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"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Politics at times is the art of the possible. I'm not even sure that it would work, but we have to figure out some way to get Jack Smith to back off some way. The second thing is House Republicans should subpoena Fannie Willis immediately. They should have her testify. Jennifer has emailed us freedom at Charlie Kirk, dot com. I think this is a great idea, Charlie. Well, thank you. I'm not even saying it's a great idea. I think it's a realistic idea to defund Jack Smith while we don't control the Senate and the presidency. And isn't the whole argument that I keep on hearing is we do not want to see the DOJ politicized and weaponized. OK. Well, then say that if you're 13 months with out from a presidential election, then make that the case. Another email says, Charlie, originally, I think your idea is awful, but the Bidens are treated with kid gloves. So this actually might be an OK idea. Peter says, Charlie, trade Jack Smith for Hunter Biden until after the election. All caps. Yes, because Hunter Biden's probably gonna get probation anyway. This is not exactly some like massive investigation. Larry says, brilliant idea, Charlie. The election of Trump will guarantee a much better and more complete investigation of the Biden crime family in 2024. Bingo. That's right. Again, politics is the art of the possible. And you have an active investigation of Hunter Biden. You got Donald Trump facing five hundred years in federal prison. We think Jack Smith is the number one threat to our society or civilization. Someone says here, Charlie, nothing's going to happen to Biden anyway. Take the deal. And isn't the whole goal winning in 2024 of November? If Jack Smith is in the way, put Jack Smith on ice, and then that means you might have to also put Hunter Biden on ice, which he already is on ice effectively. Think about it. And then I want to hear from you. Freedom at Charlie Kirk Dotcom. Thanks so much for listening, everybody. Email us your thoughts is always freedom at Charlie Kirk Dotcom. Thank you so much for listening and God bless. By my political beliefs, I want to get promoted based on my chromosomes. When I grow up, I want to be offended by my coworkers and walk around the office on eggshells and have my words policed by H.R. Words like Grandfather, peanut gallery, long time no see, no can do. When I grow up, I want to be obsessed with emotional safety and do workplace sensitivity training all day long. When I grow up, I want to climb the corporate ladder just by following the crowd. I want to be conformist. I want to weaponize my pronouns. What are pronouns? It's time to grow up and get back to work. Introducing the number one woke free job board in America, red balloon.work.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So we need to defund Jack Smith. It's 100 percent most important thing. Will Chuck Schumer go for that? Probably not. Will Joe Biden go for that? Probably not. So that will shut down the government. So you have to ask, is there a possible way to defund Jack Smith? Maybe. What if there was an attempt to say that we will defund any current investigations into people running for president or their families until after the presidential election? That would include Joe or Hunter Biden. Now, is that an actual investigation of Hunter Biden? It's kind of a joke, honestly, the way it is right now. And this would defang Jack Smith and actually allow an election to occur. Now, the counter argument you probably say is, Charlie, why would you defund the one opportunity we have to actually hold the Democrats accountable? But do you actually think that Hunter Biden is getting the full pressure, the full court press of the Department of Justice right now? Democrats would potentially go for it because they'd say, well, this would get them off our back. Get them off Hunter's back. And we don't have the Senate. So this could potentially be a possible deal of the no political investigations until after the 2024 election. We already know Hunter Biden is a crook. We could still proceed with impeachment. It would just be a little bit of a delay. Now, I know you're going to be emailing, Charlie, come on. You've got to be kidding me. This is weak and all that. Well, look, we don't control the Senate. We don't control the White House. So you just can't defund Jack Smith and then just move on. Plus, if you shut down the government, Jack Smith's money still continues, just so we're clear. So you'd have to carve out Jack Smith in particular. So what if you call the Democrats bluff and you say, look, because if you read a lot of the anger that is happening right now, we are resisting this Jack Smith push based on principle. We say that an unelected Department of Justice should not be able to interfere with our elections. I totally agree. Are Republicans going to play hardball on this? Probably not. I'll be honest. It's not a great deal, but it would be a much better deal than nothing saying, OK, we will temporarily deprive all the funding of investigations into Hunter Biden and will temporarily deprive all the funding into all investigations into Trump and his family and people associated. Not saying that they will never be renewed. It's just we're going to allow an election to occur. And let's be honest, do you actually think Hunter Biden is getting thoroughly investigated right now? Do you actually we know with all the white stuff and the corruption and the whistle blowing and the interference is actually more for Congress's role than some technical thing of Hunter Biden didn't fill out a piece of paper for a gun registration issue. That's weak.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So, Congressman Jordan, in kind of closing here, this is going to be a very, very eventful couple of weeks coming up. And I I get the impression that Joe Biden and the White House, they're positioning almost for a government shutdown. In fact, there have been some leaks and some memos trying to already blame the Republicans if a government is shut down, at least from where our perspective is. I think there needs to be some bright lines. And Jack Smith, I think we've got to go all in on the defunding of Jack Smith because he has been so completely out of control, unconstitutional and a terrible precedent. So I'm sure this is still being worked out, but the border is great. We love that. Any thoughts on just kind of some bright red lines as we enter into this? Because Joe Biden? Yeah, please. No, I think those are the two, because I mean, think of the contrast. You've got David Weiss named as the special counsel to look into the Biden business operation. David Weiss, the guy who presided over the investigation for four and a half years, the guy who allowed the defense council to be tipped off when a search warrant was coming, the guy who put together the plea deal that the court declined to accept because it was so ridiculous. That's the guy who gets named special counsel? What? So contrast that with Jack Smith, who's indicted former President Trump in not one, but two locations. I mean, truly unbelievable. So I think that issue is front and center. And of course, the immigration border security issue is front and center, as is evident by what, again, what Mayor Adams has set up in New York, the situation there. So those are the kind of issues that you put on a bill that funds the government and you tell Chuck Schumer, really? You think it's appropriate for the Biden administration to, you're going to shut down the government because you think the Biden administration needs to be able to fund the prosecution of their opponent for the presidential election and you think it's appropriate for Chuck Schumer to shut down the government because he won't accept limiting additional migrants coming into the country? Really? Go tell that to the people in New York, Senator Schumer. Those are the kind of things I think that you have to look at to put on that bill that funds the government. That's exactly what we're attempting to do. Congress and Jim Jordan, thank you so much for your time. Thank you. We appreciate it. You bet, Charlie. Thanks for all you do.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Joining us now is Congressman Jim Jordan, who is doing a great job in the House of Representatives. Congressman, thank you so much for joining us. You know, I have to ask, the Democrats are saying that there's no evidence of the Biden connection to his son's corruption. So this is all just about love, is what they say. Congressman Jordan, your reaction? Ten percent for the big guy. Everyone has said that the big guy is a reference to Joe Biden. Devin Archer is his partner. Hunter Biden said the brand was, in fact, Joe Biden. There's the email, 50% for Pops. There's the WhatsApp ShakeDown message. There's 5,000 emails using a fake name. There's the multiple shell companies, multiple Biden family members getting paid. Multiple times the White House has changed their story, but the most compelling evidence is what happened with Burisma. Hunter Biden gets put on the board. Hunter Biden is not fact number one. Fact number two, he's not qualified to be on the board. Fact number three, Burisma says, we need help. We're under pressure from the prosecutor. Hunter Biden calls D.C. after he is told that. Five days later, fact number four, Vice President Joe Biden goes to Ukraine and starts the process to fire the prosecutor. And what does he do? How does he do that? What leverage does he have? Our tax money. He leverages American tax dollars to do just that. And here's the big irony, Charlie. That's exactly what they accused President Trump of when they impeached him in 2019. It wasn't true about President Trump, but it sure looks like it was true of the Obama administration and the actions of Joe Biden. And finally, I would point out this, that action he took was frankly contrary to the Obama administration's policy at the time. It was abruptly changed at that time. So you have all those facts, that specific fact, those four central facts with Burisma. And then to top it all off, you have the way the Justice Department handled the investigation. That to me is why we moved into this phase of our oversight duty. So walk us through what exactly is an impeachment inquiry and the timeline and the steps of how that might lead to a vote to impeach President Biden. It's a new designation that gives added weight, particularly when you're dealing with the courts, because the the power to investigate under an impeachment inquiry is different than the normal power we have to do oversight. So the normal oversight authority is is rest in our legislative function. We're a legislative body, so we're doing oversight for a legislative intent. But when you're doing an impeachment inquiry, you're investigating because of something specific in the Constitution that solely resides in the House of Representatives. And so when you get into the inevitable conflict with the executive branch over documents and or individuals you may need to pose, courts have have typically said, well, there this is a specific function to the House solely resides in the House regarding their impeachment power. They're more likely to side with the House on getting those documents. So we're at a point where there's going to be subpoenas and depositions that need to be done. We've done a bunch. There's 13 people the Justice Department we want to talk to. We just I just signed subpoenas for some of these individuals just just this week. But with Chairman Comer, Chairman Smith and our committee, that's going to inevitably happen. And so this puts you in a much stronger position with the courts because it's inherent to our constitutional duty. So I understand that there was a private meeting with committee staff and the Republican caucus as a precursor to this impeachment inquiry. Can you just give us some inside baseball, the temperature check? Where do some of the more moderate members fall on this as far as their willingness to proceed? So walk us through this, if you can, just where your colleagues are, what they're thinking, what they're saying in regards to advancing this. Yeah, well, I'm always reluctant to get into, you know, private meetings amongst members of, you know, and colleagues. But I will say this. I think everyone understands that there is all kind of evidence that warrants us moving to this stage, this impeachment inquiry stage of our investigation. And what we try to do in these meetings is just get people familiar, get our colleagues familiar with the facts, because we've been working on this now for, you know, several months looking into concerns we have and just highlighting those facts and then taking questions and comments they have. I think our members understand this is part of our constitutional duty. We're focused on the facts. We're focused on the evidence. And we're going to do our job. And I sense that. But frankly, that shouldn't be limited to Republicans. This should be this should be a concern of of the Congress and specifically the House of Representatives, again, because that's that's where under our constitutional system that this authority lies. So I would think the entire House is interested in the facts as we now see them, the things we have learned and following that, the facts and the evidence to do our to do our constitutional duty. So can you speak to a second how this is going to work with the strategy coming up on 930, the funding deadline, specifically Jack Smith funding, you blank checks to Ukraine, the border and some spending cuts. How does this announcement, the impeachment inquiry impact that at all? Does it make it easier to try to get some of those those cuts or some of those concessions? Walk us through some of that, Congressman. Yeah, we've got a number of what's typically called policy riders to use the jargon on Capitol Hill policy riders that would limit how funds could be spent in the in the Department of Justice that we've we've got to the committee that we think we're going to be in the bill that funds the Justice Department. We also know that that bill has a reduction in the amount of money of your tax dollars and your listeners tax dollars, American people tax dollars that go to the Justice Department. We certainly don't want to building a new headquarters at the FBI using our tax money to do that. So those