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Russian Collusion with Democrats

With Victoria Toensing, Russ Dallen, Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and Bill Gertz

VICTORIA TOENSING, Partner at the Washington, D.C. firm DiGenova & Toensing:

  • Unidentified FBI informant’s insight into the Uranium One scandal
  • Russian executive’s sizable donations to the Clinton foundation
  • Informant’s NDA release to speak to Congress

RUSS DALLEN, Publisher of the Latin American Herald Tribune:

  • Venezuela’s $600 million debt payment due today
  • Fraudulent election in Venezuela
  • How Caracas is coming up with the money to avoid default

REP. BRIAN BABIN (TX-36), Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology:

  • Russian collusion with Democrats
  • Expiration of the 120-day travel ban from high-risk nations to the U.S.
  • China’s space program

BILL GERTZ, Editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age:

  • Xi-Jinping’s consolidation of power
  • Youtube, Facebook and Twitter silence Chinese dissident Guo Wengui

Judicial Activism Strikes Again

With Rep. Brian Babin, Dr. Mark Schneider, Elaine Donnelly, and Russ Dallin:

REP. BRIAN BABIN (TX-36), Member of House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Chairman of Subcommittee on Space:

  • Hartzler Amendment to the NDAA
  • Preventing taxpayer dollars from funding transgender surgery
  • Consequences of a weakened military under the Obama Administration
  • Skolkovo: technology transfer to the Russians

(PART TWO):

  • Attempts to interfere with the immigration pause by Hawaiian Courts
  • Serious problems with the Refugee Resettlement program
  • The importance of state and local governments enforcing federal law

MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy, longtime career in the Office of the Secretary of Defense:

  • Dangerous technology transfers with Skolkovo
  • Nuclear modernization in Russia and China
  • Moscow’s New START Treaty violations
  • The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review

ELAINE DONNELLY, Founder and President for the Center for Military Readiness:

  • Hartzler Amendment failing to pass
  • Social engineering and how it will affect the Defense Department
  • Implications on the morale and readiness of the U.S. military

RUSS DALLEN, President and Editor in Chief of the Latin American Herald Tribune, Head of Carcass Capital Markets:

  • Venezuelan’s Opposition-led vote this weekend
  • How the Maduro regime is trying to stifle the vote
  • Attorney General Luisa Ortega facing trial

An Unfortunate Vote Undermines Military Readiness and Preparedness

Congressman Brian Babin represents the 36th district of Texas with great distinction. He is a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space. Babin also served in the Texas Army National Guard as an Air force Captain and dental practitioner in the U.S. Air force.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Welcome to Secure Freedom Radio, this is Frank Gaffney, your host and guide for what I think of as an intelligence briefing on the war for the free world. I have come to know and greatly admire a man who has personally dedicated his life to helping our country wage that war in a variety of capacities, including as an Airborne Artillery man in the Texas Army National Guard as an Airforce captain and dental practitioner in the U.S. Airforce. He has been of late, I am very pleased to say, a Member of the U.S. Congress representing the US 36th district of Texas with great distinction, down in the Houston area. That has helped him serve with considerable knowledge as the Chairman of the Science Committees, Space Subcommittee; space being a big thing in Texas as well as the rest of the country. He is Congressman Brian Babin, a good friend and a man I am always pleased to welcome. Sir, welcome back.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

Great to be with you Frank as always, and thank you for what you do.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Let me ask you about a vote you were able to cast yesterday that unfortunately was not in the majority. I would like you to tell us about this issue Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri urged you and your colleagues to address, I think for the first time, involving transgender individuals in the US military.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

