Glenn Beck: Rules of Deception


Rules of Deception

by Christopher Reich

GLENN: Tomorrow in bookstores there is a book out called Rules of Deception by Chris Reich. It is -- again Chris is here in the studio with me. Have you seen the review of the New York Times?

REICH: It was a great thing to read. Thank you, yes.

GLENN: They never review a book like this.

REICH: I was very fortunate. I'm glad they liked it.

GLENN: What the heck, did you think to yourself, holy crap, maybe it sucks, the New York Times loves it.

REICH: That is a nerve-wracking moment, when you open that paper.

GLENN: What did you think it was going to say.

REICH: Well, I hoped they would like the book, something I worked very hard, the kind of book that I love reading, fast pace page turner. So this was really a work of love for many years. And then I just got my fingers crossed.

GLENN: You've been writing this for three years. You had this idea, what, three years ago?

REICH: Three years ago, yes.

GLENN: I love the way this works because it starts with a butterfly. Just explain the opening scene.

REICH: It opens up with a small butterfly flying over this kind of perimeter of neatly toiled glass in an unknown location. All of a sudden the butterfly crashes and a guard happens upon it and he sees this is not a regular butterfly; this butterfly has a microwave transmitter in it, some wires, and he goes, uh-oh, we've been discovered.

GLENN: That's just fascinating. And the technology in the book like the butterfly, do we use that stuff?

REICH: All this, one of the fun things about writing the book, Glenn, was that everything you read in this book, whether you heard about it or not, is true. Everything I've gotten exists now is being used by the defense department, by the army, by the CIA including butterflies, little unmanned aerial vehicles that can be absolutely tiny. They are being used.

GLENN: Serious, like a little --

REICH: Oh, they can make them even smaller than the book. They can make them several inches across now. You program, they could fly for, you know, hours and hours and then transmit data back to.

GLENN: That's a little frightening, isn't it?

REICH: More and more we live in the surveillance world.

GLENN: It is. It's really frightening. The thing that's interesting about the book is you take on Iran and what's happening over in Iran. I have said on this program over and over again, I'm not this smart. How is it I can see these things coming and, boom, all of a sudden here they are. Everything that you write about in this book is all starting to come true now.

REICH: Unfortunately it is. These are trends that I saw, you know, several years ago. Namely our move toward let's say a war status with Iran that's basically unavoidable. Now, the book takes as its premise the fact that Iran is making a very close to weaponizing nuclear weapons, nuclear materials.

GLENN: No.

REICH: No. And as they are, and we discover it, that little butterfly discovers the fact that, uh-oh, they are ready, they have crossed the red line and what are going to be the consequences now.

GLENN: What is the red line?

REICH: Well, the red line is the level let's say that Israel says once Iran crosses this line, which means once they have a certain amount of enriched uranium that they could put on the tip of a nuclear weapon, boom, end of story, we are going to act. We have crossed that line, Glenn. This is going down this year.

GLENN: You really think so?

REICH: I am absolutely convinced.

GLENN: You know, I said two years ago, before Bush leaves office he will go -- he was not going to leave Iran in place. However I can't remember the name of that report that came out that said, oh, no, don't worry about it, they're --

REICH: National Intelligence Estimate.

GLENN: Yes. And it took him off that track and I didn't think that he would be able to do it. But I am back to the place to where I think Israel is going to do it and we will be involved in it one way or another. You printed in the book, and I want to know if you think this is true, that they are like spray -- that we have people, operatives in Iran spray-painting targets on buildings?

REICH: Well, one of the reasons the idea, how I got the idea for this book was about three and a half years ago I was working on a TV pilot with General Tommy Franks as the consultant and he was talking about these special secret operators that work behind enemy lines and one of the missions they were on that they had completed was to go inside Iran and to paint all these buildings where they suspected nuclear weapons were being made with certain radioactive substances that could later then be picked up by overflying aircraft, programmed in the munitions, bang, you won't miss.

GLENN: So then one of the trip wires that I have been looking for is when they kick out the UN inspectors because unlike plutonium, enriching uranium, you'll see it all over the ground. If you're in there with -- am I right on this?

REICH: I think so, yes.

GLENN: Yeah, that you'll see it all over the -- that they can't enrich it up to, what is it, 95% enriched or whatever it needs to be without it being seen. So the trip wire that you're looking for is really the kicking out of the inspectors because that means they are ready to produce and they will begin producing it without anybody being able to see and then it's just a matter of really very short period of time of making it into a bomb.

So the idea behind the book is do we -- because I haven't read it yet. Please tell me we win in the end.

REICH: Well, it depends who you're rooting for but, of course, --

GLENN: Holy cow. Now that I realize the New York Times loves it, Iran wins, huh?

REICH: I don't think Iran wins and we certainly don't want them to. But, you know, it is, really it's about an American doctor. It's also a love story about an American doctor, Jonathan Ransom who works for doctors without borders, kind of in the real hot spots around the world with his lovely English wife and as the book opens up, his wife is killed in this terrible accident in the Swiss Alps and in no time he starts discovering this woman, they are soulmates, they spent eight years together, he loves her completely, he starts going, uh-oh, I don't have a clue who this woman really is.

GLENN: She was actually -- it's kind of, I hate to compare it to the movie but it's the only one I can compare like this, what was the Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie movie.

REICH: This is a very serious Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

GLENN: So he had no idea absolutely who she was.

REICH: The whole idea is this organization for whom she was working which shall remain nameless might have been using him to put her in place to do these kind of nefarious deeds or depends what side, very practical deeds or nefarious depending on who side you are.

GLENN: Give me the practical nefarious deed. Give me one.

REICH: One of the things that they -- her job, for example, one of the things she did was to go in the old Yugoslavia, in those war-torn areas and help take out one of the warlords who had evaded capture and remission or being sent over to the UN war crimes trials.

GLENN: Are you a rendition kind of guy? Do you believe in rendition, or not?

REICH: I do.

GLENN: Do you really?

REICH: I'll just say that I do. It's necessary. We have to take steps. You know, this is a world that's changed dramatically. I do not believe the Geneva convention applies now to these sort of --

GLENN: Are you for Guantanamo?

REICH: I think Guantanamo definitely serves a point. The problem is that when you go too far, you have too many people or you are keeping the wrong people. But sometimes you have to err on the side of being conservative to make sure you do keep the dangerous ones.

GLENN: I think I agree with you. This is the argument here that gets so fuzzy is rendition, we pick them up and then we take them some place else. We take them to Saudi Arabia and let them torture them over there because we're too good to do it. If we really believe in that, shouldn't we be the ones, shouldn't we stand up and square our shoulders and say, you know what, there are that I think so that you don't want to know we do and there are things that we do that we do that we have to do. Isn't it better to say --

REICH: It is better to say to man up, man up and say we took this guy off the streets, he's our responsibility and we will, you know, fess up and do what's necessary.

GLENN: Just to be completely frank with you because you know that I'm -- if you listen to this program, you know that I'm completely straight up with you. I have not read this book. However, it is on the top of my list to read when it comes out tomorrow. The guys on my staff who have read it said it is the best summer book they have read yet. I cannot read it -- I can't wait to read it. It's Rules of Deception out tomorrow.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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