are the kind of things that we think make sense. And then how this plays out over the next few weeks, we'll see I do anticipate that we're going to need a short term funding bill. But I would say on that funding bill, you get we got to catch something that is, I think, particularly relevant to the situation we see in the country today. And I would say maybe front and center on that is this this this immigration issue. I mean, you had Mayor Adams say last week that you make comments last week that, you know, a sanctuary city mayor saying this is what it's doing to our city. So I think if any funding bill for any length of time should say we're we're we're going to focus on getting control of the southern border. And specifically, I would say no new migrants should be released into the country, for goodness sake, in light of particularly what we know has happened, what we've seen over the last three years in the Biden administration. And of course, in light of what Mayor Adams said last week, I think that that even Democrats now understand how serious this problem is. So that's an issue. There's also the issue of the weaponization of government. And you mentioned specifically the special counsel who's been attacking President Trump. I think that's that's something that we can consider as well. But yeah, on that on any funding bill, I think there should be some some one at one good policy area that we can win on and take the case to the American people and tell Chuck Schumer, really, you're you're contemplating not funding the government, because you don't want to stop this, this this influx of individuals on our southern border as an example, that that even the mayor of your hometown talked about just last week, how serious the situation is. So so Congressman Chad Pergram is announcing that there is kind of a little bit of a puffing of the chest going on between Speaker McCarthy and Matt Gaetz, where now basically Speaker McCarthy is daring Matt Gaetz to do the motion to vacate, basically calling the bluff in a series of tweets. Chad Pergram tweeted out some inside baseball saying that Kevin McCarthy is daring House conservatives saying bring it on. So is there a deal that could be struck to avoid this? Does the impeachment career help with that? I mean, how can you speak? What can you fill in here for our audience in regards to this? I hope we can come together as a conference and and fund the government for some length of time while we continue to work on the appropriation bill so we can hopefully get the kind of policy riders I talked about. Specifically, the example we use was on the on the Justice Department's funding legislation to limit how they can use American tax dollars in a way that protects our liberties and freedoms. So I hope that's the result of this. And I would recommend some kind of CR that does just just what I talked about on the border and say we're going to fund the government, Chuck Schumer, but we want this this policy, which the entire country knows is the right policy to secure our border and stop this influx of illegal migrants coming into the country that even your Democrat mayor in New York City talked about. That's the kind of thing I think makes sense. And the American people say, yeah, that's that's that's the kind of thing we should be doing. And then when you fund it for a short period of time, then get right back to work on these bills that we're supposed to do that fund the government agency by agency.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"I honestly think this is one of the most promising developments over the last decade. It's a promising development that Mitt Romney basically has to retire in shame. And he believes that he is in the vast minority, the party, but remember what he said, Oh, we will rise again. Not if we have anything to say about it. Willard Mitt Romney oligarchs like you have no place in the Republican party period. Now in this piece, in the Atlantic.com, he basically allowed this writer McKay Coppins who is a talented writer. No doubt. It's the piece was very readable, I have to say. Full inside access of Mitt Romney. And they try to make him seem like he's some sort of martyr. And they paint Mitt Romney as a young kid who never knew if he could sit at the cool kid's table at the cafeteria feels the same way at the Senate lunch. Nothing has changed for Mitt Romney. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. You're the too good for school, too good for us virtue signaling smug. And nothing has changed from being unpopular in high school to being unpopular in the Senate. But let's focus on one part of the piece. Throughout the piece, it talks about how Mitt Romney would privately talk to other senators. And I actually believe this part of the article where Mitt Romney would start to confide in other senators because he would speak against Trump and speak against Trump. And other senators would say, boy, I wish I could speak out like you could, Mitt, but I'm afraid of my voters. I agree with you. Now there's two takeaways there. The first takeaway is that you are making an impact on senators behavior. That's a big deal. It's a big deal that they're afraid of their voters and being primaried. That's a good thing. Now they go on to say that all of these senators are physically afraid of their voters and that there's any violence because it's nonsense. That's garbage. Okay. But they should that if they were to go to vote and convict and impeach Donald Trump, they should be primaried and removed from office. So that's number one. That's a favorable takeaway. The second one, it goes to show how the Senate Republicans have been playing you and playing Trump for quite some time, saying the right things while not actually believing them. Mitt Romney says, quote, a very large portion of my party really doesn't believe in the constitution. He'd realized this only recently. We were a few months removed from an attempted coup instigated by Republican leaders. Right. Goes on to say that senators would say, boy, I wish I had your state. I wish my state was like yours. Other senators say Mitt Romney tells us exactly who he is. He is not a conservative. He is not a grassroots populist. And it makes you wonder how many other people in the Senate are hiding in plain sight who really believe nothing. It goes on and Mitt Romney said he learned when he was in the Senate that most people are just transactional. They just want to win reelection, including you, Mitt Romney, until you resign. Here's how you know Mitt Romney has completely lost any harmony with the grassroots. When you have Hillary Clinton praising you on MSNBC, you have to really take a step back and say, wow, our party has changed for the better to kick clowns like this out of our circle. Play cut 77. You know, Joe, it's hard to imagine how much worse it's gotten from what we thought was pretty much the bottom. And I really appreciate Senator Romney being so forthright and laying out his firsthand observations and understanding of, you know, what's going on inside, not just the Republicans in the Senate, but the entire Republican Party. It is something that is hard for me to really understand. You know, I was in the Senate for eight years. I served with a number of the people who are still there. I used to believe they all knew better that they went along with the criminality of Trump and his enablers for their own reasons, but that at some point they would call halt. And now I don't recognize these people. And it's such a disservice to the country. And so we've got to, you know, keep fighting back as best we can. Mitt Romney wins praise from Hillary Clinton on MSNBC. That should tell you everything you need to know. Mitt Romney 11 years ago was the nominee of the Republican Party. He was supposed to be our fighter against Obama Marxism. And 11 years later, he's resigning from the Senate, winning praise from Hillary Clinton. I don't think he actually changed. We just woke up.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"They're the ones that need to make the decisions that will shape the world they will be living in. Now we face critical challenges, mounting national debt, climate change and the ambitious authoritarians of Russia and China. Climate change. Why do we do that? Well, one thing, one thing impresses me about Mitt Romney. He does not look 76. I got to tell you, he looks really good for his age. No BS, no spin, whatever sort of diet regimen, workout regimen, supplement regimen that Mitt Romney is on. I'm impressed. OK, but that's that's not why we're here. And I will say Mitt Romney, out of all the people to say that they're too old for office. I don't doubt his capacity to serve. I do doubt his world view and his ideas. In fact, I find them to be repulsive and reprehensible because Mitt Romney played the voters of Utah. Remember Mitt Romney went to Bedminster to go beg Donald Trump for an endorsement to run for the Senate, gets it. And then right before he gets sworn in, he writes a Washington Post article saying that Donald Trump is not fit to serve. So he gets the endorsement, wins the election, writes an op ed and says Donald Trump is not fit to serve, stabs him in the back. Now, there's this very, very long piece because it's a precursor to a book by McKay Coppins. And it's actually very well written, I have to say, as far as diction and readability, it's awfully entertaining because there's some alleged insider conversations because we know who Mitt Romney is. Mitt Romney is a globalist, he's a neoliberal, neocon, good riddance, get out of our, get out of our sights. The Republican Party is better the less Mitt Romney that we have around. However, what he reveals in this piece is something I've been telling you about, something that you guys know about that is even worse than Mitt Romney, which is the people that lied to you. I want to tell you guys about Good Ranchers. You heard me talk about it before, but it's new and improved Good Ranchers. I had Good Ranchers for our Shabbat dinner last week and it was amazing. Look, Good Ranchers, they have better beef than ever. Their ground beef is better than ever. I had, I was like, wow, no antibiotics or hormones sourced from small family farms, humanely handled and USDA certified, 100% cattle, Angus cattle. GoodRanchers.com. Look, I want to tell you, they're so delicious. It's all American meat and I love it. It's new and improved. So check it out right now. Two years of free high quality ground beef and a locked in price. No other meat company guarantees you 100% American meat and a locked in price. That's because no one else is Good Ranchers. So check it out right now. GoodRanchers.com. Promo code Charlie for $25 off and for $480 of free ground beef in your first two years. That is GoodRanchers.com. Support America, support Good Ranchers, American Ranchers and support this program, GoodRanchers.com.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"OK, so let's just let's let's make sure you guys contact there. Be respectful and we're going to send their information. OK, Mitt Romney retires from the United States Senate yesterday. I have plenty of thoughts on this. It's this is not a celebration for me. Well, it's a celebration is no longer a senator, but just the story of Mitt Romney. I used to love Mitt Romney when I was in high school. Many of you did, too. You thought that he was the guy. Boy, were we blind back then. Boy, was I naive where I used to think that it was just Republican v. Democrat, and all we had to do is elect someone to trim around the edges and pass some regulatory reform. We now see a much bigger picture. If there has been one positive of the last decade, it's we realize that there's a gang, a cartel, a mafia of insiders and oligarchs that are calling the shots that wear jerseys on both political parties that import cheap products from other countries that destroy our industrial base, that keep our borders wide open. They call this neoliberalism. Mitt Romney is a cheerleader for smug Upper East Coast neoliberalism. Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and now senator, soon to not be senator of Utah, is the perfect representation of out of touch neoliberalism. Exactly what MAGA and populist Trump ideas have been challenging. Mitt Romney ran in 2012 as a technocrat. If you look at it, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama disagreed on very little. Barack Obama literally took Mitt Romney's health care plan and implemented it nationwide. They agreed on almost every single foreign policy idea. In fact, Barack Obama was actually a little bit more isolationist than Mitt Romney was. Mitt Romney was the one that was telling us about Russia back in 2012 as a parrot of the intel agencies. Well, Mitt Romney speaks out, play cut 78. Well, there's no question, but the Republican Party today is in the shadow of Donald Trump. He is the leader of the greatest portion of the Republican Party. It's a populist, I believe, demagogue portion of the party. Look, I represent a small wing of the party, if you will. I call it the wise wing of the Republican Party. And I don't believe we're going away. I think ultimately we'll see a resurgence and come back into leadership of the party. He's an oligarch. Mitt Romney is an oligarch. He says as a Republican from Utah, he says that I'm really concerned that Republicans are not facing the crisis of climate change. As a Republican, he is saying that. And he says we are the wise wing of the Republican Party. What does he mean by that? Plato famously wrote in the Republic of this idea of a philosopher king, a group of people that know better, people that are enlightened. They're in the clouds while you, the everyday people, you don't call the shots. Mitt Romney looks at himself as someone that has been chosen to rule. This is why they're always yielding to experts. Mitt Romney doesn't just think he's better than you. He thinks he can run your life better than you. He's the wise wing that thinks they can centrally plan everything from the failed war in Ukraine to the failed vaccine rollout to the failed Obamacare website. Mitt Romney will never take responsibility for anything. Play cut 76. You know, contrary to a lot of expectations, I enjoy my work in the Senate a good deal. I've spent my last 25 years in public service of one kind or another. At the end of another term, I'd be in my mid 80s. Frankly, it's time for a new generation of leaders.