As seen on â€œThe 700 Club,â€ Aug 30.: Most Americans Side With Trump on Revoking Security Clearances of Fmr Intel Officials; The president has vowed to do something about the pervasive censorship of conservative ideas online; Farm school shows ...
- Welcome to The 700 Club.
Tensions are building betweenthe United States and Iran
for some time.
But it looks like we're getting ready
to really shut the whole country down.
And there's nothing short of war
that's gonna come out of it.
They're talking war over in Iran right now
because they've been at warwith us for decades actually.
And it's just heating up.
Very biting sanctions, thedramatic fall of the Rial,
riots in the streets.
I mean a lot of stuff going on.
And I'm sure the Trumpadministration is doing
what it can to hastenregime change as we call it.
So anyhow that's gonna come.
We're not talking about that anymore today
but that's something that shouldbe in the top of your mind
because they wanna shutoff the Straits of Hormuz
we may have a shooting warout in the Persian Gulf.
A lot of things are gonna happen.
Well the growth and power of social media
can be highly dangerous.
And now President Trump iscalling social media giants
to account for censorship,
especially censorshipagainst conservative voices.
He's even talking about taking action
at the federal level to stop it.
- Well the millions of users who keep
social media engines likeGoogle and Facebook going
are also taking notice of this bias.
And as Dale Hurd tells us,
they're addressing this censorship
in their own powerful way, by leaving.
- It's not clear whatPresident Trump can do to stop
big tech social mediacensorship of conservatives,
but it's also clear thathe's not letting up.
Late Wednesday thePresident tweeted this video
showing that while Google promoted
President Obama's Stateof The Union Addresses
on its homepage,
it has never promoted one of his.
Armed with numerous searchshowing Google search results
of his administration areoverwhelmingly biased,
the President has vowedto do something about
the pervasive censorship ofconservative ideas online.
- I think what Google andwhat others are doing,
if you look at what's going on at Twitter,
if you look at what's going in Facebook.
They better be careful becauseyou can't do that to people.
- [Dale] The new poll showsconservatives have already
begun to vote with their feet.
Two-thirds of conservative Facebook users
believe they're being censored.
And almost one third have left Facebook
or are considering it.
Tuesday, a senior Facebookengineer accused the company
of having what he called anintolerant liberal monoculture
that attacks conservativeemployees in mobs.
Countless conservative social media users
have found themselvesfiltered, banned, and blocked.
Islam expert Robert Spencer,the author of 18 books
was blocked from using thefunding website Patrion
by Mastercard forallegedly spreading hate.
He said it reminded him of Revelation 13.
When people cannot buy or sell
without the mark of the beast.
- It's clear that theentire political left
and the establishment of the media
which is on the left as well
wants to silence all dissent.
And they're particularlyenergetic in doing this
in the run up to the 2018 elections
because they wanna makesure what happened in 2016
doesn't happen again.
- [Dale] Evidence of socialmedia censorship is abundant.
But what can the President do about it?
- I love that the President'susing the bully pulpit
to make this an issue.
But regulation doesn't always play out
the way you want itparticularly for conservatives.
We don't have aConstitutional right to be on
some of these platforms.
Let's face it Facebook, Twitter,
these are private companies.
But what we want thesecompanies to embrace
is the goal and the idealof the First Amendment.
- And the Presidentdoes have some options.
Experts say he could call formore congressional hearings,
encourage investigationsby the Justice Department
or Federal Trade Commission,
or issue an executive order.
Dale Hurd, CBN News.
- Well in other news,
Vice President Mike Pence tells CBN News
that the liberal media
is quote no match for President Trump.
John Jessup has more on that.
- That's right Pat.
CBN's David Brody andJenna Browder spent the day
with Vice President Mike Pence
aboard Air Force Two andhad some time with him
inside his plane office cabin.
Pence made a campaign stop in Michigan
with Republican Senatecandidate John James.
