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GLENN: Donald Berwick and this is how he feels about English, English healthcare and how he feels about, you know, redistribution of wealth.

BERWICK: And that any healthcare funding plan that is just equitable, civilized, and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate.

PAT: Can it get any clearer than that? Can it get any clearer than that?

GLENN: Now, real quick do you have the audio — or do you have the line? I guess it's not audio, but him talking about the redistribution of — not redistribution but rationing? I can quote it off the top of my head, but I know that George Soros is spending millions of dollars just —

PAT: Yeah, if you get one word wrong —

GLENN: If I get one word. I just want to make sure. Do you have it?

PAT: I have that quote here somewhere. Just —

GLENN: I'll give it to you after the break.

PAT: Are you talking about it's not a question of whether we will ration healthcare. It is whether we will ration with our eyes open.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: That's the quote.

GLENN: That's the exact quote. That is the guy who's running Medicare and Medicaid that the president just appointed and slipped past the system. Okay?

GLENN: Robert Gibbs was asked if Obama agrees with Berwick, the new Medicare/Medicaid czar. And he is a czar because he wasn't approved now by the — by congress. Congress was bypassed on this, not because of the Republicans but because the Democrats didn't want him, either. Why? Because the guy is a massive socialist, talks about any good healthcare system must, quoting, must, must be redistributive in nature. Redistribute the wealth.

So we have it on tape. We have his other piece on tape — in written form where he talked about, we have to ration. It's not a question of whether we will ration, if we'll ration but whether we'll ration with our eyes open. So brave reporter asks the question, does the president agree he? Gibbs didn't answer the question. Here's what happened.

GIBBS: I know that this is the exact type of political game that the American people have come to understand dominates Washington and doesn't actually make their healthcare more affordable.

REPORTER: One more on this. You said it would have been, your comment, there would have been a confirmation had there been a hearing. But you also think it would have been politically troublesome in election year to have all these comments aired out about rationing, redistribution that Dr. Berwick had talked about.

GIBBS: You just read comments. Does it — is there like a secret comment book that somehow you got that nobody else got and you just read a couple of them to me and somehow they wouldn't have come out?

GLENN: Stop, stop. You notice the press is laughing. The press is laughing because the press doesn't even read anymore! They're laughing! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! There is no secret comment book! It is easily found! The videotape is easily found!

Play the video again, please. Play the audio of Berwick and exactly what he said. He's asking, he's asking, redistributive wealth. Does the president agree? "What, do you have some sort of secret handbook that has these?" He's making you into a conspiracy theorist if you believe that that's what this man believes. Well, let me play the audiotape of Berwick saying it in his own voice! His own mouth was forming the words! We'll show you the video tonight. Here it is.

BERWICK: And that any healthcare funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate.

GLENN: So is there some sort of, I'm sorry, some sort of secret handbook that you have where these comments that you got that nobody else did? No. I'm sorry. We just pay attention. It's a little thing that's so incredibly dangerous called... videotape, audio recordings, photographs. As of this moment, Mr. Gibbs, you don't control the Internet, and people on your team have been incredibly sloppy. They've actually said what they believe... out loud, in public, around video recorders.

Back to the question with Gibbs.

PAT: Yeah, got to get back to the, you know, I had to —

GLENN: Yeah, that's all right. That's okay. Go ahead. That's all right, go ahead.

PAT: Here it is. Here it is. It's pretty fast actually.

GLENN: Play the audio.

PAT: Actually got back to it pretty quickly.

GIBBS: Did he say things like rationing happens today; the question is who will do it? Did he say that? Did he say that?

REPORTER: That was one comment.

GIBBS: Actually that was Paul Ryan. That was Paul Ryan. He's a Republican in congress.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. Here's the game they play. First, discredit. Conspiracy. Then, did he say that? Did he say that? Did he say that? It's a Republican. Oh, okay. Well, I don't like him then, either. He's wrong on that as well. I mean —

STU: I'd like to hear the context of it, of course.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Yeah, I'd like to hear the context, but this is what they do with George W. Bush. Really? You don't like TARP? That was George W. Bush.

First of all, you promised change. America knew we needed change, not transformation but change. So we were all on the change bandwagon here. You didn't define it. But I don't know of a definition of change that means exactly the same. I mean, you can convince me that change, you meant something different on change. We wanted restoration, we wanted a restoration of honor, of trust, of common sense. You can convince me that your change meant transformation, and I was just dumb enough to not question you. Well, not us and not me, but a lot of America just was dumb enough to just go on the change thing because transformation is definitely change. More of the same, the exact same policies, the same kind of stuff the Republicans wanted to do, I'm having a hard time finding the definition of change that means the same.

STU: Another thing, too, is if you listen to this, the timeline of this Gibbs comment, someone brings up the thing about redistributing the wealth and he seems shocked by it. He accuses him of having a secret book that no one even knows, yet unless we missed part of this clip, he never brought up the rationing part, yet he's completely armed with Paul Ryan's quote. Gee, Robert, it seems like you were prepared, you did know about both of these comments.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. I never thought of it that way.

PAT: Yeah. And you know he did.

GLENN: I never thought of it that way.

PAT: Of course.

GLENN: You are exactly right.

PAT: And that's why you know they were prepared for this from the beginning and they probably set out, find me a Republican who talked about rationing.

STU: Something similar, yeah.

GLENN: Go ahead. Is there any more left?

PAT: Yeah, a little bit more.

REPORTER: That's fine, you got your own comments.

GIBBS: That's not my comment. That's Paul Ryan's comment.

REPORTER: Okay, that's your own comment book. The comment I just read to you came straight out of the speech he gave in —

GIBBS: No, no, that came out of Paul Ryan's mouth.

GLENN: Oh, jeez.

PAT: I mean, just on and on. Just on and on. He never answers the question.

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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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