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"We are here at our TPUSA Faith Pastors Summit. 1,100 pastors from across the country. You're going to hear some background noise throughout our broadcast, but it's a good thing. Let's show that picture up on screen. That's what's happening in literally feet away from me. 1,100 pastors combined congregational reach of four million people, four million people weekly congregational reach, and so it's amazing. So apologize for any of the noise that you are hearing, but it's good noise. It's not a rock concert. It is pastors learning how to take a stand to strengthen the church, to fight for liberty, to fight wokeism. We're going to be talking about that throughout the hour and mentioning it. I do want to make sure I got to get to this Mitt Romney story, but first, this is the most pressing thing. I was in Lubbock, Texas this last weekend, and I spoke privately to a state representative who does not like Ken Paxton, and he is helping lead the charge for the impeachment and removal of Ken Paxton, and he believes that Ken Paxton might be removed as attorney general of Texas. This is a private, very, very heated conversation that I had, and we have gone through the Ken Paxton thing in some great detail, but the impeachment proceedings are progressing in Texas. The Texas attorney general needs 10 state senators to vote to acquit, and I've been told by insiders that it is neck and neck right now in the state of Texas, neck and neck as close as you could possibly imagine, and I think it's unbelievable. While the border remains wide open and millions of people are waltzing into the state of Texas, Donald Trump faces 500 years in federal prison, the federal government is criminalizing everyday MAGA patriots that the priority of the Republican Texas House of Representatives in the Senate is to remove Ken Paxton as attorney general. What is that all about? It's unbelievable. I'm not even defending Ken Paxton's alleged affairs or any of that. I don't support that. Why are you removing an effective attorney general while your country is being invaded? So we're going to put this up on screen. We're going to put this at charliekirk.com. If you live in Texas, you need to contact these people. This is the other thing, Ken Paxton was elected by double digits by over 4 million Texans, even after every allegation against him was made public. So the voters wanted him to be attorney general of Texas, but then the oligarchs of the Texas House of Representatives in the Senate want to overturn that election. So it's Brian Hughes, Mays Middleton, Drew Springer, Phil King, Charles Perry, Brian Birdwell, Pete Flores, Kevin Sparks, Charles Shurtwerner, and Kelly Hancock. I could read all these phone numbers, but instead we're going to put this on our telegram channel. It's on my X or my Twitter feed. It's on our social media channels. I encourage you to be respectful, polite, be direct to these lawmakers. And if they're able to remove Ken Paxton, they are basically going to tell the millions of Texans that voted for Ken Paxton that we do not care about elections. This would make the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate no better than Jack Smith. No better that we can overturn an election. The voters said we know about Ken Paxton's quote unquote baggage, and we think that the positives outweigh the negatives. OK, this is all about trying to intimidate other attorney generals while Texas is being invaded. Texas is being targeted and this is the priority.
A highlight from How to Defund Jack Smith with Rep. Jim Jordan
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Mark Levin Criticizes Republicans Who Are Anti-Impeachment
"In at least three of my books, and you can find that in my endnotes. I don't expect the same from people who don't do their homework. That's a separate issue. So when you hear people like Matt Gaetz, I'm putting the budget aside. We're going to have Chris Roy on here. We're going to have a good talk about the budget. Chip Roy. But when you hear Matt Gaetz going on about that this is a diversion by the speaker, I've had about enough of that. I'm so pissed off have you no idea that these Republicans, even so -called conservatives, can't coalesce around impeachment inquiry? That is overdue? Are you kidding me? I don't know what their agenda is. It's not a conservative agenda. That's number one. Number two, I am sick and tired of hearing people like Ken Buck and others say there's no evidence of an impeachable offense. There's no evidence that Joe Biden took any money. The Democrat Party saying this? The media are saying this? That's not the test for impeachment. And I want to encourage James Comer, I want to encourage my dear friend Jim Jordan, I want to encourage, what's the other guy's name, Smith of House Ways and Means Committee, you need to broaden here. Yes, continue to look into what you are, financial crimes, profiteering and so forth. But here's where I want to provide you with information, here's where I want to educate these members of Congress. The media are liars and they know it, but we'll educate them along the way too. And Mr. Buck. Thank
A highlight from The Black Exodus to MAGA with Brandon Tatum and John Solomon
"We're proud to announce our brand new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you've told us matter the most to you, life and religious liberty. Go to ACLJ .org right now and join us in the fight. Hey everybody today on The Charlie Kirk Show, John Solomon joins us and Brandon Tatum joins us. There is a resurgence happening in Black America. Watch closely. Get involved with Turning Point USA at TPUSA .com. That is TPUSA .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at TPUSA .com to join our educational movement that is TPUSA .com. Email me directly. Freedom at CharlieKirk .com. Become a member. Members dot CharlieKirk .com. That is members dot CharlieKirk .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. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust. Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is one of the most important investigative journalists in America. John Solomon from Just the News who also has a new shout on Real America's Voice every evening. You guys should check it out. John thank you for joining us. John walk us through the State Department emails, the memos that you've obtained and how that relates to Victor Shokin being back in the news cycle. Yeah I first interviewed Victor Shokin in the fall of 2019 and he said exactly to me what he said to Fox News last week and what is remarkable with that he's been incredibly consistent. Who's not been consistent? Joe Biden because Joe Biden has told us lots of things that have been unraveled to be untrue and some of them are big ones right. My family never got money from China. Yes it did. In fact Hunter Biden was going to plead guilty to like three, four, five, six million dollars in two years from China and not paying taxes on it. The laptop was disinformation. No it actually was a real laptop. I never talked to my son or his business partners about their business. Yes he did. He met with them at dinners, dialed into phone calls. The litany of falsehoods goes on and on but one of the enduring statements that Joe Biden has stuck to actually sustained all the way through the 2019 impeachment of Donald Trump and everything since the elections and even until this year. In fact just a few weeks ago he and the Washington Post and others were continuing to utter this line was yes I did fire. I did force the firing of that Ukraine prosecutor. I did meddle in Ukraine's internal politics and yes that prosecutor was investigating my son's company Victor Shokin but I had that my decision to get rid of him had nothing to by career officials. So given his record I went out to try to find the documents to see if that was true. It turns out there was a task force. This task force was made up of career justice treasury and state department officials and the national security council and together they made a recommendation in fall 2015 that Joe Biden shouldn't withhold the billion dollars. He should give the billion dollar loan guarantee because Victor Shokin was making adequate progress on an anti -corruption reform agenda. In fact the state department sent a wonderful letter to Shokin saying you're doing a good job that came from Victoria Nuland the top state department official for Ukraine affairs. So Joe Biden wasn't carrying out policy he changed the policy and it just so happened he changed the policy in a way that met his son's problem. His son as we know from his business partner Devin Archer was being pressured to deal with Shokin to slow down or stop the investigation. Well Joe Biden effectively did that when he fired the prosecutor by withholding a billion dollars he was told by career officials he should give to Ukraine. Pretty extraordinary unraveling of a story that Adam Schiff and all the impeachment managers and Joe Biden and the Washington Post fact checker and others imposed on the American people for four years. So John connect this also with this fake email account that Joe Biden also had Robert Peters and so what's what's strange about this is that he had a fake email address and it was at PCI .gov and so right it's a fake email but it's also a government email and multiple email addresses burner phones this Biden crime family actually might be more sophisticated than we ever gave them credit for. Yeah listen I think when you hear James Comer and Jim Jordan talk now that's the point they make and I think you just made it very effectively why do you need a burner phone why do you need three fake email addresses Robinware, JRWware and Robert L Peters if you're doing everything above board why are you forwarding things from your private account that are government official documents to your son what are those I first discovered these accounts in 2021 it's my lawsuit or it's my FOIA that led to the lawsuit yesterday and the discovery that there are now 5400 emails on these private accounts that are in the possession of the national archives the archives won't release that information why they had no problem releasing Donald Trump's information right but I what's interesting about this is in the few episodes that we've been able to find emails from these accounts what is Joe Biden doing he's forwarding sensitive government information from his government account his private account his private account to his foreign business pursuing son Hunter Biden I'll give you two examples one is in may of 16 just a few months after Joe Biden succeeded in getting the Ukrainian prosecutor fired he has a call set up with the Ukrainian president who he pressured Petro Poroshenko that call and the scheduling of that call is sent to his son Hunter Biden who just happens to have an interest in what Petro Poroshenko did and in the country of Ukraine as he's working for Brisbane earlier there is a an embassy cable that comes out of Turkey Istanbul that tells the vice president there's about to be a secret release of a U .S. hostage a U .S. prisoner in Turkey who had long been held this is non -public information it's a sensitive moment letting this get out because Turkey may or may not do it right it's a it's a tender dry moment they want to be careful and what does Joe Biden do he forwards that information to his private account and then he sends it to his son again non -public government information has a little bit of the rings of Hillary Clinton and her private email server obviously there's some differences but Joe Biden has a Hillary Clinton problem he also has a problem with falsehoods and with clearly now getting his job by lying to the American people his last job interview during the debates all false information so so here's what doesn't make dot gov email address that's not a federal government email address that's a state of Pennsylvania email address that if you type in and it goes to like the Pennsylvania department of corrections so why does he have a Pennsylvania email address who made it for him and secondly the bear the buried lead here is that from an eeop eop ovp which means executive office the vice president the staffers obviously knew that this was the communique channel so who made a Pennsylvania based email address for a sitting vice president yeah we don't know the answer or whether that's an alias that refers to yet another account but it is clear that government officials were corresponding with it and then that account would forward at some time that and other accounts like it because there's three accounts that we identified they then get forwarded to another account so there's a lot of questions here sometimes an email address can look like something and it can be forwarding to another one we don't know the answer but the pattern is concerning why lie why have a burner phone why have uh multiple email accounts that you're doing government business on when you're trained when you first come into office you shouldn't do that uh there's something untoward and we don't know the full extent of it yet but Joe Biden's one thing we do know the story Joe Biden gave the American people during impeachment and since to get his job as president doesn't add up the fact contradicting conflict with what he's told us that's a big problem for a president heading into reelection with an already low popularity rating because of the fact that he's got a bad inflation uh bad inflationary economy uh has had major missteps on the world stage like the Afghanistan withdrawal an unpopular president with now the smell of corruption around him yeah it's very strange if you type in pci .gov then it goes to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections I mean so Joe Biden's not technically savvy enough to make his own email address so somebody made him an email anyway so if anyone out in the universe knows the story of why Joe Biden would have that he never was a senator from Pennsylvania he was a senator from Delaware he grew up in Scranton and so the private email he had was a government email address for Pennsylvania somebody has to answer for that okay so but despite all this John I want to play this piece of tape it's infuriating I think the evidence is overwhelming it's not a hard tough call let's start impeachment proceedings but Republican Don Bacon says nah I'm not convinced play cut 51.
