Glenn Beck: Pelosi hasn't drained the swamp

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GLENN: Well, it's like President Obama saying that Charlie Rangel should just step down. He's very concerned now. He's very concerned now about the ethics charges.

PAT: Well, it's only been three years.

GLENN: It's only been three years.

PAT: It's taking a while for it to sink in.

GLENN: That's all it's been.

PAT: Yeah. And now he's concerned.

GLENN: And now what he's trying to do is give Mr. Rangel an opportunity to bow out gracefully instead of getting the slap on the wrist for things that you and I would be in jail for.

PAT: Oh, you know what they could do to this guy?

GLENN: Oh, no, what could they do?

PAT: They could actually censure you.

GLENN: Shut up.

PAT: No, they could.


PAT: They could do that.

GLENN: Now, you'd be in jail, right?

PAT: No, no, but you'd be ashamed.

GLENN: No, no. You'd be in jail.

PAT: I would be.

GLENN: You'd be in jail.

PAT: Of course I would be.

GLENN: Sure.

PAT: Of course, I would have been in jail three years ago.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: But Charlie won't be in jail.

GLENN: Sure, no.

PAT: But he'll feel naughty for a few minutes.

GLENN: Yeah. Well

PAT: He'll feel naughty.

GLENN: Now Maxine Waters is also in trouble.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: And I didn't see this one coming.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Did you see this one coming?

PAT: Not at all.

GLENN: Now, what did she do?

PAT: Well, I don't know.

GLENN: Ethics violations.

PAT: Ethics violations, of course.

GLENN: This is the deal on the bank in Boston. Remember her husband owned stock in this bank and she was I think on the board of this bank and do you remember, the people came this was, what, two years ago? This was right after TARP and people came in and they were like, "Hey, so maybe we should have a bailout, they didn't qualify for it and they were like, yes, yes, Maxine says yes. So that might be something you should look into maybe a year and a half ago.

PAT: Well, this is all part of Nancy Pelosi's promise to drain the swamp.

GLENN: Oh, really?

PELOSI: Drain the swamp means to turn this congress into the most honest and open congress in history. That is my pledge. That is what I intend to do.

GLENN: That is her pledge. No, it is.

PAT: That's her pledge.

GLENN: She's going to get some diamond encrusted ice picks and she's going to go and take some of the ice down at Chelsea Clinton's wedding. I mean, which one is more believable?

PAT: I think the ice picks.

GLENN: I think the ice picks are.

PAT: The diamond encrusted ice picks.

GLENN: I think they are, believe it or not, more believable.

PAT: Because I didn't believe Pelosi at all that she was totally going to drain the swamp. I totally believe that, you know, Stu's diamond encrusted ice pick story.

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Roger Stone is kind of a scumbag but the outrage over his commutation by President Trump has gone off the rails. Thus far in his presidency, Trump has commuted the sentence for 11 individuals while in comparison, Bill Clinton had 61. Even worse, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of 1,715 criminals! Just by the numbers, the outrage is insane. But then add in that both Obama and Clinton commuted or pardoned the sentence of terrorists and/or "friends" of the the president and the double standard is outrageous.

Here is a list of just a few of the worst offenders:

Bill Clinton Pardons/Commuted sentences


  • Commuted the sentences of 16 members of the FALN, a Puerto Rican paramilitary organization that set off 120 bombs in the United States, mostly in New York City and Chicago. There were convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as firearms and explosives violations.
  • Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg were both commuted and both were members of Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Movement, and were convicted on weapons and explosives charges.

Case similar to Trump/Roger Stone

  • Susan McDougal was sentenced to 18 months in prison on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton in the Whitewater scandal only to have Clinton pardoned her.

Pardons/commutations that look like a response to bribes

  • Carlos Vignali was convicted for cocaine trafficking. Almon Glenn Braswell was convicted for mail fraud and perjury, and was under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. Vignali was commuted while Braswell was pardoned, but they were also both caught paying approximately $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency.
  • Marc Rich fled the U.S. after he was caught owing $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts for tax fraud. Everyone was surprised when Clinton pardoned him. It was later revealed that Rich's wife made substantial donations to both the Clinton library and to Hillary Clinton's senate campaign.

Pardon for a member of Clinton's family

  • Clinton pardoned his brother, Roger Clinton, who had been convicted on drug charges. A year after the pardon he would be charged for Drunk driving and disorderly conduct.

Drug Cartel lawyer

  • Clinton commuted the sentence for Harvey Weinig, a former NY lawyer who was sentenced in 1996 to 11 years in prison for facilitating an extortion-kidnapping scheme and helping launder at least $19 million for the Cali cocaine cartel.

Obama Pardons/Commuted sentences - the most since Truman: Obama granted clemency to nearly 2,000 individuals, including 212 pardons and 1,715 commutations.


  • Obama commuted the sentence of another FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera.


  • Chelsea Manning: the former Army Intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking documents that revealed classified information on military and diplomatic activities all around the world only to have her sentence commuted.

Case similar to Micheal Flynn or Roger Stone

  • Obama pardoned General James Cartwright, who had been convicted for lying to the FBI (sound familiar?!). Cartwright was considered "Obama's favorite general".

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"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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