Yes, it was an extremely disappointing vote for me. It is ironic that the vote came up yesterday and of course the last three days we have been working hard whipping our colleges in the Republican Party to make sure they vote for this amendment which would prohibit the expenditure of taxpayer funding for elective transgender surgeries in our U.S. military. Just 10 or 14 days ago I had a great conversation with a young man who is a Battalion Commander in Fort Hood and he was explaining to me some of what he was having to deal with under the new transgender policies that have come to the military under the Obama administration- and it was just a nightmare. Losing their personal, someone who may be a a tanker or an essential element of a fighting unit and suddenly decide they want a sex change and become a man if they are a woman or vice versa and that starts a series of events that essentially takes that individual out of the work place! He is still being paid and is counseled by the commanders and yet he undergoes hormonal series and eventually a sex change operation and so for a period of 2-3 years, he is essentially useless to that fighting unit.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Wow. And as a medical professional as you are in the military congressman, I know you have a special understanding of the problems we are facing in that regard alone. Namely, that a huge and growing percentage of the military budget is already going to healthcare, and a lot of it not fully up to scratch especially for the Vets. This seems to be an extraordinary burden on the military quite apart of the downsides for readiness that you talked about. Am I right?

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

Absolutely. On several levels here, if you didn’t even want to think about it on a moral or common-sense level, just think about how our military has been underfunded due to sequestration for several long years. We are in a very low ebb for military readiness and preparedness under the Obama administration. And when we have to have elective surgeries that we estimate over a ten year period these surgeries will cost the U.S. taxpayer about $1.4 billion dollars- and that is just the surgery, not including the man-hours lost as I just mentioned.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

And the hormone treatment, and I heard even dependents are going to be eligible for this. It is just a black hole I would think.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

We estimated it would be over $3 billion dollars in lost time and taxpayer money. If you took $3 billion dollars you could make a destroyer. Our ships are at a low point now. We have fewer ships now than we have had since World War I. It is incredibly absurd that we continue to have this policy. And when we lost, I don’t recall the exact number right now–

FRANK GAFFNEY:

I think it was by 5 votes if I am not mistaken, Sir. Very close, but I trust this will be revisited especially with a proper debate. It seems as if the Rules Committee, and this gets into the weeds a little bit, but the Rules Committee said they did not want Congresswoman Hartzler to think about the larger larger issue here of whether we should be bringing these people into the military at all. Which is as you know under review at the pentagon at the moment. But Congressman Babin, they apparently said, ‘No just talk about the money for treatment.’ And I gather you had some people argue, ‘Well you got to give these people in the military the healthcare they need.’ This is a mistake on so many levels and I appreciate your efforts to try to prevent it from being hoisted into the military.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

Yes, Sir. You cannot get into the military with colorblindness. You can’t go to the military and say, “I have a bad heart, I’d like to get into the military for free surgery.” And yet, with this policy, you can have hundred of thousands of dollar worth of surgery and therapy at the taxpayers expense if you want to have a sex change.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Without benefit to the military. That is the real crucible as I am sure you feel too. Congressman, we are almost out of time for this segment. Now let me turn to another matter that I am very concerned about it. And that is this issue of a project Hillary Clinton sponsored during her time as Secretary of State with the Russians called Skolkovo, a suburb of Moscow. Apparently, it involved the transfer of some very sensitive technology including something I know is right in your wheel-house as Chairman of the Space Subcommittee, namely hypersonic rocket engines. Something that appears the Russians now as a result of this tech transfer, are putting on their nuclear missiles aimed at us, designed to defeat our mille defenses. Could you talk from your perspective both from the military as well as the space subcommittee business, of the advisability of such a step and its strategic implications.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

It certainly is inadvisable and it is certainly not the first time we have seen tech transfers under a Clinton. It happened during Bill Clinton’s, there was some transfer of guidance system.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Yes. [Inaudible] missile technology to the Chi Coms.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

Exactly. I don’t know the specific details about this particular incident that you are talking about. But I will say, hypersonic are very strategic developments that our adversaries the Chinese and the Russians are absolutely working very hard on. These are weapons that can travel many times the speed of sound, they are hard to track, hard to defend from, and for us to be sharing this type of technology with an adversary like Russia is very fool hearty. And it should be investigated.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

