Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed all-star panelists Clint Brewer and Roger Simon in studio to speculate on why the American intelligence agencies are looking the other way in Biden top secret document discovery.
Leahy: In studio, all-star panelist Clint Brewer. Clint and I were talking in the last segment about the Penn Biden Center and how basically they were compromised, shall we say, by a $47 million investment into Penn by a bunch of anonymous Chinese donors.
I don’t know, possibly connected to the Chinese Communist Party. And I sent a text out to Roger and he sends back Roger Simon he’s coming in studio early to explain why in your text you said, it’s even worse than I said. Tell me about it, Roger.
Simon: I think there’s one wild card in this, and it’s called the Central Intelligence Agency, which we’re now more worried about since the years of the Church hearings way back in the mid-70s.
Leahy: And tell our listeners, when you say the Church hearings, senator Frank Church from Idaho, a Democrat. Tell us what those hearings were about back in the Senate.
Simon: They were post-Watergate, and they were about, what the hell is our intelligence agency doing with these people and what’s going on at that point? And I think that they weren’t thorough enough.
Schumer made that famous statement, what was it, about three or four years ago when Trump was in office, a little more than maybe even the CIA will get you one way or the other.
I forgot the exact quote. You remember him saying that, though. And I think that they have their finger in a lot of things we don’t know about. When $47 million go to UPenn…
Leahy: From the Chinese Communist Party, anonymous donors.
Simon: Since they know about virtually everything, including what we’re saying right now, and how much allowance I gave my kids in 1957, they certainly knew about that. Why do they like something like that happening?
Brewer: It’s happening at other universities.
Brewer: This is a trend all over the country, whether it’s researchers or funding or investment, and it’s intentional and it’s structured. And this is not the first documented instance of this.
Brewer: It’s the closest it’s ever come to the White House that we know of. (Laughter) I agree with you. I don’t understand how our intelligence services. Are they looking the other way? Do they not find it to be a problem? I just know as a casual observer and a taxpayer, I find it troubling.
Simon: Yes, I would to say the least. I remember it from, you know, the phrase; I was years and years ago on the left, we used to sing a song, Which Side Are You On? Remember that? (Roger sings Which Side Are You On) It was an old labor song. Yeah.
Leahy: Back in the 30s.
Simon: That’s my question in this case. I mean, I don’t know. Now, we know Jim Jordan has got that committee that is going to have the investigation of the weaponization of government, and I think that’s going to be, I hope and I’m planning on writing an open letter to him in The Epoch Times because I think that’s going to be the most significant investigation there is.
Leahy: Question for you, Clint. On Monday, sources told CBS News that, oh, these ten top secret documents were just discovered at the Penn Biden Center. On Tuesday, sources told NBC News, oh, we’ve got a second location. So when will the next shoe drop on this? What do you think? Are there more sites where there’s top-secret information?
Brewer: Well, it’s hard to say. I mean, it’s happening one of two ways. Either it’s a genuine leak, or it’s a strategic leak.
Leahy: It’s a strategic leak, I think.
Brewer: You know it’s coming and you just go ahead and dribble it out there and stay ahead of it and you direct it rather than become part of it.
Leahy: I think that’s the case.
Simon: I think from your comment, there are two kinds of people in our country. There are sources, and there are the rest of us. (Laughter) Anyway, I want to know who those sources are. Having been part of the journalistic business since I got started, PJ Media back in the early paleolithic age…
Leahy: Probably about 2000.
Simon: Yes, 2003, I think. Anyway, when I was dragged kicking and screaming from Hollywood, I realized that journalism is fiction. That’s what it is. It’s not really good fiction. I prefer Dostoevsky, but here’s my question.
Leahy: In how many morning radio programs does the term Dostoevsky come up, Clint?
Brewer: Not enough.
Leahy: Not enough.
Brewer: We need more Dostoevsky references.
Simon: Well, I don’t really read them that early in the morning.
Brewer: Journalism has been called the first draft of history. So since it’s the first draft, you get a lot of things wrong. The comment about sources and everybody else is from somebody who’s been both. These leaks, they can be genuine. They’re not always the accused doing the lead.
Simon: How do we know?
Brewer: You don’t know. You really don’t know. When you see any news organization referencing anonymous sources and how much context they give you about that source is important.
Simon: Maximum context otherwise is useless.
Brewer: It’s hard to believe if you don’t have some context.
Leahy: Here’s my question for both of you. We know that the first set of documents, top secret documents illegally in the possession of Joe Biden, in my view, were at this Penn Biden Center, which is an office in Washington, D.C. And the second was at a location that Biden owned, but they won’t tell where that location was. Roger, what would be your guess as to where that location was?
Simon: I have no idea. Like a shipping container on a block in New Jersey somewhere.
Leahy: See, I was thinking one person said, oh yeah, it’s in Hunter Biden’s apartment in Beijing.
Simon: Ask the Mossad because they were very good at getting out from Tehran.
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