#Benghazi: Cover up complete, scapegoats rehabilitated

Posted by: Phineas on August 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

They’ve served their purpose, after all:

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 midlevel 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 on 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.
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.

The honor of the Department, however, and that of the United States, was sacrificed to preserve The Deal.

Forget honor. What about justice?

Forget honor. What about justice?

Good question.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    This is to be expected. The ARB led by Pickering and Mullen was a whitewash in that it did not even interview anyone above mid-level. And the only person suffering any tangible consequences in the entire matter is some loser who made an irrelevant video about muslimes.

    Kerry is no saint. During the Paris Peace Talks to end the Vietnam war, he twice met with the enemy North Vietnamese delegation while still a member of the officer corps in the US Naval Reserve which is defined as treason.