Glenn Beck: America's toughest Sheriff

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, America's Toughest Sheriff

GLENN: Today from WSYR in Syracuse, New York, hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. I'm so glad that you've tuned in today. We want to start with the border. In Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, America's Toughest Sheriff. Joe, how are you?

ARPAIO: Good, how are you, Glenn? Good to talk to you.

GLENN: I'm pretty good. You kind of had a busy day at the water park, huh?

ARPAIO: Yeah. Another aspect of our fight against illegal immigration.

GLENN: Yeah. Tell me what happened at the water park.

ARPAIO: Well, you know, there's a new law, employers action law that was passed a few months ago and, you know, if an employer knowingly, willingly hires an illegal, they can lose their business license. So we went in there and we didn't get the employers. We got the employees, about eight that were using documents that were frauds, which is a felony. So we locked them up and we're going to continue to look into that business establishment.

GLENN: Okay. How come you didn't get the employers?

ARPAIO: Well, at the time we could not prove that they knowingly or intentionally hire these guys. So we're looking at a lot of paperwork to see if they are implicated.

GLENN: Yeah. There's a -- I love the name of this group. There's a group -- let's see. Advocacy group, Immigrants Without Borders that -- I don't even know -- I mean, I don't even know what that means. Immigrants Without Borders? There are borders. Check a map. Immigrants Without Borders say you're overstepping your authority.

ARPAIO: Well, you know, everywhere I go fighting this problem, they demonstrate, call me Hitler, KKK, everything else. I remember being on your show a while back, you were a little shocked when I said that there might be an assassination situation against me. My new book, Joe's Law, which you're in it, does go into the assassination attempt from Mexico, but that's okay.

GLENN: Tell me a little bit about that.

ARPAIO: Well, we had an informer given to us by a chief of police down at the border that said that they were going to assassinate me. The informer did see the money and did hear conversations. Never materialized. We put a lot of resources and money into it but, you know, I'm still around. But since then I've been threatened, you can -- just about everything, fighting these guys. The mayor's gone after me asking the Justice Department to investigate me. The governor's taken away my money that was given to me by the legislature, but they're not going to deter me. We've almost arrested 1,000 under the new state law that we're the only ones enforcing and we're doing everything we can here in the Phoenix area to stop this illegal immigration problem.

GLENN: Joe, you've been a controversial guy for a long time because you make your prisoners wear pink in the prison.

ARPAIO: Well -- 

GLENN: Why do you do that? Why do you do that?

ARPAIO: They don't like it. For one reason, they don't like that color, at least here in Maricopa county. Two, they were stealing the white underwear. It's easier to detect the pink underwear they try to smuggle out. But I do have the tents. I put the tents up in 1993, Korean War tents. We're up to almost 2,000. I was there in the tents last week with a foreign TV crew and only 100 -- it was 125 and we're not even in the hot weather yet. But they're convicted, they committed a crime, our men and women are fighting for our country and living in tents. So I don't see anything wrong with criminals living in tents.

GLENN: Joe, you write in your book that John McCain, you've got -- there's some bad blood between you and John McCain.

ARPAIO: Well, I guess there's been some disagreements. It goes back to 2000 when Bush came here and asked for my endorsement, which I gave to him. That was in 2000. And, of course, he endorsed my opponent four years ago which, of course, I got reelected to go on my fifth term. But, you know, that's okay. He's had his own philosophy on illegal immigration. I did support Mitt Romney. I was his campaign manager here in Arizona, but if he wants my help, I'll give it to him. He knows my phone number.

GLENN: If Mitt Romney becomes vice president, you vote for John McCain?

ARPAIO: Well, I'll vote for him anyway.

GLENN: Will you really?

ARPAIO: Where else do I go? I mean, who do I vote for?

GLENN: Don't you think this is what's gotten us into this place? This has got us into this place because we just keep compromising ourselves into oblivion. We just keep saying, well, yeah, you know, a vote for this person is a vote for the other. You know, why not just say enough is enough? I mean, there's nobody that's been on the frontline of the border more than you, and you -- John McCain? John McCain's the guy that you've been -- I mean, you and I have talked on the air over and over again. How is it that John McCain is going to solve the immigration, the illegal immigration problem?

ARPAIO: Well, the other person isn't, either. We're going to have amnesty one way or the other. You know that. No matter who the President is. But you've got to look at the total picture and see who's better overall and I'm a Republican and I'm sure not going to vote for the Democrat. You got any ideas? Of course, we talked -- 

GLENN: Have you thought of a libertarian or a constitution party candidate?

