‘A sham of a system’: What the released FISA docs really reveal

The Department of Justice released previously-classified documents Saturday relating to the FBI wiretapping of former Trump-campaign aide Carter Page, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court application for surveillance. Though heavily redacted, the 412 page document makes it clear that prior to applying for the FISA warrant, the FBI considered Page to be an "agent of a foreign power" based on information gathered and funded by the Democratic National Committee.

Here's what we know:

First, Russian intelligence agents infiltrated U.S. via political activists and social media to cause political chaos. But don't take our word for it, read the 37 page indictment for yourself here.

RELATED: TERRIFYING: FISA warrant targeting Carter Page highlights an out of control FBI

Second, Russian intelligence agents hacked the DNC and John Podesta, then released the information through websites such as Wikileaks in order to meddle with our election. However, the ultimate goal was not to elect a specific candidate, but to create social and political chaos. Again, no need to take anyone's word for it when you have access to the entire 29 page indictment here.

Thirdly, Christopher Steele, who compiled the 17 memos of the now-infamous "Steele dossier," was hired by Fusion GPS to gather "opposition research" that might be damaging to then-candidate Trump. We also know that the Steele dossier was paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Read the Republican memo here, and the Democrats' rebuttal here.

What we don't know:

According to Republicans, the newly released document shows that the FBI and DOJ relied on the Steele dossier (which was paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign) for their decision to surveil Page. At the same time, Democrats say the document is proof of criminal connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"The Steele dossier was the primary source for the FISA warrant, and the people that commissioned it were purposely concealing that from the court. The FBI and the DOJ look horrible here," said Glenn Beck on the show today. He added, "Something has to be done about this FISA court; it's out of control and a sham of a system … how many Americans are being surveilled right now on trumped-up charges like those on Carter Page? It's unconstitutional."

Watch the clip below to hear Glenn Beck break down the 412 page document, or read it for yourself here.

How is this allowed to happen in a system with checks and balances?

The Department of Justice released previously-classified documents Saturday relating to the FBI wiretapping of former Trump-campaign aide Carter Page, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court application for surveillance.

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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