RUSH: Megyn Kelly had a blockbuster exclusive last night on the Fox News Channel. The former customs and border agent, Philip Haney, claims that the State Department and Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties closed down an investigation. He was looking into a group named Tablighi Jamaat. Philip Haney says the investigation was shut down because the Regime “did not want to profile Islamic groups.” Well, who the hell are we profiling if we’re not profiling Islamic groups at Homeland Security and at immigration, for crying out loud?
Philip Haney says the Feds “the feds also deleted his files, which included information on an organization with ties to Farook’s mosque…” This is a guy that had a connection with Syed Farook “Climate Change,” and the Regime ordered this guy to shut up, stand down, and destroy his files. And now he’s on television telling anybody who listen. “Philip Haney claims that if his investigation had been allowed to continue, Syed Farook [“Climate Change”] may have ended up on the no-fly list,” and if he had ended up on the no-fly list, he would not have met and connected with Tashfeen Malik, or Malik, and they would never have gotten married and they wouldn’t have become Bonnie and Clyde of Islam.
Audio sound bites. Philip Haney last night with Megyn Kelly. She said, “Philip, why do you believe the work you were pursuing may have led to the detection of these two?”
HANEY: The network of individuals that we work with were tied to a large group called Tablighi Jamaat part a larger group called Deobandi. We had thousands of organizations or individuals in the database, and we tracked them as they moved in and out of the United States on the visa waiver program. Farook mosque is called Dar-al-Uloom. It’s a global network of similar kinds of mosques under the umbrella of this organization.
RUSH: Look at how much we knew. Look at how much the regime knew about Syed Farook “Climate Change.” Megyn Kelly says, “Under your program you would have identified the mosque, and then what would you have done?”
HANEY: Individuals that are already in the case in 2012 went to that mosque. Therefore as we are tracking them we would have put the red light on them. Syed would have been put on the no-fly list because of his association with that mosque and or the K-1 visa that his wife was given may have been denied because of his affiliation with a known organization.
KELLY: Mmm-hmm. And you say they shut you down because they felt this was essentially profiling of Muslims?
HANEY: They specifically got that, we got the internal memos, and it says that we are not allowed to develop a case based on Tablighi Jamaat specifically or any specific group.
RUSH: “We are not allowed to develop a case” on any Islamic group. Ladies and gentlemen, this is why I made a point yesterday — and it actually found its way on the television sound bites today. I made a big point yesterday about the lack of moral authority in our government at the leadership level. I mean, there’s nobody… You know, Obama doesn’t have any moral authority. Obama can’t condemn anybody or he can’t praise anybody. Obama’s lost the moral authority to have credibility and believability.
The problem in our country right now is that there’s nobody in leadership in Washington of any party. Nobody has any moral authority. There’s nobody that’s uber-respected. There’s nobody, when they tell you something, you believe ’em. There’s nobody, when they condemn something or approve some, you believe them. And evidence like this just exacerbates that. What the hell are we supposed to be looking for if not Islamic groups? So what does this mean? I’ll tell you what this means. Terrorism, folks, is a national security issue.
Terrorism is a safety issue. Terrorism against American citizens, domestic or international — stopping it, identifying it, protecting, defending, keeping safe American citizens — is in the top two/three things that the Constitution requires leaders in this country to do. National security ought not be political. There ought not be one aspect of national security that’s political. Yet this administration has politicized everything, and in the process they have corrupted it.
So now we have a whistleblower, Customs and Border Agent, working at the State Department and the Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties basically being shut down, for obviously political reasons. And this is what gives rise to questions about Obama. Why’s Obama so insistent? Why is he so insistent that we not discover what there is to be discovered about Muslims? Why would the Obama administration demand that an investigation like this be shut down, evidence destroyed and the man involved files deleted and told not to say a word about it?
Well, it’s those kind of questions that give rise to all kinds of answers. When there’s no leadership and no moral authority, then feel are free to fill administrate blanks. And things like this don’t make common sense. We’re in the midst of it, and have been arguably since 1993. But, folks, you can go back to even prior to that, when there were terrorist hijackings of American airliners. You could go back to the eighties and the terrorism against US military in the Middle East. I mean, this is nothing new.
It’s intensifying, and now the war has been brought to our shores. The 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The 2001 World Trade Center. Fort Hood. The incidents are numerous and they are expanding. They are increasing in number. San Bernardino last week. Yet no matter where we turn in our government, we are told to not see what we see, to not think what is obvious. And anybody in government who does see what there is to be seen apparently is shut down and their data deleted. It’s being politicized.
