‘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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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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