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After the attack on the US consulate in Ben -- there was widespread expectation that some would lose their jobs for security failures.
However that has not happened at least yet.
Meanwhile John Kerry's confirmation as secretary of state could hang in the balance correspondent Peter -- -- all the pieces together.
Immediately accountability has been brought to bear.
With regard to four individuals.
Apparently does not come with a pink slip.
Because none of the four State Department officials placed on administrative leave for their failures in the run up to the September 11 terrorist attack -- Americans dead.
Have lost their jobs that's according to the New York Post in -- report the State Department will not deny or clarify.
On December 19 State Department spokeswoman Victoria -- and said the secretary has accepted Eric Boswell decision to resign.
As assistant secretary for diplomatic security effective immediately the other three individuals have been relieved of their current duties.
The chairwoman of the house foreign affairs committee now says that response from the State Department is quote.
The truth is nobody's out.
They just they -- that chairs.
And in fact if you want to screw up big time.
Get a job at senior levels at the State Department because apparently don't let anybody go it's very hard to fire.
Anybody in Washington.
Particularly for foreign service officers even when they leave their particular position.
They still -- a government job secretary of state Hillary Clinton still hasn't testified before congress about -- got the attack because.
She suffered a concussion after being killed.
But Republican senators are saying they want her testimony before they hold any hearings to confirm her successor.
Before I wanna take up a new secretary of state Mike for the secretary to come and testify and talk to us about the culture I think it would be very helpful for the new person.
Coming in to understand what thinking was of that time.
Senator John Kerry and line to become the next secretary of state -- Clinton will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in January.
Congresswoman Ileana Ross -- and says she also expects testimony from the secretary of state in front of the house foreign affairs committee before January ends.
-- Peter -- thank you Peter.
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