Some State officials getting off easy in Benghazi scandal?
Reaction from 'Special Report' All-Star panel
- Duration 5:51
- Date Dec 27, 2012
Reaction from 'Special Report' All-Star panel
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That report he is.
Extremely detailed it is very critical of both inadequacies.
In our security and the end decisions and actions -- taking.
Immediately accountability has been brought to bear.
With regard to four individuals.
The truth is nobody's out.
They just they shifted that chairs.
And in fact if you -- -- screw up big time.
Get a job at senior levels of the State Department because apparently don't let anybody go even -- this terrible.
-- representative Ileana Ross -- and the house foreign affairs committee commenting on on reports that those four State Department employees were held responsible for the advent Ghazi debacle are still.
Very much employed in the State Department has not denied grossly -- accusation meanwhile.
Where is the secretary of state we've heard very very little from her in regards to -- -- See what I have to start with a Mea culpa so I I was talking to somebody who's been looking into that entire Ben Ghazi episode.
A week ago right when this story broke about people being let go people being fired -- forced to resign and I was told at the time.
They're not actually being forced to -- I didn't even follow the story -- ask additional questioned because I thought it was so unlikely an outrageous of course.
They're going to be fired courts are going to be forced out of their jobs and turns out of course that.
This person was right they weren't and there seems to be very little accountability coming out on the heels -- -- despite what Jay Carney said.
Particularly with respect Hillary Clinton that we are going to hear from Hillary Clinton the question is when.
The question is how much time she's gonna have to spend on Capitol Hill answering these questions directly she doesn't want to do that she hasn't wanted to talk about.
And then gotten from the very beginning whether it was September 16 when she was who she decided not to.
You did did the briefings on the Sunday shows and -- Susan -- instead or whether it was September 20 when she appeared before congress and gave.
What has been described me as rather short answers and certainly not forthcoming and not here to answer these questions.
-- she has said to her subordinates that she will testify before congressional committees and ended she will implement these recommendations made by the ARB.
Well I think that she will I don't they really anxious choice -- -- she wants to I think she's -- -- off.
I believe as -- said here before that you don't -- when you sectors -- about a concussion and it's just not something that.
I mean you can get -- flying about but.
I do believe that she is treading in but official do it and she'll have to answer all these questions about whether or not people -- truly punish.
As a result of the report.
For security failures and other things the State Department.
I think that the timing of it will be -- saying it political pressure is put on the administration over John Kerry's.
Nominating his nomination hearings and whether or not they'll move forward with that until they hear from her that.
-- to do it sooner or could force a big political fight.
In the middle of the cliff and everything else.
That just simply delays.
The whole process but I do think that she's going to testify just don't really have a good sense Lannan didn't she doesn't want to Charles Charles it has been.
-- -- coming up on two weeks now since she had this this bout of the flu the dehydration -- the resulting falling down and and getting his concussion.
One -- our colleagues Laura Ingraham on FOX News Sunday last week turned it the immaculate concussion.
What -- do think it's strange in this day and age work.
You know John McCain had to use entire medical history everybody in the -- position has to give every detail on net interest is in the details -- what happened.
But the fact that we we haven't heard anything we know -- much about her concussion as we know about.
Hugo Chavez this is an open society she isn't secretary of state she's the -- let us know something about her condition.
But apart from that I think what's really astonishing is how little interest depressed.
In the continuing story in the continuing story is it everything that you hear about -- -- -- affair.
Is not true the latest thing was there are four people heads are gonna -- going to be responsible accountable.
And when we learn a week later Steve indicates who would even if followed up on this you know people have to be held accountable and they're done and they're gone and they're not god and is there anything they have told us about this affair.
A serious affair for dead Americans who sacked him is he and the first assassination of an ambassador in thirty years is if anything -- turned out.
To be so as of now nothing.
I think she has to go to before the congress she hasn't answered to single questions from the press for the congress.
On this and she is a one in -- and she has said the buck stops with me.
Well -- if it does answer a few questions senator Bob corporate that the ranking member of the senate foreign affairs -- is that -- You must testify and and other Republicans are -- to hold up senator Kerry's nomination for secretary of state if she does not.
Signal -- a day have Solutia reaching its tests and there's no question that we hear from where we need to hear from her before she leaves office this is there are serious questions.
A number of which we've laid out here repeatedly I'm laid out in the weekly standard.
That have not yet been answered we're -- beyond foremost questions in your mind well I think I still think we need to know why Susan Rice said what she said if you wanna talk about that aspect of -- we need to know who changed a talking point when you know what Hillary Clinton.
Had to do with preparing the talking points if anything.
Before -- and we need to know who made decisions on security questions why.
Didn't -- security questions raised the upper level the State Department the seventh floor as the ARB.
Reports -- and finally in the middle of the battle why did we not send all of all the possible.
-- would we not make all the possible efforts we could have to help people in danger.