Glenn Beck: Honoring our Heroes

GLENN: Yeah. Well, Joe, I appreciate. Thank you so much for your service, sir, and I appreciate your phone call. I don't ever want to get into the situation where I say that the military thinks this way about a candidate or that way about a candidate because nobody speaks for the entire military. I'm sure there are those people in the military that want Obama and those that want McCain. I will tell you that I had a Fourth of July party at my house this weekend. Mine was the house with the 50-foot American flag hanging from two giant pine trees. It took us -- what did it take us, Adam, about an hour, hour and 15 minutes to put this flag up? I collect flags and, you know, different eras and everything else and so once a year I display many of them and this time I displayed this 50-foot American flag that is just absolutely incredible. And I was honored to have at my house, not just all the good friends that I have and all these just great people that I work with but also a guy who wasn't seen very much because he runs out of steam pretty quickly. Greg Stube and his wife Donna and their son Gregory. Greg Stube, I introduced you to before. He's one of the more incredible men I've ever met. He is in special forces, and he's the guy, if you remember right, that I brought to your attention that was in Afghanistan and had a rocket actually go through him and the rocket fuel spilled and he's lost most of his digestive tract. And for almost a year he was in the hospital with these gigantic open wounds. They would pack him from the side of his leg all the way into his chest cavity. You could put your arm into him and the first time his wife Donna, who's just the sweetest lady I've ever met, first time she saw him, she passed out. By the second day she pushed the nurse aside and said, this is my husband; I'll do it. These are the leaders, you know. When I say that it's "We the people," I mean it because I've met people like Greg and Donna Stube. These people are absolutely incredible. They are -- let me put it this way. My nephew who's in the military getting ready to go back for a second tour of duty in Iraq, I flew him up for the party and his fiance. They are here at the house and he sat there and he talked to Greg an awful lot and my nephew doesn't say a lot. He just listens. He's from Wyoming and very much like his dad, just a good, decent cowboy kind of guy. He sat there and he listened. After Greg left, he said to my nephew, do you know who that guy is? And I said, I don't know. I think so. He said, I don't think you do. He said, that guy is -- this guy, there's one in a million that does what he does. It's the -- you know, he belongs to the elite of the elite of the elite. It's the Mission Impossible kind of stuff. You know what? The Mission Impossible people are not like you see in the movies. You want real hope? You meet the real Mission Impossible people. They are not braggers. They are not womanizers. I mean, maybe some of them are.

Greg Stube is a guy who is so humble, so in love with this country, such a righteous dude and so focused on God that he just bowls me over every time, and his wife.

After everybody left, Greg and Donna and Tania and I, we sat down in our living room, let the kids play for a while. And I think I finally figured out why Greg and I were supposed to meet and why I was first captivated not by him. Everybody was captivated by him and his story. Why I, in this roomful of people, is the only one that really noticed her. I think I know why now. As we were talking, we were talking that there was no -- these guys come back from war. You know that there's trauma. You know that they're having nightmares. Can you imagine doing some of the stuff that these guys -- we ask them to do. This goes back to what I was talking about with the rallies for America, the Vietnam veterans. You can't ask these guys to go do that and then bring them back and expect them to be normal. You've got to help some of them, some of them who are in Walter Reed or down at the burn unit in San Antonio. Some of them that now just flinch by a gun. I mean, you don't get into the military generally speaking unless you have a relationship with a gun, unless you are a hunter, unless you are somebody who's gone out shooting with your dad, you know. You have a relationship with a gun, most likely. Not all cases. And that relationship is important. It was part of the fabric of your life. And we talked about some of the people that we know that are hurting, and I think there's a job to be done to help these people. And I think -- and Greg said to me, "Glenn, you know, all the experts that say this, these are military people or these are gun people." I said, Greg, I'm not -- we're not talking about employing the help of the people in Manhattan. We're talking about reaching out to the American people who don't mistrust our government, who don't hate our troops. Are you kidding me? He was the medic of his team. I said, you put together all the medical statistics. I'll go work on some stuff. Come January next year, I think you're going to be a part of something huge, something really, really good for our soldiers who continually give me hope. Every time I meet these people, I'm bowled away. Every time I meet and spend time with these people.



Lone Survivor

By the way, the 28th, if you are a fan of The Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell's book, you read about his SEAL team, the 28th is the day that happened. We just passed it. I think a lot of people see Marcus Luttrell as a guy who's a SEAL member, superhero, a guy who is, just kick butt and take names. I don't know this for a fact, but my gut tells me not enough people see him as a boy who loves his mom. Not enough people see him as a kid that grew up around horses, on a farm in Texas, just loves his country, loves his mom, loves his state. Just wanted to do the right thing. I don't think enough people see him as a guy who watched his best friends die and now questions again, I don't know this, I'm just guessing as I had him on my mind for the last few days relentlessly. I don't tell enough people see him as a guy who the 28th tears him apart. I ask that this week, especially Fourth of July when you're praying as a family, when you're praying as an individual, right now, just close your eyes and thank God for these people who are doing the things that we need them to do. Thank God for them. Pray that they are given strength and pray for those people like our caller here at the top of the hour or Greg Stube or Marcus Luttrell or the thousands of people like them that I've never met and I don't know their name, but they exist. Just say a prayer that they're healed, that they're restored, that what they've been asked to do is stored in their memory banks as something that doesn't take them apart. And by the way, it's Fourth of July weekend. If you can't afford a ticket to go some place, if you can't go out, fly some place, you see one of these heroes in the airport, you make sure you stop them. I know your kids are probably like mine. They will die when you do it: "Dad, stop it." Don't worry. The kids will get over it. They have already gotten over it. They no longer say that. They just kind of walk away from me once they see a soldier in the airport because they know I'm going to go up and say to them, thank you. I guess we shouldn't have to remind ourselves to do that on big weekends like the July 4th weekend. But no matter where you are, if you see somebody in uniform or, you know, you see one of them and you just know, I mean, they are either a cop or a soldier, they just, they all look alike. Whether they're a cop or a soldier or a border guard, thank them. They are the reason we can go out and not worry about having a picnic and just goof off all weekend.

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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