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Kerry Clears Benghazi Officials Clinton Punished
The Daily Beast ^ | MOnday, August 19, 2013 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 08/19/2013 7:48:41 PM PDT by kristinn

Secretary of State John Kerry has determined that the four State Department officials placed on administrative leave by Hillary Clinton after the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi do not deserve any formal disciplinary action and has asked them to come back to work at the State Department starting Tuesday.

Last December, Clinton’s staff told four mid-level officials to clean out their desks and hand in their badges after the release of the report of its own internal investigation into the Benghazi attack, compiled by the Administrative Review Board led by former State Department official Tom Pickering and former Joint Chiefs Chairman Ret. Adm. Mike Mullen. Those four officials have been in legal and professional limbo, not fired but unable to return to their jobs, for eight months… until today.

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Raymond Maxwell, the only official from the State Department’s Near Eastern Affairs bureau to lose his job over the Benghazi attack, told The Daily Beast Monday he received a memo from the State Department’s human resources department informing him his administrative leave status has been lifted and he should report for duty Tuesday morning.

“No explanation, no briefing, just come back to work. So I will go in tomorrow,” Maxwell said. “I know what Hosni Mubarak must feel.”

Maxwell previously told The Daily Beast that the reasons for his administrative leave designation had never been explained to him. He contended that he had little role in Libya policy and no involvement whatsoever in the events leading up to the Benghazi attack.

“The overall goal is to restore my honor,” Maxwell had said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; hillaryclinton; impeachnow; irs; johnkerry

1 posted on 08/19/2013 7:48:41 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

A pattern with Hillary! that goes way back. Remember the people she scapegoated in the Travel Office?


2 posted on 08/19/2013 7:50:23 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: kristinn
Temp assignment before relocation to Ft. Marcy Park?


3 posted on 08/19/2013 7:56:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: kristinn

What a surprise. Obama’s minions excuse themselves.


4 posted on 08/19/2013 7:56:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: kristinn

Winston now loves Big Brother..


5 posted on 08/19/2013 8:02:40 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: kristinn

Winston now loves Big Brother..


6 posted on 08/19/2013 8:03:04 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: kristinn

As usual the gutless pubbies DO NOTHING!


7 posted on 08/19/2013 8:03:46 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks kristinn.


8 posted on 08/19/2013 8:07:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: MestaMachine; LucyT; Nachum; maggief; penelopesire; crosslink; SE Mom; thouworm

What’s up?


9 posted on 08/19/2013 8:11:40 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: hoosiermama; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; La Lydia; aragorn; ...
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10 posted on 08/19/2013 8:15:01 PM PDT by LucyT (In politics, " Lack of Money" speaks louder than words. Stop donating to RINOs.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


11 posted on 08/19/2013 8:16:48 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: kristinn

I don’t side with Kerry, here, anymore than I side with Clinton. I have no doubt that these folks SHOULD have lost their jobs and STILL should be looking for work.

This is all part of a carefully crafted ploy to make it appear that, as far as Benghazi and zero go, there was no harm, no foul!! If no one was disciplined, then obviously nothing happened at Benghazi!!


12 posted on 08/19/2013 8:25:07 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: unixfox
As usual the gutless pubbies DO NOTHING!

That explains why they've been getting nothing from me.

13 posted on 08/19/2013 8:26:25 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: kristinn

Now that Maxwell guy— THAT is a sense of humor— “know what Mubarak must feel like”-— inasmuch as the rumor mill is saying Mubarak is “baaaaack”. But very reminiscent of the WH Travel office BS. Hillary is a truly incompetent petulant and petty biotch with delusions of higher capability.


14 posted on 08/19/2013 8:31:52 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: kristinn

I would bet that this announcement was preceded by the exchange of non-disclosure agreements for guaranteed pensions.


15 posted on 08/19/2013 9:34:03 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: kristinn; Travis McGee
House GOP report: Hillary Clinton lied under oath about additional Benghazi security request

The 46-page report by Republicans on five House committees cites a request from then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz, sent last March 28 to Clinton asking for additional security resources, and a response dated last April 19 that bears Clinton’s signature. The April cable from the State Department, according to the GOP report, “acknowledged then-Ambassador Cretz’ formal request for additional security assets but ordered the withdrawal of security elements to proceed as planned.”