ARPAIO: Not going to win. I know that -- 

GLENN: Don't you think -- look, Joe, the idea is to get a candidate that you can vote for. I haven't seen these clowns in Washington with the Republican party. They are still -- did you hear what John McCain said yesterday? Yesterday he actually said that Bloomberg might be a candidate for vice president for him. Bloomberg?

ARPAIO: Yeah. Well, mitt should be the vice -- he should be the President, Mitt Romney. He should be the President, but it wasn't in the cards this time around unfortunately, but I hope he does become the vice president, but I doubt it. I doubt it very much.

GLENN: So do I. Joe, what is the latest on the border? 6,000 dead across the border. They are doing beheadings and putting the heads on fence posts across the border.

ARPAIO: Well, you know, Glenn, I was a director there for four years with the federal drug enforcement many years ago. We had violence there but I never saw the violence that we have now that's occurring. What worries me, you know, they forget. When they come into the United States, they still think they're in Mexico and they have their bad habits. So we have violence occurring in the Phoenix area and that's what the problem is. They are bringing their violence across the border and it's going to get worse and worse in the United States. So we have to do something about it. I don't know why no one does anything about it. I know how to solve the solution.

GLENN: Come on, you know. Come on.

ARPAIO: I know how to solve the solution but nobody wants to listen to me.

GLENN: You must -- I mean, here you are doing all of these things. You're trying your best to hold the tide back. You have to know why.

ARPAIO: Yeah, I know why. Because they don't want to lock them up. That's the reason why. They worry about the election, they worry about votes, they worry about the Hispanic votes. That's the reason. Plus other reasons, too. But the minute you cross the border, put them in jail. It is a violation of the law, the last I heard. Why don't they put tents up and down the border. If they don't want to steal my idea, put up temporary housing, throw them in jail. They can't work when they're behind bars and send money back to Mexico. That's the simple way of doing it. But they say we don't have any money, they want to build all these million, billion dollar fences and everything else. Why don't they put them in jail? Nobody talks about it. They talk about securing the border, but they never say what happens when the guy does come across. Do you ever hear anybody say what to do with them other than give them a free ride back to Mexico.

GLENN: They found their way here, they can find their way back.

ARPAIO: Not in jail they can't.

GLENN: Yeah, after jail.

ARPAIO: Unless they escape. My jails are so tough, they can't, too weak to escape or something. I've got 10,000 people in jail.

GLENN: You have 10,000 people in jail?

ARPAIO: Yeah. Yeah, I'm the second, third largest sheriff office in the United States. Not a little small sheriff office. I got 3,000 posse people.

GLENN: Doesn't that say a ton? Doesn't that say everything anybody needs to know about how out of control the border problem is? You have 10,000 people in jail?

ARPAIO: Glenn, 2,000 out of the 10,000 are illegal, okay? The others -- but think of that. 20, 22% of people in jails here are illegal for rape, murder, everything else. I have 160 officers I had trained by ICE. We go out and lock this many up by patrol. That's why the governors and mayors are after me, they don't like me going into cities grabbing the illegals.

GLENN: So wait a minute. So you have like 8,000 people just from Maricopa County?

ARPAIO: No, I got 10,000 people in jail from Maricopa County, yeah.

GLENN: You have 8,000 Americans just from Maricopa County?


GLENN: Holy cow.

ARPAIO: Yeah, but we got 4 million people living in this county that we know of. There's a few others floating around. Would you think we were a small -- 

GLENN: I lived in Phoenix. I just didn't think the jail was that big. Holy cow.

ARPAIO: I got 2,000 in the tents. Put the tents up in 1993 when we only had 5,000 people in jail. I'm glad I put the tents up. I'm going to put more tents up.

GLENN: Joe Arpaio, the name of the book is America's Toughest Sheriff.

ARPAIO: No, no, no, Joe's Law. That's the old book.

GLENN: I'm sorry, Joe's Law. Joe is the toughest sheriff in America. He is very, very controversial and I say God bless you, Joe. Thanks, man, I'll talk to you soon.

ARPAIO: Thanks. Thank you.

GLENN: You bet, bye-bye.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

Joining Glenn is political campaign veteran and BlazeTV host Steve Deace who says the polls that claim Biden is leading the race "are trash." We're being set up to believe that if Trump wins in spite of the polls, it must be an invalid election.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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