The Drill Down with Peter Schweizer
The Drill Down with Peter Schweizer
Om The Drill Down with Peter Schweizer
Peter Schweizer is the author of, among other books, "Clinton Cash," "Extortion," "Throw Them All Out," and "Architects of Ruin." He has been featured throughout the media, including on "60 Minutes" and in the "New York Times." He is the cofounder and president of the Government Accountability Institute.
“Home equity” for most Americans is how much of their home they have currently paid off through their mortgage. But a new rule by the Biden administration cites “equitable and sustainable access to homeownership” as the reason to raise mortgage fees on borrowers with good credit, while making it easier for those with bad credit to get a mortgage they can afford. Host Eric Eggers explores this issue on this episode of The Drill Down.
TikTok is lawyering up. The embattled social media app has 150 million users in the US, but dancing teenagers don’t have the kind of pull that TikTok needs. So, they are spending millions on the most connected Washington lobbyists they can get, high-priced, “well placed names” who can speak to Republicans or Democrats. On the most recent episode of The Drill Down with Peter Schweizer, Peter and co-host Eric Eggers detail the impressive lineup of former politicians and staffers from previous White House administrations who are making money defending what some critics and computer security professionals call “Chinese spyware.”
The net is tightening. House Republicans are acquiring more evidence that connects Hunter Biden’s China business dealings to other members of the Biden family including his father, the current president of the United States. Peter Schweizer first exposed many of the connections and the coincidences all the way back in 2018, and the Government Accountability Institute continues to uncover new details. Peter and co-host Eric Eggers detail the latest revelations on the most recent episode of The Drill Down.
Peter and Eric return to the topic of COVID-era restrictions on the most recent episode of The Drill Down with more proof that when the government rushes to do things, it becomes a loose cannon. “March madness” for most people might refer to the college basketball tournament, but the madness of the restrictions thrown on Americans to control the COVID virus by the federal government also celebrates its third anniversary this week.
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine moves into its second year, Peter and Eric welcome to The Drill Down the author Rebekah Koffler, a Russian-born U.S. intelligence expert who served as a Russian strategy specialist in the Defense Intelligence Agency and with the CIA's National Clandestine Service to analyze the war’s likely outcome and ask questions about the Biden administration’s strategy for helping the Ukrainians.
On this episode of The Drill Down, Eric Eggers takes over the pilot’s seat and welcomes Seamus Bruner, director of research here at the Government Accountability Institute. Seamus is an investigative journalist and the author of two books on corruption within the FBI and other parts of the federal government and has been one of GAI’s biggest investigative stars since our founding in 2012. His third book, “Controligarchs,” will hit stores soon. Seamus joins the podcast today to talk about his research on Chinese government money flowing to the “Biden Center” at the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
The environmental catastrophe in East Palestine, Ohio had many causes. Government incompetence and neglect played a role, as did both excessive regulation and deregulation under different administrations. Corporate “efficiencies” as well as domestic politics created the conditions that caused a terrible accident. The response was to prevent one type of disaster by creating another type of disaster.
There’s a huge balloon floating over the nation. Everyone wants it gone, and we all worry what it might do to us. It’s the national debt, currently about $30 trillion dollars. Your hosts Peter Schweizer and Eric Eggers tackle ways Congress might start to reduce the federal debt, much of which is the fault of spending on programs such as Medicare and Social Security, on the Drill Down with Peter Schweizer.”
When Peter and Eric open this week’s show by talking about balloons and popcorn, you might be imagining wide-eyed little children at the county fair, not a sneaky communist regime committing economic and military espionage on America. But that’s what popcorn and balloons mean here at The Drill Down with Peter Schweizer. Of course, the big story of the past week was Communist Chinese government’s spy balloon that floated across the US through Montana and 10 other states before being shot down by a missile fired by an F-22 fighter jet off the coast of Myrtle Beach, SC. Not since 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first satellite shot into Earth’s orbit, has a foreign government’s flight activity so captured attention and rattled so many Americans.
Kenny Xu joins Peter and Eric on The Drill Down to talk about the dark side of “diversity and inclusion” efforts in America’s schools and universities. It’s a subject he knows very well as an Asian American who is president of a nonprofit group called “Color Us United.” Kenny, 25, is also the author of the fascinating book, An Inconvenient Minority: The Harvard Admissions Case and the Attack on Asian American Excellence, which takes a deep dive into that dark side at what was once America’s premier university. In the case of Harvard, it shows up in a hazy admissions metric that no one at the university can really explain known as the “personality score.”
The federal debt ceiling needs to be raised. Again. The White House says it won’t negotiate with Congress over raising the amount of money the US government can borrow, and Congress has not passed a normal budget since 1996. Peter and Eric welcome financial commentator and investment manager David Bahnsen to talk about big debt, big government, big mistakes, and why he believes there is still hope.
Two things are worth remembering when you read about the long fight to elect a House Speaker. First, the dissenters were a mixed bag of principled conservatives and publicity hounds. Second, some good came out of the repeated voting to select Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as the new leader of the House. On the most recent episode of The Drill Down, hosts Peter Schweizer and Eric Eggers explore the positive things that came from the chaos.
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