I could not agree more. And this is really the point, we are hearing about collusion and treason even in connection with people involved in the Trump campaign. And this seems to me, scream out, for as you say investigation Congressman Babin but also really raises a question, if in fact this strategic technology has been put in the hands of people who are trying to harm Americans, that would rise to the serious questions of betrayal of the country. We hope this investigation will carry forward and will look forward for your help in doing that. Congressman Brian Babin is our guest and has graciously agreed to spend a second segment with us. We are going to talk with him as one of the leaders of the issues of Refugee resettlement, immigration, and the economic and national security implications of all of that. Congressman Brian Babin, representative of the 36th district of Texas, is in the House, at least virtually. We will have him for the next segment. Stay tuned, after this.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

We’re speaking with Dr. Brian Babin, a member of Congress from Texas. He represents the 36th District; he is among other things the Chairman of the Space Subcommittee in the House of Representatives. He is also a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He is one of the leaders in Congress trying to restore sanity to our policies with respect to immigration and specifically refugee resettlement and so much more. And so, I wanted to ask you Congressman, first of all again thank you for joining us, to talk a little about this ruling by the federal judge in Hawaii, just announced today. In which, he said, well the efforts of the Administration to define what the Supreme Court meant in the ruling recently about the immigration pause in defining some sort of close relationship between a would-be immigrant and Americans was too narrowly cast by the Administration. What are your thoughts on this whole drama, as it’s been playing out, the immigration pause specifically, but more generally how the courts have been interfering with it?

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

Well, this is more of the same thing Frank. It’s the West Coast, the 9th Circuit, and those individual federal district judges that are so activist and having a liberal agenda that they absolutely ignore the Constitution. Our President absolutely has the right to curtail the influx of refugee from dangerous areas of terrorism.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Failed states for example.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

Absolutely, they’re either an enemy like the Iranians or they are failed states who have no information; we can’t know if they’re citizens. We can’t even vet them, as the FBI director has been telling us for two years now. So, this guy is way off base. He’s a great example of why the Congress needs to reestablish our jurisdiction over the lower courts on the federal level.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Which you have the Constitutional Authority to do, and I think that this is absolutely right. There is also talk about breaking up the 9th Circuit to try to get it more representative of the country. Our guest is Dr. Brian Babin, member of Congress. We are talking about immigration related issues. A pause makes sense, especially from these failed states and hostile states, as you say Congressman. The vetting that’s needed to try to make sure there are not individuals coming here to do us harm. And yet, we’re seeing the refugee program continue apace; busting apparently the cap that the President had set, something like 50,000. You’ve looked into this refugee resettlement program and kind of “cottage industry” that has now build up to enable it with government tax dollars. Is something really, seriously FUBAR hear?

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

Something is wrong, rotten in Denmark with our refugee resettlement program Frank. This thing has gotten so far out of hand, and the Congress has lost our authority over it. Our past President has just misused it repeatedly, and even in the face of his own Homeland Security Secretary and FBI Director; telling us and telling him that they can’t properly vet this people, and he continued to plus it up. As you know, I offered legislation almost two years ago trying to stop the influx until we can properly vet these people. Hasn’t gotten the floor but we have had a lot of deliberation, and wonderfully we’ve got a man in the White House now that is trying to protect American citizens from the dangers of a Trojan horse terrorist coming in with our refugees.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Which is as you say Congressman, one of his Constitutional, as well as statutory responsibilities.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

That’s right. He’s got the responsibility, and the ability, and the right to do what he is doing with this executive order. We saw Obama do the exact same thing. And yet these seven countries he’s trying to hold off on, for keeping these refugees from coming in from. These are not his choice, these were not Trump’s chosen countries; these were countries chosen by the Obama Administration because they are failed states or hostile enemies.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Congressman, let me ask you about, you’re from a border state of course, the importance, as you see it, to trying to work another piece of this problem which is, not people coming through as refugees being resettled and vetted, to such a degree as we can. But people just simply walking across that border into our country, whether it’s the Texas border or elsewhere. A wall is something Donald Trump promised us, there seems to be a very determined effort on the part of not just Democrats but some of the Republican leadership in the Congress not to build it. Where are we on that? And how important, from your perspective is it that we honor the commitment in the course of the election.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

