, and I'm, I'm very sure you're familiar with Chris Ray, cause I know he's originally based there in Atlanta, Georgia. But what he's consistently done, and it really is frustrating to a lot of us is he keeps saying, well, the bad apples have been fired. We've gotten rid of the bad apples. Uh, but he, he's not looking at the underlying cultural problem and addressing the underlying cultural problem. Uh, to me, that's, that's the entire issue. That is what has to be done. I agree with you. And I think that's, you know, again, until something changed, but also you have a, uh, frankly, an attorney general that is, is just asleep at the wheel. And, you know, that's another issue that you have here. One of the things let's turn quickly, also as well to really the updated version of what's going on now, because I see this and Tom in particular, there are many conservatives or part from party and even demo, you know, even liberal Democrats who are saying this as well, it has become so obvious the different standards in which the FBI opens investigations into conservatives. I'll just use that as the terminology, not part political party, but I'll say conservatives or somebody around Donald Trump. Uh, as opposed to somebody around a bill, uh, Hillary Clinton or a, uh, Joe Biden and this investigation into, I just love from a field officer perspective, this hunter Biden investigation and this whistleblowers that are now came out with IRS, because I'm sure you probably worked with IRS agents as well. Can you just describe for Americans maybe in, you know, non legally, just how bad that is? Well, it's, it's, it's very bad. And number one for all Americans, the perception does exist and widely that there is this imbalance. That's number one. That's not healthy that we have that. The people don't think justice is even handed in the hunter Biden laptop investigation. It really has been mishandled terribly. I say hunter Biden laptop investigation, as you now know, it's broadened out more into a Biden investigation, but initially, uh, when those intelligence officers made that statement just before the election, the last presidential election that this information smacked of Russian disinformation, uh, the FBI already knew that the laptop was genuine. I mean, the laptop was incredible and I'm not plugging other people's books, but Miranda divine wrote a book just based on the information in the laptop. And of course, hunter Biden had all his texts, his schedules, his, his emails in that, in that, uh, in that email, uh, in that, uh, laptop and the FBI has the technical availability, uh, within a matter of, uh, days, if not a matter of hours to analyze a laptop and determine if it's genuine, they had already determined that. So this thing went forward. Uh, the bad information got put out there, which was unnecessary. Uh, and now we know back in December, uh, and raise acknowledged this, uh, an ASAC assistant agent in charge in the Washington field office was allowed to leave, walk out the door because they found he had been slowing down the laptop investigation. So there's been a lot of foot dragging in that. It has to be addressed. Now we have information, which once again, thanks to the Congress has come to light with the suspicious activity reports, the filings by banks about suspicious money movement and other informant information. It's clear this to anybody. It's clear there's some, something wrong there, perhaps a big corruption scandal. And yet for almost five years, since 2017, the same year Chris Ray became director, this, this thing has been piddling along, making very little progress. Well, it is. And I think you look at that and I'll just give the comparison here. Look at the disinformation, the lack of concern, the, and this brought out in the hearing the other day that they, the Democrats were actually saying, well, he was not president. He was a candidate. Well, the let's, okay, I'll take that premise that Biden, you know, that they, that he was a candidate. So we shouldn't have done some of this stuff to him. Let's just say you accept that. Then what was the problem in 2016? When coming straight off of Jim, Jim Comey basically playing the only law enforcement officer in the country and also playing a lawyer at the same time as attorney general saying, you know, well, the no reasonable prosecutor would bring anything against Hillary Clinton after bleached emails, everything else. And then here's what Tom, a lot of people don't realize that less than 15 days, I think it was, I have to go and check my timeline 15 to 20 days from that event in Cleveland at the Republican national convention was the beginning of the questioning of Donald Trump and the way of operation crossfire hurricane that then continued on before the election and through the election of 2017 this is struck and, and others. It, I mean, you, I mean, I, I mean, I can be understand partisan. I've been partisan, you know, in many things in my life, but I just can't understand overlooking the obvious, just problem here. So the question comes, is this a problem of a DC bureau that has become inbred in many ways to thinking the same way, doing the same thing, going to the same parties, going to the same thing and promoting each other. They don't get out in the field much anymore. And the separation from your field offices to the agents who are out there doing it every day. Doug, uh, it's all of that new. You gave a specific example there, but it goes back to the change in culture. And unfortunately this, this began, uh, days after the September 11th attacks. As you, as undoubtedly, you know, but a lot of people don't realize it. Bob Mueller, Bob Mueller of special counsel, fame and infamy, became the director of the FBI just two or three days before the September 11th attacks that happened on a Tuesday on the following Saturday morning. He was summoned to the presidential compound in camp David, Maryland to give a report of the investigation. At least that's what he thought he was there for. And in those, essentially three and a half days between Tuesday and Saturday morning, the FBI had done what it does best investigate. And they had identified all 19 hijackers, their financing, their past travel, their associates, their connections back to Al Qaeda. And when he was done presenting that report, expecting some praise instead, George W. Bush looked at him and said, I don't care about that. I just want to know how you're going to prevent the next one. Bob Mueller said he left that meeting bounded, determined to change the culture of the FBI. And he used that word culture. He wanted to change it away from a law enforcement mindset to an intelligence mindset that had some bad and unintended, unintended and very bad consequences. Yeah. Well, and it does, because it takes you away from the, the thing that you do best and that is investigate. And you know, you, you came up with the, you know, the, the leaders of the movement, we started seeing the videotape. And then that look afterwards, we started seeing how the FBI has certain knowledge. We had CIA had certain knowledge. We had, uh, other intelligence communities had other knowledge and nobody was talking to each other. That is a problem. And that was something that could be addressed. But this overreaching gauntlet of, of the Patriot act, which I got to know Jim Sensenbrenner very well. Jim was a committee, the chairman of the judiciary committee. When that was written, he was the lead sponsor on it. And I got to know Jim very well, especially in his later years in Congress and the perversion of what was put in there bothered him greatly. And if you watched any of the hearings and Mueller and others, he was always very, very abrupt and very quick to say, that's not what this was about. This was supposed to be, you know, you've taken this law and abused it in essence is what he said. Um, going forward, how, I guess maybe a question, this is, and I'm not sure I have an answer here. So this is sort of open-ended. How do we get out of this mess? Well, that's, that's key. Uh, the number one thing, the FBI and the department of justice have to do a lot of it themselves internally in changing the culture. Granted, that's not easy, but it can be done. It's done in the corporate world from time to time. People have written books about a changing culture in the corporate world. The first thing you have to do of course is recognize the problem. And that's what Chris Ray seems to have been reluctant to do. He keeps ascribing all the problems to the bad apples. Uh, but there are concrete things within the FBI and the department of justice that can be done. One is Mueller centralized these so-called sensitive investigations at headquarters. That was a mistake. He did it first with the September 11th attacks and then it was done with the Hillary Clinton emails later under Comey and the Russian collusion investigation. So you lost the layers of traditional layers of review. For example, typically in the FBI, a case is run by a case agent in the field. He's closely supervised by his field supervisor. Then there's a special agent in charge of that office reviewing what that person does and only later does headquarters get involved in looking at it. What Comey and Mueller did, they did away with all those layers of review on these headquarters specials. So you have a situation which we saw it's documented now, thanks to the Durham report in the, uh, in the Russian collusion investigation where you have one guy in headquarters, a very high level executive struck Peter struck a deputy assistant director making the decisions in the case and then also doing the investigations in the case. He opened that case on a Sunday. He wrote the opening communication. He signed out the opening communication himself and on Monday morning he went, flew to London, England to conduct the first interview in that investigation. As is now documented by the Durham report, which, which by the way, validates a lot of the things I assert in my book, there was no justification for opening that investigation whatsoever. It was really a travesty and be changed. Getting away from this headquartered, headquartered, centered management and devolving management again to the field offices. Well, I think this is an important thing, you know, time that we've been talking about. I think people have on this podcast, we've talked about it a great deal. Um, I wrote about, uh, some of this in my book on the impeachment, but what you're dealing with is again, goes back to the real heart of this culture folks. Um, and so I, you know, not giving away your book, you've done a great job talking about these issues. Folks, if you want to learn more about this, uh, the, this is Tom Baker, Thomas Baker. He's with 33 years with a special agent with the FBI. He wrote a book called the fall of the FBI, how a once great agency became a threat to democracy and Tom, I'm sure you can get that book anywhere. Is that right? Yes. It's available on Amazon where most people get their books and on bonds and noble. I appreciate you mentioning it. No problem. Well, we're going to put a link in it here in the, uh, notes, uh, for the podcast. So folks, if you want to go, just click on the link, you can go purchase book. Tom, thank you so much. We may swing back with you later. As we continue to see this fall out, I'm hopeful for change, but I'm very frustrated in the fact right now that there's not a mechanism for that change. And as someone who's been in DC a great deal, knowing the how it works and how it doesn't work, uh, this is going to be a continuation of a problem, but Tom, you've, uh, you've laid out a lot of issues here. Love to get back with you. Maybe sometime we'll go back and talk to the sixties and seventies, because that was sort of the, uh, the wild West, if you would in, in, uh, FBI, and you were just getting your teeth cut then. Okay. Well, thank you, Doug. I'd be glad to do that. And thank you for all the good you do. Well, thanks so much. You have a great day. And if folks that's, uh, uh, the, it for the Douglas podcast, you know, where to go, Doug Collins podcast.com, click on there, hit subscribe. You get, uh, get all the information just like this. This is a great discussion folks about what actually is going on in the FBI, why it became part and Tom laid out something that's very interesting. And that is the move and the culture shift away from the traditional role of FBI investigating and doing those things to this more intelligence role that I think is exactly right. The centralization in Washington DC has now made it a politicized role and that's got to actually change. So folks, you take that into consideration. We'll see you next time on the Doug Collins podcast. Hey everybody. It's my pillows 20th year anniversary and over 80 million. My pillows have been sold. Mike Lindell and my pillow wants to thank each of you and every one of you for giving you the lowest price in history on their, my pillows. You will receive a queen size, my pillow for 1998 regular prices, $69.98 and just $10 more for a king size. You will receive diff deep discounts on all my pillow products, such as bedsheets, mattress, toppers, pet beds, mattresses, my slippers, and so much more. This is a time to try out something other than the amazing products that you've had your eye on. Go to my pillow.com, click on the radio podcast square and use the promo Collins, C O L L I N S, to receive this amazing offer on the queen size, my pillow for 1998 or call 800-986-3994. This offer comes with a 10 year warranty and 60 day money back guarantee. It's time to start getting the quality sleep you deserve. You know how I know that because I sleep on my pillow every night, go to my pillow.com and use promo code Collins, C O L L I N S or call 800-986-3994 today and go, Hey everybody, it's Doug Collins. Welcome back. I got another special time. I get to set aside on economics and all things metals and the economy. And I did do it with my friend Charles Hornegan. He is just a legacy precious metals. You know him, you've seen him, uh, advertise on my podcast. You've seen him, uh, all over. A lot of our friends talk about this because we want to give you the options out there that you need to make good financial decisions. Um, Charles, I want to talk today. Let's, let's learn a little bit more about gold and silver just in the economies of scale. I guess when we look at this, everybody goes to gold and silver and we know that what are some of the things if you're investing, if I'm investing in this, because you always hear about stocks and what affects stocks, you know, uh, oil, you see business numbers, you see the GDP. What actually have you seen over time that affects gold and silver or other metals, but specifically gold and silver, I think it'd be a good question for folks. You know, there's two facets when you're looking at metals, right? There's the, um, the industrial value, you know, gold not used as heavily as say, silver is an industrial metals. Um, but it's, it's a facet, you know, there, there's an actual physical demand for the product to be built into equipment, silver, especially everything that we do nowadays has an electronic component to it somehow some way, right? If you're conducting electricity, you're silver. That's just what works in, you know, electronics, gold for your higher end electronics that you have that there. So there's, there's the industrial metal and that's important, but where most people look at your precious metals is for the economic factors, right? It's for the currency value. And it's an important thing there. And one of the best things to know about, you know, gold and silver is there are metals that work counter to the dollar. Okay. Um, I used to say the anti dollar investment, and then I just don't love that term because I'm not against the dollar per se, but, you know, this is the counterbalance to the dollar. So as the dollar gets weaker, and when I say weaker, I don't mean it's comparison to the rest of the world. The dollar is still for now, the currency of choice. It is being challenged. Um, the brick nations are challenging it very hard. Um, and we just had, you know, you know, treasury secretary, uh, Janet Hill and say, yeah, we're, we're losing strength that we had, but that's not the weakness that I'm talking about. I'm talking about the weakness of the purchasing power of the dollar. Right. And we see that in some call an inflation. Um, I don't like the word inflation because people think inflation is only bad when it's in the five and higher percent, but inflation is bad at 2%. Right. If you think about it over the course of your lifetime, if you lose 2% of your purchasing power every year, by the time you're ready to retire, there's not much left. And this is why every grandparent's favorite conversation is the, what I could buy it for in my day. I remember going to the store, I went to the movies and for a quarter, I saw a movie and double feature and I got popcorn and a Coke and everything up. I get it. I was also walking uphill both ways. We get it. Um, and now that quarter doesn't even pay the tax on those items. Exactly. You can't even get it out there. Well, you bring up an interesting point. And I think sometimes we think of, uh, you know, again, markets, and I know there's this quote world market that we think of when you think of what I'll say is traditional stock market investments, but really, truly the, the first board, I'll say, if you look at it from a perspective, worldwide market, if you would, has always been toward the metals, gold and silver, even, you know, even just stuff that you don't do with diamonds, things like that. That's always been that tangible asset. Is that, does that give you a better perspective of a worldview that you're going to have these things in there and they're not named dollar, you know, pound all these other things. And it should, and it does give your perspective. You know, gold is the, is the only asset that central banks buy around the world. They don't buy real estate. They don't buy, um, office buildings. They don't buy acreage. They have the currency of the country they deal with and gold central banks have been owners of gold since there've been central banks, because it's the original store of value. It always has been, it always will be. It's something that people recognize around the world. It's easy to convert to currency. It's easy to convert and exchange with other currencies. And that used to be the basis of, of, of, uh, you know, international trade was gold. So the history is there for it. And, and, you know, the thing too, is that it stands the test of time. It has, and it always will. It's maintained value. You know, if you look at where gold was just 25 years ago, you know, $600 an ounce, we're at $1,900 an ounce now. And that kind of right lock and step with you look at the cost of, uh, price increases of just our everyday items. It's right there with it. It's doing its job. It's protecting your purchasing power, silver, the same thing. Silver is actually up more than that. You know, back when gold was in the six hundreds, silver was in the $5 range. Here we are $24, you know? So it does what it's meant to do. I think where people get challenged by it now is we have 24 hour access to pricing and markets and things like that. People have become addicted to the overnight success, right? But every overnight success has shown overnight failure as well. What they say, what goes straight up, comes straight down.
