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Darrell Issa to Investigate Reinstatement of Benghazi Security Employees
Free Beacon ^ | 8/20/13 | Adam Kredo

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; california; darrellissa; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; issa; libya; randsconcerntrolls; raymondmaxwell; waronterror
Full title: Darrell Issa to Investigate Reinstatement of Benghazi Security Employees Secretary of State John Kerry fully reinstated four suspended by Clinton
1 posted on 08/20/2013 9:07:16 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 08/20/2013 9:07:36 AM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Nachum

Issa needs to stop pissing around. There is enough to arrest people.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 9:08:37 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Nachum

Where were these four people posted - Libya or Stateside?


4 posted on 08/20/2013 9:09:58 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: bmwcyle
There is enough to arrest people.

I think Issa has to get Boehner's approval.

5 posted on 08/20/2013 9:10:04 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Nachum

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 Holder’s refusal to privide docs?

How about Hillary/Bhenghazi?

You mean to say that he can’t 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 Holder’s 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?


6 posted on 08/20/2013 9:14:31 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Menehune56

You are most likely correct on that.


7 posted on 08/20/2013 9:14:47 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Nachum

What happened to the “we’re going to bring back Lois Learner for more testimony” thing?


8 posted on 08/20/2013 9:18:12 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Menehune56; bmwcyle

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!


9 posted on 08/20/2013 9:20:22 AM PDT by livius
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To: Steely Tom

What happened to the “we’re 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...


10 posted on 08/20/2013 9:20:38 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Nachum

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...


11 posted on 08/20/2013 9:22:42 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: livius

No sh$& A-hole


12 posted on 08/20/2013 9:23:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“”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!


13 posted on 08/20/2013 9:23:27 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Dead Corpse

Yep, there’s a whole lotta investigatin’ goin’ on, but not much action.


14 posted on 08/20/2013 9:26:20 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Dead Corpse
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...

Yep. Much talk, but little or no action.

15 posted on 08/20/2013 9:27:24 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: livius
From all of Issa's "investigations" and "hearings" over the last 6 years... We should have an SP for Fast and Furious/Opertation Castaway, another for Bengahzi, another for NSA wiretaps, another for IRS targeting, another for Obamacare implementation, and yet another for BATFE cover-ups.

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...

16 posted on 08/20/2013 9:29:29 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Pining_4_TX; Standing Wolf

“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?


17 posted on 08/20/2013 9:31:26 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: shelterguy
NOTHING WILL EVER HAPPEN!

Have a flag

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18 posted on 08/20/2013 9:31:37 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Menehune56

“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.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 9:31:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

By the article not seeing much there except sacrificial lambs.
Issa by his statements wants scalps and not necessarily the truth.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 9:33:22 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Dead Corpse

No kidding! Everyone should listen to the first part of Mark Levin’s radio show on Friday, Aug. 16. Obama has become a king and nobody is doing anything about the impeachable offenses he is committing. Frightening.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 9:34:24 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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...


Why are you giving the beltway GOP the benefit of the doubt on this? What exactly have they done to deserve that?

The reality is this is more of the same. A tip toe strategy from the same cast of losers in the beltway GOP. Refusing to engage the Dems and relying on voters to do the heavy lifting is how we got in this mess in the first place. More of that bad strategy isn’t going to suddenly result in wins.


22 posted on 08/20/2013 9:35:23 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: livius; All
Dang! I'm too late! I was trying to get in before the "what Issa is trying to build a case for..." posts.

I'm way past the *Issa's building* anything mode. The time for SP action is way overdue.

23 posted on 08/20/2013 9:35:39 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Dead Corpse

This is not “zero action” this is actively in our face treason and spite


24 posted on 08/20/2013 9:37:02 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: don-o

How do you recommend we light a fire under Issa and Boehner to do their jobs?

‘Cause right now I’m leaning towards Kingsford and a match...


25 posted on 08/20/2013 9:38:10 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: GeronL

Something you and I agree on. ;-)

Now, again... What do we do about it?