Rep. Steve Scalise: Where Are the Charges Against Stacey Abrams?
"Attorney generals in some of those states too. You know, we're going to keep getting facts out, and you see, you Jim Jordan's committee, as this thing moves closer to impeachment inquiry, because the facts all that we've of gotten out is actually forced the White House to change their tune. Remember for months, I mean months, a Korean Jean Pierre would sit up there at the podium and, you know, and say, oh, don't worry, tell him this false statement that President Biden never talked about business dealings with Hunter. They said that over and over and over again until we disproved it with some of Hunter Biden's associates who said not only did he do it, he did it over 20 times. He was doing phone calls. He was going to dinner with some And of them. then lo and behold, the White House changes its tune just a few days ago and says he was never in business. That's a huge change. And the reason that change happened is because we had hearings that brought these whistleblowers forward who countered what the White House was saying. The White House was flat out lying to the American people. And now there people are in these agencies and the people who are in business with Hunter Biden exposing the facts. There are more of those people that are coming forward. And we're going to continue even during this break in August to have those hearings and bring those whistleblowers forward. Who knows what they'll do. You know, they'll go throw more stuff at Trump to try to divert you away from it. But people are watching this. People have figured out how to get this information even. I mean, frankly, the mainstream media is actually starting to cover some of it, not nearly to the degree that they go after Trump, but even they can't avoid some of this stuff because it's so bad. We only have a minute, Steve Scalise, a quick question. Have you ever seen a more corrupt attorney general in your life? No. And remember that was the this guy that Barack Obama presented as this great moderate to replace Scalia on the bench, for God's sake. Merrick Garland was going to be the moderate to replace Scalia. Don't forget that. And thank God didn't that happen. And Donald Trump, when he ran, he put that
Rep. Steve Scalise: Democrats Are Scared to Death of Losing Power
"Out of school because they just of control to tag parents as domestic terrorists. And it was coming from within the FBI and some of these agencies. And it all got exposed. A lot of this got exposed because when we got in the majority, we got subpoena power. You know, you have Jim Jordan out there. You have Jamie Comer and his oversight committee out there every day relentlessly going after the truth. But what we saw, and I was surprised at how much this has come our way, whistleblowers are stepping forward, Mark, at levels I've never seen. that Some are career bureaucrats in Washington who will admit they're Democrats, lifelong Democrats, they're disgusted by it. One of our IRS whistleblowers said he's a Democrat, but he's disgusted by them abusing these agencies to go after their political enemies. And so we're able to a uncover lot of stuff. There's a lot more coming. But yeah, people are watching it going, going when to is end? this When is real accountability going to happen? And we've got to keep pushing for that. Well, when is it going to happen, I wonder? Because they control the executive branch, which means they control the ability to prosecute. And they don't intend to let go of it, Steve Scalise. By hook or by crook, that's why they're doing what they're doing now to the Republican Party in these states, to volunteers. You don't even know today what you can and cannot do without the threat of a possible charge being brought against you. Most of the things that they charged Trump and his folks with and all these other people with, in Georgia, as an example, are things that are done all the time. Talking about an election, talking about how there's been fraud in the election, telling people to find more votes. It's not in a criminal context. Well, look at Georgia. Stacey Abrams. It wasn't what five years ago that she got
FBI Memo Targeting Catholic Group Went Beyond Richmond Office
"For by the taxpayers that is to travel this this isn't you know upholding Roe v. Wade this is upholding murder so is murder what they're saying here is Ray and the FBI really tried to limit this they they gave the committee Jim Jordan committee a heavily document redacted and that document from January basically fingered the Richmond office the field office of the FBI that was it Ray said as soon as he heard about it yanked it he killed it and rejected it but now the committee has looked under some of these redactions and that wasn't they show just the Richmond field office it included the FBI offices in Oregon and Los Angeles California that's three FBI offices in other words that's the FBI the version obtained by the Washington Examiner linked so -called radical traditional Catholics now these are Catholics where the mass is often if not in a whole in part in Latin and that would include people like Antonin Scalia he he went to a Catholic Church where that's the kind of practice they had but I want you to think about what's taking place here it's the same Justice Department trying to destroy Donald Trump trying to by the rights of parents the documents first made headlines is was here after revealed the Richmond office had assessed that threat presented by the so -called radical traditional Catholics and explored threat mitigation opportunities such as engaging with certain churches
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"The conservative movement is our turning point action conference, 95% of our attendees said we're done with this Ukraine thing and you should be done with it. You're being lied to. If you're in support of the Ukraine thing, then you probably also believe America is a systemically racist country because it's the same people who have a pattern of lying, covering up the truth and manipulating it. They do not. They are not pushing this for the right reasons. Now, as if he was going to persuade people, they deploy Chris Christie on a PR tour. This is a typical neocon talking point. It is banal. It is shallow. Well, if we don't stop them here, then we're going to have American troops in Taiwan. This is the same talking point they used in Vietnam, the same failed talking point they used in Iraq and Afghanistan. You are not safer because we engage in multi-decade no-win wars. You're actually in more danger. In fact, there is far more danger to you and your grandchildren happening right now on the southern border than anything that Russia is doing. It's not even close. Don't fall for the mainstream narrative. Stop accepting the lies. So Chris Christie, again, if I were to give some advice to Chris Christie, stop talking about big and large, big and large, big issues, small issues. I mean, this is a guy that makes Lizzo look skinny and he's talking about big. He takes up the whole screen. It's not exact. It doesn't work. Play cut 37. One of the points of my campaign, guys, is that America has never been great by being small. And right now in elements of my party and in some elements, the Democratic Party, we are arguing over what I consider to be small issues. They're not unimportant, but they're small. The big issues that we have to deal with and one of them is American leadership around the world. Those issues are what makes America bigger, stronger, richer, freer. So he believes firmly that our involvement in Ukraine is the most important thing that's happening. In fact, he's telling you the fact that we've spent two hundred and twenty billion dollars that it's not enough. Southern border. Who cares? Fentanyl overdoses. Who cares? Kids can't read. Not a problem. Thirty one trillion dollars in debt. Do not care. Instead, this is the neoliberal, neocon position. It's a compromised position. It is an infatuation with a cancerous ideology of colonizing the world, invading the world and inviting the world. You have grown poor. Your grandkids are in a far more dangerous situation because of this ideology. Play cut 40. We we heard a lot of support. Two thirds of the audience that I had was very supportive of my position on Ukraine, which is that we haven't done enough. OK, so, Chris Christie, little advice. When you talk about a crowd of eight people, six of which are on the board of Raytheon, don't it's not awfully persuading on a television. You know, I was in a boardroom with six Raytheon people and two thirds of the room really supported. How about this, Chris Christie? Ninety five percent of the Republican base at the Turning Point Action Conference think you're wrong. Think that your position is untenable. It's a globalist position. And it's inconsistent with what will keep America strong. Why is Ukraine in our national interest? Can anybody tell me? In fact, you know, one person emailed me and they say, quote, Charlie, there is no limit on how much money we should spend to Ukraine. We should do whatever is necessary when we do less than that. It gives people ammunition to say that America fights endless wars. That just makes zero sense. But you understand the same way where they say wear masks while you're alone in your bathroom. There is no rational argument to keep on spending money Ukraine to a no win war, to a suicide mission for brave Ukrainians that are getting mowed down by Russians. And we were the one we were the government that poked the Russian bear. Remember, it was Lady Graham and all of his friends, John McCain and Klobuchar, Snow Woman, that provoked this entire invasion. Play cut 43. Your fight is our fight. Twenty seventeen will be the year of offense. All of us will go back to Washington and we will push the case against Russia. Enough of a Russian aggression. It is time for them to pay a heavier price. Yeah, pay a heavier price. How do you how would you act if Russia went to Mexico City with their senators and started talking like that? Forty six percent of our country cannot get their hands on four hundred dollars. Are they resting easy that now the American government is on pace to spend two hundred fifty to three hundred billion dollars to foreign corrupt oligarchs in a no win war, a slaughter fest while Americans are poor? Thanks so much for listening, everybody. Email us your thoughts is always freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. 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"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"There's a fair amount of blackpilling. That's a phrase where you think everything's terrible. Everything's awful. Nothing can get better. That happens in the conservative movement. But let's think what have been the main priorities of the regime? The COVID, lockdown, masks, vaccine. They've completely lost that one. Public opinion moved. How about race politics? We started with BLM basically being the state run religion for an entire summer. And after 60 or 90 days of pushing back on it, the Overton window moved on that. And race politics not only does it not work, but they tried it again with that subway incident with Jordan Neely. It was dead on arrival. Wall Street Journal a couple days later says, no, actually, we're not falling for it. That shows that there is a far better atmosphere to reject this garbage. Ukraine, 7% of Americans were against sending money to Ukraine. Now, 55% are. I largely think this is because of the emergence of Rumble, Real America's Voice, AM radio, podcasting, having Elon liberate Twitter. There is now a thriving ecosystem of independent news. And this is a massive threat to the regime. They are not able to continue to propagate lies the way they used to. We get to ask questions. We get to notice patterns. We get to see inconsistencies. CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, they don't do any of that, obviously, but their market share is going down. Podcasts like Megyn Kelly are moving the Overton window significantly and successfully on the transition. Dan Bongino is doing an amazing job continuing and keeping the pressure on the intel agency spying on Americans. This new ecosystem of news gives me hope.