Live from Music Row, Wednesday 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 Neil W. McCabe from One America News Network to the newsmaker line to discuss breaking news regarding the knowledge of fiber trunks which run underneath the Penn Biden Center that housed classified documents.
Leahy: On the newsmaker line right now, our great friend with One American News Network, formerly our lead political correspondent with The Star News Network, now top-gov tracker, based in Tallahassee, Florida, reports on all things Florida and Governor Ron DeSantis, Neil W. McCabe. Good morning, Neil.
McCabe: Good morning, Michael. Good morning, Carol. Good to be with you.
Swain: Good morning.
Leahy:One America News Network has offices at 101 Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. When you go on the elevator there, do you see the sign for the Penn Biden Center?
McCabe:(Laughs) I haven’t been there recently. I used to see it all the time. That’s a very secure building. You can’t even get into the lobby without some security guard saying, hey, where are you going? And then you say, I’m going to get some coffee. He’s like, oh, okay. (Laughter)
Leahy: We have a story. Our own Bradley Vasoli for The Pennsylvania Daily Star and The Star News Network. We’ve got a story about this 13,800 square-foot Penn Biden Center in that building where you could get in and out of often.
They had a whole bunch of interns from the University of Pennsylvania running around while they had these classified documents there. How they got there, no one knows from Biden’s time as vice president just running around there. It sounds very secure to me.
McCabe: Yes. I’ll break some news, I guess. There are two major fiber trunks under the District of Columbia, and one of them passes underneath that building.
Swain: Oh, my.
McCabe: This is owned by the Brotherhood of Carpenters. The carpenters union owns that building. That’s why there’s never any protests; there’s never any trouble. (Leahy laughs) I don’t know if you’ve ever run in with the carpenters, but the best thing you can say to a group of union carpenters is, have a nice day, sir. I’ll walk around. (Laughter)
Leahy: What’s the significance of the fiber trunk running directly under that building?
McCabe: It’s just something that major, major communications and data pass over that fiber trunk. And so I don’t know if you can tap it. I took science in high school, but I don’t really know if you can tap into it.
Somebody who was involved in the inaugural planning for George W. Bush’s two inaugurations mentioned it to me the other day. And I mentioned it to you. Just to throw that against the wall.
Leahy: Just in case there’s some communication coming out of the Penn.
McCabe: But they said that it was a security consideration when they were planning the inauguration because, obviously, the inauguration is held at the Capitol. 101 Constitution is maybe a quarter mile at best away from Capitol Hill.
Leahy: It’s right there.
McCabe: At One America, the rooftop shot of the dome, you’re literally right on top of the dome for those shots.
Leahy: Very interesting. The big news that’s come out is, oh, the first thing, Karen Jean-Pierre, perhaps absolutely the worst liar in America and the worst press secretary for a president in modern American history, she came out and said, well, they found this one document November 2nd.
And we’re just telling about it now. And that’s it. Oh, there’s a second set of documents, wait for it in a box in a garage next to Corvette, and then a couple of other documents surfaced. What do you make of all this stuff? Where does this go?
McCabe: When Trump left office, there was some question in Trump’s mind about whether he had won that election in 2020 or not. And a lot of that transition time was spent contesting and questioning and looking into things. And so there’s a phrase I use all the time, running and gunning.
There’s a lot of running and gunning as you run the country and you run the world, and you’re also contesting an election and an impeachment. There’s a lot going on. And so the idea that the GSA was supposed to pack up the President’s stuff, put it in a secure warehouse as they do for everybody, you know, these things never happen. However, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. knew, like in January of 2013 that he had four years to pack up his boxes.
Leahy: Good point.
McCabe: And when he said he wasn’t going to run for president after Hillary Clinton made a deal with Obama, he knew, hey, I got to start packing up my stuff. And then if you look at the charge that Garland gave Jack Smith, he says, I want you to look at everything, everything you could possibly do. I would argue it’s a violation.
Leahy: This was a special counsel investigating Trump.
McCabe: I would say that’s a violation of the Fourth Amendment ban on risks of assistance and open warrants, where you just sort of say that the royal officials were just allowed to look at everything until they found something. The Constitution says you can’t do that. With Robert Hur and these other investigations into Joe Biden it’s very specific and there’s no fishing expedition.
We’ll see how this plays out. But if Biden had that much time to plan his transition to private life and he also knew what he was going to be doing in private life, I think that the specific documents that he took with him are documents that, A, he did not want floating around. He didn’t want them in the public record or at the archives and/or two.
