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FLASHBACK: Dems launched the investigation into FBI leaks — and then McCabe got caught

Regardless of whether you lean left or right, you might have noticed that over the past few years, your party’s political heroes have become villains, or the villains have become victims, or maybe the victims are now the heroes.

Take for example this weekend’s widely discussed firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Following an investigation by the Department of Justice, McCabe was canned for leaking information to the press and then lying about it under oath. Like his former boss, James Comey, McCabe is now being viewed as a victim or a hero by many.

But let’s back up to 2016, when House Democrats Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and Rep. John Conyers, requested an investigation into potential FBI leaks that could benefit then-candidate Donald Trump. Cummings said that the FBI was experiencing “a crisis of legitimacy,” and together with Conyers wrote to Inspector General Michael Horowitz demanding an investigation into leaks from within the FBI which might benefit the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.

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“It is absolutely unacceptable for the FBI to leak unsubstantiated—and in some cases false—information about one presidential candidate to benefit the other candidate,” wrote Cummings and Conyers. “Leaking this information to former FBI officials as a conduit to the Trump campaign is equally intolerable.”

So in 2016, the FBI was the ultimate villain to the Democrats and Hillary Clinton was seen as the victim of an FBI conspiracy to help elect Trump.

“When McCabe was fired this weekend, the media and the left went crazy: ‘McCabe is a victim! Trump is hiding something.’ Do they remember … they started the investigation?”

At the same time, Republicans viewed anyone willing to help Trump get elected as a hero, thus both Comey and McCabe would have fit the bill, especially after Comey sent the now infamous pre-election letter, which confirmed that Clinton was indeed still under investigation.

Now fast forward to last weekend’s FBI upheaval. McCabe was fired for leaking information and then lying about it under oath — but he was also fired just two days before retiring with a full government pension.

“When McCabe was fired this weekend, the media and the left went crazy: ‘McCabe’s a victim! Trump’s hiding something.’ Do they remember … they started the investigation? The investigation was started and requested by democratic leadership specifically to look into who was leaking stuff about Hillary Clinton to help Donald Trump. Strangely, that’s been forgotten now,” said Glenn on today’s show. He added, “We have heroes, villains, and victims that just keep playing musical chairs because, as the political narrative shifts, we have to shift our beliefs …. We’ve lost the ability to talk to one another. We’ve lost the ability to be objective. We’ve lost the ability to tell the truth to ourselves and then to be compassionate about the other side.”

Watch the video clip above to see more.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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Trans Activism Will End Your Parental Rights | Abigail Shrier | Ep 110

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it is incredibly dangerous. Just ask Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier. Her book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — just like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, Shrier argues it could end your parental rights for good. She is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy number one to the activists. Recently, the American Booksellers Association even called sending her book to others "a serious, violent incident." Abigail joins Glenn to lay out just how slippery this slope has proven to be and what we — conservatives and liberals — must do to protect our children.

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DEADLY Negligence: Exposing the REAL Origins & Coverup of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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WATCH: Glenn shares a little bit of history in CPAC speech

Glenn cut his vacation short to share a little bit of history with the crowds at CPAC Saturday. Check out this clip to watch the speech in its entirety.

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Are electric vehicles REALLY the best solution? Here are the FACTS

Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that's what we have been told, but is this correct?

On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we've been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.

Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:

A 2014 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the entire life cycle of an EV's emissions, from mining the metals required for the batteries to producing the electricity needed to power them, and then compared this with the average emissions of a gas-powered vehicle. The team found that when electric vehicles are charged with coal-powered electricity, they're actually worse for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.

He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:

The Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated that manufacturing a mid-sized EV with an 84-mile range results in about 15 percent more emissions than manufacturing an equivalent gasoline vehicle. For larger, longer-range EVs that travel more than 250 miles per charge, the manufacturing emissions can be as much as 68 percent higher.

Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement "would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today."

"Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China," Glenn stated. "The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it ... yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China."

"Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end' over fracking?" Glenn asked. "Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, 'Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'"

Watch the video clip from Wednesday night's episode of "Glenn TV" below for more details:

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