Payback? Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza targeted by the Feds

The man behind the wildly successful anti-Obama documentary, 2016: Obama’s America, has been indicted in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws. On Thursday, federal prosecutors announced the charges against conservative author and scholar Dinesh D’Souza.

According to TheBlaze, D’Souza will be arraigned Friday on charges he directed $20,000 in illegal contributions be made in the 2012 New York Senate race. The funds allegedly benefited Wendy Long, who unsuccessfully ran for Hillary Clinton’s United States Senate seat.

“Let's talk a little bit about the lead story on TheBlaze right now – the Dinesh D'Souza story. This story is sad. Really sad. I think Dinesh D'Souza is one of the smartest guys around… and was doing so much good,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “He was at King's College, and he was fired at King's College because he was having an affair. And once that happened, we thought, ‘Oh, boy, Dinesh’… [But] Dinesh went and he made the second biggest documentary film of all time.”

We first learned of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups last spring, and since then the number of cases involving organizations and high profile conservatives being investigated or targeted has skyrocketed.

The Hollywood Reporter reports D’Souza found out he was being investigated by the feds in the mid-2013, months after his anti-Obama documentary earned roughly $33 million at the box office. Given the success of the film and its anti-Obama sentiment, one cannot help but speculate the documentary somehow played a role in this investigation and subsequent indictment.

“I think even before the IRS thing, a lot of us would have said, ‘I don't know if they really do that,’ [but] I mean we would suspect it,” Stu said. “But we know they do this now, and we know they use the apparatus to target people that they don't like. That's confirmed. So whether this is a case of it, we don't know yet.”

Sadly, Glenn doesn’t think it will much matter if D’Souza is found guilty or not because is career is most likely over either way.

“You know what? Even if it turns out not to be true… this country now can indict you – and will. They will indict you. Whether you're guilty or not, it doesn't really matter because your career is over,” Glenn concluded. “If they want to destroy you, they will get you on something. He was a target. I don't know about in this case, but if you're not clean and you're going after the people in power, you're done. You are done. Prayers with Dinesh.”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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