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"No, I think I think you're right. Now, I also think that folks at Facebook were there's a lot of people who who leaned to the left and wanted to do this, wanted to wanted to keep conservative speech and suppress conservative speech. But they had all that going on. But there was certainly this pressure campaign put on them. I think many of them were willing to go along with it. And we know they were willing to go along with it because they did. And they did it knowing that it was an attack on the First Amendment. Nick Clay, one of the executives, said that. So it wasn't just like, oh, poor Facebook. They were being pressured, certainly by the government, certainly. And but but I think they they were in many ways willing participants and in making it tough for for President Trump and for conservatives. Now, understand, in October of 2020, Elvis can talk about this. And so had Joel Roth at Twitter. They talked about on a weekly basis, big tech met with the FBI and other people in the government. They were told to be on the lookout for a hack and leak operation in October that would likely involve Hunter Biden. So they prepped them for what was coming. And it's like, how did the FBI know this was going to happen? Well, of course, they knew because they had the laptop for a year prior to that. So they prepped them all along. Then when it comes public, they know it's not Russian information operation. They know it's not a Russian operation. But when they're asked directly by Twitter and by Facebook, the FBI says no comment. That is how I mean, you talk about impacting and we will never know the extent of the aggressive language that was used by the FBI in some of these meetings with Joel Roth. We can infer they had standing appointments. And it's important to remember Mark Zuckerberg also out of nowhere became this like massive enthusiast for mail and voting. Four hundred million dollars for Center for Technology and Civic Life. So it's very it's clear and it's hard to prove, but it's clear that Zuckerberg was malleable and Facebook was malleable because they were afraid the government was going to come down with a massive sword on them. And they said, OK, OK, how can we make this good? And somebody recommended, hey, four hundred million dollars. This nonprofit would help. You know, working with the feds on suppressing speech would help. And it very well could have been that Zuckbox is plus censorship was a make good for 2016. So, Congressman, are you are you at any place where you think that Facebook is now afraid of further censorship for the 2024 election? Because it's right around the corner. Facebook controls a significant portion of chatter, both on Facebook and Instagram. Do you think that their behavior has been corrected or are you just getting more arrogance and trap doors and half truths from Facebook executives? Well, I certainly I certainly hope that the fact that we've shown a lot, you know, put some sunlight on this and some sunshine on this. I think that's made a difference. And of course, we know that we have someone who believes in the First Amendment who now owns X, who now owns Twitter. So that's a huge step in the right direction when you talk about free expression in the public forum. So I hope it's making a difference. And we also know it's making a sending agents out to Americans doors unannounced. I think the only reason they made that change is because what we uncovered with them knocking on Matt Taibbi's door at the very moment he was testifying in front of our committee about this whole censorship operation. And I think we made such a big deal about that, that they changed their tune. Of course, now the FBI doesn't say that they say, oh, we're concerned about our agent safety. Well, fine. But I think that what motivated that fundamental change there was we have brought this to America's attention. We're also working on legislation with Senator Paul that would say, if you're involved in pressuring and censoring American speech, that there will be consequence. You can you will lose your job, you can lose your pension, you can use your security clearance and you can and the citizens who've been aggrieved have a chance to bring a civil action against that individual who's limiting Americans First Amendment, free speech rights. So that's legislation we think we'll bring forward, too. I think all this helps to actually get the free form that we that we all thought this was supposed to be and was closing sometime ago. Right now, there's been a pause on the contempt vote. Are you at a place where you're getting what you desire from Facebook? Oh, yeah, I continue. That's why we keep releasing these Facebook files, because we again want to award winning journalists who was part of the uncovering all the things that were going on Twitter and the Twitter files said that what he sees here is in many ways worse than what was uncovered in the Twitter files. And we know how bad that was. So, yeah, we're getting the information and we're just going to keep doing our jobs at in Congress. Thank you so much. You bet, Charlie. You too.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Joining us now is Congressman Jim Jordan who's been on a mission to uncover the illegal unconstitutional censorship regime that has been stifling conservative speech. Congressman, thank you for taking time. The headline is Facebook files part four shows FBI censorship liaison may have perjured himself. That's just one element here of the story. Let's talk more macro, Congressman. What have you learned recently in regards to the federal government censorship regime? No, again, Charlie, good to be with you. Thanks for all you do. In the big picture, the government was coercing pressuring big tech to censor speech and the folks at Facebook knew it. One of the executives even said that this is encroaching on the boundaries of pre-expression, but they did it because they wanted to keep a cozy relationship with the Biden administration. One of the requests was even, can you change your algorithm? This is the government, Rob Flaherty at the White House and the Biden administration. Can you change your algorithm to accentuate and highlight New York Times stories and suppress and downgrade stories from The Daily Wire, Tommy Lehrer, and other conservatives across? That's correct. You felt this person, they come after you too and talk to her and other folks. The government trying to tell a private company, change your algorithm so that we can get the news that the state, that the government approves of, not news that may be contradicting or criticizing the positions of the Biden administration. Unbelievable. I believe there's going to be legal challenges, including from our own show, Department of Homeland Security. We are there because the government is not allowed either by proxy or themselves to stifle the First Amendment liberties of citizens. But, Congressman, this has not been an easy effort. You had to threaten a potential contempt of Congress, vote of Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has been very reluctant to hand over these files. Walk us through some of that, because it took a little bit of potential force, if you will, to actual pressure, is a better word, to get them to comply. Yeah, they wouldn't turn over the internal communications. We wanted exactly what Elon Musk made available on Twitter or now X, the internal communications that showed the kind of pressure that was coming from the government. So we had the Twitter file because Elon Musk bought Twitter and allowed good journalists, actually Democrat journals, like Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger, to put that information out there and others. And then we wanted the same thing from Facebook and they kept stonewalling us. And finally we said, OK, if you're not going to turn it over, we're going to hold you in contempt. And then shazam, they decided to give us this document. And Matt Taibbi himself said, what we got from Facebook was even worse than what they uncovered in the Twitter files, what was going on at Twitter. The level of how we find out that it looks like Mr. Chan may have not have been completely straightforward during his deposition in the Missouri case, the case that was the Missouri and Louisiana case, where he said that he had one communication with Facebook on October 14th, 2020, the day that the New York Post story came out about the Biden laptop. And it turns out he had another communication the next day. And in that communication, he talks about the fact that he was up to speed on the FBI investigation and they had no evidence. This is key. No evidence that the Biden laptop story was a Russian information operation as they allowed Twitter and Facebook to believe that it actually kind of pre-bunked the whole idea that this story was going to come out, which I think is really significant. And frankly, that is probably the biggest election interference in the 2020 presidential race, is the idea that this story was suppressed. And then, of course, the 51 Intel former Intel officials who did their letter as well is how how willing was Facebook to participate in this? Because based on everything I've seen and public reports, Facebook was almost forced by the federal government to do this and or threatened. From what I can understand, Mark Zuckerberg received massive fury from the Democrat and Uniparty regime post 2016. In fact, most people looked at Facebook and social media companies as why we got Donald Trump, Cambridge Analytica, the algorithms. And so Zuckerberg was under this massive pressure. You might remember he was called to testify in front of the Senate, which was a joke because half the senators were like asking him at a log into their phone. I'm half kidding. It was just it was not exactly a tech savvy hearing. However, Zuckerberg then received FTC lawsuits and pressures of breakup and monopoly threats and DOJ antitrust stuff. And then Mark Zuckerberg goes on Joe Rogan last August and reveals the FBI was making house visits, saying, hey, by the way, there might be a Russian disinformation play, which, of course, was, hey, you better do what we tell you to do or else these antitrust stuff might not work out. Can you just kind of give us a little bit of a window into Facebook's mentality here? No.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"The Overton window has moved from 7% to 55%. I want to encourage you, I want to thank those of you that saw this clearly early on, that saw exactly what our government was doing. Our government was lying to you the same way that the government lied about the mostly peaceful riots and domestic terrorism, Antifa and BLM, the same government that lied about the MRNA shot, that lied about masks, that lied about the Hunter Biden laptop. The media has been 100% in the tank for Zelensky. 100% in the tank. Never telling the other side of the story. And we are told there is no other side of the story. That's how you know you are living through an Operation Mockingbird-created simulation. There's no other side of the story. It's binary. It's good versus evil. Zelensky is the best person ever and Putin is the worst person ever. I want to read this from the New York Times, quote, the first several weeks of Ukraine's long-awaited counteroffensive have not been kind to the Ukrainian troops who were trained and armed by the United States and its allies. We did this. This is one of the most immoral things our government has done in the last 90 days and our government does a lot of stuff. Keeps our border wide open, allows kids to get raped, sex trafficked, fentanyl, opioids. Our government in a lackluster way trained Ukrainians that wanted to fight for their country and sent them on a suicide mission against better equipped, better trained Russian forces. Our government did that. And Republicans support it. Almost every single Republican Senator absent a few, Josh Hawley, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee still think the Ukraine thing all in as they would say. The Republican Party is still largely infected with neo-conservative trash. This toxin that we are going to save the world from itself, just another 200 billion, another 300 billion. Do you understand how much money 200 billion is? That is four North Dakota GDPs. Four. Do you think that money could have been better spent on securing the southern border? Senate Republicans wouldn't be bothered about that. Do you think that money could be better spent on building charter schools for kids that can't read? Do you think that money could be better spent? I don't know, paying down our national debt or deficit. We are a debtor nation. We are $31 trillion in debt. We have just been downgraded by the rating agencies. And the priority of our Senate leadership and Senate Republicans is to go fund a no-win war, a slaughter fest, a suicide mission against better trained, better equipped Russian forces. What's really going on here? This summer, you could spend thousands of dollars on planes, hotels, and tourist traps, or you could spend less money on a beautiful garden that will give you years of pleasure with FastGrowingTrees.com. FastGrowingTrees.com has thousands of easy to grow plant, shrub, and tree varieties expertly curated for your unique climate needs. From Meyer lemons to evergreens to shade trees and everything in between. No more waiting in lines and hauling heavy plants around with FastGrowingTrees.com you order online and your plants arrive at your door in just a few days. You've got to check it out. I love FastGrowingTrees.com because I found the amazing trees I was looking for and their plant experts helped me keep it thriving. They can help you too. And with FastGrowingTrees, a 30-day alive and thrive guarantee, you know everything will look great fresh out of the box. 15% off at FastGrowingTrees.com slash Kirk. Join almost 2 million happy FastGrowingTrees customers. Go to FastGrowingTrees.com slash Kirk right now to get 15% off your entire order. 15% off at FastGrowingTrees.com slash Kirk.