Let me tell you something, that this is a promise that Trump made; this is a promise he intends to keep, and I am going to do all I can to help him to keep that promise. In fact, I am going to be joining one of my colleagues, John Ratcliffe, in signing a letter to say that we shouldn’t even be breaking for our August break unless we’re doing something about securing this border. The good news is that in a briefing with General Kelly, who is now the Homeland Security Secretary, just by enforcing existing law he has stopped seventy-five percent of illegal crossings and just by enforcement of the law. So, we have got to fund this wall.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

But you know, one of the places that we are finding difficult to do that is in these so-called sanctuary cities, and I wonder, Congressman, I know your own state of Texas has taken action at the state level to try to shut these things down. How critical is it we get enforcement of the law and support for the enforcement of federal law from these state and local municipalities?

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

It’s indispensable, Frank, and it is inexcusable and inexplicable why and how some local politician, state, local, or county official can put the health and safety and welfare of an illegal alien ahead of his own citizens. I don’t understand that but nevertheless that is what is happening, and I applaud Governor Abbot and my colleagues at the state level and the legislature for trying to do something about it. And actually, we’ve done something about it in the House of Representatives, we passed a sanctuary city bill three weeks ago, along with a Kate’s Law, which will enhance penalties for returned deportees coming back into the country. So, we’re making progress here.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

But we have got to get the Senate to do the same.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

That is exactly right. We’ve got to get it through the Senate. And on the worst places for sanctuary cities is in Traverse Country Austin, Texas. And they are actually out, it is almost like open warfare between the governor and what we are trying to do up here in D.C. on the Republican side with the radical left. They just want to keep endangering our U.S. citizens. They put them secondary to illegal aliens with multiple felony connections, multiple deportations. Exactly like the Kate Steinle murder in San Francisco. This is what Kate’s Law is all about and we must stop it. These folks have got to start enforcing and aiding our federal law enforcement for immigration and criminal deportations. They must do it and we intend to make them.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Well, I certainly applaud, as I know you do, the efforts that Jeff Sessions, now the Attorney General has been making to try to give them some real incentives to conform to the law and I hope that that’ll work, and that your legislative efforts will bear fruit as well. Congressman Brian Babin, I wanted to get you to talk about the grid as well, but we’re going to have to get you back soon to do that. It’s passionate issue for both of us, I know. But we appreciate your leadership and your willingness to talk on so many of these other issues and I look forward to continuing that conversation with you again very soon.

REP. BRIAN BABIN:

And I as well Frank. Thank you so much, I look forward to talking about that.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

My pleasure.

America’s Missing Leadership at Home and Abroad

On Secure Freedom Radio today, Frank Gaffney spoke to Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado who serves on the Armed Services Committee.

Obama is still trying to close Gitmo and if he’s successful, prisoners could be transferred to the Supermax prison in Colorado which Lamborn believes is a horrible idea. Not only would it ultimately reveal strategic information to terrorists in a court setting, it would give them the potential to radicalize other prisoners.

Lamborn also spoke about the situation in the Middle East and revealed some disheartening truths about our allies in the region:

“They don’t see American leadership. We unfortunately have had seven years under Barack Obama of not backing allies. We try to cozy up to people like Putin with the reset, the Iranians with this deal, nuclear deal, and yet we ignore our allies. They wonder why they’re ignored.”

That led Gaffney to ask about the seizing of our seamen recently by Iran which Lamborn suggested was a possible violation of the Geneva Convention. He also said that the incident is still under investigation.

Frank asked Lamborn about military funding issues and Lamborn suggested the Obama administration is playing with the amounts and might come in under the recommended targets.

“You know, it should be a no-brainer for everyone Frank that national security should come first and should be funded first, then we do everything else.”

Finally, they spoke about the possibility of an attack on our electric grid which is a horrifying prospect.

Lamborn said the issue is urgent:

“At a small cost… we could harden and protect these critical facilities for the future. And it’s not just what a bad actor could do like a rogue nation like Iran. Also, naturally occurring causes, a huge solar flare could cause the same kind of damage, so we should be wise and prudently invest a small amount to harden these facilities before something bad happens.”

