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  • Darrell Issa to Investigate Reinstatement of Benghazi Security Employees

    08/20/2013 9:07:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/20/13 | Adam Kredo
    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...
  • Benghazi Investigation Deepens: Lawmakers Seek Interviews of 13 Officials Involved

    05/23/2013 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5:16 PM, May 23, 2013 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    As the investigation into the Obama administration’s handling of the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi intensifies, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are seeking to conduct transcribed interviews with thirteen top State Department officials in the coming weeks in order to learn more. Those named in the letter include a wide range of current and former State Department personnel, from senior advisers to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to mid-level career officials with responsibility for diplomatic security. Among those officials: Jacob Sullivan, then deputy chief of staff and director of policy planning (and currently national security adviser to Vice President Joe...
  • Bombshell: Govt Official Says Hillary Spearheaded Benghazi Review, Not Independent Board

    05/21/2013 4:58:37 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 77 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 21, 2013 | Tim Brown
    One of the four State Department employees, who was recently disciplined by their former boss Hillary Clinton, has broken his silence concerning Benghazi and has leveled some very big charges at the former Secretary of State. He is now indicating that the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her staff were the ones that led the review of the Benghazi attacks, not an independent board. The Daily Beast reports, Raymond Maxwell was placed on forced “administrative leave” after the State Department’s own internal investigation, conducted by an Administrative Review Board (ARB) led by former State Department official Tom Pickering....
  • Exclusive: Hillary's Benghazi 'Scapegoat' Speaks Out

    05/20/2013 9:07:05 PM PDT · by Xcoastie · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    Maxwell, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs from August 2011 until his removal last December, following tours in Iraq and Syria, spoke publicly for the first time in an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast. “The overall goal is to restore my honor,” said Maxwell, who has now filed grievances regarding his treatment with the State Department’s human resources bureau and the American Foreign Service Association, which represents the interests of foreign-service officers. The other three officials placed on leave were in the diplomatic security bureau, leaving Maxwell as the only official in the...
  • Exclusive: Hillary's Benghazi 'Scapegoat' Speaks Out

    05/20/2013 1:02:09 PM PDT · by tje · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2013 2:53 PM EDT | Josh Rogin
    Raymond Maxwell, the only official at the bureau of Near Eastern Affairs to lose his job tells Josh Rogin that he’s been scapegoated by Hillary Clinton’s team. Following the attack in Benghazi, senior State Department officials close to Hillary Clinton ordered the removal of a mid-level official who had no role in security decisions and has never been told the charges against him. He is now accusing Clinton’s team of scapegoating him for the failures that led to the death of four Americans last year.