Van Jones out, Glenn reacts




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GLENN: Now here's what's interesting. You're never going to be able to get the truth because nobody in the media is covering the truth or covering they don't even under they don't even begin to understand you. They don't even they have no clue as to who you are or how you feel. I mean, let's take a look at this. Just in case your only source of news is ABC, CBS, and NBC or the New York Times or the Washington Post or as the White House was hoping you were out doing things over the long weekend with your family, you didn't check the news at all, which was released after midnight on Sunday, so it wouldn't be in any papers, the green jobs czar, special advisor to the president, Van Jones, has resigned. My phone and my e mail and Twitter hammered all weekend long, people offering congratulations. Congratulations on what? First of all, let me say something. I'm not the one. I mean, it's amazing to me how these leftwing blogs are tearing me down saying how much I'm an idiot and everything else and then giving me all the power that I had the president fold on the special advisor to the I was the idiot, the nincompoop, the boob, the guy who can't spell.

PAT: That guy, the bully.

GLENN: The bully.

PAT: You bullied the White House.

GLENN: I bullied the most powerful man on the planet. I bullied the president. Wow. How that's pretty good for an idiot, isn't it? I'm neither an idiot, nor the leader of any movement. I'm an American who happens to have a job just like other Americans. Mine just happens to be connected to a microphone.

I could go on and on and on, but if you don't care, if you don't get it, if it doesn't connect with you, if it doesn't connect with the American people, it doesn't matter. There's a lot of people Keith Olbermann is one of them that say things all the time. Nobody's listening! Nobody's watching. It's not connecting with people. It's connecting with a small group of people, sure. But does a small group of people really change everything? Especially when they're out in the open? Sure, a small group of people can have their secret combinations and do all kind of different things. Sure, you bet. And they can destroy us. But people who are standing up, the nincompoops! Really? Let me give you the truth, and here it is. By President Obama accepting the resignation on a holiday weekend at almost midnight Sunday morning, that tells you a couple of things. First of all, the accusations are accurate. How do I know that? Because they still haven't denied any of it. How do I know that? Midnight on a Sunday? You still have the power in Washington. You do. All it requires is for you to be informed.

You know, in many cases your representatives in Washington and your senators knew nothing about Van Jones. You were educating them. Unfortunately it wasn't until late last week that a few brave political people began to speak out, and some of them you want to talk about nincompoops were talking about the stupid, "Well, he called Republicans a naughty name." But this was you.

Now here's the bad news. When people started to say to me congratulations, my first response was, "You don't get it." This isn't about Van Jones. It never has been. This was a victory of sorts because it shows you that your voice still matters. But the real victory, I guess, anybody who would say congratulations are the ones playing political games, and I don't think you are doing that and I'm not. You are trying to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Obama is hoping that this is just going to go away now.

One of the headlines from the Politico this weekend: Beck up, left down. Let's look at the real words in this article. Van Jones said this was a vicious smear campaign. The president, on the way out of office, allows Van Jones to write, "This is a vicious smear campaign." Van Jones, he was not fired. He was able to resign. And during the resignation, he placed the blame on others. Not himself. What Van Jones doesn't understand is I didn't bring down Van Jones. In reality you didn't, either. Van Jones brought down Van Jones.

Here's how the smear campaign works. I play his words on radio and television. How is it smear to quote him in context? You want me to take him out of context? I could do two hours out of context. There's stuff that would boggle your mind that we have on this guy, but we didn't feel comfortable playing it because we weren't sure, maybe, maybe that was a joke. We couldn't get the whole text, we couldn't get the whole speech. Maybe this is out of context. We just played the things that were in context. How's that a smear campaign? His own words. These are some of his own words.

VAN JONES: This movement is deeper than a solar panel, deeper than a solar panel. Don't stop there. Don't stop there. No, we're going to change the whole system. We're going to change the whole thing.

GLENN: Now, I don't

VAN JONES: No more broken treaties, no more broken treaties. Give them the wealth.

GLENN: Talking about the Indians.

VAN JONES: Give them the wealth. Give them the dignity. Give them the respect that they deserve.

The white polluters and the white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people of color communities.

GLENN: White, white polluters are steering poison into the communities of color. Wow. I mean, what kind of context do you need on that one. How is that a smear campaign?

The media got all worked up because Van Jones said Republicans were A holes, but I want to play the quote I want to play the part that nobody played! Listen, there's two things, there's two other things that he said in this quote that are important. Listen.

VOICE: How were the Republicans able to push things through when they had less than sixty senators but somehow we can't?

VAN JONES: Well, the answer to that is they're [ BLEEP ].

GLENN: That's the part that everybody focused on. That's the part. That's the thing. Not him saying he's a communist, not saying I would rather give up the radical pose for the radical ends. None of that, no, no, no. That he called the Republicans a naughty name. They wouldn't even listen to the rest of the sentence. Listen to this answer.

VAN JONES: And Barack Obama's not an [ BLEEP ]. So...

GLENN: Listen.

VAN JONES: Now, I'm going to say this. I can be an [ BLEEP ], and some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. He's implying a threat here. I am. He says the Republicans are and I am and we're about to get uppity. So he's implying a threat. This has been one of the charges that I have made on Van Jones is this guy is a leader of the army. This guy is a radical that will do anything he has to. But nobody will pay attention to that part.

The Huffington Post said, you know, today congratulations, Glenn Beck, thank you very much for releasing this guy. And she's right. Arianna Huffington is right. This guy now is going into the system, with no one demanding answers from may I quote Van Jones from that last segment here: Barack Hussein Obama. Why does Van Jones continually use Barack Hussein Obama when nobody else does? For me saying it, I guarantee I'll be written up for it. Some blog is going to say, oh, I'm trying to scare people by using Barack Hussein Obama. Why is it that Van Jones constantly uses that? Why? What message is he trying to send? Because if I say it, I'm supposedly sending a message. Well, is he just saying it because he likes it? Or is he sending a message? The answer is I don't know! Having Van Jones leave is not a good thing. You'll notice I don't believe I ever asked for his resignation. What I did ask for are answers, but those answers are still out there. He's no longer restricted in what he can say or do, and this man is a dangerous man. That's why I've said the whole time this isn't about Van Jones. This is about the president and his policies.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If I'm interested in figuring out my foreign policy, I associate myself with my running mate Joe Biden or with Dick Lugar, the Republican ranking member on the Senate foreign relations committee or General Jim Jones, the former supreme allied commander of NATO. Those are the people, Democrats and Republicans, who have shaped my ideas and who will be surrounding me.

GLENN: Let's go back to the Politico article. In the article it states they didn't scrub Van Jones. What does that mean? The White House should have cleansed the Internet of all of his prior positions? Is that what that means? I don't know.

The other thing the media didn't report was that Michelle Obama is a big fan of Van Jones. What does that mean? I don't know. Is she radical like Van Jones? Is the president a radical like Van Jones? More importantly, if you look at the language of Robert Gibbs, the White House doesn't endorse these things. The president does not endorse Jones' past statements or actions. Well, this is a far cry from rejecting those things. Communism, radicalism, black nationalism, racism, 9/11 Truthers. That's not something you just tolerate or don't endorse. Those are things that any president of the United States needs to reject! America, this is not a victory. This is a diversion. I'm not going to play the game because it ain't about me and Van Jones. That's what they want to make it, but it is not. This is about taking Obama at his word: Judge me by the people I surround myself with.

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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