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GLENN: In studio with me is Greg Stube. Greg is a guy that I met how many years ago, Greg? Two?

STUBE: Two years.

GLENN: Two years ago. I was giving a speech for the NRA, I believe, and it was in Washington D.C. and I remember taking the train down to Washington, and I remember thinking nobody's going to want to hear this speech because I'm in Washington and I'm going to say -- there's going to be a lot of weasels there. Because all of the people -- this is the beginning of the campaign. All of them were there, and they had all just given their speeches and I thought, I'm going to be the most unpopular man there. And I walk in and I was late, so I didn't see any of the political speeches and I didn't see Greg's speech. But I walk back in the back of the room in the green room. Greg was there and there were about eight people standing around and they were listening to him talk and he was in his uniform and he was talking about obviously something that had happened to him. He was wildly, wickedly injured in Afghanistan, had a rocket actually go through him and all of the rocket fuel spill out inside of him and he laid open for a year and the doctor had to reach in through your leg, right, to pack the guts?

STUBE: Well, there was a hole in my hip. The entrance wound was in the hip and it went up through my abdomen from there.

GLENN: And so I'm listening to this story and I'm kind of standing back a little bit and behind Greg about six feet was a woman who sat there quietly and a tear was running down her cheek. And I watched her, while everybody was listening to him, I watched her. And I couldn't imagine what things were like for her because Greg is, I think like most soldiers, people that grew up knowing what they wanted to do and this is what I'm going to do and they know that -- everything. The wives don't. The wives aren't, you know, like, "I just hope someday I can marry a man who a rocket will go through." I think once you get married you think, "I just wish a rocket would go through him." But so I was more impressed with her, and we have become great friends. And you're one of the most honorable men I know, and you're going to be on the TV show for -- we've got so much going on. You'll be on the TV show for about 30 seconds. But I wanted to talk to you today because you brought him in, I hope we have time to talk about it on TV. The way the military looks at honor and the principles and the values. How you are really great at -- explain the piece of paper that you showed me.

STUBE: Well, Glenn, first you know you mention the spouses of military service members. You know, that's the fabric of nation right there, and they serve often in a greater capacity than anyone in uniform because they don't get the accolades. They don't get called a hero. They don't get the sense of adventure that they are going out there and doing great things for the nation, but they are.

GLENN: But they also don't have rockets that go through them. I just wanted to point that out.

STUBE: Yes, but they get to wait home.

GLENN: Yes.

STUBE: And they are not the ones that made the commitment to serve.

GLENN: I know.

STUBE: But they have committed to serve and they stand by us. They miss us. They raise our kids in our absence. They fix everything that needs to be fixed while we're gone and they wait for a phone call that might not be a good one. So just before we talked about anything else for the soldiers, I need to make mention that our families make up our nation.

GLENN: So when you're out in the field, how do you -- because I know Marcus Luttrell's going to be on the set as well, and here's a guy that went out, special forces, you're in special forces. What's your gig? What do they call you?

STUBE: We're on -- I guess affectionately termed green berets.

GLENN: Green berets. And that's kind of like seals, right? I don't want to start a war like Seals and green berets.

STUBE: No, there are a lot of parallels.

GLENN: Let me just tell you before Marcus gets here, you could kick the SEALs' butt.

STUBE: Don't do that.

GLENN: He may say that I've said to him that SEALs could kick the -- but I'd just like to see you two try, see who wins. Anyway, Marcus, one of the amazing things of that story is here they are. They are down on the ground. He and all of his buddies. They decide, look -- one of them says, "We can't kill this guy and a kid." The others say, "Taliban. They're Taliban. This is the rule. We've got to do this." But they decide that whatever, if there's one of them that disagrees, we're brothers, we'll go with it and we'll face the consequences together." Not once. Marcus may have been the guy who said, no, we can't pull the trigger on these guys. I don't know who, which one of these guys was the one that said no, we can't do it. The honor that is there, he still holds it up. He won't tell anybody who that was because of honor and integrity. When you're in that situation, how do you make a decision if you don't have honor and integrity and you can't trust the other person?

STUBE: I don't think it's possible. I think in the absence of values and principles, honor and integrity, it's impossible to do the good work that America demands of us and that we demand of each other. And those life-and-death circumstances are very hard to negotiate to begin with.

GLENN: So when you say I can't -- because you still wear a uniform. So I probably can't ask you this question. Do you see -- feel free not to answer this and I'd understand if you didn't. Do you see parallels in Washington with congress or presidents or anybody elsewhere you say we can't make decisions are not based on principles and so it's going to lead to no good.

STUBE: We've faithful service to the people of the United States and we do what the mission is at the moment without question.

