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Glenn Explains Paul Manafort Wiretap and Why Russia Is in the News Again

What happened?

CNN reported that former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has been under FBI surveillance multiple times, both before and after the 2016 election, because of his connections to Russia.

Using the authority of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the FBI wiretapped Manafort in 2014 as part of an investigation of a group of Washington consulting firms.

How serious is the situation?

If the reports are accurate, Manafort’s shady Russian connections were way too close to President Donald Trump. While Manafort left the campaign in August 2016, he and Trump have stayed in communication. It’s unclear if the FBI swept up any of their calls while surveilling Manafort.

Glenn’s take:

“He was a bad guy and shouldn’t be near any presidential politics,” Glenn said of Manafort. “If these reports are true, that level of corruption so close to the president is seriously disturbing.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Russia is back in the news. Last night, two bombshells in the Russian investigation.

Number one, US investigators wiretapped former campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret FISA court orders before and after the election. This is huge, unprecedented, never been done before.

Two, the Mueller prosecutors told Manafort that they had planned to indict him. So let's start here with number one.

According to the sources that spoke with CNN, Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation in 2014 that looked into a number of consulting firms that did work with Ukraine's former ruling party. Manafort is a guy that long before he had anything to do with Donald Trump, we told you about. He was a bad guy and shouldn't be near any presidential politics, no matter which side it was on.

The second surveillance warrant came after the government intercepted communications between Manafort and suspected Russian operatives. And, number two, on top of investigating, Trump associates communications with Russian operatives, Mueller has Manafort under investigation for a possible violation of tax laws, money laundering and requirements to disclose foreign lobbying.

After the FBI raided Manafort's house, investigators told Manafort that he is going to face criminal charges.

So here's what all of this means: If these reports are true -- if these reports are true, that level of corruption so close to the president is seriously disturbing, especially since the corruption is tied to the number one geopolitical foe, Russia.

I want to make this clear: These reports do not mean Manafort is guilty of anything, at least yet.

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Did Joe Biden tell America to stop praying?

Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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WATCH this pastor chase 'communist' cops out of his church: 'Gestapo is not allowed here!'

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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Who Is the Real Jesus? | Dallas Jenkins | Ep 103

Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller. And he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible. Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God. Glenn and Dallas break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is and paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Comply or Die: How America Will Enforce TOTAL Wokeness

Have you noticed an insane number of companies "going woke" lately? There's a big reason for why this is happening NOW, and it's not just virtue-signaling. Big corporations, one by one, are pulling the trigger on an initiative that has been in the works for about a decade.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the framework that was built and inserted into business schools all across the countries. Critical race theory, gender, and "social justice" were given a higher priority than just doing good business.

Glenn has the documents that reveal what's coming to YOUR business or the company you work for and what will happen to companies that don't comply. And what started out as an indoctrination at the university level is now being taught in public schools K-12. They're teaching our kids to be equity activists right under our noses, and the indoctrination is working.

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