BLOG

Reality Check: WH Leaker Faces Bleak Outlook Deserved by Hillary

A National Security Agency contractor has been charged by the Department of Justice for allegedly removing and mailing classified information detailing Russian hacking during the 2016 election. And there's an awkward parallel the mainstream media will likely ignore: This crime, allegedly committed by Reality Winner (yes, that's her real name), differs little, if at all, from Hillary Clinton's email scandal.

"Here's a low-level person without political clout," Mike Broomhead said, filling in for Glenn on radio Tuesday. "I believe she deserves to be punished for what she did. But . . . how is it any different [from Hillary]?"

Hillary's transgressions took place digitally, seemingly out of negligence or laziness. Winner's appear to be intentional --- and naive. She printed her source material. Beyond that there's really no difference. Well, except one which Winner will soon learn if she's found guilty. It's good to have friends in high places.

Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.

MIKE: When it comes to this White House leaker, if there is somebody that has a top secret clearance working inside the White House, and they're removing documents and sending them out, she got arrested. But here's an interesting point about this. How is this any different from what Hillary Clinton did with her emails? And there's a point here that we all have to realize. Hillary Clinton did it digitally, but it's no different.

I've told the story 20 times. There's a room, a top secret room called a skiff. And that is where people, when there is something top secret, for someone with a clearance to read, they are notified that there are documents for you in the skiff. You then go in. You leave all of your electronic devices outside. There's no recording devices. No cellphones. No anything.

You sign into the room. You read your documents. You can't take pictures. You can't make copies. You can't do anything. And you certainly can't remove those documents from that room.

Well, then, if you do that, you're violating the law. Well, what was the difference with what Hillary Clinton did with her emails? She took what were classified documents on an unsecure server and sent them to other people. How is it any different? Except this girl had an agenda. This girl was politically motivated to leak information. But there's no difference in walked out of a room, walking out of the skiff with a hard piece of paper or digitally sending something on an unsecure server that shouldn't be sent on an unsecure server.

And so the difference here being, here's a low-level person without political clout. I believe she deserves to be punished for what she did. But what -- how is it any different? I hope that there's a legal expert that can explain to me the difference of exposing those documents, as someone who pulled them out of the skiff and walked down the hallway with them and set them on a desk, or someone that digitally transfers those very same kind of documents to people on an unsecure server.

Whose hands it ends up in doesn't matter as much, as the danger you put national security interests in.

RADIO

Cubans NEED internet access. So why isn’t Biden providing It?

The United States has the technology to deliver much-needed internet access to pro-freedom Cubans after the communist government restricted their access amid protests, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr tells Glenn. But it's all up to President Biden to approve this action. Carr joins Glenn to explain how easy it would be to implement this technology, and he also comments on the future of 5G and a free and open internet in the United States amid rising calls for government-led censorship.

TV

WATCH: Jan. 6 FALLOUT: Biden's Domestic Terrorism Threat Is YOU

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

BLOG

'They've taken away the symbol of the American flag': Restaurant owner speaks out after being FINED for flying flags on July 4

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

RADIO

Glenn says we’re at a possible TURNING POINT toward dictatorship

Glenn says we're at exactly the same place so many countries have faced before: a turning point possibly towards dictatorship. It may not end that way — but it's time we WAKE UP and realize that's where we're heading. Eric Clapton is now facing cancelation, and if the far left can do that to a rock n roll LEGEND, what can they do to you?