Fresh update on "fbi" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Limits for anybody who's in the federal bureaucracy. That's what we actually need. And that's how you actually drain the swamp. Yeah. I mean, so let's let's connect two things together. I'm not saying they're necessarily connected, but let's let's emphasize this. The Department of Justice announced in early November that there was a high end brothel network used outside of Washington, D.C., and they've intentionally not released the names of the people that got the services, just the people operating the high end brothel network. But they said it was politicians, members of Congress, generals, defense contractors. Is it possible to make Ramaswamy that the legacy of J. Edgar Hoover continues, that there's some quiet blackmail of Congress going on to make sure that the fourth branch of government has unlimited authority to spy on American citizens? I think that there are I mean, it's clear leverage. I mean, I'm not going to surmise what exact leverage is. Was that story whether it's another one like it. But Charlie, I'll remind you, it is still literally you asked about is the legacy of J. Edgar Hoover survive? Of course it does. It's literally the J. Edgar Hoover building of the FBI, by the way, that they have leverage over for in favor of a new headquarters that the FBI doesn't need. It's literally the J. Edgar Hoover building. So it's not a secret that that legacy survives. Of course it does. Everybody should read this book, Charlie. I don't have anything to do with the book, but it's called G-Man. It stands for government man. It's a book about the history of the FBI. My wife's actually the one who was reading it first. I've now taken an interest in it. And anybody who reads that book left or right, I think will then better understand why I believe we need to shut the FBI down. It's a detailed history of J. Edgar Hoover's legacy at the FBI. And the thing about that book is it's not just about the history of the FBI. Once you leave that about the last several decades, you actually realize that that's not a story about the past. It's as much a story about the present. But the people who we elect to run the government, they're not the ones who run the government. And if you're too busy arguing about Republicans versus Democrats in Congress, you are missing the point about the real issue in Washington, D.C. It's the unelectable and many unelected and in many cases, nonpartisan bureaucracy that's actually pulling the strip. That's a real plot. Vivek, keep campaigning. We'll see you at AmFest. God bless you, man. Thank you. See you. Thanks.
"fbi" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"This house, wherever the rules are disregarded, chaos and mob rule. It has been said today, where is bravery? I'll tell you where bravery is found and courage is found. It's found in this minority who has lived through the last year of nothing but rules being broken, people being put down, questions not being answered, and this majority say, be damned with anything else. We're going to impeach and do whatever we want to do. Why? Because we won an election. I guarantee you one day you'll be back in the minority. And it ain't going to be that fun. Hey, everybody, welcome back to the podcast. Glad to have you with us today. You do not want to miss a minute. Yeah, stick with us. You're already here. So, hey, just grab a coke, go down the highway and listen to us as we go. Today, we've got a great show. Baker's own from former FBI agent, 33 years of service. And he is going to talk about, you know, really where the FBI started going off the rails and how it is affecting people today, how it's affecting the FBI, the standing in the world, but also thinking how investigations are not being done, to be honest, and how the political bias has come into it. You know, one of the interesting things that he and I talked about was the fact that the FBI moved from an investigative organization to an intelligence gathering organization. And we're seeing this every day. I mean, whether it be from the issues we're playing with the pro-life protesters, we're seeing it with school boards, we're seeing it with the I mean, frankly, after the Hunter Biden investigation, the Donald Trump investigation and others, this political bias is becoming more and more obvious. And it's really contributing to this perception that has become reality of a two tier system of justice here in the country. He's got a great new book out. You're going to hear all about it after the break. Tom Baker, former FBI agent, is going to be here to talk about all of this today on the Collins podcast. Hey, everybody, you know about legacy precious metals, legacy precious metals. You hear from we talk once a month, we talk about legacy precious metals, talk about precious metals being part of your portfolio, how they're your navigator. Well, now they're not only navigating in a new way. They're actually giving you a new way to buy gold and silver. In fact, legacy precious metals has developed a revolutionary new online platform that allows you to invest in real gold and silver online. In a few easy steps, you can open an account online, select your metals of choice and choose to have them stored in a vault or shipped to your door. I'm more of a ship to my door kind of person. I enjoy having them with me, but they can do it either way. And you can now do it online. It gives you real access to a dashboard where you can track your portfolio growth in real time. Any time you'll see transparent pricing on each coin and bar. This puts you in complete control of your money. This platform is free to sign up for. Just visit LegacyPMInvestments.com and open your account and see this new investing platform for yourself. Gold hedges against inflation and is against and against a volatile stock market. A true diversified portfolio is just more stocks and bonds, but a different asset class. This platform allows you to make investments in gold and silver no matter how small or large with just a few clicks. Remember, do as I have done. Go to LegacyPMInvestments.com and get started today. And now you've got a new tool to help you along in your investments. Hey, everybody, it's MyPillow's 20th year anniversary. And over 80 million MyPillow's have been sold. Mike Lindell and MyPillow wants to thank each of you and every one of you for giving you the lowest price in history on their MyPillow's. You will receive a queen size MyPillow for $19.98. Regular price is $69.98 and just $10 more for a king size. You will receive deep discounts on all MyPillow products, such as bed sheets, mattress toppers, pet beds, mattresses, my slippers and so much more. This is a time to try out something other than the amazing products that you've had your eye on. Go to MyPillow.com, click on the radio podcast square and use the promo Collins, C-O-L-L-I-N-S to receive this amazing offer on the queen size MyPillow for $19.98 or call 800-986-3994. This offer comes with a 10 year warranty and 60 day money back guarantee. It's time to start getting the quality sleep you deserve. You know how I know that? Because I sleep on my pillow every night. Go to MyPillow.com and use promo code Collins, C-O-L-L-I-N-S or call 800-986-3994 today.
Fresh update on "fbi" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Aunt Retells the Tragic Story of J6 Defendant Matthew Perna
"Rest of your holiday weekend and please enjoy the show. Well if you listen to my show before I don't know if you just tuned in or when you tuned in but I was telling a story about these new January 6 videos which now clearly tell an entirely different side of the story I said a lot of stuff happened on that day we've talked about it candidly fairly on this show for a very long time what bothers me is the left was looking to hide an entirely different side of what happened that day not us it was them doing because they don't want you to see the entire story they want you to see what just died and one of the stories is about a really tragic case of a gentleman named Matthew Perna and here to discuss that is a good friend and a real warrior his aunt Jerry thanks a lot for taking the time we really appreciate you coming on today thank you for having me on well we met through police tapes this movie we did and I remember seeing you on the Dinesh had sent me kind of a screener rough cut of the movie and I'm watching you talk about Matthew and what happened to Matthew and my wife I looked over and she couldn't take it neither could I it was such a horrible story if you could tell the audience what happened with Matthew let's and yeah just just tell them what happened your your version of it is really kind of tough to listen to but everyone needs to hear it well Matt went to the Capitol on January 6th he thought going he to was be part of a celebration that day the crowd was big and he got you know into the crowd and it was announced that Mike Pence had certified the election results it wasn't exactly what what he had planned and as the crowd moved forward they went to the Capitol and he was in a huge crowd of people people and he did go in he went inside a door that had been previously opened he walked around inside the building filming from his phone and he walked out he went back to his hotel he made a live Facebook video talking about the day the video is still visible on our website he was very calm and cool just talking about the day and he he made a comment that he said Mike Pence proved himself to be a traitor today and he said but don't worry don't worry this isn't over yet and that was basically the way he said it and about a week or so later I'm sitting on my couch in Florida maps up in Pennsylvania and I saw a post Facebook that said the FBI had posted pictures of people from January 6 so I clicked on the link and I was scrolling through the photos and lo and behold there's Matt's picture and I was speechless I didn't know what to do so I called one of my brothers up in Pennsylvania and I said you need to go to Matt's house first thing in the morning his picture is on the FBI website so six o 'clock in the morning warning my brother shows up at Matt's house and Matt already knew that his picture was there and he and he had contacted a retired police officer and asked him what he should do he told him to call the local office saw the FBI in Newcastle Pennsylvania so at nine o 'clock in the morning that's exactly what Matt did and Matt seriously thought this was all a huge misunderstanding he just needed to explain that he didn't hurt anybody he didn't break anything and he thought this would be resolved and so the FBI came out to talk to him and I had a couple of my brothers there present as witnesses and they listened to Matt's story and they made it seem like yeah I was just a misunderstanding and they left and Matt called me and I said you know I don't like the sound of this I said I'm coming home so I a got on plane and I flew home that week and I said we need to get you a lawyer and we did we got him a lo lawyer and and behold the FBI showed up and arrested Matt that week while I was there and they took him in and they processed him and they may let him go he was not placed in custody he was told he had to report to somebody if he were to leave the was charged with four misdemeanors the regular ones the rating disorderly and conduct and we met with his attorney his attorney said oh this is nothing this is just a slap on the wrist you've never been arrested for anything before don't worry about it I've got this well then they slapped 220 of the J sixers with the felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding and that's when it got serious but his attorney was still saying don't worry this is this is nothing so somebody sent me video that they had of matt outside of the capitol at 2 55 in the afternoon and I says well that's almost 45 minutes after congress adjourned you hadn't even gone inside yet he said no so I thought well there's your evidence right there it's right there on video you didn't go inside you didn't obstruct anything so I sent it to his attorney and his attorney said it nope doesn't matter they said he was there so it was an obstruction and and that video isn't going to help so this was a start of a nightmare a nightmare watching matt worry and deteriorate because the newspaper facebook social media everybody was brutal they were showing the video from january six that everybody has seen countless times and calling it an insurrection and matt's community turned against him his business which he ran through social media was taken away from him all of the accounts were he disabled and didn't want to leave his house anymore and he would have meetings with his attorney that were you would have to go into the attorney's office and they would meet with the judge via zoom because of the whole covid mess and they would cancel those meetings at the very last minute every and postpone them and it would just wear on him because he would prepare himself mentally what he was going to say and they would say up it's been canceled and this went on for quite some time and um that was deteriorating something awful he no longer ran he was a runner he gave away his television because he couldn't stand to see the news anymore with his picture on his dad was who is my oldest brother has parkinson's disease and it was affecting him something awful and matt felt very guilty about the effect it had on his dad and as the year was coming to a close it was almost christmas matt had lost a ton of wait he was vomiting blood at this point and he told his attorney just i just need this to be over what's the best way for this to be over his attorney said plead guilty you're looking at six to twelve months in a federal prison camp minimum security and matt says okay what then i'll that's do and matt was going to he told me i'll turn it into a positive he said i'll teach my fellow inmates help them get their geds i'll work on another degree for myself at the time matt was very intelligent and very giving so that was settled and the hearing was scheduled for march the third and a week before the hearing matt called his attorney and he said i just have a bad feeling it's just a counseling came over me so that's the day my mother died march the third his attorney says well matt i have bad case they've postponed your your hearing again to april fool's day and the prosecution is looking to add a sentencing enhancement of terrorism and this could have taken matt's sentence to nine years in jail matt called me on the phone sobbing that day uncontrollably sobbing sobbing i could not hardly understand him he kept telling me he he loved me kept apologizing to me for losing all of my friends because i lost every friend i almost almost everyone i ever had over this and i told him don't worry we're going to get through this together don't worry god's not going to let you go to jail i promise you this and he told me he loved me i told him i loved
Fresh update on "fbi" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Was Terrorism at the Root of Recent Car Explosion?
