Delay, control, and interrogate: Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi

It's been four months since the 9/11 attacks in Libya that killed four Americans, including an Ambassador. Holding the hearings prior to the elections was viewed as too much of a "distraction", so Congress waiting. Then she was traveling, so Congress had to wait. Then Hillary had health problems, and again, Congress waited.

How long has Hillary Clinton known she was going to have to testify?

"Do you think she knew she'd be asked WHY Americans were misled about WHAT occurred leading up to the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi?" Glenn asked. "Remember, there are two questions. 'What happened?', but the more important question is 'Why?' Why did this happen?"

It's a fair assumption that Hillary not only knew what questions to expect — the GOP had been asking them on national news outlets for months — but, she was also thoroughly coached on her responses.

By the time Secretary of State Clinton took to the stand yesterday, she knew the tone, the emotions, and the words that she needed to express them in to shut down opposition and give the press their headlines.

"And so when the time came to perform, she did," Glenn said.

"No, you need to find out why, Madam Secretary," Glenn jabbed after quoting her emotional response yesterday.

Everything from Hillary Clinton's mannerisms to her glasses seemed planned and rehearsed. It's all about image with the mainstream media. Does she still look sick? Smart? Frail? Does she seem defensive and angry or poised and collected?

"Yesterday I told you when I just saw a little bit of the hearings that she had been coached by some very good handlers.  But I think these handlers are even better than I thought.  I think she's been coached by somebody in the intelligence community," Glenn told listeners.

Glenn explained that counterintelligence interrogator techniques are specific. There's a specific chapter that discusses how to spot and react to a source that is trying to deceive you. Essentially, if someone is trying to deceive you, how do you spot them: Delay, control, and interrogate.

"This is what the State Department and the military do for a living," Glenn said. "If you are a counterintelligence interrogator, you'll know clever sources will attempt to delay, control, and then interrogate the interrogator. You can never let them get the upper hand or they will win. Delay."

Control: "A clever source will control the topic by asking other questions and redirecting," Glenn continued. "Pretty soon the sources directing the interrogation are not the interrogator. This puts both the source in control and also delays."

And interrogate. The source fires back with a accusation to gain more control. Glenn gave the example from Senator Marco Rubio's questioning yesterday when he asked, "What have you done to ensure security at Benghazi before the attack?" Her answer was delayed and vague: "I'll have to get that information to you later, Senator."

Sen. Ron Johnson's questioning made headlines yesterday after he drilled Hillary on how the American people were misled to believe the attacks occurred as a reaction to an offensive video on YouTube.

"She immediately responds emotionally and with a flurry of questions. She's trying to take the control and the initiative away from Sen. Johnson", Glenn explained. "And her big question was, and probably the most rehearsed part of it, the question was probably deliberately designed to redirect and gain control."

"Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some Americans?"

She completely avoids the subject at hand, that the American people were lied to. She doesn't even go there. Now the question, is 'does that even matter now? What difference does that make?

"She changes the original question with one of her own," Glenn points out. "She changes the question to:  Why did the militants do this?  I don't know.  That wasn't the question.  But she has ‑‑ she has come and with outrage, she has come with tears, and she has turned it around on the interrogator.  And then she changes the question.  By the end you don't know what he said.  He's the bad guy."

There were at least one or two highlights to come out of yesterday's hearing. Senator Rand Paul grill the Secretary of State on the lack of accountability and leadership in the department, and he let her know exactly what he would have done after hearing the details of how the State Department handled the situation. He would have fired her.

A representative from Texas even asked the number one question — the question that defines why this event could even take place. Why was the ambassador in Benghazi and not at the embassy, under protection, in the first place? Why was he there — alone — on September 11th?

But time had run out. They moved right passed it.

Delay, control, and interrogate. Clinton did this time and time again yesterday. Clinton won.

"She was coached to deceive," Glenn said. "I bet my life on it. Too bad the senators and congressmen weren't coached to catch her deception."

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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