Benghazi: Was a "stand down" order given?

On radio this morning, Glenn shared some exclusive information TheBlaze has learned ahead of the House Oversight Committee’s latest Benghazi hearing on Wednesday.

“We have exclusive breaking news from TheBlaze,” Glenn said. “We were the first media outlet and we don't care, honestly, about being first. We care about being accurate.”

When it comes to Benghazi, TheBlaze has been out in front of this story, while so many news outlets failed to cover even the most basic facts.

“I will tell you that on the Benghazi thing, I came out three days into it, four days, and I said, ‘This is what I believe is happening,’” Glenn said. “And I laid the story out, and so far, everything but the gunrunning is panning out. And I was told by a source last night that the gunrunning thing is a foregone conclusion, everyone in Washington, they all know it was gunrunning to Syrian rebels, which are now headed by the Muslim Brotherhood guy from Dallas, Texas. The circle is complete.”

“Our sources tell us that one the issues that will be cleared up tomorrow is whether or not Department of Defense was ordered to ‘stand-down’ and by whom,” Glenn explained. “This is important because a number of media outlets have reported that a Special Forces team was an hour away when the attack occurred, and could’ve been on the scene before the second attack on the compound took place. TheBlaze has been told by two sources that there was a ‘stand down order’ given to that Special Forces team.”

Glenn then pieced together the information that TheBlaze has uncovered thus far:

If you recall, we were told that three private contractors who were killed along with Ambassador Stevens were just down the road from the compound in an annex. They heard shots and explosions, and ran down to help the Ambassador and staff. Those men were killed in the firefight.

But we are now hearing from sources that two of the three contractors actually had commandeered a plane in Tripoli when they heard about the attack, and flew to Benghazi. We are also hearing that there was a security detail of approximately 15 men inside the compound at the time of the attack, and they were ordered to stand down and evacuate. It is unclear, at this point, if they were told to leave the ambassador behind. And it is not clear if they were military personnel or State Department Security.

We understand this group had to fight their way out of the compound and make their way to the CIA Annex down the road where they waited for more than 20 hours to be transported out of the area. There is more to this story. A number of them were injured, and they were told that they were to be taken directly to Walter Reed Hospital, and ordered not to speak publicly about the ordeal. To date, their identities have not been revealed.

If the media had done its job eight months ago when the attack first occurred, we probably wouldn’t be having this conversation right now. “You are not going to be able to wait six months before you get the truth,” Glenn said. “And gee… [the media] could have easily done this story, and it would have changed the course of the election. But instead, we now have to go through the scandal for the next three years.”

“May I ask you, if you have not become a member of TheBlaze, I have this morning authorized the expansion of our investigative team in a different direction than most would, and we sure could use your support,” Glenn concluded. “If you have not subscribed to TheBlaze, I would ask that you subscribe to The Blaze at TheBlaze.com/TV.

Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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