Later in the program, Gaffney spoke to Rep. Brian Babin of Texas who is spearheading the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act, a measure intended to vet Syrian refugees.

Babin was not encouraging in his estimation of the refugee situation:

“As you know, our own FBI director and the director of Homeland Security have said they can’t vet these people properly so we can screen these ISIS infiltrators out of them. Since we spoke, we’ve got the Paris attacks where almost 500 people were killed or wounded, we’ve had San Bernardino. One of those attackers was a native but his wife came here on a fiancé visa.”

Babin and Gaffney then discussed Obama’s bizarre choice to visit a mosque while all this is happening and Babin went on to describe the horrors currently taking place in Europe such as the recent sexual assaults in Germany.

“Do we really want that inside the United States? I don’t think so.”

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With Rep. Doug Lamborn, Brendan Brown, Rep. Brian Babin, Dakota Wood, Bill Gertz

Rep. DOUG LAMBORN (CO-5), House Armed Services Committee, Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces:

  • Gitmo prisoners may be sent to federal prison in Colorado
  • US Arab allies concerned about Iran
  • Review of the hostage taking of US sailors
  • President Obama’s new defense budget
  • Vulnerability of the US electric grid

BRENDAN BROWN, Chief Economic Advisor at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International:

  • Economic consequences if Britain departs from the EU
  • China’s most recent market downturn tied to the West?

Rep. BRIAN BABIN (TX-36), Chairman of the Space Subcommittee on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee:

  • The Resettlement Accountability National Security Act
  • Obama’s choice in visiting a Baltimore mosque
  • Does China maintain space dominance?

DAKOTA WOOD, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation:

  • History as an indicator for the US defense budget
  • Increased funding in Europe to deter an expansionist Putin
  • A look at the expensive bombing campaign against ISIS

BILL GERTZ, senior editor at The Washington Free Beacon:

  • Russian assertiveness in Syria
  • Chinese Communist Party defector in the custody of US intelligence
  • Increased Chinese cyber attacks on big data
  • Beijing invited to Proliferation Security Initiative despite its weapons sales to North Korea and Iran

Rep. Brian Babin on Refugee Resettlement: “our grandkids will suffer”

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Frank Gaffney: One facet of the war of ideas which has not received anything like the attention that it requires from our government, and to some extent at least until lately, from many of our people is the, well the war that is being waged in the form of the hijra. This is a term that many, again, are unfamiliar with. It is meant to describe kind of a colonization, a practice that goes back to the roots of Islam. We’re watching it play out in vivid technicolor and with a lot of human tragedy on the shores of Europe these days. But a man that has been focused like a laser on the implications for our own country of the possible resettlement here of vast numbers of folks who may in fact my be brining not just a desire to breath free and all of that, but a jihadist Islamic supremacist agenda as well. He is Representative and doctor, Brian Babin, he represents with great distinction the people of the 36th Congressional District of Texas, a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and also the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, but perhaps to his greatest credit a member not only of the United States Air Force, but also an Airborne Artilleryman in the United States Army Reserve and the Texas Army National Guard. Congressman, I think this is your first time with us, welcome sir it’s long overdue. Thank you so much for what you are doing today as well as your past service to our country.