"That's been filed is what New York's governor came out and said. So Kathy Hochul has come out most and recently said, and this is a quote from her, there is no evidence, no evidence at this time that this was terrorist activity. And that's what I want to make very clear to the public. OK. Nobody else been has very clear to the public in such a demonstrative way. The FBI, who is the lead investigator in this, they have not said about this activity. What is Kathy Hochul's rationale for coming out and saying there is no at evidence this time this was terrorist activity? And I want to make that very clear to the public. Well, she's saying that was it a local guy, or I guess if there are two local guys, but she said a local guy. What is this? Oh, that John. He's really done it this time. Gosh, you know, he he shot up those bombs and he ended up going straight at Border Patrol. Bob Not silly, but don't mind him. Just say he got carried away this time. It'll be the last last time, obviously. I mean, seriously, is that the place we're supposed to live in mentally and intellectually here? I mean, look, you got to let the investigators do what they do. But if you have a massive explosion to the point where you can't even identify the people that were in the car, and that's what we've heard so far because of of how massive the explosion was. You have a car that is driving erratically and is speeding towards Border Patrol. Well. That isn't a terrorist attack, even if it is a local guy. I don't know, maybe somebody familiar to Kathy Huckle. I mean, it just you can't make this stuff up. You can't make this stuff up. And by the way, we had to talk about things like this. In part, not just because New York once again did not make sense and Kathy Huckle is her governor, but also because Joe Biden is president of the United States and he makes the entire world less safe. And so you have crazy people to get ideas from all over the place and bad people are acting out more regularly, whether you're talking about terrorist organizations like Hamas, or I don't know, Bob and Johnny from somewhere in New York. If that's who this turns out to be. Because Kathy Huckle wants to make it very clear. Hey there. Happy Thanksgiving -ish,
Fresh update on "fbi" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Too join us for news for today nbc4 weekday morning starting at 4am we're working for you you're listening to wtop news 323 the fbi is now offering a ten thousand dollar reward to help find two people who it says carjacked one of its agents yesterday in dc it happened on 12th street northeast the two suspects carjacked the agent at gunpoint and then took off in the fbi car it was abandoned found about 30 minutes later this is the latest in a string of high -profile carjackings in the nation's capital a member of congress a diplomat and one of president's biden's granddaughters have all been targets the fbi field office wants any information you might have and says the reward offer could be made larger the owner owner of a dupont circle gym has been caught in a child pornography fbi sting 48 year old michael everts owns fit personal training in charging documents the fbi says the location -based hookup app reported in july that everts was looking for underage boys an undercover agent pretending to be the father of an 11 year old boy contacted everts in an online chat the fbi says everts has sent photos and videos of boys being sexually assaulted by everts men and the person he thought was the father agreed to meet this week in front of the apple store near the dc convention center he was taken into custody charged with distribution of child pornography and is being held until a bond hearing next week neil ogenstein wtlp sports he knows at twenty five and fifty five powered by red river technology decisions aren't black and white think red george wallace joins us with a first in monday football night history what is going
Listening to Left-Wing Media Could Get You Killed
"I'm really on really frustrated i uh... i it's the day before thanksgiving i was really hoping to leave you all on high note now in case you haven't heard we have a terror attack being reported at the uh... new york border with canada near niagara falls at the rainbow edge why because that's what demon savages do they like to ruin everything that's why they're demon savages of course left the left loves them mike i'm sure they'll be a pro hamas rally tomorrow i have no idea who these people are i don't know what their motivation is it doesn't matter the point is whether they are left wing communist right pro wing -hamas i don't really care they you know they apparently tried to kill some people killed looks like they killed themselves to dead in this car bomb attack but i'm frustrated because i'm just gonna read it to you i i can't tell you enough i opened up the show discussing this today that if you're listening to left wing media you are going to get yourself killed i i mean every word of that you have to understand that the left wing media is populated by absolute demon savages themselves they have no interest in journalistic integrity whatsoever they have one goal and one goal only to do everything they can to silence the political opposition of the liberal movement united states that's it piece of human feces david ingram from nbc human waste pile david ingram from from nbc in an article i highlighted on my show on october conservative stoke fears of a hamas attack in the united states no credible threat the fbi says he cites a whole bunch of conservatives media matters wrote the exact same article by the way and the fascinating thing about the article was all the conservatives he cites in the article were simply restating what the demon savages had claimed was going to be a day of rage or an attack in the united states but because nbc is populated by pieces of human waste and people who out journalism at all nothing their only goal is to silence people like guys they look and they go okay here's their calculus folks so you've got a bunch of jihadis who just engaged in one of the most brutal terror attacks in human history in israel they're now same on our soil conservatives are reporting that they said they want to do the same on our soil you're at nbc in the newsroom you're like none the first thing a normal person would say would be like yeah we should probably warn people sounds that serious these conservatives aren't crazy they're simply reciting the same threats the jihadis that's not what a -hole uh losers in nbc and other people are thinking they're thinking okay if there's a terror attack people get killed but how do we use this against conservatives to censor them oh i've got an idea let's write an article
Shocking Video Reveals Hidden Truth of January 6th Incident
"Dan Bongino. Well, if you listen to my show before, I don't know if you just tuned in when you tuned in. But I was telling a story about these these new January six videos, which now clearly tell an entirely different side of the story. I said a lot of stuff happened on that day. We've talked about it fairly candidly on this show for a very long time. What bothers me is the left was looking to hide an entirely different side of what happened that day. Not us. It was them doing that. It's because they don't want you to see the entire story. They want you to see what just happened on one side. And one of the stories is about a really tragic case of a gentleman named Matthew Perna. And here to discuss that is a good friend and real warrior, his aunt, Jerry Perna. Jerry, thanks a lot for taking the time. We really appreciate you coming different on story. Well, thank you for having me on. Well, we met through Xtapes, this movie we did. And I remember seeing you on the, Dinesh had sent me kind of a screener rough cut of the movie. And I'm watching you talk about Matthew and what happened to Matthew my and wife. I looked over and she couldn't take it. Neither could I. It was such a horrible story. If you could tell the audience what happened with Matthew and just tell them what happened, your, your version of it is really kind of tough to listen to, but everyone needs to hear. Well, Matt went the to Capitol on January 6th. He thought he was going to be part of a celebration that day. The crowd was was big and he got into the crowd and it was announced that Mike Pence had certified the election results. It wasn't exactly what he had planned. And as the crowd moved forward, they the went to Capitol and he was in a huge crowd of people and he did go in. He went inside a had door been that previously had opened. He walked around inside the building filming from his phone and he walked out. He went back to his hotel. He made a live Facebook video talking about the day. The video is still visible on our website. He was very calm and cool just talking about the day. He made a comment that he said Mike Pence proved himself to be a traitor today. And he said, but don't worry. Don't worry. This isn't over yet. And basically the way he said it. And about a week or so later, I'm sitting on my couch in Florida. That's up in Pennsylvania. And I saw Facebook posts that said the FBI had posted pictures of people from January 6th. So I clicked on the link and I was scrolling through the photos. lo And and behold, there's Matt's picture. And I was speechless. I didn't know what to do. So I called I called one of my brothers up in Pennsylvania and I said, you need to go to Matt's house first thing in the morning. His picture is on the FBI website. So six o 'clock in the morning, my brother shows up at Matt's house and Matt already that knew his picture was there. And he had contacted a retired police officer and asked him what he should do. And he told him to call the local office of the FBI in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. So at nine o 'clock in the morning. That's exactly what Matt did. And Matt seriously thought this was all a huge understanding. He just needed to explain that he didn't hurt anybody. He didn't break anything. And he thought this would be resolved. And so the FBI came out to talk to him and I had a couple of my brothers there present as witnesses. And they listened to Matt's story and they made it seem like, yeah, it was just a misunderstanding. And they left and Matt called me and I said, you know, I don't like sound the of this. I said, I'm coming home. So I got on a plane and I flew home that week. I said, we need to get you a lawyer. And we did. We got him a lawyer and lo and behold, the FBI showed up and arrested Matt that week while I was there. And they took him in and they processed him and then they let him go. He was not placed in custody. He was told he had to report to somebody if he were to leave the area. And, um, and he was charged with form for misdemeanors, the regular ones, the parading and disorderly conduct. And, um, we met with his attorney. His attorney said, Oh, this is nothing. This is just a slap on the list. You've never been arrested for anything before. Don't worry about it. I've got this. Well, then they slapped 220 of the J fixers with the felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding. And that's when it got serious. But attorney his was still saying, don't worry. This is, this is nothing. So somebody sent me video that they had of Matt outside of the Capitol at two 55 in the afternoon. says, And I well, that's almost 45 minutes after Congress adjourned. You hadn't even gone inside yet. And so I thought, well, there's your evidence right there. It's right there on video. You didn't go inside. You didn't obstruct anything. So I sent it to his attorney and attorney said, Nope, it doesn't matter. They said he was there. So it was an obstruction and that video isn't going to help. So this was a start of nightmare. a A nightmare watching Matt worry and deteriorate because the newspaper, Facebook, social media, everybody was brutal. They were showing the video from January six that everybody has seen countless times and calling it an insurrection. And that's community turned against him. Um, his business, which he ran through social media, um, was taken away from him. All of his accounts were disabled and it was house anymore. And he would have meetings with his attorney that were, he would have to go into the attorney's office and they they would meet with the judge via zoom because of the whole COVID mess. And they would cancel those meetings at the very last minute, every single time and postpone them. And it would just wear in him. Cause he would prepare