"jim jordan" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Basically, from the first day, we had a heterodox and contrarian take on the Ukraine-Russia conflict. We made really no mystery about our stance. We said Putin should not have invaded Russia, but Zelensky is not a good guy. And we were attacked from every possible direction. In fact, when we arrived at CPAC in Florida, and I said something on the stage of CPAC where I said, what's happening on our southern border is far more important than what's happening in Ukraine, I was called a Putin stooge because I refused to repeat the mindless incantation of the warmongers. We must support all wars all the time. You see, on this program, we have really grown accustomed to when the intel agencies, the corporations, and when the, quite honestly, evil people, the Marxists, the globalists want us to believe something so forcefully. Now, we've been conditioned, whether it be the mRNA vaccine, masks, lockdowns, ivermectin, where did the virus come from, BLM, America's a racist country, St. George Floyd is the greatest person ever, to resist. On this program, we have developed rather effective antibodies to the virus of media narratives. We can pick it out, we notice it, and we oppose it. Great credit to Tucker Carlson, who used his cable television program to relentlessly question the media's obsession with Ukraine. Now, make no mistake, a majority of Republicans as well as a majority of Democrats have been unapologetic mascots for the war in Ukraine. We have now spent over $200 billion. Senate Republicans have enthusiastically sent your taxpayer dollars while our kids can't read, our borders remain wide open, our infrastructure is a joke, our economy is falling apart, we're developing a nation of renters, but we just keep on sending money abroad. I found this thing to be repulsive since the beginning. You can go all the way back in the archives. We knew what was going to happen. We knew that the intel agencies, the Department of Defense, were going to just send American taxpayer dollars overseas to another no-win war. How do we know that? We know that because we study history, and I lived through Iraq, I lived through Afghanistan, and I used to believe this trash. I used to believe in the neocon promise, just one more war, one more surge, one more allocation of money, and that is what is going to make the Iraqis believe in the promise of Thomas Jefferson. It's trash. It's baseless. And the same mindset is now being used with Ukraine. Now, we're going to go through this and talk about how American public opinion has positively moved. And this program deserves a lot of credit. We have been unapologetic in questioning the money to Ukraine. We've asked questions on this program. Why do we hate Russia? And we never get a good answer, ever. I'm not saying we have to like them, but why do we hate them? Why are they an enemy of the United States? And so for the last 18 months, America has now sent $200 billion to this conflict in Ukraine. Money is one thing, but the amount of people that have unnecessarily died in far greater than what they're reporting. This war was so unnecessary. Russia did not attack out of nowhere. Russia repeatedly was asking us to negotiate over the Ukraine question. They didn't send an ultimatum. They asked to negotiate. Their requests were not insane. They didn't demand massive new territorial gains. They wanted a promise that Ukraine would not join NATO. By the way, that's a completely reasonable request. The media is going to lose their mind that I'm saying that it is a completely reasonable request on behalf of the Kremlin to not want to border a NATO country. They wanted to know that there would not be weapons right on the border. And by the way, this example was used by Cornel West. It's been used by Oliver Stone. It's been used by this program. If Mexico was building up military installations with our greatest enemies, we would have a problem with that. And yet, and by the way, we'd probably invade. Well, I don't know. It's interesting. We actually don't really care about invasions of our own country, but our government leaders get so fired up about foreign invasions. So this all leads up to this now Ukraine counter offensive. It was the worst kept secret in the entire world. It was broadcast for months. The hype was enormous. There was zero misdirection or mystery about where Ukraine would attack. All the reporting was that they were building up for an attack in the south to try and cut the land connection between Russia and Crimea. I could go through the geography of it, but this is not an overly sophisticated military maneuver. That's where all of Russia's toughest defenses were built up. And that's exactly where Ukraine attacked. With all the tanks and armored vehicles, we gave them and we financed them. Now, here's a little fun fact. There was a battle in World War Two very similar to this. It's the Battle of Kursk in 1943. The Germans built up for months to attack the strongest parts of the Russian line. And here's what happened to the Germans. They got demolished. So what happened to Ukraine? What's happening in real time? Here are some of the headlines from the major propaganda networks the last couple of months. Russians are unraveling before our eyes. This is Ukraine's D-Day. Ukraine's claims first gains, if slight, in counter offensive. But then you slowly watch the headlines that got worse and worse. Our news networks are lying to you. They are doing the bidding of the war machine. And now we finally get a form of the truth. CNN publishes this article. Western allies receive increasingly sober updates on Ukraine's counter offensive. This is the most difficult time of the war. The headline really undersells it. By the way, we are not getting the truth about what's happening. It is a slaughter fest. Ukraine's are getting slaughtered here. And for what? So that our war industry can turn a good profit? This is so evil what the American government is doing here. Not seeking out peace. Not trying to end the conflict. But instead increase the temperature. Increase the carnage. Increase the slaughter. Ukraine's offensive is extremely unlikely now to make any progress. The text of the article now says that losses for Ukraine haven't been high. They've been staggering. They say that Ukrainian commanders have held units back from battle just to try and make sure that they have some forces left when it's all over. One senior Western diplomat admits that it's extremely highly unlikely that Ukraine makes any notable gains. Now think for a bit. The media has been almost 100% in the tank for Ukraine and Zelensky this entire conflict. They've trumpeted nearly every victory, and they've papered over and mitigated every setback. So for CNN to finally write an article like this, just how bad are things? The answer? It's almost certainly a total catastrophe. Our leaders egged on Ukraine into making a big offensive, and they got thousands of brave Ukrainians killed. And now Zelensky says, we blame America and Western allies for this loss. Give us more money. The good news is you, the American people, are not putting up with this. You've had enough. It might be 18 months late, but the American people are waking up and we're going to talk about it. And then I'm going to explain the best I can how the modern war works, because it's actually not war. Unfortunately, it's a theater of slaughter and killing for backwards upside down crony capitalist money laundering so our elites can get rich while soldiers needlessly die in no-win scenarios. When we started our program, we received, when the Ukraine-Russia war began, we received so many negative emails. Not so many anymore. Even the Ukraine enthusiasts, which we get an email every so often, they're a little in the way. We wanted it to. But we stake out tough positions because we understand history. We are not owned by corporate masters. I really don't care about attack articles, about being a Putin stooge. It doesn't bother me at all. Same thing with the vaccine and BLM, and I'm going to actually connect all this. When we started our program, only 7% of the American people were against sending money to Ukraine. Seven. I was one of those seven. Lived through Iraq, lived through Afghanistan. I know the degenerate activity that has infected our military and our Department of Defense. I trust our government so little when they say that we're going to go help foreign governments. I know exactly what they mean. They want to get paid. They want to have money sent overseas in a no-win war. It's the same behavior that we see domestically. If you study even a little bit about who Zelensky is, how he came to power, go talk to actual Ukrainians who lived under, have lived under Zelensky. They're not fans of his. Now, Zelensky is a CIA Western intelligence puppet, literally centrally cast. He's an actor playing a part so that Western allies can feel good about pushing back against Russian aggression, of which I will keep on repeating, why do we hate Russia? I'm not saying we have to like Russia. Why do we hate them? Why should they be an enemy of the United States? How is that in our national interest? So 7% of Americans, when we first started our commentary on this program, said we're against aid to Ukraine. Now that number is 55%. A majority of Americans, of all political stripes, say this thing has gotten out of control.
A highlight from The Ukraine Calamity and Facebook Files with Rep. Jim Jordan
"Hey, everybody. It's time for The Charlie Kirk Show. Public opinion on the Ukraine war has changed and moved dramatically from 7 % to 55%, and Congressman Jim Jordan joins us to talk about the recent revelations that show the censorship regime the Biden administration has been deploying on the American people. Email me as always, freedom at charliekirk .com. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That's tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. For the last, boy, 16 months, we have taken some pretty serious stances on this program.
Rep. Jim Jordan Grills Christopher Wray on FBI Targeting of Catholics
"The American people have to wait until you do an internal review it's not a criminal investigation going on here an internal review before we can talk talk to the people who wrote this we when we finish our internal review which will be very soon we will come back before the committee in America and provide a briefing on what we found well we appreciate the briefing we want to talk to the people who wrote it any idea how many Catholics are in America director no sir there's a lot over 60 million what percentage of those are radical traditional Catholics according to the Richmond field office of the FBI again that that product is not something that I will defend or excuse it's something that I thought was a but it happened and a lot of crap is happening in the FBI despite all your reforms that doesn't mean you're gonna have a perfect record but this is crazy stuff this is a mentality that exists in your FBI mr. director and Jim Jordan is a perfectly legitimate question you're doing an administrative review Congress has a constitutional oversight legislative responsibility you're not even in the let alone the FBI let alone the Department of Justice this is their obligation and then you're gonna give them a report they don't want a report they want direct testimony under oath under penalty of perjury and you're obstructing it go allowing it ahead that product of page that product four by the way the copy you gave us when can we get a copy that didn't have all these redactions on it so we can actually see what the American taxpayers were paying for to see their rights their First Amendment religious liberty rights attacked let me just read from page
Who's Telling the Truth About Trump's Charges?
