Skip to comments.Darrell Issa to Investigate Reinstatement of Benghazi Security Employees
Posted on 08/20/2013 9:07:16 AM PDT by Nachum
The House Oversight Committee will launch an investigation into the State Department following reports that Secretary of State John Kerry fully reinstated four employees who were faulted for security failures relating to the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.
Oversight chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) announced Tuesday that his committee will expand its investigation of the Benghazi terrorist attack to include how a supposed Accountability Review Board investigation [run by the State Department] resulted in a decision by Secretary Kerry not to pursue any accountability from anyone.
Four State Department employees were found to have failed in their duties during the Benghazi attack. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton placed the employees on paid administrative leave.
However, reports emerged late Monday that the four employees would be fully reinstated by Kerry and would not face any disciplinary action.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Raymond Maxwell, one of the employees in question, told the Daily Beast on Monday that he was told in a memo to come back to work on Tuesday morning.
No explanation, no briefing, just come back to work. So I will go in tomorrow, Maxwell said.
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Issa needs to stop pissing around. There is enough to arrest people.
Where were these four people posted - Libya or Stateside?
I think Issa has to get Boehner's approval.
My comments from another thread yesterday dealing with another excusemaker for inaction. Seem to fit here too.
Oh he is?
Care to tell me what action you have seen on Holders refusal to privide docs?
How about Hillary/Bhenghazi?
You mean to say that he cant go to a federal judge each and every time he has a legal subpena thrown back in his face?
What happened to conservatives? Some one tell me. All I see is excuses and complacency. We are YEARS into FF. We are over a YEAR from Bhenghazi. We ar MONTHS since Holders contempt.
As to the You do better line, How about holding our elected republicans feet to the fire like so many claimed about Romeny and tell THEM to do better?
How about that? What a novel concept! Instead of excusing YEARS of do nothing but fog and pony shows, how about saying as a group, Get off youe asses and PRODUCE, Mr Issa!
How about that?
Or are you willing to watch him nearly let another Lois Lerner Slide? When are conservatives going to stop cowering and hoping something happens?
You are most likely correct on that.
What happened to the “we’re going to bring back Lois Learner for more testimony” thing?
Neither Issa nor Boehner can arrest anyone. What they could do - and what Issa is trying to build a case for - is appoint a special prosecutor, who could investigate and then charge. Then these people, if charged, could be arrested and tried.
Congress has the authority to appoint a special prosecutor. The Justice Dept. also has that authority, but we certainly don’t want anybody Holder would appoint. Look how he has tried to cut off other investigations by appointing a “special prosecutor,” sometimes from the investigated agency itself!
What happened to the were going to bring back Lois Learner for more testimony thing?
I suspect they are pacing themselves for these scandals to completely blow up in 2014 when they will have the maximum political effect at the voting booths...
Darrell’s next investigation should be into what happened from all of his OTHER investigations that found massive criminality and apparently had nothing done about it...
No sh$& A-hole
“”I suspect they are pacing themselves for these scandals to completely blow up in 2014 when they will have the maximum political effect at the voting booths.”””
They said the same thing in 2012. Issa is just a part of the huff, puff, cry, cave gang. NOTHING WILL EVER HAPPEN!
Yep, there’s a whole lotta investigatin’ goin’ on, but not much action.
Darrells next investigation should be into what happened from all of his OTHER investigations that found massive criminality and apparently had nothing done about it...
Yep. Much talk, but little or no action.
As it is, he seems more interested in having more hearings and kicking the can down the road as far as his little legs will boot it...
“Not much” as in ZERO action.
They’ve got enough to Impeach most of the Executive Branch, including Department Heads, and possible the Judiciary as well.
Exactly what the hell is he waiting for? Platinum engraved confessions?
“There is enough to arrest people.”
I think Issa has to get Boehner’s approval.
Boehner has to be stonewalling Issa’s investigations. Almost a certainty.
By the article not seeing much there except sacrificial lambs.
Issa by his statements wants scalps and not necessarily the truth.