Benghazi whistleblower: It's possible they could have been saved

Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya, sat down with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week yesterday, to talk about what has transpired in the year since the terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead. Hicks, who is now considered a whistleblower, explained how his life has changed since the attacks and why he believes more could have been done to save American lives.

“So we also have the Benghazi whistleblower,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Now, here's where the government actually is prosecuting people and coming after people.”

On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace was unable to get White House chief of staff Denis McDonough to explain why the U.S. has failed to apprehend the man charged in connection with the Benghazi attacks – Ahmed Abu Khattala – one year after the tragedy. But over on ABC, the Benghazi whistleblower Hicks explained how his life has been turned upside down since testifying about what really happened last September 11.

Watch the entire interview HERE.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Since then it appears there's been something of career limbo inside the State Department.

HICKS: That's correct, that's true.

STEPHANOPOULOS: The State Department says this was an assignment you requested. You're getting the same pay as before, but do you feel you're being punished for speaking out?

HICKS: Yes, I feel that I have been punished. I don't know why I was punished. I don't know why I was shoved aside, put in a closet, if you will.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Does the State Department know you're speaking out now?

HICKS: No, they don't know I'm here with you.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Then why talk?

HICKS: Because the American people need to have the story, and Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty's names are names that should be remembered by every American for the sacrifices that they made.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Could those four American heroes been saved?

HICKS: Sadly I think that Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith, maybe not. Ty and Glen of course were killed in the mortar attacks that took place eight hours after the initial attack. It's possible they could have been saved.

“Okay. So why were they killed,” Glenn asked. “Now, Chris Wallace is talking about, ‘You guys said it was this guy. I don't know if you've seen this, but he's wearing a target on his chest and apparently some sort of an ankle bracelet that will give you his GPS coordinates at all times, and you guys haven't found him yet.’ ‘Well, government's going to do what the government says it's going to do. And, of course, we are looking for the truth behind everything.’ Well, here's some new news: The Benghazi whistleblower – he says he's in trouble.”

Given the sharp contrast between McDonough’s reasoning on Fox News and Hick’s testimony to Stephanopoulos, one has to question the administration’s priorities (or lack thereof) when it comes to Benghazi.

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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