Second thing is, there was a document he needed as a reference for his own business dealings. And so who’s to say what happened? We’ll never find out. Jean-Pierre said we’re cooperating with counsel. But that’s like, the editor-in-chief of The Star News networktelling one of his reporters or editors that he’s cooperating with his reporter. (Laughter)
Leahy: That’s very good. Carol Swain has a question for you.
Swain: Neil, do you believe anyone is digging into the anonymous Chinese donor that pretty much financed that center?
McCabe: No one’s digging into it, Carol, because they know exactly who it is.
Leahy: Oh, do you know who it is? There was, $40 million in anonymous donors, but there was one big one for $14 million.
Swain: What did he get in exchange for that?
McCabe: The Treasury Department has a record of every wire transfer that goes in and out, and everything that’s over a certain amount gets triggered. It’s one of those interesting records, whatever they call it. That’s if it’s over $10,000 something. If $40 million is coming in from China to the Penn Center, they know all about it.
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Biden gave a speech, I guess what, Wednesday night, and so you and I haven’t had a chance to discuss it. But there were a couple of things about this speech that are worth noting. There are two things. There’s a level of desperation in the speech and in Obama’s speech and all the commentators.
Essentially the world will end if Republicans retake the House. And so they’re claiming, yelling and screaming about our democracy at a time of voting, which the irony of that is, well, it’s actually just way over my head that they do that.
But Biden said one thing that was interesting. He said, now, do not question the election. Under no circumstance are you allowed to question the election of next Tuesday. You cannot do it. Oh, and by the way, it may take days to count the votes.
Those two things in combination, if I was going to cheat, I would have to know how many votes I needed in order to win the election, and then I would have to have time in order to somehow work them into the system.
And I think that part was read off the teleprompter. I don’t think he said that just kind of on a whim on his own. If he did, then you could excuse it for his kind of ineptitude in the way he talks. But this was read off his teleprompter, so it was part of the speech.
And so that is a great concern to me because in every election cycle except the very last one, which was done during COVID in every other one, we haven’t had any trouble, especially in the midterms, counting votes and getting the answers in.
And the winner was selected on the night of the vote. We’ve had no problem at all. And so all of a sudden, under the Biden administration, somehow we’re being warned. Two things: One is it may take many days. It may take many days.
Oh, and by the way, even if it does take many days, you cannot question the results. No matter what the results are, you cannot question them. And then I read that in Michigan, for example, there are 25,000 dead people that are knowingly still on the voter rolls and the Secretary of State up there is a Democrat, and she is fighting in court to keep the 25,000 dead people on the voter rolls.
Now, why on earth would you do that if you know that they’re there unless you want to use dead people to cheat? That is not even rational. There is no other possible explanation for keeping dead people on the voter rolls than I want to keep them on there so I can vote in their names.
But the Republicans up there are wise to it. They’ve gone through the voter rolls, and they’ve identified the 25,000 dead people. And so if those people come in and register to vote, the Republicans, I think, are ready for that.
And then the question is, what do you do to people who knowingly cheat? And so while I believe that the public is completely exasperated with the Democrat policies of inflation, economy, jobs, crime, the border, and education, there’s just not hardly anything in our daily lives the Democrats haven’t wrecked.
I’ve got friends who are Democrats. The friends I have who are Democrats would not be doing what the national party is doing. But unfortunately, the voters have to look at what the national party is doing in the House and the Senate.
And in this case, we can’t vote on the presidency, but we can vote on every House seat, and we can vote on many Senate seats. And so that will be reflected. But in those states that don’t report on the night of the election, you have to assume that because that’s never happened before in a midterm, there is a reason that those states are not able to count the votes and report the votes on the night of the election.
And I fear that the only rational way to look at that is to assume that they are not able to on purpose. Which means they’re trying to figure out a way to cheat.
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There are actually two issues that fit together in this Crommentary. One is a headline in The Wall Street Journal this morning that says “Biden Goes After Gig Workers.” There are 20 million. A gig worker is somebody who’s an independent contractor.
They might be an Uber driver or a Lyft driver. They might be a programmer. But they want to have the freedom to work when they want to. And they work typically by the hour, or as a Lyft driver, for a fee that they charge.
But they get to choose their own hours and they get to have flexibility. Well, Biden wants to force 20 million gig workers to become employees by definition. This is against their choice.
Many of these gig workers, by the way, are female. My body, my choice? Not when it comes to your employment, thank you very much. But there are 20 million. And the courts have already ruled and defined what a full-time employee, what the definition is.
