New documents reveal White House contacted YouTube during Benghazi attack

Damning information regarding the Obama Administration’s priorities at the height of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya continues to trickle out. On Thursday, ABC News reported Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is now saying a State Department e-mail that remains classified shows, in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack, the White House contacted YouTube to warn of the “ramifications” of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video.

“When Ambassador Chris Stevens was missing on September 11th, 2012, and Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, and Glen Doherty were fighting for their lives with military assets within a quick flight to provide aid, who did the White House call,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “Don't say Ghost Busters.”

According to the ABC News report:

The memo suggests that even as the attack was still underway — and before the CIA began the process of compiling talking points on its analysis of what happened — the White House believed it was in retaliation for a controversial video.

The subject line of the e-mail, which was sent at 9:11 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the attack, is “Update on Response to actions – Libya.” The e-mail was written hours before the attack was over.

Issa has asked the White House to declassify and release the document. In the meantime he has inserted a sentence from the e-mail in the Congressional Record.

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Asked about the document, a senior White House official told ABC News it demonstrates that the White House genuinely believed the video sparked the attack all along, a belief that turned out to be incorrect.

“This was a setup. The new information that has come out in the last couple of weeks is that they had already deemed that and were already pushing that video story out because they knew that there were going to be uprisings. They were pushing that video as an excuse before any of this happened, so they were prepared in case something happened [to] blame it on the video,” Glenn said. “So the White House wanted YouTube, a privately owned business, to do what exactly? I mean it would have been nice if he would have called the military, call up the jets. Don't think that they haven't thought about what they could do if they had the military go into YouTube.”

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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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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