According to the Conservative Report and as reported on by Rush Limbaugh, when Obama disappeared for eight hours during the September 11, 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate, Valerie Jarrett took charge and may actually have given the stand down order.
We know that an email was sent at 6:07 p.m. Washington time to the White House Situation Room stating that the al-Qaeda-linked group Ansar al-Sharia was taking credit for the attack.
Shortly after this Ansar al-Sharia email came in, and some time before the CIA Annex came under attack, the stand down order was given. It is presumed that Valerie Jarrett gave the stand down order in order to protect Obama from a Jimmy Carter-like military debacle in the event the rescue effort turned out to be a failure.
Keep in mind that a stand down order can only be authorized by the President of the United States. Neither the Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, or the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey (also present in the White House Situation Room), were authorized to give this stand down order.
As revealed in Congressional testimony by Gregory Hicks (the State Department’s deputy chief of mission in Libya), a stand down order was definitely given, exemplified by the debacle involving Lt. Colonel Gibson, who remains hidden by the Obama administration to this day.
Special Operations Command Africa commander Lt. Colonel Gibson put together a rescue team; but as they were about to board a C-130 from Tripoli to Benghazi, Gibson got a phone call from AFRICOM headquarters demanding that his team stand down.
Additionally, fighter jet groups based in Europe and on aircraft carriers, along with thousands of soldiers and special forces in nearby bases in Europe, were never dispatched. It appears a blanket stand down order was given to the entire European and Africa commands.
If Obama disappeared for eight hours and let an unelected, unqualified underling—Valerie Jarrett—give the stand down order and let Americans get slaughtered, that is treason. Or if Obama himself gave the stand down order, that is also treason.
Either way, treason was committed; and impeachment of Barack Obama must begin immediately.