Obama Ordered Benghazi Stand Down: Claim
E-mails from the Obama White House ordering a stand-down during the terrorist attack on the American embassy in Benghazi exist, claims conservative pundit Glenn Beck.
The e-mails are being held by two “giant” media outlets, including a major network, Beck claimed on his Internet television show Monday.
Beck said his information comes from “very well placed sources,” and has threatened to “reveal” the media outlets sitting on the e-mails if they are not released to the public.
Three e-mails have already been published by Reuters and USA Today on October 24. They show someone was notified 20 minutes of the attack 20 minutes after it started, then after the attack ended and the compound was cleared, and that terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia, the Libyan offshoot of Al Queda, was claiming responsibility for the attack.
The e-mails are heavily redacted to hide who sent and received them. The news outlets made it very clear that the e-mails were released by someone not any U.S. spy agencies or the State Department.
The third e-mail completely destroyed the initial narrative from the Obama administration, which laid blame for the attack on a protest against an anti-Islamic video.