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I'm about to show you something here that I think will help tie everything together that we've been talking about for months.

You know, when I first started this show, I told you that my goal was to always tell the truth as I understand it. But also, to do something different. The fringe media just touches on things — they don't see the big picture.

Here, we're trying to connect the dots for you.

Let me give you a few stories we've done:

There's Van Jones — to the fringe media this was barely a story at all. And even then, it was disconnected from anything else. He was just the green job guy who's a 9/11 "Truther." He didn't even know what he was signing and why would anyone care about attacking the poor man who's just trying to create safe, effective, clean energy jobs?

There was the stimulus bill. My question was: Who wrote this thing? We found out and told you: It was the Apollo Alliance — a progressive, George Soros-funded, extreme left-wing organization. Harry Reid admitted to the nation — no, actually, he thanked the Apollo Alliance for their help.

It seems we need to give up that old-fashioned notion that Congress — the men and women we elect and send to Washington — actually write the bills, they're not reading and passing. Turns out, they don't.

In some completely unrelated stories, we've told you about the ACORN corruption, which has been very evident this past week. And the fringe media has made this into a story that they're just touching on: Just a few bad workers and not massive fraud on the American taxpayers — let alone the power that they hold.

And, we've told you that there are radicals — communist, Marxists and revolutionaries — all around the president.

There's someone else that we've introduced to you that no one else is talking about, which in a few minutes, will be mind-boggling to you. And that's why I think it's time to reintroduce you to him. He was a Weather Underground founder — no, not William Ayers — the other Weather Underground founder: Jeff Jones.

Remember the Weather Underground bombed the Pentagon and police stations among other things, not to stop the war in Vietnam, but to collapse the American system. These were people who came right from the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Whenever you see that word "democratic" and it's coming from a group of '60s radicals: run for your life! Literally. That's code for Marxism and communism.

SDS wanted a revolution to overthrow capitalism and the republic in America. But they were split; they didn't know exactly how to accomplish it.

Enter Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. This lovely pair said the best way to bring about the change they sought was to get everyone on welfare, so that the system would eventually collapse under its own weight. Got it?

So, in this group of radicals were a few names we've heard before: Wade Rathke decided to try to accomplish that goal through peaceful means; William Ayers and Jeff Jones went the other way with the Weather Underground.

Why do I bring all of this up now? Why are we still talking about '60s radicals? Because, all of these people are still involved.

Wade Rathke with ACORN; his brother Dale is at SEIU — we think. No one will give us straight answer on where he went after embezzling almost $1 million.

Bill Ayers is in education — infecting young minds with his radicalism as a professor at the University of Illinois.

Jeff Jones runs a consulting firm and chairs the Apollo Alliance in New York — the same Apollo Alliance that wrote the stimulus package.

Does that sound bad? Wait there's more. (Again, the fringe media can't seem to put it together. Why? They are either complicit or wildly out of touch.)

But remember, if you're in the fringe media, this is all just conspiracy theory. I mean, you'd have to verify with crazy technology called — Google. I know — that's certainly not the full power of ABC News, but, I don't have as much time for sailing as Charlie Gibson does.

OK, so remember Jeff Jones — the co-founder of the Weather Underground, the guy we told you about a few weeks ago, due to his connection to the Van Jones. Who, by the way, the White House will remind you on their own blog: "Many of the arbitrarily labeled 'czars' on Beck's list are Senate-confirmed appointees or advisory roles carried over from previous administrations."

Nobody gets it. Step back and look at the big picture.

Nobody has looked into Harry Reid's own words: "This legislation is the first step in building a clean energy economy that creates jobs.... The Apollo Alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these goals and in motivating the public to support them."

Which is why Jeff Jones writes this on his own blog: "Since mid-summer, Glenn Beck, a commentator for FOX News, and others have waged a smear campaign against the Apollo Alliance, and Van Jones, who resigned his White House post as a special adviser to the President on green jobs and clean energy. Because of my work with the New York State Apollo Alliance and my history of political activism, starting with the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1960s, and my opposition to segregation and racism, I have also been attacked."

Notice that Jeff mentions opposition to segregation and racism. But is that what he's really known for? He conveniently leaves out co-founding the Weather Underground. That would be like me describing myself as a baker's assistant and not mentioning FOX News or this show — it's what I'm most known for.

Jeff Jones goes on: "I am committed to the idea of building a partnership of workers, environmentalists, business, government, social and environmental justice advocates."

And you know who else is behind that "social justice" thing that Jeff Jones believed in so much he was willing to blow things up?

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VAN JONES: The mainstream white polluters and the mainstream white environmentalists wound up collaborating to put all the poisons in the black community, in the Latino community, in the poor communities. The toxic dumps started moving in one direction — not in my backyard.

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The Apollo project — the complaint from the Apollo Alliance was that when I talked about who wrote the stimulus bill, that I didn't include big business in there. That was their issue — that was supposed to make it better? So here's who wrote the bill: big labor, social justice advocates, environmentalist and big business? I'm sorry, where are you in that mix?

Jones wrapped it up with this: "I grew up in a Quaker, pacifist family. I was opposed to war, and registered with my draft board as a conscientious objector. But the promise of America for me was marred by segregation, and by a criminal war waged by my government against the people of Vietnam. So, as a teenager and young adult, I dedicated myself to supporting civil rights and opposing racism, and to ending the illegal and genocidal Vietnam War. I was personally enriched by participating in those movements and by the people I met, worked with, and loved in those years. This is what I mean when I say that I do not regret my militant opposition to racism and the Vietnam War. That said, like most people my age, I made my share of mistakes."

Mistakes? Blowing up the Pentagon is not a mistake. Enriched? By his work in the Weather Underground?

But here's where the train really goes off the tracks: "Today, I am using the organizing skills and insights I learned from those movements in my work as a consultant for environmental and labor groups. One is the New York State Apollo Alliance, an affiliate of National Apollo. Apollo is working toward a goal that is simple and straight-forward: create good jobs for working people in the new clean-energy economy. That is a goal I support, and work I continue to do."

So, what do we have here? Jones is using the same contacts and organizing skills that he learned in the '60s — reminder: Weather Underground. Jeff Jones has never disavowed the violence of that organization. William Ayers said in an interview that ran on September 11, 2001 in The New York Times that he wished he would've done more.

The American people wanted to know how close candidate Obama was to William Ayers to see if he had any influence on policy. Yet the fringe media doesn't even bother to look at who is actually writing our policies and who is advising the governor of New York. Not William Ayers — Jeff Jones, the other founder of the Weather Underground.

If the media picks up this story, they will concentrate on Jeff Jones. But that's not the story. You have to stand back and look at the full picture.

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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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