Yesterday, we learned that Secretary of State John Kerry cleared of wrong-doing four State Department employees who had been put on leave last December by then Sec of State Hillary Clinton over Benghazi screw-ups.
A senior State Department official confirmed to The Daily Beast Monday that all four officials placed on administrative leave were now returned to regular duty and would not face any formal disciplinary action. The administrative leave designation was not a formal punishment, but did prevent the officials from working while the Kerry team, which inherited the Benghazi issue from the Clinton team in February, reviewed their cases.
It’s now official – no one but the whistleblowers have paid any kind of price for the criminal negligence that led to the attack on the Benghazi compound September 11, 2012 that killed our ambassador and 3 others brave Americans.
On Special Report, tonight, Charles Krauthammer dryly noted, “this is the definition of how to conduct a stonewall.” The good doctor then explained exactly how the Regime pulled it off: “For all of the weeks after Benghazi – remember weeks that took us past election day – all the administration’s answers to all questions about the Benghazi fiasco were ‘we can’t talk – it’s under investigation, we’re waiting for the ARB.’ Then you get the ARB report, and then everybody says afterward, well it’s all in the ARB report. What did it say? The responsibility stops at the Asst. Secretary level – these are the people who botched it, and they will be put on leave. Stage three is now, where the new Secretary of State looks at this and says essentially, these people were not responsible – or they don’t really carry any accountability. They are back on the job, as you say, without ever missing a paycheck, and no one is held responsible.”
He went on to note that one of the four who was accused, Raymond Maxwell, had suggested that the whole thing was set up as a way to protect Hillary Clinton.
“Whatever the intent was, it surely is a Clinton protection operation in effect,” he said.