Renz told program host Mel K: "Ultimately, what's happening in our country stems from corruption. Everything about this stems from corruption. You get to D.C., you're owned. Someone is going to be controlling you [or] buying you."
According to the attorney, there is so much money that goes in controlling the people in the federal capital. He added that members of Congress, including their staffers, are being controlled and fed false information. Renz cited former President Donald Trump, who was surrounded by "snakes" that fed him bad information" as an example of this.
The Ohio lawyer noted that the single biggest failure that came Trump's way was the loss of Gen. Mike Flynn. Had he not been terminated, Flynn would have cleaned up the national security and intelligence communities. Renz also mentioned that the intelligence community and top officials at the Department of Defense appointed by former President Barack Obama were the true security and insurance policy against Trump.
"It worked and, unfortunately, they influenced people that were around Trump on a level that just really did cause a lot of problems," Renz said.
Mel K agreed with her guest, mentioning that Trump was once listening to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and others. These people, she added, would later turn on the real estate mogul-turned-president.
Mel K also mentioned in the show that the Patriot Act, signed in October 2001 by former President George W. Bush, blatantly violated the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. (Related: Federal judge says U.S. government can steal unlimited money from anyone at any time under the U.S. Patriot Act.)
Asked about his take on this law, Renz said the Patriot Act needs to be repealed because it is an unconstitutional disaster. "The Patriot Act is the foundation upon which a lot of the current corruption is built," he said. "If the intelligence agencies and the military can't use their power against the American people, none of this works."
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Patriot Act "significantly expanded the search and surveillance powers of federal law-enforcement and intelligence agencies."
Britannica also mentioned that critics of the Patriot Act zoomed in on several unconstitutional parts of the statute.
Section 215, which removed restrictions on the kinds of records that government authorities could require businesses to produce, allegedly violated the Fourth Amendment's protections against warrantless searches. Section 218, which removed the requirement for government to certify that its surveillance was for collecting foreign intelligence information, effectively allowed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to surveil U.S. citizens without showing probable cause of criminal activity.
Renz also called for the Smith-Mundt Act, which was signed into law in 1948, to be repealed. According to him, that law has been used for psychological operations against the American people.
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