Rep. Brian Babin: You’re quite welcome Frank, it’s my honor and privilege to be on your show, and really to have the honor of knowing you and meeting you several times during my short time up here in the U.S. Congress, since being sworn in this past January. But you know you do so much good, it’s folks like you that focus the attention of the public on the where it needs to be, and the national security implications and the things we’re playing tug of war with up here in Washington could not be more stark in seeing the Iranian nuclear deal on one side, and then the ISIS, and the refugee crises on the other side. Both of these have dire implications for our country, and we’re seeing these things played out, and quite frankly back in July I dropped a bill called the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act or HR3314, and what this is going to do, because a lot of folks don’t realize this Frank, is that the United Nations is actually in charge of determining where our refugees are going to come from in the United States at tax payer’s expense and I think it’s high time we’ve had a lot of complaints from localities, communities around this country that are suddenly inundated with foreign refugees, in the hundreds and sometimes thousands, that just overwhelm their schools, and their facilities their health care facilities, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and I think it’s time that we push the pause button, and that’s what my bill does. It’s going to push the pause button until the General Accounting Office can do an assessment of just what this is costing the tax payer, because overwhelmingly they are on federal assistance programs food stamps, you name it, and then they’re dumped into the local community, and as I said earlier they’re going to swamp the schools. I’ve been a school board member and a small town mayor and I could attest to this, and we want to see what this is costing us exactly, we do not know. And then on the other hand Frank, we’ve got the national security risks and it can be no more apparent than what we’re seeing of the millions, the hundred of thousands of millions of problems that are springing out of the Middle East, running from ISIS, and the civil war in Syria, and coming into Western Europe and wanting to make their way over here to the United States, and 70,000 per year are already coming in. President Obama has said he’s going to take at least a minimum of 10,000 more, and with this new power, the Power to Parole, he calls it we might have many tens of thousands more added to that seventy.

FG: Let me ask you about the national security piece of this specifically Congressman Brian Babin, because I think your, as I say, rendering an incredibly important service, and I just want to commend all of our listeners this legislation you’ve introduced called the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act, HR3314, is a direct response to a concern that I know you have and I think many of us have and should have, that amongst the people that are being brought in or will be brought in in the future in these refugee resettlement flows will be people who wish us harm, who are being put there perhaps by the Islamic State perhaps by al-Qaeda, both of these organizations having said they will use this vehicle to insinuate their operatives. When you look at what’s being done today Congressman Babin, in terms of the vetting of these people, is it up to snuff? Is it possible even for the FBI for example to do the kind of vetting that would assure us such jihadist are not admitted unknowingly into this country?

BB: I think it’s virtually impossible to vet these people properly, because I mean who do you go to? The police department and start asking questions, I think that’s just ridiculous. ISIS is already exploiting a lot of these refugee programs. I mean you don’t have to look any further than the turmoil that some of the terrorist and criminal acts in Western Europe as well as the United States like Garland, Texas Chattanooga, Tennessee. These people are already here and they have promised, and when I say they that’s ISIS, has promised to exploit these and will continue to do so. They’re coming here as we speak, and you don’t have to look any further than some of the videos, and the U.S. statistics itself said that the current refugees that are coming into Western Europe, I think it’s 71 percent are military aged males twenty to thirty years old, only thirteen percent are women, and fifteen percent are children.

FG: Congressman let me just turn quickly if I can because we’re almost out of time unfortunately, but the concern I think we both have again is, there doesn’t seem enough being done within the Congress, either in your chamber or in the Senate to evaluate this process. I’m told there’s never been a hearing since this Refugee Resettlement Program began some twenty odd years ago. What’s up with that, and give us a sense of how your legislation that would press, as you say, the pause button on refugee resettlement, pending a really serious study by the Congressional accountability folks, will fare as you see it? Are you finding receptiveness on the part of your colleagues and most especially the leadership?

BB: You know what I hate to tell you, but I received some cold shoulders, because I think folks are so inclined to be politically correct up here, because they are going to be perceived as being possibly uncompassionate, but the truth and passion should lay with America’s citizens, and communities, and towns, and our country because this bill, this Resettlement Act that we’re trying to pause, virtually guarantees an opening for ISIS to come in, establish U.S. bases, legally get tax payer funds, and it’s insane to subject the future dire consequences that our kids and our grandkids will suffer because of it.

FG: And you know one of the things that strikes me about this is Congressman, as you say, there’s this false notion that it is the only thing we can do is just to admit these people. There is a higher duty, as you know having sworn the oath of office repeatedly to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, that every one of your colleagues ought to be taking as their first responsibility. And what I just want to say in closing is your leadership on this legislation, again it’s HR 3314, and the work that my colleague Ann Corcoran and other colleague Jim Simpson, are doing to try to elevate these issues what is going on, what the dangers are, what the abuses are, is the sort of thing at a minimum cries out for a hearing, oversight hearings in the relevant committees in the Congress, I guess those would be the Judiciary Committees, and we will look forward to working with you to that end, both here on the program I hope as a future guest, and certainly in our respective capacities as you do your work on the Hill. Keep it up sir; come back to us again very soon, and in the meantime God speed with HR3314.