himself mentally what he was going to say. And they would say, Oh, it's been canceled. And this went on for quite some time. And, um, Matt was deteriorating something awful. He no longer ran. He was a runner. Um, he gave away his television cause he couldn't stand to see the news anymore with his picture on it. His dad was who is my oldest brother has Parkinson's disease and it was affecting him something awful. And Matt felt felt very guilty about the effect it had on his dad. And as the year was coming to a close, it was almost Christmas. Matt had lost a ton of weight. He was vomiting at this point. And he told his attorney, I just need this to be over. What's the best way for this to be over his attorney said, plead guilty. You're looking at six to 12 months in a federal prison minimum security. And mass is okay. Then that's what I'll do. And Matt was going to, he told me, I'll turn it into a positive. He said, I'll teach my fellow inmates, help them get their GEDs. I'll work on another degree for self at the time that was very intelligent and very giving. So that was settled. And the hearing was scheduled for March the third. And a week before the hearing, Matt called his attorney and he said, I just have a bad feeling. It's just a bad feeling came over me. So that's the day my mother died March the third. And his attorney says, well, Matt, I have bad news. They've postponed your, your hearing again to April fool's day. And the prosecution is looking to add a of sentencing enhancement terrorism. And this could have taken Matt's sentence to nine years in jail. Matt called me on the phone sobbing that day, uncontrollably sobbing, sobbing. I couldn't hardly understand him. He kept telling me he loved me. He kept apologizing to me for losing all of my friends. Cause I lost every friend. I almost, almost everyone I ever had over this. And I told him, don't worry. We're going to get through this together. Don't worry. God's not going to let you go to jail. I promise you this. And he told me he loved me. I told him I loved him. And that And I, I can't tell you the devastation that our family has felt. We're a big Italian family. We're very close. We never had any of our nephews or nieces ever in trouble before. And, um, now that some of this video evidence came out this past week, and it seemed I didn't even know it was on Twitter. Somebody messaged me and said, this looks like your nephew. And there's Matt walking calmly through the Capitol past six Capitol police officers just standing there
There Was a Full-Blown Riot in Front of the DNC
"Of donuts i'm not like stephen hawking or anything like that but i covered it segment this this dnc pro this protest at the dnc democrat national headquarters last night by the pro -terrorist group and folks i gotta tell you i was shocked i was i was on a plane before i wasn't watching a lot of you know cable news stuff or whatever and like i said i get in the hotel and you know whatever brush the dientes i sit down in the bed getting ready to go sleep lily white's party right i hit the power button on the cable what the hell is this here's like a full in front of the dnc wait jim what was that statement you just read to me about that thing because folks i want you to listen to this do you have it i want you to listen jim you read it if you get it up if you get it up get your mind out of the gutter you read this statement and tell me how this this sounds like any different from the january sixth thing tell me about by they portrayed it and yet today there's no outrage in the media because they were pro -hamas people that were at the democrat headquarters there's no basis minimal coverage at best people got hurt last night the fbi from what know i is not engaged in a full -blown x uh uh investigation excuse me none of that but listen for a second jim's gonna read this and you're gonna say to yourself gosh that sounds like a lot of what they said after january sixth yet no spawning response to him dozens of people were kicked need and punched in the face by police officers u .s. capitol police say roughly a hundred and fifty demonstrators were illegally and violently protesting with at least six officers injured well some congressmen were evacuated from dnc headquarters during the protest while others were entered into the basement by law enforcement while sounds like an insurrection doesn't it folks sounds i'm right this is the same thing you were told about january sixth worse than pearl harbor it was worse than nine eleven thousand times worse and yet if you're not if you listen to the show today you pop on cable news last night like before i dropped into lily white's party and you didn't see what's going on you're like wait that happened last night because you got lives you got real job i don't have a real job it's a fake job you got real jobs you got you're getting your kids back from like baseball games and soccer games and preparing dinner and getting ready for work if you didn't see that story you have no idea mike queue up for me cut four this is just audio of the end and folks believe me if if the if the definition of insurrection is what the democrats want you to it believe is then what happened last night at the DNC headquarters is without a doubt an insurrection I just want you to listen seconds in this check this out back yeah the lookups got thrown thrown down the stairs so yeah two thumbs up he's such a radio guy he keeps in case you don't realize what's going on here Jim because he has to control the on and off button on the mic for me he keeps turning his mic off if they're just just leave the mic on okay don't worry about it don't worry about the mic
Think Things Are Bad Now? We're Not Even Close...
"One person to dictate the whole show but it's more than one probably other people were thinking that the point I'm trying to make about my is it bad enough theory that as bad you intelligent conservatives out there in the audience think things are the border the economy and they are public safety. The story liberals are getting from mouthpieces the in media and their government officials are things aren't that bad. Inflation is down I percent you notice how they phrase everything it is the problem is prices aren't down at all but you see how that the dipsy do flipper ooh how when you flip an argument and you make it about the inflation rate not about the price level people pay all the sudden it sounds like things aren't too bad. That's the point I was making, it's not a critique of the cops I know they've made arrests. I can't imagine the pressure and if the situation were reversed and the victim was a minority and the attackers were white this would be the FBI would be involved and the National Guard would be called in. I can only imagine the pressure they're under but no this was not a knock on the cops at all. This isn't bad enough theory is something you need to understand because it's not a theory it's real. People will not vote until the situation has gotten catastrophic. It doesn't mean we can't win elections folks we won in 2016. I'd argue we won in 2020 with all the shenanigans involved. We won. We can win. It was a rout in 2016. We won seats we had no No business winning. We can win. What I'm suggesting to you with this isn't bad enough theory is in order for a Reagan -esque 40 plus 9 state landslide a Giuliani 18 -point reelection that happened in his reelection effort in a blue state in a 50 -50 country it has to get sadly really really bad
"The Constitution of the United States" With Author Gregg Jarrett
"Me was how prescient our founders were as casting they this were new form of government and our Constitution and our Bill of Rights John Adams warned unscrupulous that men in power if left unchecked would become in his words ravenous beasts of prey destroying our government and aren't we seeing that mark unfold lately the weaponization by unelected bureaucrats at the FBI the Department of Justice our intelligence sees concocting the Russia hoax to drive a president from office because they loathed his policies and they hated him pure abuse power George Washington in his farewell address openly worried that the creation of political parties in their infancy back then would become what he called potent engines of unprincipled men who would define our freedoms counseled vigorously against them to no avail we should have listened to him you know I can go through transcendent figures like Frederick Douglas Lincoln Susan Abraham B Anthony Teddy Roosevelt but in my lifetime the oratory masterful of Ronald Reagan really struck a note with me and it began with his time for choosing speech in he 1964 emerged on the national stage and he warned of this all too powerful government controlling our lives and when elected he followed up Agarwal in addressing his government is not the solution to our problem government is the problem of course he lifted the nation in the sadness after the Challenger disaster but the next year standing at the Brandenburg Gate he challenged Gorbachev tear down this wall the walking crumbling down and so did the Soviet Empire the Cold War so top of my list Ronald Reagan wow that's great great mine too I think he's the third greatest president and the number one in my history one and two I have Washington and I have Lincoln not because that's the go -to list it's because having studied their lives as long as I have as well I just don't think there's a lot of question about it yeah because Washington in particular I mean was a remarkable man tremendous leadership both in battle and as a statesman of course Lincoln what he had to do I mean he was pressured to settle he was pressured to allow the South to go he was under enormous pressure given all the casualties that were taking place as you know and he of course was starting to lose the support of the Union he was up
FBI Officials Singled Out Agents Who Were Former Military
"And again, I'll say it again because the show is fair. have I very strong opinions about things, especially police state type activities, because I a was cop and I did not abuse my authority. And I don't understand why other people, if you're going to go in that space, can't control your inclination to do that. I know what happens, you know, as corrupts. I get it, but that doesn't mean I understand it. I never did it. Why can't you just do the right thing? So the story about the FBI potentially targeting members of the military, which again, they strongly deny. And I'm going to, Jim, is there any way you can do this? Do they have a PR branch? I guess you can read the public relations or something. No, I'm serious. Can we reach out? I'd love to. I'd love to get a comment on this story. They'd like to come hear it. There's this woman, Deena Perkins and Jeffrey Veltri, who were accused by Carrie Pickett in the Washington Times, basically of targeting people who served in the Marine Corps or military branches. This is serious charges. If the woman and the guy would like to come on, I'm happy to hear him out. I don't want this story to be true, but this is devastating. I mean, just think about this for a second. If even a shred of this is true, and I'll get into the article in more depth in a second, imagine you're a young man or young woman. You sign up for the Marine Corps, one of the toughest boot camps in the world. The Marines who are at the forefront of any time the world is in conflict, the Marines go out there first. You got expeditionary units, you got reaction forces in the Marine Corps. They're there on the ground doing God's work to preserve freedom all over the world. These guys are badasses. To all the Marines in my audience, I tell you this with respect. Don't take this the wrong way. I envy you. I really do. I don't envy lot a of people. I envy you. My greatest regret in my lifetime is not going in the Marine Corps, because it's a different breed of human. It just is. When I was an instructor in our academy, in my last line of work, I always made the Marines the class presidents, because they were just, they were always on time, looked sharp, and it was their example that kept everyone else in line. I didn't care if you were the CEO of a company. We had a guy in one of the Secret Service classes, went to the San Francisco office. He was a medical doctor. He was a nice guy, but I didn't pick him for class president. We picked the Marines, because they were always five paragraph order types. Bang, bang, bang. You go into Corps, Marine and you find yourself in the FBI, and
How Do You Know If You're Living in a Police State?