Afterward he sat down with David and Jenna
and he had a blunt messagefor liberals in the press.
- The media, mainstream media,
you think they're in a way the best thing
that Donald Trump has going for him?
Because they work as a foil for him,
and quite frankly they are so 24/7
relatively anti-Trump that you just wonder
if that doesn't play right intothe administration's hands.
- Well all I know is fora lot of the liberals
in national media they met their match
in President Donald Trump.
He understands the Americanpeople elected this man
because he had a rightvision for this country.
But also because he's a fighter.
He's willing to fight every day
to move this country forward,
to see jobs created,
to see us reaffirm our commitment
to those timeless principlesin the Constitution,
to see our military standing tall again,
to see America respectedin the world again,
and to be able to take on his critics
one after another.
The only thing I know for sure
is that President Trumpis gonna keep on fighting.
And we're gonna keep on winning
for the American people.
- You can see more of our interview at
CBNnews.com and a full report right here
on The 700 Club next week.
The intelligencecommunity reacted strongly
when President Trump revokedthe security clearance
of former CIA Director John Brennan.
At least 175 former officials,
both Republicans andDemocrats denounced the move
in a public statement.
However a new poll shows that the majority
of American voters approveof the President's decision.
CBN national securitycorrespondent Erik Rosales
takes a closer look.
- President Donald Trump took to Twitter
to announce a new Harvard CAPS Harris poll
showing a majority ofAmericans support revoking
the security clearance offormer CIA Director John Brennan
and former FBI Director James Comey.
The President tweeted he's not surprised.
The poll released exclusively to the hill
found 60% believe formernational security officials
who become TV newscontributors should give up
59% felt Brennan deservedto lose his clearance,
while 64% said Comey and others at the FBI
should lose theirs.
The poll was taken oneweek after Brennan had lost
his clearance revoked by President Trump.
A move that some perceivedto be an act of retaliation.
- The bigger questionthat we need to focus on
in all of this is shouldJohn Brennan have had
a security clearance in the first place.
- [Erik] Frank Gaffney is the President
for the Center For Security Policy.
He believes Brennan'sharsh public criticism
of the President is enough torevoke his security clearance.
- John Brennan hasconducted himself in a way
that is totally withoutprecedence in terms of
how any former director
of the Central IntelligenceAgency has behaved.
And that raises real questions
about both his judgment and his character.
- [Erik] Gaffney says noone has the right to hold
their security clearancesand the President
was well within hisauthority to revoke them
under Article Two of the Constitution.
But some question if thePresident can do it unilaterally
without an appeal process.
- Without the detailsbeing listed out in writing
and issued to the individual,
without the opportunity to respond,
without underlying investigative materials
being provided this isan untested question.
- [Erik] Brennan claimsthe only news he's gotten
about his own clearance was when
White House Press SecretarySarah Huckabee Sanders
announced it had been revoked on TV.
- Whether or not myclearances have been stripped
I'm still uncertain about.
But she said it.
She read something from Donald Trump.
- White House spokesmanHogan Gidley assured CBN News
that President Trump didrevoke Brennan's security.
Hogan said that President Trump's order
went into effect immediately
and that Brennan lied twice to congress.
Erik Rosales, CBN News, Washington.
- Thanks Erik.
Pat I know you agree withthe President's decision.
But do you think thereshould be an appeals process?
- I don't think there should be an appeal.
I mean this having accessto the highest level
of intelligence is somethingthat can be granted
by the President orrevoked by the President.
You don't have to have anact of Congress to do that.
You don't have to have a judicial appeal.
I mean that's a privilegeand it goes along
essentially with holding an office.
If you hold an office,you've got to have access
to certain information so
you can make intelligent decisions.
Once you're out of that office,
we owe you no obligation whatsoever
to give you confidential information.
And I think all the wayfrom Hillary Clinton
all the way down,
there's no reason that these people should
be given access to highlyclassified information.