"Believe? Who to believe, huh? You got one side, the Bill Barrs of the world saying, oh, Trump's going to be toast. If only half of the charges are true, he's toast. And we're supposed to believe, of course, the Justice Department because they would never gin up any charges against anyone, right? So you accept that. Do you believe what Jim Jordan said, that the president has the authority to declassify and that there is an absolute double standard here? And are you beaten down yet? Because I have a hunch you are. And I refuse to stop. We got to be we got to be dealing with this head on.
Rep. Jim Jordan: Pursuing a Memo Related to Mar-a-Lago Events
Rep. Jim Jordan: Double-Standard of Special Counsels for Trump vs. Biden
Will the Bidens Get Away With It Forever? With Emma-Jo Morris
"I will tell you, I am much more interested in what Jim Jordan revealed, which is that the CIA may have solicited his signatures for the letter undermining the Hunter Biden story that you broke, which we referenced earlier. That was from Politico with the 50 intelligence off 51, former intelligence officials, casting doubt on the laptop from hell, which of course was totally legit acting as if it was Russian disinformation, leading to social media censorship, et cetera, which we also know the Biden administration was or the Biden campaign was encouraging. This to me feels like a big deal, Emma, your thoughts. Well, yeah, this is a much bigger thing. This is definitely much more interesting because what Jim Jordan brought yesterday or I guess technically two days ago. But what he brought was was evidence that the FBI sorry, the CIA, people current employees of the CIA ran a political operation from the CIA and not only that, but the CIA kind of structure just blew past every guardrail that is supposed to prevent that from happening. They called her a rush job. That was the quote a rush job and it didn't go through any of the typical protocol that released payment from within the CIA would go through because they needed it in time. Obviously, for the debate, which is when Joe Biden gets up and literally just straight up lies to the American people and repeats this thing barfed out of the CIA that it's Russian disinformation, which of course we knew it wasn't. And Joe Biden knew it wasn't because not only did we publish the business stuff, but we published text between him and his son that he 1000% knew.
Rep. Chip Roy: Dems Ignore Border Crisis As China & Cartels Profit
"What is amazing to me that The White House likes to say this debt crisis is man-made This entire thing on the borders man-made It's all Biden made It's Democrat party made And yet it's not even a priority with your democratic colleagues in the house Not at all We were literally just debating our bill that we passed successfully out of the house of judiciary committee with our mutual friend Jim Jordan as the chairman We had Mark green and Michael McCall there from homeland and from foreign affairs We've got a really good bill that would reverse a lot of these policies Solidify our existing law but try to force the hand of the administration to stop releasing people because releasing people is the magnet and its purposeful Instead we would just simply say you got to detain people you got to put them through expedited removal or they got to wait in Mexico while their silent claims being processed That's it And if you do that the floor will stop You'll stop bowing cartels You'll stop empowering China who are getting rich off of what they're doing and pushing people through Mexico And Mike democratic college to your point literally don't care To them this is all a political issue and they could not give a rip about what's happening to Texas or migrants or Americans and they go around saying how compassionate they are But they're not offering any solutions We are We have a good Bill It's a really good Bill The best border security bill that I've seen come through if we can get it across the finish line We have a few little moving parts we're trying to finish the next 48 hours
Chris Dorr Reveals Alarming Truth About Potential Gun Regulation
"Let's welcome Chris dore. He is the director of Ohio gun owners, Chris. Thank you for joining us here on America first with doctor gorka, how are you, my friend? I'm doing well, and I love freedom, so I love joining shows like this. It's my pleasure to be here. I know you do. You are one of the most the foremost experts in this field that I know not just in the state of Ohio but nationally. That's why I'm glad to bring you on to this national program and let other people hear from me. So there's two. There's two issues that I wanted to discuss with you today, primarily, Chris. And the first one is going to be about the congressional committee hearings that were held this week. And the director, the new director of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosive Steve Steve dallob, who's from Cleveland, ironically. Who pretty much doesn't know anything about firearms. That was established in some of the, in some of the testimony. Also is refusing to declare that people over 3 million of whom we think so far, according to Jim Jordan, that people who use pistol braces, and these are people who generally have disabilities, you can tell us more about what those are. Over 3 million people won't go to jail for having this if they do indeed pass some sort of a regulation that would outlaw pistol braces. What can you tell us about these things? Well, so for those of you who don't know what a pistol brace is, it is simply a brace that attaches onto an AR platform style pistol, which they've now expanded to include other platforms. But it originally was designed to help people with disabilities be able to better control firearms. And the ATF wrote a rule several years ago that totally authorized the production sale and manufacture of these things. So people went out and bought them by the millions some people estimate 30 to 40 million of them in circulation out there. So now I think it's safe to say for those of you who watched this hearing when you have an anti gun committed leftist like Steve edelbach, when he sits there and refuses to give an answer, will we become felons for owning these things? I think it's safe to say you know what their assumptions are.
Lee Smith Considers the Next Target for Serious Investigation
"So Lee, honestly, you're one of the best investigative journalists and authors in modern history. Your dear friend. And where Lee Smith goes from an investigative standpoint is really where people should follow. So one of the questions I have for you is I know you and I always kind of joke about all roads lead back to Russia gate, but they kind of do. But where do you think the focal point of the next serious investigation should be for Americans to pay attention to going into this next presidential election? Well, you know me, I think January 6th is pretty important. And we kid around say all roads lead to Russia gate. But in fact, one of the things, one of the things that you did in that Devin Nunes did and then also Amanda milius did in her awesome documentary the plot against the president was to show that this is the basic template, right? This is the left's formula right now for their weaponized narratives targeting not just Donald Trump, but Donald Trump supporters. And if you look, you see the you see the same pattern of personnel, right? You see past and present intelligence officials. You see political operatives. It's amazing how many times Adam Schiff is in the middle of this. And you see the media, right? So we even see this if you look closely enough, you'll even see this and what's going on right now with the Tucker Carlson story in the same players are always going to be involved. So that's why I think that you and I keep encouraging people to understand what happened with Russia gate. And you know, cash because of you and Devin and people and journalists like Seb gorka, there's others. John Solomon, who might think you're having on today, have you already didn't have them on? But Molly Hemingway, a whole bunch of people who put up this new and they explained to American audiences, what was going on with Russia
Kash Patel and John Solomon Unpack the Hunter Biden Scandal
"You would not know about Russia gate. If it weren't for my dear friend, John Solomon. You wouldn't know about so many other important matters, whistleblowers and the like because John Solomon has put foot to ask for journalism. John, welcome to the show. And thank you for doing this. This is wildly weird for me. I don't know what I'm doing, so we're gonna have. You look like a natural. You look like you're born? It's great. John, I know we were talking off air real quick. The front and center story for Congress right now seems to be the new whistleblower out of the IRS. And a lot of people haven't caught on to it because there's been so much other news sort of overlapping. Can you bring us up to speed? And I know you've done some wonderful reporting on just the news on it. Well, one of the encouraging things too is that this IRS whistleblower is getting seriously treated by the mainstream media. Everyone from CNN, New York Times AP you're covering it. That's been a rare moment for the mainstream media to cover anything about Hunter Biden. So it may signal a shift in the media's coverage as well. And it comes as there's a meeting yesterday between Hunter Biden's lawyers and the Justice Department to talk about an impending indictment or charges potentially. That's what we told. This whistleblower says that the career people made decisions last year, the FBI, the IRS agents working the case, the tax division of the Justice Department that charges were warranted. Tax charges were warranted to be filed against Hunter Biden. And then two political appointees of President Biden in U.S. attorney's offices stood in the way and blocked that indictment from occurring. And there's still the IRS agent was working through the system trying to change people's minds when he saw Merrick Garland go up and say no one is politically interfering senator grassy. In fact, U.S. attorney Weiss in Delaware can do this on his own. He's got all the authority and the agent said, that's not true.