"State mayor. Police state. How do you know? Well, I can tell you there's a pretty definitive sign in a constitutional republic or a representative democracy of some form. You do not investigate people. You investigate crimes in search of people, correct? People tend to overcomplicate what police a state is. We did a whole movie on it, but we kept it simple. You investigate crimes in a constitutional republic, and then you go and look for the people who did those crimes in a police state. You investigate people and you go and look for crimes. Oh, Miss Perkins attempted to revoke the security clearance of this employee and ordered her investigators to canvas 10 police departments where the employee lived for any allegations of violations of the law. Sounds like they're looking for person a in search of a crime, does it not? Folks, this has to stop. I'm gonna tell you, one of the more kind of devastating moments of my life in this space, and I mean it, I'm not being hyperbolic or overly dramatic dramatic about it is I was in an airport flying up to New York. I think I was doing the five fox or and friend, don't matter, but I'm in the airport and I get a call and a friend of mine says, you're never gonna believe this. He says, people in the Ukrainian embassy were watching your social media stuff, likely on government time, and monitoring your activity because you're exposing all this corruption going on in Ukraine that I was writing about in my last book. I said, no, they said, yeah, we're going to get a, we're going to for you this and you're going to see if they were right. Now folks, the stuff they were watching was public. I'm, you know, they, from what I least know, they at didn't have access to my private emails and things like that or the direct messages. But I got to tell you it was pretty scary stuff. I don't mean frightened, like a coward, like a little puppy. I was, it's frightening in an anxiety producing way that your government simply because you expose their corruption is busy watching what you're tweeting about and not doing their actual government assign work. You're like, where the hell am I living, the Soviet Union? Now in case you think it can't get any worse the police state ladies and gentlemen, it already has You sensing a pattern by the way according to this story about who the FBI was allegedly targeting. Marines, people wear who didn't want a to face mask, people who are skeptical of the vaccine. You sensing how the FBI and the modern turn military DEI wants to go along to get along types and if you're not one of them they want you the hell out as soon as possible. There's nothing the police state likes more than to have compliancy. They want people
If Kari Lake Wins a Senate Seat THIS Would Be Her Top Priority
"And one of the things they've flipped the script on Carrie, which I want to get your take. Carrie's running for U .S. Senate, by the way, in Arizona. I'm sorry I should have mentioned that. assume I a lot of you know, but Carrie Lee, Carrie with a K, K -A -R -I. Great candidate. This is an opportunity right here. One of my priorities and a lot of Republicans I talk to and good conservatives is a swamp house cleaning, especially at the law enforcement and intel community. I don't deny there are some decent people left, some whistleblowers I know have told me that, that there are a lot of people there who are great guys and women. They're out there investigating bank robberies in the Arkansas office and the FBI. They have nothing to do with any of this. Matter of fact, most of them love Trump. There are people at the top, however, Kerry. The FBI and DOJ, you know, have been involved in a number of conspiracy devastating facts, not theories. So if you were elected to the US Senate, can we be assured that this is going to be one of your priorities too? Because I know you can't stand these people as much as our audience can. Yeah. It's a top priority. We have to. Our federal government has been weaponized and turned on we, the people. I mean, this is the tyranny that our founding fathers warned us about. And maybe, you know, nobody saw that that's what the tyrants would be now. Here we are, you know, after the Revolutionary War. And we are dealing with basically a push toward going back to a globalist running the show. You know, they freed us from the globalist King George, and now we're facing globalism taking over and Americanism being gone. And so this is battle what the is. We have to go after the bureaucrats and the bureaucratic administrative state and our federal government. We're watching what they're doing to President Trump, and they're doing it to a whole lot of other people as well. And I think we've got to do a major house cleaning and I'm talking shrink these departments down if we to have starve them of the money in order to get some of these crooked people out. And the good thing is, if we can find silver the lining, Dan, is we're starting to see who's who is as much of a struggle as this is as much. It's dark. It's not fun. It's
Dan's Northvale, NJ Book Signing Was an Epic Success!
"That for this weekend special so a lot happened since I've been with you last first we had a book signing Friday in Northvale New Jersey I expected like 350 people 500 people showed up it was crazy the nicest people huge shout out to the cops and a lot of people showed up I I had some DEA guys FBI guys couple of 75 precinct guy ESU SWAT guys there and one guy came up to me and said Dan I love it when you give shout outs to the truckers and the HVAC guys and the carpenters and the electricians and the steam fitters but you got to mention this railroad guys shout out to the railroad guy and railroad guys out there we love you too but seeing everyone up close and personal is crazy we were there three and a half hours guy said the book signing was nuts our last book signing for a while little while probably not the last one but for a while is this week in Dallas so this is kind of a weekend update on Diana Ball here Dallas this Friday November 17th 2pm local time Grapevine Texas at the Books -A -Million don't miss it we will be there their WBAP audience Jim is saying this is going to be the most packed one yet we've had anywhere from 300 to 800 people these things they're always crowded I don't know we'll see Jim's saying yes WBAP audience represent Grapevine Texas this Friday November 17th 2 p .m. local time book signing at Books -A -Million and Grapevine if you want the deets it's on my Instagram Twitter and true social just scroll through you'll see a lot of them there that's pretty cool so that happened and I want to thank the guy who his gave up parking spot in front of the bookstore they forgot to save us a parking spot so we there was not a single spot in this entire parking lot and the guy in the black truck who he's I said listen if we get you line in first will you give us his spot I had
A highlight from Ask Charlie Anything 168: Hidin' Joe Biden? Hamas Worse than Nazis? The NFL vs. The RNC?
"Hey everybody, Charlie Kirk here. Are you new to investing and have savings you need to protect right now? With the Middle East war, the Ukraine war, and maybe Taiwan soon, you need a new playbook that is safe. Allocate some gold now and avoid the frenzied panic of the unprepared. When fear reigns, gold protects the wise. Noble Gold Investments offers a free 5 -ounce America the Beautiful coin with new IRAs this month. Shield your savings with a Noble Gold Investments IRA. Go to NobleGoldInvestments .com. NobleGoldInvestments .com, the only gold company I trust. That is NobleGoldInvestments .com. Hey everybody, happy Monday. I take your questions that you've emailed me, FreedomAtCharlieKirk .com. We talk about the new FBI building. We ask the question of whether or not members of Congress are being actively blackmailed to vote for a new FBI headquarters. We do a rather deep dive into the Israel issue and examine it from all angles. And I take your questions all hour. Email us, FreedomAtCharlieKirk .com. Become a member at members .charliekirk .com. That's CharlieKirk .com and click on the Members tab. CharlieKirk .com and click on the Members tab to listen to every single one of our episodes, advertiser free. That is CharlieKirk .com and click on the Members tab. Email us as always, FreedomAtCharlieKirk .com. Get involved with Turning Point USA at TPUSA .com. That is TPUSA .com. Turning Point USA is America's most important organization. So get on board, help us continue the movement at TPUSA .com and get involved with AMFEST, our big event coming up in December, AMFEST .com. That is AMFEST .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campuses. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks.
Monitor Show 18:00 11-11-2023 18:00
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What Exactly Is Biden Doing to Protect Jewish Students?
"Trespassing. Nobody was killed that day except a protester. A veteran. Thanks for watching. Who wasn't harming anybody. He didn't do any violence. And she was shot through a door or window and murdered. That police officer. There's a clear record, clean record, and it's actually celebrated. Thanks for watching. Now we have Jews who have been killed. We have Jews who have been maimed. We have Jews who have been beaten. have We Gentiles, righteous Gentiles, who have been brutalized for protecting and standing up for and speaking out against the Jews who are being brutalized. Because this is what we do as Americans. We defend each other. We understand right from wrong, evil from good. Thanks for watching. Thanks for watching. Thanks the early talk from Biden. I stand with his rise and we now know that's not true. I was the first to post on social media and get behind this microphone and tell you that he's a liar. He's doing things behind the scenes to undermine Israel. And they made a big brouhaha about Islamophobia Day or whatever the hell they called it. They're really looking to get to the bottom of this. They haven't said anything serious. They haven't taken any serious The FBI director says hate crimes in America over 60 % against Jews. What's he doing about it? What's the Department of Education doing with the Department of Justice to deal with these
Mark Levin's Saturday Monologue: '100,000 Casualties'
"A border open intentionally, the southern border, and upwards of 100 ,000 young Americans, aged 18 to 45 die every single year that border is open from fentanyl. Almost 100 ,000 civilian, American casualties, civilian well what kind of president is that? Is that a man who gives a damn about human life? Is that a man who's compassionate about the American people? Is that a man who can protect the American people? Absolutely silent, he doesn't even talk about it. While flunky, the secretary of DHS keeps testifying that the border is secure or we need comprehensive immigration reform. And I'm not even including the inhumanity, the other inhumanity that's taking place on the border, sex the slaves, the children sold into sex slavery, the rapes, the murders, the other drugs coming across, drug cartels with ties to the communist Chinese who use techniques like ISIS coming into our country. They now have a foothold in every major metropolitan in every one of our states. What kind of a president is that? He's a president that should be impeached. That's a high crime. Doing that to your own country? 100 ,000 civilian deaths a year, probably more? We just had the FBI director testify that the FBI now controls enough fentanyl, illegal fentanyl that it has acquired to kill 270 million Americans and the border is still wide open given what's going on in the Middle East. Can you think of another country that has an open border? Any? Can you think of another president or prime minister or dictator or monarch who would leave a border open like that so its own people are suffering and dying? We're talking about potential
Nashville Shooter's Manifesto Released by Steven Crowder
"With this intra conservative like, Oh, I did it. Crowder's people got it out there. Good for them. They deserve the credit. Any other media outlet acting like a little child refusing to credit them. Shame on you. Shame. Thank you. Here's some stuff from the trans shooters manifesto that the media obviously wanted it hidden because the media has played up the threat of white supremacy around every corner only for the last five or so years. The trans terrorist calls it death day. Notes. She notes here. The day has finally come. I can't believe it's here. Don't know how I was able to get this far but here I am. I can tell you because our FBI has been too busy investigating grandma with a MAGA hat who spent six seconds inside the rotunda of the Capitol I'm a little nervous. She notes but excited to been cited for the past two weeks. There were several times I could have been caught especially in the summer of 2021. Look at that Jim. It says it right there. There were several times I could have been caught planning a terrorist in Nashville. But what was happening in the summer of 2020? Oh they were spying on Donald Trump. The evidence is that. None of that matters now she notes. I'm almost an hour and 7 minutes away. Can't believe I'm doing this, but I'm ready. I hope my victims aren't. My only fear is if anything goes wrong I'll do my best to prevent of the sort. God let my wrath Take over my anxiety. I might be 10 minutes tops. It might be 3 to 7. It's going to be quick. I hope I have a high death count.
