Lawmaker rips State after claim that official who 'resigned' over Libya remains on payroll

A top Republican lawmaker chastised the State Department Wednesday following a report that a security chief said to have resigned in the wake of the Libya attack is still on the payroll, calling the response “pathetic.”

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said she could not independently confirm a New York Post report claiming Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, remains at the department — despite a State Department spokeswoman announcing Dec. 19 he was resigning his position. According to the Post, Boswell is merely “switching desks.”

But the department has not denied the report. Ros-Lehtinen, who last week held a hearing on the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, said it appears the department officials who were supposedly reprimanded “are more or less on vacation.”

“If these reports are correct, they’re pathetic examples of yet another ruse about the tragedy of Benghazi,” she said. “State Department officials proclaimed to the world that heads would roll after the deception related to the deceitful video excuse and the non existent spontaneous protest outside the consulate. Now we see that the discipline is a lie and all that has happened is the shuffling of the deck chairs. That will in no way change what the ARB found to be systemic failures of management and leadership in the State Department.”…

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Update: Ducking accountability: Hillary’s Benghazi role

…What really happened in Benghazi was that four Americans were sacrificed to further the Obama campaign’s lie that the president’s policies had the terrorists on the run.

Obama lied, and Americans died…

Where’s Hillary?

…So, what’s Hillary Clinton’s status? Her situation is serious enough to sideline her for two weeks, but we still don’t know what’s going on. How serious is it? Does it prevent her carrying out the secretary of state duties?…

Update 2:  More lies: Benghazi-related penalties for State Department officials reportedly bogus


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