PS: Note first video and especially rep M. McCaul's last question which is not given time.

16 posted on 08/20/2013 12:43:05 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

The problem really is that there aren’t enough prison cells for all these criminals.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 12:52:15 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: MestaMachine

Ping! to linked story in post #16


18 posted on 08/20/2013 12:55:31 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ogen hal

I’m sure one could make room for them somewhere, somehow.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 12:56:47 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: MestaMachine; kristinn; Travis McGee

Sorry. Disregard previous post. Mixed up date.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 1:11:24 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: unixfox

As usual the gutless pubbies DO NOTHING!


Sure they DO!!!!!!!!

They sit up there and pound their chests, holler and scream.

Have special meetings with a bunch of cameras and people under oath so that they can be lied to.

Subpoena records that never show up or are redacted so that they are of not use to anyone. Then they pound their chest, holler and scream how they are going to get to the bottom of this.

Go on TV in front of the AmeriKan people and say how rough a job they have but are going to get to the bottom of this, then take 3 month vacation.

THEN, the gutles pubbies DO NOTHING!!!!!


21 posted on 08/20/2013 2:13:50 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: unixfox
Democrats are Law-Less

Republicans are Ball-Less

22 posted on 08/20/2013 2:22:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kristinn

I wonder if these 4 people were overheard at the water cooler saying that Hillary was responsible for the 4 deaths??? Nah.....they’d be DEAD if they did that.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 2:24:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Arthur McGowan; All

Obama’s Iran-Contra: The real Benghazi scandal

http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/19/obamas-iran-contra-the-real-benghazi-scandal/


24 posted on 08/20/2013 5:15:07 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: kristinn

Well, as they say, payback za 8itch! Kerry never did love Hill.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 5:24:33 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: kristinn

wow! an 8 month paid vacation!


26 posted on 08/20/2013 5:28:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K

Kerry is a waste of skin, but I am pretty sure these people were scapegoated and tossed aside by Hillary anyway.

We need a special investigator, but don’t hold your breath.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 5:44:58 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: kristinn

Ambassador Stevens lost his job.


28 posted on 08/20/2013 6:18:26 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: kristinn

Does Kerry want to make another run? That would be a nice wrinkle...


29 posted on 08/20/2013 6:24:00 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: kristinn

Come back to work? After being hung out to dry over Benghazi?

The response had BETTER be, ‘FYJK!’


30 posted on 08/20/2013 6:27:00 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: kristinn

in other words:

“Come back off your paid vacations... it didn’t fool anyone”


31 posted on 08/20/2013 8:17:45 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: kristinn
There are no meaningful consequences for wrongdoing in this administration.
The worst that could ever happen is a few extra days of vacation.
Maybe followed a promotion, if you did something really nasty.

32 posted on 08/20/2013 8:21:17 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: kristinn

It’s fine to come back now. After all, as Carney said, Benghazi was a long time ago.


33 posted on 08/20/2013 8:25:51 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: kristinn

More bad Kabuki theater by arrogant, lying, venal democrats.


34 posted on 08/20/2013 8:36:30 AM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: kristinn

Looking forward to a hillary presidency? Will it be better or worse than the second marxist president?


35 posted on 08/20/2013 10:26:34 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: kristinn

Were they still getting their gov paycheck for those 8 months like Hasan?


36 posted on 08/20/2013 12:28:02 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ogen hal
The problem really is that there aren’t enough prison cells for all these criminals.

Put up an electrified razor wired double fence around the whole of DC and Chicago.

37 posted on 08/20/2013 12:30:57 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ogen hal
"The problem really is that there aren’t enough prison cells for all these criminals."

Start using gov't buildings in DC (and maybe Detroit) that are empty and set those aside for government criminals. It doesn't have to be wretched but there are a lot of government criminals that need to do some time.

38 posted on 08/20/2013 2:57:48 PM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He's got a great plan!)
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To: eartick

Kinda’ like ‘howler monkeys’ (with all due respect to Howler Monkeys).


39 posted on 08/20/2013 3:00:11 PM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He's got a great plan!)
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To: kristinn
“The overall goal is to restore my honor,” Maxwell had said.

Too Late!

40 posted on 08/20/2013 3:11:41 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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