A highlight from Jeremy Stahlnecker
"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. Did you ever see the movie The Blob starring Steve McQueen? The blood curdling threat of The Blob. Well, way back when, Eric had a small part in that film, but they had to cut his scene because The Blob was supposed to eat him, but he kept spitting him out. Oh, the whole thing was just a disaster. Anyway, here's the guy who's not always that easy to digest. Eric Mataxas! Folks, welcome back. It's always a joy to speak to Irish people in general, but when you get two of them, it's unbelievable. I have two friends, the journalists, Phalom McAleer and Anne McEnany. Anne, did I get it right? McElhenny. McElhenny, are you sure, though? Anne McElhenny and Phalom McAleer, I love you, too, and you're always doing great things. Welcome back. Thanks so much for having us. Phalom, what are you guys up to this time? You guys are really, you're very clever with the things you do. There's a photographic exhibit. I think we should talk about that. Yeah, so we've, you know, we've covered the Kermit Gosnell story really since it broke in 2013, 2012. As you know, we made the movie. We wrote the book, which was a New York Times bestseller. We did a play on it. We did a podcast, a top rated podcast. But as part of our investigations, we came across the crime scene photograph. Some source gave us the cry. All the crime scene for not everybody knows what we're talking about. So briefly, tell my audience who is Kermit Gosnell, because there are people listening today that haven't they weren't listening six months ago or a year ago when we were talking about this. Well, Kermit Gosnell was is America's biggest serial killer. He was an abortion doctor in Philadelphia. And also was selling opioids, opioid prescriptions. And he was his clinic was raided by the DEA and the FBI because he was selling drugs. And they find a murder mill. And he is America's biggest serial killer. He murdered babies born alive. He murdered or he killed several patients, several female patients. He was a monster, but he was allowed to kill in plain sight because he had abortion clinic above the door. And the bodies kept coming out and the authorities wouldn't look behind that door because he was protected by the sacrament of abortion, the leftist sacrament of abortion. So we've kind of made it our job as journalists to really show this story for what it is, try and understand what happened and how it was allowed to happen. Much more important. So as I say, we've written these books about it. Made a movie about it, starring Dean Cain. But we have these crime scene photographs which are show evil and show the banality of evil as well. They show every aspect of his operation from the clocking in where they have to clock in with the cards, wishing people happy birthday. And then there's bits of it that are more explicit. So we thought, you know, the left are always doing photo exhibitions about Gaza refugees, about climate change, about, you know, all these victims, refugees, all these kind of things. This is a big tradition in America of crime scene photos being used as exhibitions, as works of art. And we thought, let's do this. Let's make, let's bring this to people because the great thing about crime scene photographs is they're taken for evidence in a courtroom, not pro -life, not pro -choice. They're neutral. They were never challenged by either side. They're factual. And people need to see the facts before they make up their mind. Where is the exhibition? So the exhibition is happening in Columbus, Ohio. And the reason why we're in Ohio is that there have been, since Roe v. Wade was overturned, there have been six ballot initiatives. Three of them were pro -abortion ballot initiatives. Three of them were pro -life. But in every case, the pro -life side lost. So Ohio, in on the 7th of November, there will be another of these ballot initiatives. And it's a very, very extreme ballot initiative. It's actually, what it's going to do is going to enshrine in the constitution of Ohio that you can have an abortion up to nine months. So it's very, very extreme. And people are being asked to vote on that. That's why we decided to bring this exhibition first to Ohio, where people need to be educated. And, you know, as Phalen said, these photographs, these are unimpeachable. These were shown in a courtroom, and no one ever challenged them. Neither side ever challenged the veracity of them. So, you know, because a lot of times I think the pro -abortion side can say that they feel that photographs are shown have been tampered with, that the pro -life movement have, you know, photoshopped. Well, no one's photoshopped anything here. These are very raw. And as Phalen said, you know, some of them show the banality of the workplace. But further into the exhibition, you know, as you walk in and you make a choice in this exhibition, we've been very careful about that. As you walk through the more extreme photographs, which are the photographs of the remains of the babies that were discovered on the premises the night of the raid, 47 bodies were discovered that night and brought to the medical examiner's office and, you know, posed and photographed so that doctors could make an evaluation of how they had died. We have those photographs, those kind of more explicit photographs, we have them shrouded in, you know, with a curtain, with a black curtain, also to show reverence for the remains. But people have been very, very moved. I mean, we've just had, somebody came to the exhibition yesterday, an actor who said, if only I knew then what I know now. And he wept in the room where he was looking at the photographs of the dead babies. Where in Columbus, Ohio, people are interested in seeing this? I know it's only up for another day or so. So what is the, is there a website where people can look this up? Yes, they can go to evidencetheexhibition .com, evidencetheexhibition .com. It's in the short north area of Columbus, Ohio. But the address, the specific address is there, evidencetheexhibition .com. And we would really welcome people to come. We are, as I said, open until Tuesday, until the day of the vote. People have already started voting, by the way, in Ohio. And it's extraordinary what people can tell themselves. But the lies that are being told by the pro -abortion side need to be answered with truth. And the truth that this exhibition shows is that people went to Gosnell. Lots of people went to Gosnell. He ran a very lucrative business. And the people who went there were six and seven and eight and nine months pregnant. So it's real. And it happened. And it went on for decades. And Pennsylvania allowed it to go on for decades, despite the bodies piling up, literally the bodies piling up and the complaints piling up. And this is what Ohio is welcoming in. This potential is what they're welcoming in. But I also think that the pictures of the babies are extremely powerful. I know, Eric, I believe I've shared some of these photographs with you in the past. So I think you know what we're dealing with here, but they are in some ways, I mean, this sounds so strange, but they're almost exquisite. They're so perfect. And their humanity is undeniable. And I think the left and the pro -abortion side really liked to push this idea of the clump of cells. In fact, the Guardian newspaper not that long ago published what turned out to be really a very fraudulent image showing some kind of fluff that they were saying that that's really what an abortion looks like. And it's completely untrue. So as I said, these photographs are unimpeachable, and people need to be educated. And we would really like to bring this exhibition around the country next year in 2024. I think there's seven or eight of these ballot measures on the books already all over the country, Florida, Arizona, Pennsylvania, many, many states where they're going to be asked. And I've read recently, and I think I agree with it, that the pro -life movement fought very, very hard to overturn Roe v. Wade. But I'm not sure they were ready for the win, because now when people are being asked to make the decision, when the people get to vote, they're, as I said, six out of six ballot initiatives so far, including in three conservative states, were lost by the pro -life side.
Monitor Show 19:00 11-03-2023 19:00
"Pop culture is something that touches everyone. It's how we fill our leisure time and how we enjoy ourselves, particularly when you're talking about the famous people and big personalities in entertainment and tech. There tends to be a need to sensationalize, but what I enjoy is explaining to people how the things that they love get made, come to be, and how people make money off of it. I'm Lucas Shaw, and I cover the business of pop culture for Bloomberg. My job is to uncover how entertainment is changing and explain what that means for you, because context changes everything. in the conflict, press secretary Karine Jean -Pierre. It would benefit Hamas, giving them time to regroup and plot a new attack, or new attacks. The Biden administration has pushed for temporary humanitarian pauses in the fighting to allow aid into Gaza and the release of hostages. A federal appeals court is temporarily freezing the limited gag order against former President Trump in his election interference case. A three -judge panel at the USDC Circuit Court of Appeals said the pause was taking place in order for them to have more time to consider a request from Trump to pause the order while an appeal plays out. New York City Mayor Eric Adams says he has no knowledge of improper fundraising activity for his campaign. Natalie Migliori has the details. The mayor's written statement came one day after the FBI raided the Brooklyn home of his top fundraiser, Biana Sucks.
"fbi" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"The American Dream. Here's somebody who comes to this country. While you'll find out how he became an American citizen, but he joined the, this guy joins the FBI, I think one of the first one first or second Cuban born. Second Cuban born FBI agent they've ever had. And it just a story of persistence, but this guy served as country. And the other stuff he did too, Steve. I think what he did when he investigated police corruption, you know, Murphy and I both say nobody hates a bad cup more than a good cop and what they did to take down. And I'm not just talking about people who jaywalked and illegally parked. We're talking about people who are involved in major corruption. Drug dealing, things like that. So got a couple of great stories on that, but Steve, we will never get to this story if I keep pontificating and I don't allow you to say, are you ready to play the biggest baddest, most dangerous and Olive Garden friendly game of all the game of crimes? Yeah, I'll tell you what, would you guys get into the story this when I'm getting ready to say is going to mean so much more this time? Because this is very exciting. So get in, sit down, shut up, hold on, bring on Jack Garcia, mister Jack falcon. Again,
"fbi" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"It's kind of hard to get out. So, but what did you major in in college? Poli sci and then there was like a minor legal studies. So as political science, what do you do with the political science degree? But let's get a law school. But there was two ways into the FBI. And it was you could either there was too sure ways to get in. It's a lot different. A counter lawyer. And I couldn't do math.
"fbi" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"Firefighters are dealing with the wildfires and looking at how they train and assessed and select individuals and in our conversations with dr klein. It's interesting when we when you look at a selection process. It's typically pretty is weekly demanding and we're looking at physical fitness but but if you take a selection events society and you just talk generally and say a frank where do you think makes a really good swat operator. Not a single person sits in that room says well physical fitness like the first thing that comes out would be determination bravery motivated initiative trustworthy. And all of those kind of intangibles that are that are hard to judge. How how do. I judge frank whether or not you're brave like standing up there and point a gun at you and tell you gonna shoot you you. There's there's no real way to to test that so were constantly trying to adjust that we're in a big right now a A concerted effort through the national tactical training unit or. Ntt you in trying to redevelop. What our selection process looks like citron maybe capture in encapsulate. Some more of those intangibles that maybe we we weren't capturing in the last system that we use inc really interesting and as you said not not easily done capturing intangibles you can certainly determine how good a marksman an agent is or how fast they can run or how many push ups they can do but that bravery and determination and tenacity that is a tough one and then how. They meld with the rest of the team. I think one of the one of the things that always impressed me As a field office leader was everybody has a role on a swat team. But yet they all work like like an orchestra together. Nobody doing anything outside of the knowledge or understanding of the other super pretty cool system and you know one of the things. That's that is super important. And that we try and impress within the program is is that trust right at trust in your teammates. The trust that that you have to trust that i'm gonna do. My job is going to trust that. You're gonna do your job and ultimately that's how that's how tactical teams in in no fail mission teams have to operate because the scenarios and situations that we deal with can't be solved by one person you'd be challenged to solve them with five people so everyone kind of has to know their role. Everyone has to do their job. They have to do a good job at it and they have to trust that those that are around you and that are on the team with you doing their job as well. Yeah i don't want to definitely don't want to take away from the baseline of yeah. You have to have good physical fitness and the reason that you have to have good. Physical fitness is that this is a marathon of career. This is a marathon of being on a swat team. I was on the swat team over a decade and without good physical fitness. The job is is monumentally harder. it's it's harder to wear. The gear is harder to be in the ninety five degree. Virginia heat in the summer with eighty two percent humidity and standing there in a in body armor with a helmet. You're not in not in good physical condition. You're going to struggle with And then of course you hit on it with the firearms piece you know. There are some very very talented gifted folks. That are really good shooters that don't have to work at it that hard but the vast majority of us. It's a perishable skills so we are out training we do have to train. There's a minimum number of training days for our swat teams. Not not going to say kind of where that sits but There's a there's a percentage that there's a standard requirement that we do look for in that we do track to make sure that operational proficiency is being met through training and through objective training speaking of talent. I'm hearing And tell me if. I've got this right. That increasingly female agents are part of that that talent pool at finds themselves Making it making the team on swat. I just Saw recently some fbi public relations material on an agent. They believe may be the first african american female Out of the swat team in puerto. Rico can you shed any light on on the diversity In terms of team membership. Yes sure You know. I think that's that's one of the things that i'm very proud of the fbi's program with diversity not just not just across sex but race as well as the diversity of background too. So you myself. I was a computer guy with no military. No law enforcement experience in. There's an opportunity for everyone to that. Makes it through to being an fbi agent to come out and and throw your name and that hat and and try out and go through selection and you know not to get too far off topic. Because i'll come back so your diversity question you know. I feel like it's hugely important in the position that i find myself in now. It's important that when someone comes out to selection of whether it be for. La swat team or chicago swat team or richmond swat team in richmond. Virginia that the agents that leaves selection whether they're selected or not. They learned something. I wanted to be a positive experience for them. That they that they came and they either learned something about themselves or they learn something that is going to make them a better agent leaving selection and again that's new irregardless of whether they make team or not. Okay let's hit pause. So i can share something new from the folks at wondering podcast. It's called generation y. That's w. h. y. Imagine you have two friends who are obsessed with crime murder mayhem and unsolved mysteries. They have a passion for breaking down cases that have been cold for years. Welcome to generation y a podcast where hosts aaron and justin gives startling theories dive.