I have my ideas, but they all require folks to bleed. Some of them, a lot.

Anything shy of that you can think of should probably be shared with the group...


26 posted on 08/20/2013 9:39:44 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: lodi90

The IRS scandal has impeachment written all over it. The House can indict, but it requires the Senate to convict. That ain’t gonna happen in 2013. In 2014 when you have so many vulnerable Dem Senators seats up for election their perspective might be different.

If they are not inclined, impeachment can be a campaign theme for Republicans to retake the Senate and in early 2015 begin the impeachment hearings.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 9:55:07 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Nachum

OH MY! AN INVESTIGATION!@!!11!

That will phase THIS bunch.


28 posted on 08/20/2013 9:59:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Not shy of that exactly, but something like that should be organized at least loosely in advanced I think


29 posted on 08/20/2013 10:00:30 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jane Long

“The time for SP action is way overdue.”

I agree. They got an SP and impeachment with Clinton, but there was still no substantial accountability.

This has just become more kabuki theater to fool the sheeple into believing they are represented in Washington.

Nice tagline. It sad how our public schools have become nothing but Marxist moron mills.


30 posted on 08/20/2013 10:09:10 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Nachum

An administration like this one needs a lot of rope with which to hang themselves. It may seem like a long time coming, but they will reap what they sow.


31 posted on 08/20/2013 10:15:31 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Lazamataz

Well we could always compromise some more....

Sometimes Laz, things really are binary. ;)


32 posted on 08/20/2013 10:22:22 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: GeronL

Yeah... Gotta be careful of that. The ears have walls, Tom has a long mustache, and your mileage may vary.

We need more “Boston Caucus Club” and less NSA snoopery...


33 posted on 08/20/2013 10:24:47 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Issa is “investigating” so many things that he is investigating nothing. The congress is spineless and ballless. They are flaccid.


34 posted on 08/20/2013 10:25:51 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: ogen hal

So far it has kept a lot of conservatives on the plantation. Issa says the word ‘investigate’ and the right gets all warm and fuzzy. And a year later he finds another thing to investigate. and on and on.

I think at this point most people know damn well he will do nothing but are to ashamed of themselves to just admit it.


35 posted on 08/20/2013 10:33:29 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum
Issa, just go back to asleep. You are worthless. You should have indited many by now and some should be in jail. Damn poor chairman that is using the excuse that we have to get all the information first. That, jackass, is the trouble with the GOP. Gutless asses. Nobody will be charges with anything and Benghazi and the communists machine has beaten Issa.
36 posted on 08/20/2013 10:47:58 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Hotlanta Mike
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...

It makes one wonder why the Rats always get traction by accusing the Reps of playing politics with events. Not.

37 posted on 08/20/2013 12:17:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: Dead Corpse
Exactly what the hell is he waiting for? Platinum engraved confessions?

I believe the Vichy Republicans are waiting for permission from the Democratic [sic] party.

38 posted on 08/20/2013 1:25:37 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Nachum

When someone up the food chain get’s jailed.....Holler at me.


39 posted on 08/20/2013 1:27:44 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Nachum

Wake me when somebody goes to jail. Otherwise NONE of this crap matters.


40 posted on 08/20/2013 5:04:57 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Jane Long

What is he supposed to do? Take out a gun and shoot Hillary/Kerry/you name it?

Like it or not, Congress can’t go and arrest anybody. A case has to be made.

But for that, there has got to be popular support. The problem in the case of Clinton was that the Dems were able to spin it so that it looked like mean, puritanical GOPers just trying to prevent Bill from having a good time - the lying under oath part got completely swamped. So a case has to be made, and it has to be made clearly enough to get public support for a prosecution.


41 posted on 08/20/2013 7:57:08 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

“So a case has to be made, and it has to be made clearly enough to get public support for a prosecution.”

Sadly, you are correct. The USA used to be a constitutional republic, where rule of law superseded rule of mob.


42 posted on 08/21/2013 4:09:12 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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