Obviously, for some reason, Obama doesn’t want any of this known. I’ll tell you what’s happening. People within the Obama administration are now breaking. Obama is becoming isolated on this. We had the secretary of defense on television yesterday saying ISIS is not “contained.” We’ve had a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff say ISIS is not “contained.” Obama said in his Sunday night speech (that even Democrats are now panning as embarrassing) that ISIS is “contained,” that there is no threat of anything happening domestically, after a domestic event.
So even people in the Obama administration they are running away from Obama on this, and yet he steadfastly maintains there’s nothing to see here and that what you’re seeing isn’t what you think it is, and what you think it is you only think it because of your racism and bigotry and so forth and so on. It’s leading to all kinds of questions that people are asking. The questions are legitimate based on Obama’s proclamations and his actions and stories like this.
Questions are rooted around the curiosity of what is it that makes Obama so damn protective of Islamists, jihadists, Muslims? What in the world is going on here? Well, you start filling in the blanks and answering the questions yourself, and I guarantee you millions of Americans are, and they’re coming up with all kinds of answers. And none of them are pretty. But our president has created… There’s a moral vacuum, folks, a moral vacuum at the highest levels of our government and leadership. There is a moral vacuum, there is a leadership vacuum, and there is a common-sense vacuum.
There is so much that appears obvious that is not being acted on, so much that is obvious and is happening that we are told isn’t happening. But we can see it. Some of our fellow citizens are being killed right before us and we’re told, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no. You’re racist if you think that! You’re bigoted if you think that. No, no.” It’s inexplicable. And then over here, everybody wonders why somebody like Donald Trump continues.
RUSH: Here we go. Daily Caller. Yet another story that is similar to that from the whistleblower Philip Haney on Megyn Kelly last night. This is from The Daily Caller.
“The FBI has taken heat for failing to immediately classify the San Bernardino shootings as terrorism, but a new report shows that FBI reluctance could have been due to external pressure from the White House.” Let’s go back to that night, that afternoon, the San Bernardino massacre. Speaking for myself, when I got home, I turned on… Do you know I forgot what channel cable news channels are? I watch them on in. And I don’t have these auto-program buttons. So I said, “Wait a minute, what number is Fox?” It came back to me real quick. But so rarely do I have it on anymore.
Anyway, so I turned it and I’m surfing around to the various networks, and they’re all… I’m sure you saw the same thing. They’re all saying, “Oh, you know, we’ve got a name. We’ve been leaking a name, but it’s a very, very delicate situation and we can’t really announce the name. It’s a very volatile situation out here, a very volatile situation around the world, what with what just happened in Paris and so forth. We’ve got a name, but it’s a very, very delicate situation here, very, very careful we have. We cannot jump the gun on anything! I’m sure you understand,” blah, blah. And on it went like that from six p.m. to 10 p.m.
Meanwhile, we all knew the name. If you knew where to look, the name was already leaked. It was out there. But the Drive-Bys wouldn’t go anywhere near it. And from The Daily Caller we now know why. “The FBI has taken heat for failing to immediately classify the San Bernardino shootings as terrorism…”We all knew it was. Everybody knew it was! But, remember: Islam is a religion of peace, and therefore this could not have been perpetrated by Muslims. I mean, that’s Barack Obama 101: “Islam is a religion of peace. There is no terrorism in Islam. These are people perverting it.”
Well, “[A] new report shows that FBI reluctance [to tell us what we all knew] could have been due to external pressure from the White House. A source told Jack Murphy of SOFREP that the FBI instantly believed the shooting, which left 14 dead, to be a clear act of terrorism.” By the way, I can confirm this. You know, I don’t live as a hermit. I’m not a recluse out here. Well… Meaning, I’m in contact with people. I know people, former FBI people, and I was in contact with ’em — e-mail, chat, what have you. We all knew, and people close to the investigation knew.
I was told I can’t tell you how many times between six p.m. and ten p.m. that night that, “Rush, don’t worry. The FBI knows it’s terrorism and they’re on this like white on rice. They know this is a terrorist attack. They know much more than they’re reporting. Don’t worry about it. Whatever you’re seeing on TV is just what you’re seeing on TV. But they are already zeroed in on the fact that this is Islamic terrorism.” So that just added to the frustration. I know this, I’m told this, and many people were told, and I shared it with some friends of mine back and forth.
They’re watching television, and, “Well, we can’t say for sure! We’re being very delicate here. We’re very reluctant,” and so forth. Well, it turns out here that the source who told this to Jack Murphy, the White House didn’t want this event to be reported as terrorism. “The White House, however, didnÂ’t feel the same way and quickly moved in to squash the terror classification. This source added that as soon as the shooting took place…” Are you ready for this?
“[As soon as the shooting took place, Obama convened a meeting with the National Security Council and the heads of other federal enforcement agencies to discuss a public relations strategy. Part of the reason for trying to avoid the designation of the shootings as terrorism is because it threatens to upset the [Regime]’s strategy in Syria. A case of Islamic terrorism in the US would put additional pressure on the [Regime]’s to play a much more active role in the conflict,” because it’s spreading.
