Drain the swamp: The Paul Manafort case is a symptom of a much bigger issue

On Monday's show, Glenn Beck broke down the real issue at the heart of the Paul Manafort case: Corruption and system failures within the Washington, D.C., lobbying industry.

"The media and the president are going to focus on the wrong narrative throughout this entire trial," Glenn said. "We're going to miss something really important because the president and the media have the same problem, they suffer from something I call 'the conflations.' The conflations is a nasty illness that has taken our capital city over."

As Glenn explained, anything to do with Russian aggression gets conflated with collusion, but this serves as a distraction from the deep-rooted issues of an out-of-control lobbying industry. Such as:

  • There are over 24,000 registered and shadow lobbyists operating to influence our government.
  • Lobbying activity is currently a $6 billion industry.
  • Manafort has been a lobbyist for decades, at times working on behalf of some questionable clients such as the now-deposed former president of the Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.
  • The charges against Manafort allege that he made more than $60 million in the Ukraine, then disguised the money as loans from made-up companies to avoid paying taxes.
  • Chief strategist for Bernie Sanders, Ted Devine, has been named as a witness in the Manafort case. Devine worked with Manafort on the Yanukovych election in 2010.
  • Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta, was hired by Manafort to lobby for the Yanukovych agenda.

"Lobbyists like Manafort use their political influence and know-how in the United States and sell that to the highest bidder to help them shape our policies here in the U.S.," Glenn said. "The 'Conflations syndrome' will instantly tie this to Trump and the GOP, but this is much, much larger than that. It reaches across all political and ideological sides. And in the world of lobbying there is really only one ideology and that is greed."

Watch the video clip below to get Glenn's take on the Manafort case and the real issue no one is talking about.

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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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