So I’m not quite sure what Biden expects to accomplish from this, because there’ll be some lawsuits and then his initiative will fail. But it shows you that Biden wants to use the government to force – force employees, no choice – force employees, men and women, into unions.
A related story – and there are two of them from The Epoch Times headline: “Pfizer Executive Concedes COVID-19 Vaccine Was Not Tested on Preventing Transmission Before Release.” So what the heck was the whole purpose of it if it wasn’t for that?
But there are many healthcare workers and military people, women, especially in health care, but also in the military, who did not want to take the vaccine because they were young and healthy.
My body, my choice. Once again, what did Biden do? He said I’m going to force you to put something in your body that you don’t want. And now we know that the whole purpose of the vaccine, if it was to help prevent transmission, which is what they said it would do, was a lie.
It had not been proven. In fact, it’s now proven that it didn’t do that. Then the next one is also from The Epoch Times. “CDC Won’t Release Review of Post-Vaccine Heart Inflammation.” We now know from other studies from other countries that young men between the ages 18 and 29 in particular, who’ve had the vaccine, have many, many times greater likelihood of getting a serious, serious heart issue, including death.
And the CDC apparently finally has the information and it must be so bad in the U.S. that they won’t release it. But once again, my body, my choice. And so what you get with the Democrats is that they’re all in favor of pro-choice on one issue.
They want women to have the ability or the right to have an abortion all the way up to the day of or including the day of delivery. And by the way, that issue is not resonating the way the Democrats wanted it to because it’s a state-by-state issue now to determine what the limitations are.
But the whole my body my choice when it comes to working, when it comes to where you’re going to send your kids to school or whether or not you are forced to take the vaccine, women have no choice in the world of the Democratic Party.
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Live from Music Row Wednesday 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 national political editor for The Tennessee StarNeil W. McCabe to the newsmaker line to weigh in on Joe Biden’s latest speech and political omens.
Leahy: We welcome now to our newsmaker line, the very best Washington correspondent in the country, Neil W. McCabe. Neil, good morning.
McCabe: Morning, Michael. Good morning, Crom. We’re all very excited about the omens. Everyone remembers from Roman history that birds are very important for telling us what’s going to happen in the future, to tell us about the times that we’re going through now.
You’ll recall the Romans had special priests who would cut open birds and examine their livers. They would watch the way birds flew in the air to see which way the war was going to go. Birds are very important to the Romans.
Leahy:(McCabe laughs) So there was a bird that had a special delivery in Iowa. The legal but not legitimate grifter-in-chief, Joe Biden was giving a speech in a big barn in Iowa. Tell the audience what that special message the bird had for President Joe Biden.
McCabe: He made a special delivery, a little deposit … (Laughter)
Leahy: He’s in his speech, and this little white deposit is dropped on his shoulder just above his lapel flag pin. And it’s sort of, I mean, you can see this white substance kind of dribbling down above his lapel. Did you see, Neil, what the White House said that substance was?
McCabe: It said it was a kernel of corn, right?
Leahy: Yeah, that’s what you call spin. Crom Carmichael, do you want to weigh in on this?
Carmichael: It’s just hysterical. Kate Beddingfield, who is the White House communications director tweeted, if you guys knew your way around a corn silo at all, you’d know it was corn.
Leahy: Well, he wasn’t speaking inside of a corn silo. He was speaking inside of a barn. And if you look at it, your lying eyes will tell you corn does not leave that drizzly white imprint down your lapel.
Carmichael: This is very similar to the White House explanation on inflation. (Leahy laughs) It’s not bird poop. It’s not inflation. It’s corn and Putin.
McCabe: If anybody has spent any time in a barn, they would know that there are often birds in the rafters. So that was just bad advance work, I think.
Leahy: Yes! By the way, that’s a very good point. Knowing that there’s a risk that a bird would, I don’t know, give you a special delivery, why would you hold this in a barn?
McCabe: Because they’ve never actually been in a barn. They’ve seen pictures of barns, and they think they’re amazing, and what a great vista. The president didn’t seem to be aware at first that he was in a barn. I believe he called it a hall at first.
(Laughter) Whatever. It’s tough! It’s almost cruel to ask the guy questions, because he doesn’t know any more than anybody else what’s going on, and he’s supposed to be in charge. And so here we are. But it does remind me of, again, the parallels with James Earl and Jimmy Carter.
McCabe: And when we saw him collapse when he was jogging, or he was attacked by a rabbit.
Leahy: Very similar.
McCabe: George H. W. Bush, vomiting on the Prime Minister of Japan, whatever, as one does. I guess the Japanese assume that was just a custom.