Rep. Brian Babin on Refugee Programs: “ISIS has promised to exploit them”

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Frank Gaffney: One facet of the war of ideas which has not received anything like the attention that it requires from our government, and to some extent at least until lately, from many of our people is the, well the war that is being waged in the form of the hijra. This is a term that many, again, are unfamiliar with. It is meant to describe kind of a colonization, a practice that goes back to the roots of Islam. We’re watching it play out in vivid technicolor and with a lot of human tragedy on the shores of Europe these days. But a man that has been focused like a laser on the implications for our own country of the possible resettlement here of vast numbers of folks who may in fact my be brining not just a desire to breath free and all of that, but a jihadist Islamic supremacist agenda as well. He is Representative and doctor, Brian Babin, he represents with great distinction the people of the 36th Congressional District of Texas, a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and also the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, but perhaps to his greatest credit a member not only of the United States Air Force, but also an Airborne Artilleryman in the United States Army Reserve and the Texas Army National Guard. Congressman, I think this is your first time with us, welcome sir it’s long overdue. Thank you so much for what you are doing today as well as your past service to our country.

Rep. Brian Babin: You’re quite welcome Frank, it’s my honor and privilege to be on your show, and really to have the honor of knowing you and meeting you several times during my short time up here in the U.S. Congress, since being sworn in this past January. But you know you do so much good, it’s folks like you that focus the attention of the public on the where it needs to be, and the national security implications and the things we’re playing tug of war with up here in Washington could not be more stark in seeing the Iranian nuclear deal on one side, and then the ISIS, and the refugee crises on the other side. Both of these have dire implications for our country, and we’re seeing these things played out, and quite frankly back in July I dropped a bill called the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act or HR3314, and what this is going to do, because a lot of folks don’t realize this Frank, is that the United Nations is actually in charge of determining where our refugees are going to come from in the United States at tax payer’s expense and I think it’s high time we’ve had a lot of complaints from localities, communities around this country that are suddenly inundated with foreign refugees, in the hundreds and sometimes thousands, that just overwhelm their schools, and their facilities their health care facilities, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and I think it’s time that we push the pause button, and that’s what my bill does. It’s going to push the pause button until the General Accounting Office can do an assessment of just what this is costing the tax payer, because overwhelmingly they are on federal assistance programs food stamps, you name it, and then they’re dumped into the local community, and as I said earlier they’re going to swamp the schools. I’ve been a school board member and a small town mayor and I could attest to this, and we want to see what this is costing us exactly, we do not know. And then on the other hand Frank, we’ve got the national security risks and it can be no more apparent than what we’re seeing of the millions, the hundred of thousands of millions of problems that are springing out of the Middle East, running from ISIS, and the civil war in Syria, and coming into Western Europe and wanting to make their way over here to the United States, and 70,000 per year are already coming in. President Obama has said he’s going to take at least a minimum of 10,000 more, and with this new power, the Power to Parole, he calls it we might have many tens of thousands more added to that seventy.

FG: Let me ask you about the national security piece of this specifically Congressman Brian Babin, because I think your, as I say, rendering an incredibly important service, and I just want to commend all of our listeners this legislation you’ve introduced called the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act, HR3314, is a direct response to a concern that I know you have and I think many of us have and should have, that amongst the people that are being brought in or will be brought in in the future in these refugee resettlement flows will be people who wish us harm, who are being put there perhaps by the Islamic State perhaps by al-Qaeda, both of these organizations having said they will use this vehicle to insinuate their operatives. When you look at what’s being done today Congressman Babin, in terms of the vetting of these people, is it up to snuff? Is it possible even for the FBI for example to do the kind of vetting that would assure us such jihadist are not admitted unknowingly into this country?