They are not any longer federal employees.
No business would do that.
You wouldn't give exVice Presidents access
to your highly classified information
as you go down the road.
'cause they may be workingfor some other company.
And these people are clearlyworking for the deep state.
They're working against the President.
And there's no appeals process.
There's no legal aspect of it.
I mean it's just one of those things
that goes along withthe job like a salary.
When you stop the job,
you don't get the salary anymore
unless you've got some kind of a deal.
I mean it's ridiculous tomake all this fuss about.
But Brennan particularlyhas gone on television
as an analyst for a moreleft leaning network.
Why would he have access tohighly confidential information?
You wouldn't give it to him.
Nor should you give itto about 30 or 40 others.
And it's time thePresident just wholesales,
says that's the end.
One stroke of the pen, they're gone.
All right John what's next?
- Pat, New Mexico authorities released
three defendants accused of child neglect
in a case involving a muslim sect
and suspected terrorist activities.
A judge dismissed thecharges after prosecutors
missed a deadline for more evidence.
The other two defendants remain in jail
on more serious charges.
Authorities raided the desert compound
earlier this month finding11 malnourished children
and the body of a deceasedthree year old boy.
Prosecutors say the groupfollows a radical Muslim
ideology and were training the children
to attack schools and other institutions.
Well the Centers for Disease Control
reports a shocking rise insexually transmitted diseases
As CBN medical reporterLorie Johnson explains
not only are the diseasesspreading faster,
they're getting harderfor doctors to treat.
- In the last five years,
a steep increase in Chlamydia,Gonorrhea, and Syphilis
cases have shattered previous records.
As if that's not bad enough,
experts say the 2.3million people diagnosed
is likely a fraction of
the actual number of people infected.
We are sliding backward,declared Dr. Jonathan Mermin
the Centers For Disease Control Director
of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
He's talking about 76%increase in Syphilis.
Noting most cases aremen with male partners.
Chlamydia is the most common STD
with 1.7 million Americans diagnosed.
Nearly half of them, young women
between 15 and 24 years old.
Gonorrhea cases increased by 67%
nearly doubling among men.
And it's Gonorrhea that has health experts
Syphilis, Chlamydia, andGonorrhea are all curable
The problem is Gonorrheahas become resistant
to all but one and experts fear
it's only a matter of timebefore even it no longer works.
We expect Gonorrhea willeventually wear down
our last highly effective antibiotic
and additional treatmentoptions are urgently needed,
declared the CDC's Dr. Gail Bolan.
Who added, we can't let our defenses down.
The CDC calls onPresident Trump to declare
STDs a public health crisis.
But evangelist Franklin Graham tweeted
what America has is a moralcrisis and a spiritual crisis.
Lorie Johnson, CBN News.
- This trend is definitelygoing the wrong way, Pat.
- Well we've had what'scalled a sexual revolution.
We had the pill.
The women are now nolonger under the bondage
of getting unwanted pregnancies.
So they have the pill,
they have other types of birth control.
And they figure that thereforesexual activity is just okay.
And everybody thoughtokay I've got Syphilis
so I can take a shot.
I've got Gonorrhea I can just take a shot.
And I've got Chlamydia so I need a shot.
Well now they say thatthe shots don't work,
especially on Gonorrhea.
So all of the sudden you'relooking at the potential
of blindness, you're looking at sterility,
and all kinds of terrible things.
And frankly I agree with Franklin.
We've got a moral crisis in this nation.
Because there's no longer any strictures
against out of wedlock sex.
And that is going tolead to these diseases.
It used to be that was the penalty
for the out of wedlock sex.
Now the penalty is coming back
because the medicinesaren't working anymore.
At least especially inrelation to Gonorrhea.
So if you're watching this program,
please be warned yourlife may be in danger
if you think you canjust do what you wanna do
with as many sex partnersas you want to have
and do so with impunity.
It's not gonna happen.