Glenn Beck: Clock ticking on pardon

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GLENN: Well, apparently, apparently it would be John Allen Aregood. Bush pardoned Aregood, but he was only involved in a conspiracy to harbor and transport illegal aliens. That's all he did. Or Allendale Austin. He was only convicted of misapplication of mortgage funds. What did that become illegal? I mean, that was cool. And, of course, William Sidney Baldwin, Sr. in a conspiracy to possess marijuana. So as I understand that one, he was just a group of guy -- with a group of guys that wanted some pot but never actually did anything about it. Yes, the exact effects of smoking too much pot.

VOICE: That was another person more deserving of a presidential pardon than jailed border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: Wouldn't it be great if we had some pot? Yeah, man, it would be. We should get some. Yeah. Whew.

We have Tara Setmayer on the line with us now to talk to us a little bit about Compean and Ramos. We're running out of time. My theory is, Tara, that George Bush is not going to pardon these guys but Barack Obama may be the best hope to pardon Compean and Ramos.

SETMAYER: Well, Glenn, again thank you for having me on. I actually just stepped out of a press conference that's going on right now as we speak with my boss and about nine other members of congress that are pointing out the fact that U.S. attorney Johnny Sutton, who everyone knows oversaw the prosecution of Ramos and Compean, pointing out the fact that even Johnny Sutton in his own words has said at least a half a dozen times that he recognizes that the punishment in this case is extremely high or that it's harsh or that he has some sympathy for that. So we know that U.S. attorney Sutton and his relationship with the President is really at the crux of why the President has been so stubborn about this issue because of personal relationships and loyalty. So we're pleading with the President and with Mr. Sutton to do the right thing: Come out publicly, come out officially, recommend commutation. You know, most of us don't --

GLENN: Nobody's asking for pardon.

SETMAYER: That's right. We're asking for commutation because we recognize that a pardon, as much as we believe that these gentlemen should be completely pardoned and we believe that, we don't believe they even committed a crime. However, given the politics of the situation, given the relationship between Sutton and the President, we know that a full pardon would be a full rebuke of Johnny Sutton and we know what the President -- how the President reacts to personal relationships. So we've abandoned the pardon effort because I think that the President believes that they did some wrongdoing, and there are some people who believe that. We don't, but there are some who do. But no one can argue that the punishment of 11 and 12 years in federal prison for what they did is a reasonable punishment. They've already spent two years in solitary confinement. Do they really need to spend another 10?

GLENN: For shooting a drug runner in the butt.

SETMAYER: That's right.

GLENN: Here's the thing. If they wouldn't have -- if Johnny Sutton wouldn't have, at the end, put the extra charge on that was never intended to be used this way, would they have served the sentence that was originally coming their way?

SETMAYER: No. I'm glad you brought that up. Johnny Sutton's office added several charges to these officers as the months went by and they wouldn't plea because they didn't feel they were guilty. So they said, "Okay, well, we're going to add some charges." And one of those charges was the 924(c)Gun charge versus a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence enhancement for the discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence. Now, back when that statute was first passed in 1968, the intention of that statute by congress was to send a message to criminals to leave their guns at home. And as the statute evolved over the years, they added in drug trafficking. So the whole point of this gun law was to deter people who were smuggling drugs or committing a crime from carrying a weapon because you are, bam, getting slammed with a mandatory minimum 10-year sentence. Never in the 40-year history of the statute has it ever been applied to law enforcement officers in their officia! l capacity. And Johnny Sutton's office knew that. He knows it now. And he keeps referring back to, "Well, congress set the punishment. I didn't do it." But he had prosecutorial discretion to even bring the charge in the first place.

So this is where we are and, you know, for humanitarian reasons, I mean, child molesters, rapists, murderers do not spend 11 and 12 years in prison.

GLENN: Especially solitary confinement for a solid two years.

SETMAYER: That's right.

GLENN: Tara, what do you want people to do?

SETMAYER: I want people to continue calling the White House and they should also call Johnny Sutton's office. He said it. He has said it in his own words when he was on his personal PR tour for three years now trying to justify this prosecution.

GLENN: He said it to me.

SETMAYER: That's right.

GLENN: He said it to me. Because I asked him, would you talk to the President about that. And he said, that's not my decision.

SETMAYER: That's right.

GLENN: And I said, "But you just said that you think that it's too stiff."

SETMAYER: That's right.

GLENN: "You know, will you do that." And he said, we have a process.

SETMAYER: That's right. We've gone through that process now at this point. They have submitted their official commutation requests, they have gone through the process, they have gone through the pardon attorney. It is sitting on the President's desk. The only thing left to do is for the President to sign that commutation. And Mr. Sutton on your show said that with regard to a pardon or clemency at some point the Department of Justice will ask for my recommendation. And when that time comes, we'll make one. Well, that time is now, and it's -- you know, Mr. Sutton is in a position to effect which way this goes.

GLENN: What is Johnny Sutton doing after this President leaves office? Do you have any idea? Where is he going to work?

SETMAYER: Well, you know, he's from Texas and he seems to be the hardest working lawman in Texas according to him and once January 20th comes around, it's customary for U.S. attorneys to submit their resignation so the new President can install their own U.S. attorneys. And yesterday the Washington Times had an editorial that said Mr. Sutton's resignation should be the first one. So good luck for him trying to find a job in Texas given the popularity of this case and the unpopularity of not only the President but of Mr. Sutton as long as they continue to dig in their heels and leave these men sitting in solitary confinement.

GLENN: Tara, we'll talk to you again. Thank you very much.

SETMAYER: I appreciate it. Thank you, Glenn.

GLENN: Bye-bye. So there it is. Please, call the White House and just -- and please be respectful. Please. Because they are not going to get anywhere by yelling and screaming at each other or anything. Just please, for humanitarian reasons. They have served their time. It's unreasonable, two years in solitary confinement. And it's only because they wouldn't cave. They didn't see themselves as guilty, the government did and so they kept adding charges and charges and charges. As Tara just said, charges that don't even apply. So please call.

VOICE: And now another person more deserving of a presidential pardon than jailed border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

GLENN: How about Marie Georgette Ginette Briere. She was charged with possession of cocaine with an intent to distribute. She didn't -- I mean, she snorted it all herself. She didn't actually distribute it. What?

There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

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This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

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If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"Who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger. That doesn't make sense, why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [the Democrats] will have evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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