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New developments today on the investigation into the terror attack that killed four Americans and Ben Ghazi Libya last September.
The Republican National Committee now demanding any emails between the State Department and the president's reelection team.
In the hours and days after the attack.
Here's the RNC spokesman earlier today.
I think ago with -- -- FOIA request seeks is is just find out if there's any communication between.
And the State Department in or around the events that occurred in the Ghazi.
To get an understanding of whether or not there was any kind of political involvement.
In the creation of the talking points or.
The or or the response.
After after the fact.
-- -- how -- he's a fellow at the American enterprise institute and former chief speechwriter for president George W.
So market they wanna find out whether the campaign was trying to negotiate massage.
This message on what happened in Ben Ghazi.
Right now sounds like a -- to made -- -- they have reason to believe the campaign operatives were coordinating with state which -- thought.
Wolf certainly more likely than finding a -- on Mars.
-- it's a fishing expedition to be sure but you know what I wouldn't be surprised if there were some fish out there I mean if you think about it.
The state department's but as an American institution that's supposed to be independent.
Nonpartisan completely above politics well you know it's another American institution that's supposed to be independent nonpartisan about politics the IRS.
If I come on the show a couple of months ago and said to you that the IRS was targeting the president's political opponents.
And that the IRS commissioner had been to the White House a 157 time most people would've thought I was crazy.
So it's not that far fetched to think that this supposedly non part that the that this virus of politicization that infected the statement that affected the IRS.
Somehow the State Department is immune from it so I think it's perfectly fair question did you submit this FOIA request and the state if there's nothing there the State Department on answer promptly.
But as somebody who used to work in government at the White House under -- President Bush.
How how unusual would that be to have the campaign operatives.
Directly emailing state saying you know make sure this didn't come back on us or whatever it is that their fishing for I mean they're they're not.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Know that -- -- very unlikely that this is gonna uncover.
Anything in the reason is probably if there is coordination with the Obama campaign it would have been done for the White House.
So be highly unusual for someone at the State Department to be -- direct contact -- circumventing the White House and talking directly to the Obama campaign.
And even if they war which is not out of the realm of possibility they would be really stupid to do it using this there official email accounts.
Yeah -- know are subject of the -- that your.
I think I'll ask him exactly I mean because now -- house Republicans.
Are pushing on Ben Ghazi again and now what they want -- now and of the secretary of state is.
What is the status of the State Department employees who work all that.
By that it now infamous AE RB report that it took a look at everybody except for Hillary Clinton you know and so on.
To see who who's to blame for what happened why why would have the security we should have had and cell line and they did have some 44 -- of State Department employees would messed up.
Including the one that comes to mind is Charlene lamb who was kept the -- saying that the security was adequate it was at a quit on the ground even though for people died.
So they are demanding to know what is the status of their employment and that the way it looks right now mark is.
-- know and has been fired.
-- now my understanding of it is is that -- four people have been placed on administrative leave including Charlene -- But nobody's been fired.
That that's exactly right and in this look there's no consequences for any of these things the of the the woman the IRS who is targeting well the people she's also still employed slowest -- she still employed I mean nobody nobody seems to lose their jobs took the IRS.
They the IRS commissioner did and in that case believe that waiting a few weeks later anyway.
So so the exactly exactly -- allowed to retire with benefits and all the rest of it -- -- by John Boehner said you know there ought to be a criminal investigation out of firing.
So there there really is it's ended the administration makes a lot of noises about about to investigating and doing the right thing but as we know from the whistle blowers.
DA RB was wholly inadequate.
And even those conclude the conclusions it came to about who was responsible those people still haven't suffered any serious consequence yes that's why do you get your bottom of that.
Is there a reason why Charlene -- and these other employees that there on paid leave right now according to Rand Paul's office Nutting told the Washington Post that they're on paid leave these paid vacation basically -- And now we have -- -- paid vacation over the IRS.
So is there a reason because I know it's hard to fire civil servant but it is not impossible.
They get a couple of reviews basically and in those reviews they -- argued that I should not be fired here's why so the question is whether.
This is this is out what was positive by some of the right.
They called hush money that that the payments in salary that they get -- a -- Because they -- did -- the theories that the administration does not want these people making noise in in appeals about why they are not to blame.
Yeah I mean did that there's a there's point to that I mean that that the reality is that we have due process and even today in the criminal system we also -- in the administrative system and people have a right to.
To contest -- -- -- them within this negligence or misconduct they have a right to contest it.
And so they've been proven.
And been through some due process than they should necessarily be fired but eventually -- have to be consequences for these things and and this is sort of like.
It's becoming with the Obama administration like the rubber rooms in new York public schools where you have all these employees sitting there collecting millions and millions of dollars in pay because -- can't fire him.
Now doubt that very viewing even in fast and furious saying same deal.
-- Jason thank you yup exactly.
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