GLENN: No, no, I'm saying -- I can't ask you this question. I'm sorry, I don't mean to put you in that --

STUBE: That's my answer.

GLENN: Okay. Tell me quickly, how much time do we have?

GLENN: Okay, tell me real quick what this is?

STUBE: What I have in front of me is an NCO evaluation report. It's a rating scheme for noncommissioned officers in the military and it basically determines, it's a performance rating, how well you do.

GLENN: You come back from a mission and then you say, okay, come on, I'm going to evaluate how you did on that mission.

STUBE: Yes. Your level of success and your promotion potential are measured by this form.

GLENN: So everybody has this in their file one way or another?

STUBE: That's right.

GLENN: Okay. When we come back I want to read this because it is very telling. If you're somebody like me that you admire the military and they give you hope for the future, this will explain why, next.

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Okay, Greg, you have -- now, is this just for special forces or is this for all military, this evaluation form?

STUBE: This form is specific to the United States Army but all branches of United States military have a very similar rating scheme, yes.

GLENN: Okay. So when you are done with a mission, you come back and you sit with your commanding officer?

STUBE: Well, you have an entire ratings scheme and it goes from your lowest level supervisor all the way to your highest rater.

GLENN: Okay. And at the end they ask these questions. Why don't you give some of the -- explain this form. What happens at the end?

STUBE: Okay, the ratings scheme is based on army values.

GLENN: Hold it just a second. Hold on. Imagine -- before you listen to this, imagine you applying the standard. This is the standard the military applies to themselves. Imagine you applying this standard to those who represent you in congress or in the White House, Republican, Democrat, everything. Tell me at the end of this how many of these people you think could actually stand to this bar, this high. Go ahead.

STUBE: Well, Glenn, it's an enormous responsibility to wear the red, white and blue of the American flag on your uniform and to represent our country and so we intend when we wear that uniform to project strength and honor.

GLENN: Right.

STUBE: And the American people deserve that and we owe it to them. And the way that we keep that in line and the way we gauge our own performance and each other's performance is to look at some of these values that we call army values.

GLENN: Okay.

STUBE: But army is really America. It's a cross-section. We have people from the small towns and the big cities serving together fighting together, dying together sometimes. And then we rate each other based on loyalty, duty, respect, service, honor, integrity and personal courage. And those are separate categories. So we have to look at those characteristics in daily performance and you should -- don't bring those characteristics to work, you will not succeed or be promoted. So do they sit down and they ask you questions or they sit there and say based on, you know, what the others have told me and the team, you don't have respect for your other men? You are not treating them with respect? You are not doing these things? How does this interview work?

STUBE: It's not an interview. It's a rating of your performance. And so the people, the people who have their boots on the ground with you do these kinds of performance in the course of your activities in the military. They're with you. They see what you're doing. An effort among your supervisors, your leaders to decide how you've done in those areas.

GLENN: Okay, so loyalty, they have to answer yes or no, loyalty. Bears true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the army, the unit and other soldiers. Just change some of these words. Imagine this with your congressman. Bears true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the army, the unit and other soldiers. Duty, fulfills their obligations, respect, treats people as they should be treated. Self-less service, puts the welfare of the nation, the army and subordinates above their own. That's laughable when you think about this. Honor, lives up to all army values. Those are the loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, respect, personal courage. Integrity, does what's right, legally and morally. Personal courage, faces fear, danger, or adversity, physical and moral. I can't believe this is a government document. I mean, this is why -- am I making you uncomfortable, Greg? I can't believe that this is a government document.

STUBE: Well, I can. I can. And I'm very proud.

GLENN: You are in the only branch -- can I tell you something? You guys are the -- and maybe I'm alone but I don't think I am. The reason why I have hope, the reason -- do you know, Greg, do you know why I -- do you know why I feel the way I do about you and the others that you serve with? Do you have any idea?

STUBE: I think I do.

GLENN: You represent the best of us, you represent what we should be. You represent what Americans are supposed to be like. Every time I see a guy in a uniform, every time I -- when I walked the New York streets every 9/11 and I saw the guys in uniform and the Humvees and the guns, something I had never seen before on American streets, I looked them in the eye and I had faith that we would conquer whatever it was we needed to conquer because they were selfless. They would serve. They would do the right thing. They weren't in it for their own game. You -- and I know I don't speak alone, and I don't mean you personally. I mean for me it is you personally, also, but I mean everybody who wears an if you know form and risks their life for this country. This is not a draft. You people signed up for this. You people know this Constitution and this country better than most, and you're willing to put your life on the line for it every day. Oh, how I wish there were more in private life that were like that. You represent -- to me you represent the values that our greatest founder, George Washington, had.

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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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