Tuesday, August 20, 2013

No One to Blame for Benghazi Attack?

Four State Department employees who were placed on administrative leave after the Benghazi terror attack have been reinstated, it emerged today.

A top House Republican also confirmed that the U.S. State Department's review of the attack and its aftermath did not include interviews with the employees - suggesting that they may have been used as scapegoats to spare higher-ups any responsibility.
Those four State employees, the only ones disciplined after the 2012 terror attack on a diplomatic facility in Libya, were told Monday to return to work. They won't face any formal discipline.

A State Department official told MailOnline on Tuesday that after Secretary of State John Kerry took over from former Secretary Hillary Clinton, the four employees were placed on leave in order to avoid the appearance of favoritism after Kerry inherited the Benghazi mess.
But their reinstatement means that no one at State has been held accountable for failing to prevent the attack, which claimed the lives of four Americans including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

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