Matt Boyle Reveals the Truth About the Biden Family's Shady Deals
"Of the hardest questions facing America these days is the weaponization committee in Congress investigating the things of consequence and what are they going to produce as a result of it. And I asked Matt before the break, what do you think is the single most investigation that they should be focused on and why? So, you know, it's tough to say what? So take a couple pick a couple. Give you an answer. If I'm forced to give you an answer while one, I would say the oversight committee investigation into the Biden family business operations. And the reason for that is that we are uncovering all sorts of different details about how the present in the United States now and also during his vice presidency as well for 8 years. And all of his family members, like all of them, right? So not just hunter. Everybody is on hunter. It's not just hunter. It's James Biden, and Frank Biden is Valerie Biden. It's Hayley Biden. It's so on and so on and so forth. The whole lot of them are all in on it together and apparently according to the oversight committee chairman James comer. They've identified as many as 9, Biden family members who have been profiting from these foreign governments. 9 separate people, 9 separate family members, like
The Election Topics You Need to Focus on With Breitbart's Matt Boyle
"You say, Matt for Americans who don't have the time to dive in on a daily or weekly basis even? What are the major two to three topics that people should be focused on in the next say 12 to 18 months when they're making their decision as to who should be our next commander in chief? Oh, yeah. Okay, so on issues, I mean, it's very clear. First and foremost, the economy, right? So I mean, the economy is a disaster under President Biden. It was fantastic under president Trump and to COVID and understandably we took a hit during COVID, but things to work that president Trump did during the pandemic. We bounced back pretty quickly. And then Biden screwed it all up, right? So the economy first and foremost, secondly, there's a big power struggle between these elite, deep state, permanent political class type people in the regular people. And ultimately, the question becomes, do you want these people who have been screwing us in both political parties for that matter for the last several decades to continue remain in power if you do, then vote for Joe Biden. If you want the regular people the working class American family to have a seat at the table and to be involved in these negotiations and have their voice heard, then your vote should be for president Trump. So it really comes to that the elites versus everybody else. And you see that play out in the deep state battles over these various nonsense scandals that president Trump has had to fight his way through starting with Russia, Russia, Russia, then through the impeachment one, then impeachment two now the Alvin Bragg situation is like, by the way, they all blurred together, right? Situations all over the country. And it never ends, but the point is is that why are they doing that to him? Because he represents a threat to their power and their control. So,
"jim jordan" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"My counsel at that time and will review the judge's decision and will determine the best way forward. But again, I have nothing to hide. So what do you think Andrew is Pence going to appeal? You know, it's an interesting question and it may be part of the reason why judge posed by granted him partial relief here, right? So as far as we can tell, Pence that the argument that judge post work accepted was that Pence was effectively a member of the Senate on January 6th when he was presiding over it, notwithstanding the counter argument that, you know, he was acting in a ministerial capacity. And so that day itself is off limits, but everything leading up to it. Like, no, you were sorry, you were not even arguably a senator on January 5th, right? And so on appeal to the D.C. circuit, you know, you could see that there's tremendous risk either way, right? Like the D.C. circuit could say, yeah, you're not a senator on January 6th either. Get your ass back there and talk about everything. And, you know, Pence might win on the argument. It's not a crazy argument. And as you've said, he's got good lawyers, high paid lawyers. He's got Emmett flood. Yeah, right. The literally the best lawyer in the country at this kind of stuff. And his argument is going to be, well, wait, Pence was only a senator on January 6th, but like senators get immunity for the prep work they do in preparing to go onto the floor of the Senate as well, and so I want immunity for everything leading up to January 6th, and you know, and then you might respond back like well crime fraud exception. And all of that would lead to delay, which would be a win for Trump. So in terms of what he's going to do, if you are team negatron about this, if you're feeling pessimistic, then he's going to appeal. If you were thinking, you know, Pence would maybe for either patriotic reasons and or self interested reasons wanted to make a big show about this. Maybe you're on team he won't appeal. So that's how I would break it down. I realized I said, maybe yes, maybe no, that's not a great prediction, but what do you think, Liz? I think he'll appeal. Because I mean, look, we haven't seen. We know what team you play for. Look, we haven't seen Joe judge boasberg's order. I think the Pence is laboring under the delusion that he could one day be president of this country. That he could win the Republican nomination. And I think that that's completely crazy. But I don't be president of his homeowners associate. Yeah. So I think that he's not going to do anything that would piss off the maga faithful. And so I think he's just going to fight this. And I don't think it's a terrible idea, right? It is an issue of first impression. It is something in the neighborhood of stuff that courts supreme courts like to think about because they like to arrogate this kind of big question issue to themselves. And so I think he's going to appeal and whatever happens at the D.C. circuit. And I suspect that even if he gets Katz's Rao and walker, the government will appeal on bonk. I think he's going to get I think that he's going to be sent back to testify, but that he will appeal to the Supreme Court and I do think he's got a pretty good shot to get this taken up on cert, which will be a delay. I mean, in this case, a delay is as good as a win, right? Because special counsel Jack Smith wants to wrap this up pretty quickly. And if Pence can succeed in getting the appellate system and the Supreme Court to let him drag it out for 6 months, it's probably moot. I do think the more interesting issue is what happens with Mark Meadows. Because I agree with that. I think that Meadows, I mean, we kind of all know what Pence did and Pence is pretty shady. He's talked about what happened here in his book, which is called, I think, like, so help me God. I literally think that's the title. When you put that in the show notes, I was like, yeah, so help me God, I don't want to read it either. Yeah, anyway, I think Meadows can really do some damage to Trump. And so I do think that that one's going to be more imminent. I don't think the court's going to, I don't think the court's going to intercede, and I don't think that the Supreme Court is going to intercede either. Although Ginny Thomas and Mark Meadows are BFFs, if you say spooning again, shall help me God. What's per episode? Okay, so long, long show, let's kind of bring it all to a conclusion. Here's what I think our collective take is tell me if I've gotten any of this wrong. If media reports are to be believed and there's no reason to think they should not be the Manhattan New York grand jury convened by Alvin Bragg's going to take about a month off. That means Donald Trump will not be indicted by the state of New York within the next month. Can eat your matzo balls in peace. Right. At the same time, we know that, for example, funny Willis in Georgia has a deadline of May 1st to respond to Donald Trump's crazy argument to make that special purpose grand jury report go down the memory hole and be disappeared from the universe forever. So, you know, hard to know exactly what's happening with that grand jury. We also know that, as you just alluded to, that special counsel Jack Smith has promised to wrap up the scope of his two investigations by the summer, which, you know, would suggest and would be corroborated by the folks high up the food chain. Donald Trump's lawyers that he has subpoenaed it is talking to right now. So if you're thinking of this as, oh, Trump skates again, right? They've adjourned the grand jury for a month and nothing's ever going to happen and no one's ever going to hold Trump accountable. I don't think that's the right take. I think I don't think it is either. I agree with you that all of these like Merrick Garland do something people need to just hold on because special counsel Jack Smith is not bob Mueller. I can not think of a better way to end the episode. So let's leave it with that one. And thank you all so much for sticking around to the end. We really enjoyed this. We hope you enjoyed the deep dive, the extra material and we will see you tomorrow. So yeah. You got into
"jim jordan" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Slash OA zip recruiter the smartest way to hire. So Watkins confirmed Congress's power tube investigate stuff. But look, that power isn't unlimited, right? Because it is inherent in the legislative process, and I'm quoting from the decision there. The Supreme Court held that any congressional investigation must, you know, relate to passing laws because that's what Congress does. Here's how the Watkins put it. They said, the power to conduct investigations is inherent in the legislative process. That power is broad. It encompasses existing laws as well as proposed statutes. It includes surveys of defects in our social economic or political system for the purpose of enabling the Congress to remedy them and probes into the departments of the federal government to expose corruption inefficiency or waste. But broad as this power of inquiry is, it is not unlimited. There is no general authority to expose the private affairs of individuals nor is Congress a law enforcement or trial agency. These are functions of the executive and judicial departments of government. Investigations conducted solely for the personal aggrandizement of the investigators were to punish those investigated. Foreshadowing are indefensible. So that's Watkins. And that's where we get to the Tenth Amendment. The Tenth Amendment says the powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution nor prohibited by it to the states are reserved to the states respectively or to the people. So you mean like police powers might belong to the state of New York and not Congress? Yeah, I mean, you could not put that more in bright flashing lights with a little neon banner around it. This is crystal clear, the text of the constitution, our nation's history and tradition relevant case law whatever method you use. They all converge on the conclusion that look, there is no federal police force, and general criminal activity, you know, the stuff that you see on Law & Order, murder, theft, rape, et cetera that's left to the states and interfering with it in any way is anathema to the Tenth Amendment. And every sensible lawyer ever, again, left right center agrees with that. And I wish stop me. I could go down the rabbit trail of the younger abstention doctrine right now. So look, just take my word for it. When I say that there was a landmark 1971 Supreme Court case called younger versus Harris, and all the lawyers listening to the show were nodding along, it says that federal courts may not interfere at all impending state criminal prosecutions absent extraordinary circumstances. Yeah, that's what the federal judiciary told Donald Trump, the multiple times that he tried to get them to make letitia James, the New York attorney general, stop investigating him. Yep, because Republicans love local control until it's black prosecutors investigating Republicans. We did discuss this in episode 7 zero three about the Georgia legislators who have decided that they need a special commission controlled by Republican politicians to kneecap local prosecutors who do stuff they don't like. Yeah. Strangely, this coincides with a whole bunch of non white prosecutors getting elected in Georgia. But what Jim Jordan and his goons are engaged in here is even more egregious than that because at least state legislators are empowered to regulate law enforcement agencies in their own state. There is no universe in which Jim Jordan is the boss of Alvin Bragg. But nevertheless, he persisted. Here's Jordan's response on March 25th, in which he tries to retcon a legitimate legislative purpose for harassing a state law enforcement official. First, he makes a convoluted argument that subjecting former presidents to criminal process by elected state prosecutors and judges implicates a federal interest. His theory, loosely speaking, is that a sitting president might quote choose to avoid taking action, he believes to be in the national interest because it would negatively impact New York City for fear that he would be subject to retaliatory prosecution in New York City. Obviously under this theory, all prosecutions of former presidents would be subject to congressional interference. And again, this is the party of limited government like we've managed to get along for 250 years without a carve out for former presidents, right? I have a counter proposal. It's modest in scope. It is maybe if Republicans don't want their politicians to be tried by local officials, they should elect people who, you know, don't do crimes. Yeah, I'm in favor of that actually. So chimp Jordan goes on to suggest that there's a legitimate legislative purpose to this intrusion into state sovereignty because Congress might want to regulate how the secret surface interacts with law enforcement officials who want to arrest a pro tech tea. That's somebody that the Secret Service is guarding. They write, likewise, because the federal government has a compelling interest in protecting the physical safety of former or current presidents, any decision to prosecute a former or current president raises difficult questions concerning how to vindicate that interest in the context of a state or local criminal justice system. For these reasons and others, we believe that we now must consider whether Congress should take legislative action to protect former and or current presidents from politically motivated prosecutions by state and local officials and if so, how those protections could be structured. Critically due to your own actions, you are now in possession of information critical to this inquiry. It's not Donald Trump's fault that he did all these crimes. It's Alvin Bragg's fault for noticing. Yeah, that's bonkers, but how exactly would, you know, revealing private confidential information received by Alvin Bragg's grand jury investigation informed, I don't know, the protocol of the Secret Service in any way whatsoever? Yeah, good point. No kidding. Right, so look, these are terrible arguments. But I want to write a scene just a little bit, right? And I want to make sure that we concede a really, really important point here. And that is, in general, we as Democrats as people on the left and as people who, you know, are faithful to the actual law, have consistently argued that Congress's power to conduct investigations is brought because it is, right? In particular, people like you and I made those arguments over and over again as to why Congress was entitled, for example, to get Donald Trump's tax returns, which they were. As I recall, the Republicans told us to pound sand, but right. Congress's investigatory power was really, really small when Democrats control it. Look, so let's try and be consistent. Again, the Trump situation is one step closer to establishing a nexus to legislation because that's at least a bunch of contemplated federal laws involving either changes to the internal revenue code or, you know, I don't know, new federal campaign finance laws that might require candidates to disclose their tax returns, right? It's not hard to see where that connection would be. But I don't know, again, trying to exhaust the other side in as good a faith as I can. You know, a conservative might say, well, gosh, you guys won The White House in 2021, and I sure didn't see any of those proposed tax change bills ever come to light. Well, you know, like a filthy liberal might say that Jim Jordan defied a subpoena from the January 6th committee and nothing bad happened to him. But I digress.