#1 Kerry Reinstates Benghazi Officials Clinton Punished
08-20-2013, 11:37 AM
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Secretary of State John Kerry has determined that the four State Department officials placed on administrative leave by Hillary Clinton after the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi do not deserve any formal disciplinary action and has asked them to come back to work at the State Department starting Tuesday.
Last December, Clinton’s staff told four mid-level officials to clean out their desks and hand in their badges after the release of the report of its own internal investigation into the Benghazi attack, compiled by the Administrative Review Board led by former State Department official Tom Pickering and former Joint Chiefs Chairman Ret. Adm. Mike Mullen. Those four officials have been in legal and professional limbo, not fired but unable to return to their jobs, for eight months… until today.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Raymond Maxwell, the only official from the State Department’s Near Eastern Affairs bureau to lose his job over the Benghazi attack, told The Daily Beast Monday he received a memo from the State Department’s human resources department informing him his administrative leave status has been lifted and he should report for duty Tuesday morning.
“No explanation, no briefing, just come back to work. So I will go in tomorrow,” Maxwell said.
Maxwell previously told The Daily Beast that the reasons for his administrative leave designation had never been explained to him. He contended that he had little role in Libya policy and no involvement whatsoever in the events leading up to the Benghazi attack.
08-20-2013, 11:48 AM
I am not saying that any particular one or more of these four was actually culpable for the outcome in Benghazi, because I believe that buck actually stops with Obama, Clinton, and Dempsey. However, the failure to hold anyone accountable in any form just stinks. "Administrative leave," by the way, is a paid vacation; you are informed that your place of duty is home, you're given no work to do there, and you still get pay and benefits just like you were getting up and going to work in the morning...no commuting expenses, and it doesn't eat up any of your accrued annual leave balance.
08-20-2013, 12:35 PM
When asked to comment, former SECSTATE and current/perpetual Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton replied, "At this point, what difference does it make?"--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
08-20-2013, 04:18 PMMay the FORCE be with you!
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