"fbi" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
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"fbi" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"Because they've already had professional experience before they joined the fbi so they go on to a third career where if you they can pursue another large paycheck If they want to sit by the beach they're certainly entitled to do so as well so there's a lot of options and freedom that come with that and throughout the course of your time as a special agent you'll be moving through what's called a career ladder so you will be promoted up on typically an annual basis up until you get to more senior leadership positions which become more competitive. But as long as you're doing your job you'll be moving up in that. Career ladder again is consistent with most of our jobs series regardless of what you'll be doing within the fbi so a little more stability and guarantee and pay then you may be getting in other organizations so wall again not maybe numbers on paper the same we do. Think the totality of the package in the additional benefits not to mention that mission driven element. You can't necessarily put a price tag on that. I certainly agree and i. There's two things. I think emphasize for that agent position. You mentioned one of them. Which is that you can With twenty years of service and hitting age fifty. You can retire if if you wish to. There's another element that impacted me. Which is that. I came in young enough so that another rule applied to me. Which is that. You can retire at any age with twenty five years of service so i actually left just prior. I retired just prior to turning fifty. And i did have a second career in corporate security and really on my third career Talking to you doing the media and and writing and speaking for a living. So i mean you can't y when you combine that with that pension as as you said you really can't can't beat it all right. Let's talk about the kind of career changers debt. Neaby you're aware of people coming out of other careers throughout the bureau If you've got any anecdotal stories about people who need a switch and decided to go with. I say team america and the fbi. Yeah so as we talk about our focus on diversity we still have internally What i would call trailblazers. So since we have a ways to go Particularly in our special agent kadre we do have individuals who are really helping break barriers. So in around the month of march i think it was. We had women's history month. And i was watching events in the dallas field office which happened to be quite timely because dallas got to celebrate a really exciting milestone dallas was the first field office that had an african american female agent special agent bob tech so a very specific role within the fbi highly competitive lots of training and unbeknownst to me and very pleasantly surprised by the sec. This individual happened to be our first african american. Especially jim bob tech. We call the. Sat's she was a former canine explosive detective handler with a capital police. So a career switcher in terms of having worked while in law enforcement not necessarily for the fbi and she had a dream of becoming an fbi. Special agent her experience that she had as a canine handler. Obviously prepared her for that role. But you still took the initiative internally decided to make that change in successfully got through the program so really impressive to me. Someone who had their i in the prize who had the dream who went out and pursued experience that would be relevant for the fbi and then raised her hand for a job series where she didn't see anyone else like her but ended up being the first when we were down in the laboratory division we actually Got to speak with another african american female who was our only african american chemist so she again trail-blazing in the field of science where we don't have a lot of representation and she was taking it upon herself to mentor. Those who were interested in joining the organization and speaking to those colleges and universities she someone we hope will also be interested in joining the special agent track. Because as i have mentioned are professional work experience we do also recruit internally from those other jobs series so we hope that folks who are interested who maybe just coming out of college or not quite sure about the special agent. Track that they'll join the f. b. i. In some of these other jobs series get to know agents get to know really what the on the ground truth is of that job and raised their hand to join us and we absolutely recruit those individuals into the special agent track so again Just two quick anecdotes. But i think really important to focus on trail blazers because without people willing to raise their hand to do the jobs that they don't see people like them in we will not get better as an organization and we will not get more diverse. You mentioned you an aspect of this. That i think struck me even as i do these this podcast and and have various. Fbi guess on and that's the kind of training that the bureau internally provides its people and even people coming from in from the outside. I think the assumption that boy. I've got to be an expert in this apply for for this role and we've had guests on from for example evidence response teams. Well that's something that you raise your hand for once you're in the fbi and they give you world class training on processing crime scenes You can change careers or at least at lea skill sets in the bureau once. You're we've had a guest on biometrics. And he talked about hiring fingerprint examiners with little or no experience.
"fbi" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"Now let's get back to our discussion. We've talked a lot about the various roles. Non agent positions. Let's let's turn now to the special agent position to gun and badge position in the fbi. Tell us about that role. How competitive the application process is and again the critical skills. You're currently looking for. Yeah absolutely so of all of our job series special agent is the most competitive and a lot of that really is because that is a role of such responsibility that we need to make sure that we are hiring people who can uphold their oath and again to protect the american people in poll the constitution so there are various processes that you go through when becoming an agent that you want another job series. We have several rounds of testing. Some of it is written. Some of it is just a typical test. That is looking for your aptitude and your ability to perform as a special agent. You'll also have physical fitness tests that are again assessing your level fitness now and your preparedness for attending quantico which is of course our training course in our training academy you'll also do interviews with onboard special agents onboard interview panels. Who will see based on your background. Would you be a good fit for this role. Can we see you being trusted with all of the roles and responsibilities of a special agent more practically speaking on the application side. What we do look for is three years of specialized experience and so we are not taking our college students right out the bat we do want people to have more experience out in the real world right now. Our average age of special agents in quantico is thirty one years old so even though three years is the bare minimum. We are seeing people. Come in with even more experienced than that similar to what i was talking about before we are looking for those same skill sets within our special agents so those cyber skills computer science information technology and then those accountants and lawyers. So i think we'll always have a focus on lawyers within the fbi. We are in fact a law enforcement organization we report through the department of justice so we will always need those legal degrees but as our Adversaries get more advanced with technology. We need to make sure that we are bringing people who can also keep up with that tied. My own experience and i did come out of law. School into the bureau was initially a lot of my law. School classmates were kind of looking at me. Like i was crazy. Like what you're going to go into the government and are you chasing bad guys and we're gonna make all this money in private law firms and within a year or two kristen. I was getting phone calls from those former classmates. Saying i'm not satisfied with my job. I don't like the integrity or ethics. Where i'm working and they all wanted to figure out how to get into the bureau so that older age demographic that thirty one average age for agent New agent. I think also shows people are making career changes and they're and they're okay with even getting a pay cut if necessary because they want a job that means more and represents more than what they're currently doing absolutely we think even if you look at pay-cut the fbi has more to offer than just salary as you point out there's mission base but even this will be the practical mba side of me. If you really look at the hours you might be working in one of those law firms or accounting firms. When you look at your hourly rate it may not be that different at the fbi because we are offering some more of that work life balance than other places. but again. I can't think of anything that makes up for that mission driven every day you get up you know. You're protecting the american people. I personally Joined the intelligence community through naval intelligence because of the events of september eleventh and my e o d date to the fbi was september. Eleventh twenty eleven. And so that is just so personally meaningful to me that i do feel like every day even as an mba in hr which might sound crazy. I do feel like. I am really helping. Protect the american people. And you really can't put a price tag on that boy as we go through the episodes in in this podcast series. I hear over and over again. The impact and the influence of nine eleven on so many of our guests entering government service And you repeated that again so generally speaking what what does it take to get fbi employment. What's the application process. Look like what should people our listeners. Who are out there going. You know what i. I'm going to take a look at this but i i'm concerned about something in my past. I don't know if this is going to be a problem. I don't know if i can qualify for clearance to talk about the process. Generally for all applicants. Yeah absolutely so you will find our job. Applications at fbi jobs dot gov we do however use other social media platforms so you can find positions on linked in on indeed and other places out there but typically what will happen is. You'll submit your resume through that application. They are will be general guidelines as to what you need to do so for all. Fbi positions you will have to be united states citizen. That's because you'll have to have a security clearance. There will be some other issues that will prevent you from employment so for example prior drug usage we've recently revised our marijuana usage policy to being One year prior or twenty four times Since the age of eighteen but other drugs are still a harder line for us again. A lot of that has to do with both the security clearance and the trust that the american people are putting us in order to both have access to that information and make decisions about what we will be doing for our national security so once you've submitted her application it will be reviewed for minimum qualifications for that position. Depending on the position. you'll then be interviewed by either a panel or an individual to see if you would Be suitable for appointment that you have the specific skills. We're looking for a typical what we would call behavioral interview for most job series. If you pass through that you'll get what is called a conditional job offer so the condition of that job offer is your ability to get a security clearance. So that's really where that condition comes in. You'll get that offer and then you'll get a form that's called the sf standard form eighty-six. It's the same form that's used for. Every federal agency that requires a background clearance to the good news Which i found myself is it. Have your information. Should you hold a clearance from somewhere else and if you've ever filled it out before if you haven't you'll have to look for a lot of information everywhere you've traveled folks have known you at different places. It definitely is extensive. Because again we really wanna make sure that we are. We should be putting our trust in you because there's so much trust put in us as an organization. Once you filled out that form it will be reviewed by security personnel. You'll be given drug test through your local field office. That's likely processing you. And you'll be given a pre polygraph interview. You will have to sit through a polygraph. I would be lying if i said it's a pleasant experience as someone who has a natural guilt complex. I would say it's not pleasant. You still have to do it every five years. So i continue to submit myself to polygraphs But again it is because we really do feel that it's important that we have the most trustworthy people here who are the most honest that they can be so once. You've gone through that process right now. That process takes about on average a year. So it's not a fast process and we do want people to understand that so if you get your conditional offer from the fbi don't necessarily give your notice right away Give it a little bit more time to go through but trust. Were working through the process Once you passed the polygraph then you'll be given what's known as your final job offer you'll be given a start date and you'll go through a form of on boarding to the organization so it sometimes seems like it's a long light at the end of the tunnel But we can absolutely assure you it is totally worth it to wait with us to come on board enjoying this amazing team..
"fbi" Discussed on Reason Podcast
"You can track. Bitcoin transactions and and to a fairly good degree of Of accuracy in figure out who bought what and who didn't because there's a ledger there that covers. Yeah yeah So you know. There's a lot of confusion about this kind of stuff but it is You know that that idea that. Bitcoin equals criminality Is you know is. We're going to hear that more and more until we don't hear so when the fbi come about bitcoin and calls it an and you know the about ransomware and calls it the new nine eleven. That is in part driven by a kind of bureaucrats fear of new technology. That is extra governmental and that does not play by the sort of normal rules of of Of of currency right and so the fbi and other security agencies just aren't used to dealing with banks and can get in and get bank records and know how to do that and they feel like they. Those bank records are in some sense Or in some sense owned by bureaucracy right and there is a. there is a perception that that bitcoin is outside of their control. And outside of their purview and therefore it is extra worrying and so some of that some of that fear that you here In that attempt to raise alarms Amongst the press and the public about ransomware is just driven by the fact that the fbi always looks at stuff that's That is outside of its control rate and that must be scary because we can't monitor it if we can't see every little thing on our own and should be involved with with the centralized institution is tracking stuff right if there is no visa if there is no bank in between you and the person who are doing with than than the fbi gets scared because that makes their job and they don't like not having that intermediary Which makes it possible for them to survey will people's private lives and transactions You know again again. Just this is a media question as well like suddenly chris. Wray who year ago was a an idiot right and he was trump's guy all of this kind of stuff suddenly we all are paying attention to the fbi director in the twenty first century. I mean the fbi is one of the worst organizations that has ever been created in the history of america and read Tim wieners fantastic book enemies which You know goes through the louie freeh era.
"fbi" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"There's nothing to find here you know fine fine not say here i think for the bottom line for me is i believe and good law enforcement. I believe in good community policing. I think it's necessary. Be because there are people who are not going to do the things that they should be doing. There are people who are not looking out for the best interest of everybody in the community. I believe that all of our communities need to feel safe that you know that when people go off and you know come home from work. They should feel like they don't have to worry about being shot People that You know are hard working and earn good. Money should not have to worry about somebody stealing it you know when we have. Our children are outside playing. We need to know that there's not going to be some predator ready to abuse our children and the people that help us keep us. Keep us safe and protect us. That's law enforcement police officers it's fbi agents. You know all those people that are working together to keep us safe. We need them. I would not want to live in a world that there was not policing and law enforcement. There was not somebody making sure. That people You know follow the rules. Follow the law. What we need to make sure that everybody who is involved in those agencies are looking out for us looking out for everybody in every community and there is not the we need to address those people and demand at those people get out of law enforcement. But i truly believe in law enforcement and you know i spent twenty six years promoting The fbi and i'm still promoting the fbi through my podcast. Fbi retired case file review my crime novels my nonfiction bugs and the blog post that i write. And where can we find. All the information at gerry. Williams dot com. So that's j. e. r. i. Williams dot com course. The podcast are available at all. Your podcast apps it's included. I have a youtube channel. Just the podcast. Just the audio. But i really like to say i don't i purposely. Don't have any ads on my podcast. And my podcast is now you know consistently in the top two hundred. True crime podcast. I'm close to five million downloads. But i don't put any ads or anything like that on it because it really is a public service and i'm really i'm on a mission to show people who the fbi is and what the f. b. i. Does and you can find all of that. And then go from there to wherever you want to listen. And where whatever you wanna read. But jerry j. e. r. r. i. williams dot com is where i host most of the things that i do. So thank you so much for high thing..
