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Glenn Beck has sparked controversy this week after he claimed some kind of conspiracy and cover up regarding the Boston Marathon bombings.
Earlier this week, Beck alleged that there had been a cover up and conspiracy with regards to the Saudi national named Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi who was initially made a suspect in the bombings.
Alharbi was reportedly in violation of s. 212 3B of the Immigration and Nationality Act with authorities citing "terrorist activities" and "security and related grounds."
However, Alharbi was later cleared of having anything to do with the Boston bombings, but it was then revealed ICE may be preparing to deport him as they had found that his visa to stay in the United States was expired.
The cross-over between his possible deportation and the investigation into the Boston bombings has concerned some commentators. Some are worried that he is being deported "due to national security concerns."
Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) has said, "I'm not saying it's related to Boston, but he is being deported."
Janet Napolitano only said, "Like I said, again, I don't even think he was technically a person of interest or a suspect – that was a wash. And I am unaware of any proceeding there. I will clarify that for you, but I think this is an example of why it is so important to let law enforcement do its job."
Beck has said, "We don't know at this point how [the Saudi national Abdul Rohman Ali Alharbi] was involved … but I do know he was involved [in the Boston bombing.]" Glenn Beck says the Saudi national was once flagged on a terror watch list but was granted a US student visa anyway.
Beck has claimed that Alharbi's deportation under section 212, 3B indicates "proven terrorist activity."
He has said that "it is very difficult to charge someone with this — it has to be almost certain."
Beck has also highlighted that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently met with the Saudi Foreign Minister, and that following that meeting authorities began "backtracking on the Saudi national from suspect, to person of interest, to witness, to victim, to nobody."
Beck has also claimed that President Barack Obama then also held a meeting with the Saudi Foreign Minister, and the Saudi Ambassador and that after that the administration's stance towards Alharbi changed, and that the suspect's file was altered.
"Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. the file is altered. This is unheard of, this is impossible in the timeline due to the severity of the charge …. You don't one day put a 212 3B charge against somebody with deportation, and then the next day take it off. It would require too much to do it."
Authorities have claimed that Alharbi was only questioned about what he witnessed during the bombings and what he knew if anything. However, Beck believes some kind of cover up and has reportedly promised more information about the conspiracy in the coming days and weeks.
Beck though has pointed out that the Saudi national was once flagged on a terror watch list but was granted a student visa to enter the U.S. anyway.
For a video of Glenn Beck's comments please click here.