Officials who 'resigned' over Benghazi still on payroll?
New report on State Department
- Duration 6:05
- Date Dec 27, 2012
New report on State Department
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Well on Capitol Hill lawmakers are up in arms over the latest outrage involving the deadly terror attack in -- -- This after the New York Post revealed a senior officials at the State Department who supposedly resigned over security failures.
Are still on the payroll.
House oversight committee chairman -- I said telling the post.
Quote it is appalling that the State Department would try to deceive the American people about having held officials accountable for security failures.
The cost of four brave lives.
Our next guest calling -- -- state department's behavior disgraceful deceitful and pathetic.
Florida congresswoman Ileana Ross -- -- Lleyton and use those terms -- chairman of the house foreign relation I'm sorry foreign affairs committee.
A congresswoman what's going on here.
This is unbelievable.
Of the State Department purposely.
Misled the American people and after so many web of lies on this been -- terrorist attack.
First they -- what buddy a narrative saying that it was spontaneous protest.
About a video on now Mohamed.
Then they couldn't get away with that they had the fess up it was a terrorist attack.
And now this and it wasn't just members of congress who were misled look at this New York Times headline and it's one of many.
Four are out at State Department after scathing report on being got the attack except the truth this nobody's out.
They just they shifted that chairs.
And in fact if you wanna.
Screw up big time get a job at senior levels of the State Department because apparently they don't let anybody go even -- this terrible.
Terrorist attack the incredible.
Well in this isn't this isn't just a minor event this led to the deaths of of our ambassador the first time that that's happened in more than thirty years plus three other Americans.
And when you read the -- Gaza report called the ARB.
You'll see that they talk about.
Failures at the State Department management that failures at where -- intelligence reports were dismissed.
We left -- four Americans to die there even though they continually called.
For added security now the State Department is going to say while they need more money nowhere does it say that they need more money.
The American people know if that -- the State Department.
Wasting money on global climate change a culinary.
They would have more money they would have all the money that they need.
But took to purposely mislead the American public.
By making it seem as -- they were some accountability.
At the State Department when in fact it was done.
They've got a lot to answer to -- will be hearing from Secretary Clinton in a few weeks and this is this deserves a full explanation on her part this is.
Demeaning to the American public Eric Boswell was assistant secretary for diplomatic security.
Secretary of state Clinton said she had accepted his resignation but apparently.
And no one mentioned that he was still retaining his post at the State Department.
As director of the office of foreign missions where he earns a 155000.
Dollars a year.
Incredible and the headlines for him as.
State Department security chief resigns after Ben -- this had been reported widely he resigned.
Title an a but he kept titled B and C and it's everything is fine -- the State Department after this terrible attack.
On believable unconscionable any signs that Secretary Clinton is going to be available to testify before your committee or any other in the house.
All -- she will she will come before our committee.
Before January ends in mid January and that not only will she have to answer about why repeated that pleas for more security were ignored.
But also this latest that dust up of saying one thing -- sing words so that you technically not called.
Lying but it was widely reported that discipline measures had been taken place at the State Department.
None of that was true it was just smoke and mirrors as so much is at the State Department and -- the Obama administration Ronald Ronald.
Reagan said the -- thing to proof of eternal life is a federal program that maybe -- federal job is just about as close or so would seem.
-- one what does it take now.
I want and -- after you know shift to your attention to another.
Bit of good news John hammer -- a former marine who had been shackled to his bid in a Mexican prison.
He was released on Friday a lot of people may not know that because we you know we've been in the thick of Christmas and everything else but I know you in your office were heavily involved.
In helping him get out what can you tell us about how he's doing.
Well we're so happy that that he's back.
They -- constituents of my at congressional district he's sick you know you that it happened to you after.
He's been in jail in Mexico since August until just last week.
And under very bad conditions -- parents were getting extortion.
-- calls from from inmates this was a terrible situation.
A jail run by a drug cartel when John was doing nothing wrong trying to comply with the law.
But thanks to Fox News especially the parents wanted me to make sure that I pass on.
A word of heavy thanks to the O'Reilly Factor but every -- Sean Hannity.
Everybody did a great job ran up and that John is is at home he's sub recovering but he's got a bad stomach flu and a bad cold so.
We're we're praying for his help -- and that we sure that.
He will come out and and say thank you to all of the community and all the Marines.
And all the members of congress have banded together in a bipartisan way to get John home for Christmas amen yeah.
It was a job well done men and you know I I know your officers and pleasure as well him and just get him home for Christmas some people thought that would take a miracle and it happened.
Congresswoman Ileana ros Lehtinen from south thank you John thank you.