The Manafort Trial: The mainstream media is missing the real point to this story

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The first trial in Robert Muller's Russia investigation is kicking off right now. Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, is the first courtroom casualty in what feels like an investigation that has been going on for about seven hundred years.

So there's three things going on here. The first is: what is Manafort being charged with? The second is: what does Muller hope to gain here? And the third is: what's the real issue here that most people will miss?

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But let's start with number one. Manafort is being charged with bank and tax fraud. He's been a lobbyist and political consultant... since the late 1700's — I think. In addition to working on the Presidential campaigns of Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bob Dole, he's also lobbied on behalf of some, well let's just say, questionable foreign leaders.

One of those leaders includes the, now deposed, former president of Ukraine.

And that's where Manafort got caught up in the Muller probe. The charges against Manfort allege that he made more than $60 million working in Ukraine. He then routed that cash through a shady bank in Cyprus, set up shell companies, and disguised the money as loans received from those phony companies. Doing it this way helped him avoid U.S. taxes, but it's also highly illegal.

This is the case against Manafort in a nutshell, but what does Muller hope to gain here? You know, you could make a good case that this trial doesn't even belong in the Muller investigation. Does catching some dirty lobbyist laundering money have anything to do with the Trump campaign and Russian collusion?

The real issue here that I think a lot of people will miss is how this trial will bring to light the dark and dirty world of U.S. lobbying.

Well no actually, and the Muller team has basically stated as much. But you gotta assume that if Manafort is found guilty - and it looks highly likely that he will be - that he's going to get pretty nervous when it comes sentencing time. Muller is probably hoping that Manafort's lips get loose during that time. If he has anything at all on the President, that's when he might give it.

Manafort may actually have something Muller can use against President Trump. I kind of doubt it, but he might. But the real issue here that I think a lot of people will miss is how this trial will bring to light the dark and dirty world of U.S. lobbying. This isn't a Republican or Democrat issue, it's a problem that crosses the aisle.

They're all lining up together to feed at the same trough. U.S. political operatives are working in foreign countries influencing their elections, and then they're back here at home working for different foreign countries to influence our own elections. It's out of control, and that's the real issue coming to light at the Manafort trial.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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