Update 11:21 a.m.: The Blaze released Glenn Beck's report that was aired during his radio program on Thursday. The article includes more details about the Saudi national, a photo of the cover letter of the event file, details about the file's creation, later changes and attempts to delete all versions of the file.
Glenn Beck has provided more details about his claims of a government cover-up surrounding the Boston bombing. The conservative radio host and his site, the Blaze, said statements by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano confirm Monday’s "exclusive."
During his radio program Wednesday, Beck elaborates on what he calls new evidence about the "Saudi national" that he claims is a third Boston bombing suspect. He says the man was interviewed for more than nine hours while his roommates were also questioned.
Beck says he has “about 10 sources” and the cover page of an "event file" created for one Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi. According to Beck, Alharbi’s file states he was not fully vetted before receiving his visa. The radio host said Alharbi was given a “special advisory option,” which is a designation given to visiting officials or diplomats.
Beck read from Alharbi’s alleged event file, which he claims not only reveals the Saudi was not vetted properly but that Alharbi already had a terrorist activity file created prior to entering America and should have never been allowed in the country. The supposed file describes Alharbi as “armed and dangerous” and put him on the “no-fly” list.
Beck says it is extremely dangerous to revealing such information, and his sources are facing threats as “the government is playing for keeps.”
On Tuesday, Napolitano was speaking at a Senate hearing on immigration when Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questioned her about the Saudi national who was initially considered a suspect in the Boston bombing, reports Beck's Blaze. He wanted to know how the individual, a student, managed to get a visa despite being on a terrorist watch list.
Grassley asked, “With regard to the Saudi student, was he on a watch list, and if so, how did he obtain a student visa?” Napolitano responded that the individual was not on a terrorist watch list when he obtained a student visa.
Napolitano described the situation as an unfortunate circumstance, being in "the wrong place at the wrong time,” where the Saudi national just happened to be near the Boston bombing and being interviewed led him to be placed briefly on the watch list. Once the interview was completed, the watch list status on the Saudi student was removed.
On Monday, Beck said Alharbi was going to be deported under Section 212 3B of the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Review’s benchbook, which focuses on terrorist activities.
Later reports discounted Alharbi as a suspect in the Boston bombing, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office stated there was a Saudi national in custody but the individual was not Alharbi.
Tuesday’s statements by Napolitano seem to confirm a part of Beck’s report that the status of Alharbi was quickly altered in a near-impossible timeframe and only two people had the capability to update the terrorist watch list status. Expect more from Beck as he develops his claims of a third Boston bombing suspect.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.