It’s spreading beyond Syria. If it’s come to the United States, Obama has to get involved, he has to get in gear. And he simply won’t because he has cozied up to Iran. Now, we have mentioned this — we’ve repeated it from Walid Phares and a couple of other sources — that Obama strategically is tied with Iran when it comes to ISIS, and Iran doesn’t want anything happening to ISIS. Iran is benefiting from the chaos, the sectarian violence between Sunni and Shi’ites. Iran wants to control that region — and for some reason, Obama has ties to ’em.
But beyond that, folks, another example of how national security has been politicized. And the White House, according to this report, was exerting pressure on FBI agents on the ground, and the FBI command in Washington, to not refer this, to not classify this, to not go on TV and report it as terrorism, because it would have negative impact and consequences for Obama. National security has even been corrupted because politics that comes from liberalism is by nature corrupt. Liberalism is corrupt. Liberalism is a lie. It’s a series of lies.
It does not rely on truth. In fact, can’t coexist with the truth. So Benghazi was the result of a video. They couldn’t have the truth of that out! That’s too close to the election in 2012. And then we were also considering the 2016 election. We couldn’t have anything happen to Mrs. Clinton in 2012. It would damage her chances, and the Democrat Party’s chances 2016. In this case it’s Obama’s strategy in Syria that must be protected politically. But it’s even greater than that. There can’t be terrorism here because Obama already said on the Wednesday prior that there wasn’t any reason to fear terrorism in America, and that ISIS remained contained and was the JV team.
Less than a week later, the San Bernardino massacre happens. Well, it can’t be terrorism! Why, that would expose Obama as incompetent. That would expose Obama as not knowing what he’s doing. We can’t have that. He’s the smartest man that’s ever been in the White House. We can’t have any of this. We can’t let any of this expose Obama as a fraud or as an incompetent or worse. National security, something as encompassing and crucial as that has now been corrupted by the politics of Barack Hussein O and the Democrat Party.
So while the FBI, on Obama’s orders, was looking like fools to everybody watching on TV by refusing to say what we all knew — that the San Bernardino massacre was Islamic terrorism — the whole world knew. And this is striking. Obama believes that he can make it so just by thinking it. He can make it so just by saying it. And you can’t blame him in a sense. He’s childlike in many ways. He’s been coddled as a special child, an only child all of his life. The media has treated him as a mini-god.
So if Obama believes that all he has to do is say something is or isn’t and that makes it is or isn’t, the media has fed that. The media’s never challenged Obama. The media has never questioned, the media has never investigated, the media has never exposed. The media has done nothing but lapdog it up. So after seven years, if you were Obama you would think you could get away with anything you want to say. “That’s not terrorism. That’s gonna violate our values.” Our values? That’s another thing that just continued to grate on me.
These people speak of “our values.”
They’re butchering babies in Planned Parenthood, and we’re supposed to listen to them talk about American values? I’m sorry, folks, it just doesn’t wash with me. None of this does. But with national security being compromised and nobody able to apparently do anything about it, it’s why the presidential campaign has become what it is.
RUSH: Tom in Sarasota, Florida. Hello.
CALLER: Great being able to speak with you. Yeah, I was watching TV the other day and saw all those reporters tramping through a crime scene just a day after the San Bernardino shootings, and I wonder, you know, in tying that in to the whistleblower from Homeland Security —
RUSH: No, I don’t… I know what you’re talking about. The FBI cleared the crime scene after only two days, and the landlord turned it loose, and people were allowed to run through there. And we had a story from a former New York Police Department detective, NYPD detective, who just could not believe what he had seen. He couldn’t believe that a crime scene would ever be allowed to be overrun like that. But what he also saw: No trace of any fingerprints having being taken. He didn’t see any fingerprint dust. He said there were loose documents and pieces of paper running around.
He said this was the wanton destruction of a crime scene that he’d just never seen before. He couldn’t understand it. And what Tom here is wondering about is maybe this was purposefully done and coincides with the whistleblower. I don’t think they’re linked. But I think they all both are an indication of what we’re up against here. It is clear, bottom line, we now know some of the whistleblower last night on Megyn Kelly — or just listening to Obama, we know. He does not want people to think that the people doing this are doing it.
And he believes he can convince us otherwise. And it’s not just Obama. This government goes to great lengths to deny what everybody can see. “The religion of peace would never engage in activity like this. In mass murder? No. As a religion of peace, Islam, there is no terrorism in Islam.” I don’t care why. Political correctness, I don’t care if there’s a solidarity that we don’t understand or know. What I do know is that none of this is working to fool or to calm the American people. They’re not falling for this. And the evidence is abundant all over the country.