Leahy: But the bird is an omen, I suppose you could say.
Leahy: But related to Jimmy Carter: inflation. Yesterday they came out with the numbers, 8.5 percent. We haven’t seen that since the days of Jimmy Carter. Your thoughts, Neil W. McCabe.
McCabe: So we were coming out of that Carter presidency when Ronald Wilson Reagan took office and it took about two years, and it was a tough transition.
And Reagan said that he finally knew that his policies were working when they stopped calling his policies Reaganomics.
Because with Paul Volcker at the Fed, they had to raise interest rates, and it was crushing. And it really flipped a lot of companies and a lot of businesses.
Businesses had learned to sort of function in a high-inflation environment with a weak dollar. And when the Fed and Reagan took the steps necessary to rein in inflation, everybody had to sort of make those adjustments, and not everybody made the adjustments well.
The other comparison I’ll make to the Carter sort of years is that for four years of Jimmy Carter, there was a man named Reagan waiting in the wings, and he was trying to stay relevant.
He was trying to stay involved, trying not to do too much, but trying to keep his viability as a candidate for 1980. And we see the same thing with Donald J. Trump as he’s sort of waiting.
He’s always there, waiting in the wings, but far more active in politics than Reagan was during that time in the winter between ’76 and ’80.
Leahy: Last week you were down inside Mar-a-Lago and had a chance to see the former president give a speech there.
Leahy: I have a big question for you. Are you ready, Neil W. McCabe?
McCabe: I’m ready, sir.
Leahy: Were there any birds flying around Mar-a-Lago when you were down there? (Laughter)
McCabe: There was an eagle soaring over the grounds.
Carmichael: Very good answer.
McCabe: Which the Romans would tell you that that’s a good sign. The other thing is that the Chinese talk about the mandate of heaven, right? So, you know that a dynasty is going to fall when there’s an earthquake or some kind of natural disaster.
And there was a massive earthquake in China that marked the end of the Cultural Revolution. Basically, a lot of people attribute that earthquake and the attitude of the earthquake to the fall of the Gang of Four in that group. And so we’re just sort of seeing these things.
Biden does not enjoy the mandate of heaven. And bad things are happening, and bad things happen when there’s a bad leader. You talk about the Fisher King, Michael, the land and the King are one.
Michael, I’m going to tie three completely disparate issues together under the category of grifting. And that’s what I’ve said. The essence of the entire Biden administration is that. We know that Biden took out a terrorist in Syria, and that’s a good thing.
But the bad thing about that is that Biden is still just determined to strike, to redo the nuclear deal with Iran and give Iran billions and billions of dollars. And it is Iran that is the chief sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East and, in fact, around the world.
To take out one terrorist and then give money to a government that funds terrorists makes no sense. The other little footnote on that is that when Trump took out Soleimani, who is equally a terrorist, Biden condemned Trump for doing that, claiming that we don’t need another war in the Middle East.
One could make the same claim here but that would be an incorrect claim. If Biden was truly concerned about terrorism in the Middle East, he would not be giving Iran billions of dollars.
The second one is – and this is so typical, unfortunately – the entire Democratic Party, there was a bill that was introduced in the House. It was about to pass the House, and the goal of the bill was to provide incentives and support to move manufacturing back from China.
Now, we can argue over whether or not the federal government should have any responsibility for that, and we certainly could argue it shouldn’t target particular businesses. It should just pass policies that encourage manufacturing.
But in the bill – the America Compete Act – at the last minute, Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson from Texas, stuck in the bill that all private manufacturers who take money must unionize their workforce.
This is so typical and unfortunate of the Democrat Party that anytime federal dollars are being used, they just cannot bring themselves to help all Americans. They have to help only themselves at the expense of everybody else.
And the last one that I want to tie together under grifting – and this one is actually much more serious – what Biden is doing is he is populating the Federal Reserve with a bunch of grifters who are a bunch of people who believe that it should be the policy of the Federal Reserve to mandate and change our energy system.
When Congress established the Federal Reserve it established it to do two things. One is to keep inflation in check and to keep unemployment low. I’m not sure that the Federal Reserve can do both of those things.
But if you add on top of that, switching our economy from a fossil-based economy to a green economy and then include those two things, it is not possible to do all of those three things at the same time.
And now we have people who are in front of the Senate actually lying about their own record. And they won’t be called to task, as Roger Stone was when they claimed he lied to Congress and to the FBI. But this lady, Sarah Bloom Raskin, has a long record of claiming that it’s up to the government to move us to a green economy and to hurt fossil fuel companies. And she’s denying what she has previously said.