Glenn Beck: Illinois Gov arrested


Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. We don't have any -- oh, hang on just a second. Garrett is on the phone from the Illinois governor's office. Hello, Garrett?

CALLER: Yes, hello, Glenn.

GLENN: How are you?

CALLER: Thank you for having me on again. I don't know what the meaning of this is.

GLENN: What do you mean you don't know the -- 

CALLER: It's a sad day for the people of Illinois. As you know, their governor has been targeted by the FBI.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Hang on just a second. He's not been targeted by the FBI. We have audiotapes now of the governor.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: As he's talking to the deputy governor and he said, "I'll take the Senate seat myself if they're not going to offer me anything of value. I might just take it."

CALLER: Right, yeah. And what he meant there by "Any value" of course is value to the people of Illinois. This is a man who's -- 

GLENN: How about this one: "Unless I get something real good for the Senate candidate, SH, I'll just send myself. You know what I'm saying?"

CALLER: Well, you misquoted him there. That's a misquote.

GLENN: In what way?

CALLER: He never said SH.

GLENN: And then he said, "I'm going to keep the Senate option for me as a real possibility. Therefore I can drive a hard bargain. You hear what I'm saying? And if I don't get satisfied with what I want, if I'm not satisfied with it, then I'll just take the Senate seat myself. It's an F'ing valuable thing. You don't just give it away for nothing."

CALLER: Well, I mean, I think that's the basis for our system of government and I know the governor understands that. I think it's -- people are trying to look into this and trying to find things and mysteriously come up with something. When you say "I want to drive a hard bargain," when you say things like, "It's a valuable thing and you don't want to give it away for nothing," what you're saying there, of course, I think that's what people are trying to -- 

GLENN: What?

CALLER: I'm sorry?

GLENN: What were you saying?

CALLER: You know, just, I was talking about the quote from the governor.

GLENN: But I missed part of what you were just saying.

CALLER: Oh, well, when you're talking about driving a hard bargain, you're talking about a value and you're not giving it away for nothing. It's important to note that what the governor meant... (mumbling).

GLENN: I'm sorry. I -- 

CALLER: It's clear the people of Illinois don't know that.

GLENN: Hang on. When he said that he has to have guarantees even though he understands it can't be in writing.

CALLER: Right, yeah. This is -- 

GLENN: When he's talking about getting ambassadorship.

CALLER: John McCain, were you a John McCain voter? You probably were, and you might not under -- 

GLENN: I think I did, yes.

CALLER: See, this is the thing. You probably don't understand the Internet. Nowadays most people e-mail things. It's not writing anymore. People don't write things down like in -- 

GLENN: Oh, is that what he is?

CALLER: So he was just talking.

GLENN: Well, what did he mean then when he said "The trick is how you can induct indirectly a negotiation for the Senate seat."

CALLER: The trick? The trick is actually very simple when you are talking about indirectly negotiating something. When you are talking specifically about indirectly negotiating something, you have to make sure that you're talking... (mumbling).

GLENN: I'm sorry, you're breaking up.

CALLER: (Mumbling). And I think that's exactly what the governor -- 

GLENN: See, I just think you are talking into the mouthpiece closely. I don't think you are actually saying anything.

CALLER: I'm sorry. You are not coming through clearly. I'm on a land line here. So I could be having interference.

GLENN: When he said -- wait a minute. A land line is usually cleaner. When he said, "It's got to be good stuff for the people of Illinois and good stuff for me."

CALLER: Yes. Well, of course, he's a person in Illinois. So anything that benefits the people in Illinois would also benefit him.

GLENN: May I ask, is he a pretty arrogant guy? It seems to me in looking at the I believe 97 pages of transcripts that are just out today, he seems like he talked to an awful lot of people about this.

CALLER: He did. He believed in the open and honest office because, you know, as you know, Glenn, and you've covered this before, it's "We the people" who really employ our politicians, and he wanted to make sure he was open and honest with apparently every frickin' last one of them about what he was trying to do. Apparently. Yeah.

GLENN: Right. When he said that he wanted a cabinet position and preferably the secretary of energy because "That's the one that makes the most money," what do you think he meant by -- what do you think he meant by that?

CALLER: Well... he... meant... that...

GLENN: How about, what did he mean when he said, "I've got this thing," meaning the Senate seat, "I've got this thing and it's F'ing golden and I'm not giving it up for F'ing nothing. I'm not going to do it. I can always use it. It can parachute me there."

CALLER: Well, I'm looking at the transcripts and I don't see that. I believe the quote was -- 

GLENN: It's on Page 59.

CALLER: I believe the quote was "I can parachute me there." So I mean, your facts are off. We can believe anything you are going to say.

GLENN: It's unbelievable. All right, thank you, Garrett. I appreciate it.

CALLER: Let me just get one more thing out to your listeners and I think it's important that they understand that it's not -- what you're going to read in the papers isn't true. The real truth of the matter is... (mumbling).

GLENN: All right, thank you very much.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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