"fbi" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"Ad network. And then i'm also under contract for show that's going to be airing on. Hbo max and that contract with warner brothers and bad robot and so. I'm the fbi consultant. You know when they have a question about something. Both of these shows featured the fbi and They have a quest. Jen about something that happened are trying to get a time period ride or kind of setting the scene. What would the office look law. I quit you know. What would people do kind of cars were. They driving that then they would come to me and i would answer those questions and so i've only been doing that now for just under a year but I really feel comfortable doing it Not only was i in the fbi and was the spokesperson for the philadelphia office. For the last five years i went in front of the tv cameras both locally and nationally and and Out of philadelphia. You know talking about the fbi but you know now. I interviewed two hundred and twenty three. Fbi agents and and really gotten information about almost everything the fbi Investigate so i feel pretty comfortable being able to answer questions. that That are opposed to me. And i don't know the answer i know i don't know the answer and i've got you know a whole wealth of of friends and former colleagues that i can go to to get the answer because i really want the tv shows and movies and books to be offensive as possible because most people have never ever met an f. b. i. Agent so what they know about the fbi they get from tv movies and books and so if we can get that information to a level where you know close to being accurate than i know that You know the public is getting the right information. And there's a whole group of young adults a little boys and girls and young adults who may some day Yeah he froze for the second there..
"fbi" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"The fbi your agency released their document two thousand six stating that. This was going to happen. Lowered law poll two thousand and twenty one. Fifteen years later here we are In our homeland security that trying to stonesevent homeland security didn't do enough. I mean these are obviously administration decisions. Not the officers themselves could could not or did not want to do it Fbi didn't do enough law enforcement hasn't done enough digging into their own past or History in record checks of their own individuals. How does this happen. How did this happen. I wanna make sure we're talking about the the the same thing i because i'm talking about the growth or the coming out of the woodwork of of hate groups of domestic terrorism. And i think we we saw it. You know charlottesville we saw with you know in our political movement. You know we. We saw some of the things that were being sad and some of the things that were being ignored. But i do want to make sure and this is not an defense of the fbi. But we've got some serious issues. With domestic terrorism laws that really is not a domestic terrorism violation and being the even the people that are being arrested for the Insurrection in at the capitol are being charged with things that are not. You know straight out domestic terrorism Because it really is not a rest of domestic terrorism law which means that when you see people gathering when you see people talking you know that kind of rhetoric it's difficult to initiate an investigation Because there are so many protections which of course as citizens we wanna make sure that we have those protections and our privacy cannot just be you know Taken for granted and but that the laws are are are antiquated and need to be needed to be fixed. Because these groups are out there and Someone needs to Be able to closely follow and investigate them. I i'm sure you've heard of cohen. Tell pro yes. I mean that was. Yeah those were the issues during you know some of the civil rights movements of of Fbi investigating.
"fbi" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"Schemes or advance fee schemes or business to business. Telemarketing frauds. so i did that for the majority of my career and i loved it. You know the thing about dealing with conman is that They always think that they're the smartest person in the room. And when i walked in you know as they always underestimated may so i kinda. I kinda really enjoyed that What i like to say when people think about you know the type of things i did. And they think about violent crime and all the other kind of more sexy type investigations. I like to say that when you talk about bad guy. Is you know when they when you with a gun. They can still hundreds of dollars with a lie. They can still millions. And so that's why. I enjoy doing the type of cases that i did. Because you know they were major dollar figure Cases so now. After i retired i started this podcast. And it's actually been five years. That i've been doing the podcast. I have two hundred twenty three episodes where i speak with fellow colleagues other retired. Fbi agents about some of the fbi's cases and smaller cases that you've never heard about absolutely that is absolutely fantastic. So let's start at the top here So what made you decide to want to join the fbi. Now that's a great question. Because i don't if i ever really decided to join the i was in new port news. Virginia i'm from from the hampton area. I'm really a an air force brat but my father retired after twenty one years at langley air force space and we were in hampton. And i got a job after college. I went to morgan state. And after college i went back home and i got a job in newport news as a juvenile probation officer working with kids that were you know doing drugs and breaking into houses Prostitution all of that and I really enjoyed the job. But i was really too young. I was in my early twenties right. You know right out of college and trying to keep these kids on the straight and narrow. I was somewhat successful. But i spend a lotta time parenting. Their parents you know and many of the parents had actually been on on juvenile probation. You know when so many of my older colleagues had had their parents on their case loads. And i knew i was gonna burn out. I knew i was going to burn out. I was feeling burned out after three years. And even though. I love the job. And i love the kids that i was working with i. I knew i needed to do something else. I was a psychology major. Definitely using psychology and therapy and training with my kids on my caseload and again with their parents. But i just knew i was gonna burn out. It was such a an emotional job to to work with these troubled kids and again you know coming from troubled home lives and so i started looking around and one day i saw this newsletter..
"fbi" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"I think that. I think she knows that with a gun. They can still a few a few dollars with a lie. They can still million juicy using her professional experiences with scams and schemes to write fiction about greed and often jokes that she can choose reliving her glory days by producing in hosting fbi retired case file review a true crime in history podcast where she interviewed retired. Fbi agents the high profile cases in careers based on her experiences. Fbi spokesperson also debunks misconceptions about the fbi in under contract at a technical as a technical consultant for major tv networks and production companies wanting to create authentic fbi drama in characteristics. A couple books there. And i really really appreciate her coming onto podcasts. We've had a great great conversation talking about obviously law enforcement getting more minorities in law enforcement to state of law enforcement if if there is any tension between law enforcement in fbi agents. Were gonna take a look at all that kind of stuff. So i had great great interview without further ado ladies. Gentlemen here is retired. Fbi agent host of fbi retired case file review. Podcast ladies and gentlemen was jerry williams. Thank you so much for coming. To capitol hunters podcast. I really really appreciate you coming on. appreciate you former. Fbi agent jerry. Williams thank you so much. Thank you for having me. This is This is exciting now to. It's an interesting time for policing and an america. Yeah yeah to say the least right. So i've been reaching out to Obviously a number of former law enforcement current for Law enforcement as well as other other people just to have you know really exciting conversation And i'm gonna give special shout out to my good friends over at the fruit loops pod. Because they were on another podcast that i listen to and they gave me a shot out. And they talked about What other podcasts. They listen to and they mentioned that they listened to your Podcast on so. I'm like okay. Well let me check this out and I checked it out. And i. I was very much impressed and I thought i'd reach out and and so here we are so thanks again for coming. You are the second. Fbi agent of former fbi. agent hat. On i had on larache qui- coy qui- quiet think then. I'm the third. Because i listened to your episode with michael german. Yes absolutely. you're gonna learn how to count. yes absolutely. I always forget about michael german. I actually reached out to him recently. he's going to try to come back on it. I know he's been so busy with this whole white premise. That type of thing. That's going on so definitely want to get into that with you but if you would for us just introduce yourself until the audience this a little bit about yourself. Yeah so again. Is jerry williams. I was in the fbi for twenty six years. I specialized in economic crime. Which are your fraud or ponzi..
"fbi" Discussed on Fresh Air
"On this. Martin luther king day. We're going to talk about de classified documents about the fbi surveillance of king and the bureau's efforts to undermine his work and discredit him. There's a new documentary about this called. Mlk fbi it's in theaters and is now streaming the director of the documentary. Sam pollard spoke to our producer. Sam brigger here sam to introduce the interview from the march on washington in nineteen sixty three to his assassination in nineteen sixty eight. The fbi tapped phones. Bugged hotel rooms paid informants followed threatened and blackmailed. martin luther king junior in an attempt to discredit him the film. Mlk fbi directed by our guests and pollard reveals the obsession. Fbi director geogra- hoover and his second in command. Bill sullivan had for bringing king down. At first they feared he was being influenced by communists. Accidentally through their wiretaps the fbi discovered that king was having extramarital affairs. And so they shifted their focus to cover all evidence of his infidelity by bugging and taping him in his hotel rooms and by paying informers to spy on him eventually the fbi pen and sent an anonymous letter to king along with some of their tapes suggesting that he should kill himself. Sam pollard is an emmy award winner and oscar nominee his first work as a director was for the groundbreaking documentary series about the civil rights. Movement is on the prize. He is also edited several spike lee's movies including jungle fever and more better blues. He has a pretty long list of credits as a producer editor and director but some of his films include mr soul. Sammy davis junior. I've gotta be me and trains running. Let's start with a clip from mlk fbi. We're going to hear some of king's speech from the march on washington interspersed with some of the people pollard. Interviewed for the movie. America's to be a great nation. This must become true. So let freedom ring when you look at the social movements from the point of view of the fbi. It looks very different now. J. edgar hoover is famous for saying that he feared the rise of a black messiah. Free at last king davis famous march on washington speech wednesday august twenty nine hundred sixty three in a memo dated thirty vodkas no later than that the second person in the fbi heaven solvent since the urgent memo which he says after the march on washington. It's clear that martin is. The cajun is the most dangerous negro in america and we have to use every resource at our disposal to destroy. That's a scene from the new documentary. Mlk fbi our guest is the filmmaker for the movie sam pollard. sam howard. Welcome to fresh air. Thank you said glad to be here. I think one of the main points of the film is that while today. Martin luther king. Junior's considered a hero and j edgar hoover's often maligned as the authority and leader of the fbi who was perfectly happy using extralegal means in his investigations <hes>. Public opinion of them in the fifties and sixties was very different. Wasn't it yes. It's amazing when you think that you know. I forgot that in the in the mid sixties when they took a poll that j. edgar hoover was more popular than dr king. Dr king wasn't so popular back. Then i mean some people thought. He was destroying the fabric of american democracy. So it's you know growing up as a young man. I had watched all these movies about the fbi had watched his television series the f. b. i. Similar junior and i thought they were the good guys you know and that they were out there to take out the bad guys. Be gangsters would be a communist so you know. In retrospect and seeing realizing how popular hoover was. It's it's interesting. That king has been succession iconic figuring out but he wasn't so loved beloved by many americans back then although i think you love both the fbi king at that point you well. I did. I mean i grew up in a household where we have no walls pictures of dr king. John f. kennedy jesus christ and then. I was watching these. Tv shows watching his old movies. So i didn't. I differentiate between king and hoover
"fbi" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"Durga so you wrote a number of articles in. I had a hard time trying to get through a mall and got your to your book yet. So i apologize. I always ask people's book But one of the ones that really caught my attention was white to premise links to law enforcement urgent concern and that was by in september And selective when. I decided to reach out to you about so. Can you talk to us just a little bit about you. Know why you wrote the article where you hoping to accomplish sure So it was that that report. That article was based on a report. I wrote called hid in plain sight. Racism white supremacy aright militancy in law enforcement and it was actually the third in a series that i'd written over the last two years that were in response to the end of the obama administration. The justice department was advocating for for broader domestic terrorism powers. Arguing that the reason that they didn't Prosecute white supremacists vary off in was because they didn't have abroad domestic terrorism statute and since i had done the work since the nineteen nineties i knew there were plenty of federal statutes that could be used to address white. Supremacist violence so. I wrote the first report all wrong. Priorities biden areas that detail all the federal statutes that were available to domestic terrorism prosecutions and And how those statutes work in practice And explained that it was actually policy choices. The fbi ingests army was making did that. Reduce the chances that white supremacists violence violence would be prosecuted at than the second report was fighting far-right violence and hate crimes focused on state and local response to hey kind of non-response to hate crimes i should say and then In trying to come up with what the issue was a real really the issue was that when law enforcement has a tendency to to win both ways right that if they do something really well everybody pass them on the back and gives them more resources more authority and if they do something really poorly they say well. It's it's the tools that are the problem. You've got to get a better tool. So they get more resources in were so whether they're good or bad they get more. So the purpose of this last were on actual white. Supremacy law enforcement was highlight that this is something the fbi warns its agents of repeatedly and unfortunately that the way the fbi looked at the issue is that it's a threat to the integrity of fbi investigations rather than a threat to the public that these white supremacist law enforcement officers sir So it in my mind if if it's important enough for the fbi to warn its own agents about it. It's important enough for the public to be aware of it and to make sure that we're actually enacting national policies to address and address the threat hosting meetings. So that's very interesting in. I wanna stressed out to the audience. There that The reports that were released were aimed at telling the fbi agents These people compromise your investigations or indoor threat to you but not so much a threat to the public offering..