Bogus Benghazi punishments?
Report: 'Punished' officials still have jobs
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- Date Dec 27, 2012
Report: 'Punished' officials still have jobs
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Well a lack of security at the US consulate in Gaza he left for Americans dead and four State Department employees with out a job.
So we thought according to the New York Post those security officials who were sacked after the release of the -- -- report.
Are still on the government's payroll and will be back to work soon.
Joining us as chairman of the house foreign affairs committee Ileana ros Lehtinen she joins us today that congresswoman good to see this morning.
Thank you good morning I know you are not happy about the -- use of this at all how do you describe it.
This is unbelievable the American people should be outraged at this.
Because it is pathetic it's disgraceful.
Is purposely misleading it is a ruse smoke and mirrors I mean this has sold wrong for the State Department to do.
What that they do well it's just one more lie in a web of lies we're dealing with the terrorists attacked in the the consulate in -- Ghazi Libya.
As you know and you've reported on it.
First so many eight minutes so many high level administrators said.
All this was a spontaneous demonstration.
As a result of of outrage about a video that -- that the profit Mohammed.
None of that was true it was labeled a terrorist attack.
From day one but the administration wanted to paint a narrative that everything was fine in Libya so that we have yet another attempt -- purposely.
Misdirected the American public why because -- spokesman up spokeswoman for the -- State Department said.
And the secretary has accepted the resignation of Eric Boswell a high level security official.
And his rest he she's accepted his resignation.
And then she said and the other three individuals who are mentioned in the -- the the big Gaza report.
Have been relieved of their current duties they gave everyone the impression that for individuals.
Had resigned as a result of their mismanagement.
Of this terrorists attacked in Ben Ghazi.
When in fact we now find out that all of them are still on the payroll.
One of them is that yes but who resigned from his position.
As deputy secretary but he's got a lot of other titles as well so they just shifted the deck chairs and they want to make the American people believe.
That the State Department has held people accountable.
For their lack of security and sending help to four brave Americans this is incredibly.
Of the State Department to think they continue.
To fool the American pump.
-- congress and -- -- I hear passion loud and clear.
Also to your point there were some systemic failures that took place here to begin with in terms of diplomatic security making sure that the console was was heavily fortified -- well guarded.
In an area that was so rife with al-Qaeda operatives and other.
Another bad insurgents and then the fact that was on 9/11.
Unbelievable yes that's why.
That the report on -- Ghazi clearly points out that there was a dismissal of intelligence reports.
They clearly pointed out that we were headed for trouble in Ben Ghazi.
And then at the the ARB which is that they got the report states that the without using their names but -- titles that these individuals and I quote.
They -- proactive leadership and management ability.
Related to Ben Ghazi so as a result of that report.
Then this but as State Department spokeswoman says these four individuals -- make it appear to be that there are no longer on the payroll yet they are.
And I almost.
Somalia so quickly I don't interrupt but I've got I've got to get -- goes I don't want to ask you about.
The secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
-- we understand the some Republicans may try to block.
Or voting on -- confirming.
The denomination for the secretary of state in John Kerry until.
Hillary Clinton actually testifies.
The committee on what took place in Ben Ghazi.
What her role may or may not have been.
What do you say to that.
I think that their right to do so a Secretary Clinton will be coming up to DC she must testify.
About Ben Ghazi and now must testify about this other web of lies.
They could be mincing words and parts in words and say.
Well we didn't really say that there are no longer on the payroll but they sure made it sound that way so she's got a lot of explaining to do.
And that and I think that the senators are correct in doing so we expect Secretary Clinton to testify before our committee.
By mid January and here's another lie and another in this direction that she's got to account for congresswoman we thank you for joining us today congresswoman ros Lehtinen joining us today.
Have a good day.