BB: I think it’s virtually impossible to vet these people properly, because I mean who do you go to? The police department and start asking questions, I think that’s just ridiculous. ISIS is already exploiting a lot of these refugee programs. I mean you don’t have to look any further than the turmoil that some of the terrorist and criminal acts in Western Europe as well as the United States like Garland, Texas Chattanooga, Tennessee. These people are already here and they have promised, and when I say they that’s ISIS, has promised to exploit these and will continue to do so. They’re coming here as we speak, and you don’t have to look any further than some of the videos, and the U.S. statistics itself said that the current refugees that are coming into Western Europe, I think it’s 71 percent are military aged males twenty to thirty years old, only thirteen percent are women, and fifteen percent are children.

FG: Congressman let me just turn quickly if I can because we’re almost out of time unfortunately, but the concern I think we both have again is, there doesn’t seem enough being done within the Congress, either in your chamber or in the Senate to evaluate this process. I’m told there’s never been a hearing since this Refugee Resettlement Program began some twenty odd years ago. What’s up with that, and give us a sense of how your legislation that would press, as you say, the pause button on refugee resettlement, pending a really serious study by the Congressional accountability folks, will fare as you see it? Are you finding receptiveness on the part of your colleagues and most especially the leadership?

BB: You know what I hate to tell you, but I received some cold shoulders, because I think folks are so inclined to be politically correct up here, because they are going to be perceived as being possibly uncompassionate, but the truth and passion should lay with America’s citizens, and communities, and towns, and our country because this bill, this Resettlement Act that we’re trying to pause, virtually guarantees an opening for ISIS to come in, establish U.S. bases, legally get tax payer funds, and it’s insane to subject the future dire consequences that our kids and our grandkids will suffer because of it.

FG: And you know one of the things that strikes me about this is Congressman, as you say, there’s this false notion that it is the only thing we can do is just to admit these people. There is a higher duty, as you know having sworn the oath of office repeatedly to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, that every one of your colleagues ought to be taking as their first responsibility. And what I just want to say in closing is your leadership on this legislation, again it’s HR 3314, and the work that my colleague Ann Corcoran and other colleague Jim Simpson, are doing to try to elevate these issues what is going on, what the dangers are, what the abuses are, is the sort of thing at a minimum cries out for a hearing, oversight hearings in the relevant committees in the Congress, I guess those would be the Judiciary Committees, and we will look forward to working with you to that end, both here on the program I hope as a future guest, and certainly in our respective capacities as you do your work on the Hill. Keep it up sir; come back to us again very soon, and in the meantime God speed with HR3314.

Dismantling the Foreign Refugee Resettlement Program

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With Rep. Brian Babin, Fred Fleitz, Dr. Ben Carson, Rick Fisher, Bill Gertz

Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and former airborne artilleryman in the U.S Army:

  • Introduction of the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act (H.R. 3314)
  • Improbability of vetting Muslim refugees fleeing the Middle East
  • Congress’ failure to address the refugee resettlement process in the U.S.

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA analyst:

  • Post-mortem on the Congressional Iran Deal debate
  • McConnell’s approach to confronting Senate Democrats “covering their tracks”
  • Presidential candidates and changes or non-changes they would make to the Iran agreement
  • Will this deal actually restrict global proliferation?

Dr. BEN CARSON, 2016 Presidential Candidate and retired Johns Hopkins University Neurosurgeon:

  • What is the global jihad, and how do we defeat it?
  • How should the U.S. respond to the ObamaBomb Deal?
  • Carson’s opposition to the War in Afghanistan

RICK FISHER, Senior Fellow of Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center:

  • President Obama’s recent remarks criticizing China’s cyber efforts
  • China’s attempts to control the Internet globally
  • Recent military parade in Beijing a warning to the West
  • Continuous island build up in the South China Sea

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor of the Washington Free Beacon:

  • S. Navy’s legitimization of China’s islands in the South China Sea
  • President Obama’s recent policy shift regarding China
  • Russian hackers penetrating the American electrical grid
  • USS Wyoming’s message to Moscow
  • Ash Carter’s warning of the politicization of the intelligence community