The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi terror attack remain on the State Department payroll — and will all be back to work soon, The Post has learned. The highest-ranking official caught up in the scandal, Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, has not “resigned” from government service, as officials said last week. He is just switching desks. And the other three are simply on administrative leave and are expected back. The four were made out to be sacrificial lambs in the wake of
Comments: How surprising. s/o I´ve never seen more lies and corruption coming from one administration. It´s just sickening.
If they fired these 4 dolts, they would immediately threaten law suits to be regain jobs. Such suits would lead to "discovery" proceedings to gather evidence. Discovery would require sworn testimony & full disclosure. The last thing Obama wants on any of his multiple failures is discovery proceedings since liars can be charged with perjury.
parents have disappeared from public view and survivors never made it to the public. I shouldn´t be surprised, but part of me actually thought someone (even low level someones) would be punished. I can see now that my cynicism over this administration has not been wasted...
They just misspelled "resigned" - meant "reassigned". The tip was when they waffled in one piece about how some had "left" and others "were on leave" or some such euphemism. And they were deliberately unspecific about who was doing what. In the first report, Boswell´s was the only name given.
In the Obama administration it´s "Watch my hands."
The Ambassador warned of growing al qaeda presence in Libya. Now it´s been reported that training camps, established by elements loyal to Ayman al Zawahiri provided support for the Benghazi attacks. 1st: what was being reported by the nest of spooks operating out of the Annex. 2nd: At first reports of the assault on our people at the consulate, why didn´t we bomb those suspected camps, at least out of retribution? It´s not like this Administration is against retribution. (Think taxes and regulations on the rich.)
Has the official explanation advanced significantly or is it still in “mistakes were made” mode? Isn’t “mistakes were made” some kind of twisted, perverted, pluperfect subjunctive, actually-says-nothing-meaningful tense or the like? Isn’t it about time we find out who issued the voting present, noncommittal type of order to “Stand Down!”?
The ball’s in your court, Mr. Obama. Or should we say it’s teed up and the fairway awaits?
It´s a very sad time in American history that "we the people" can´t seem to get the truth from anyone in the gov´t or press about Libya. I don´t see the republicans pushing for any truth telling about Libya. The dems I expect to hear nothing from. I wish that Bill O´Reilly would push for the truth with the same effort he made for the soldier imprisoned in Mexico. He was very successful.
No surprise. With the Obamunauts, if you´re in, you´re in forever. If you´re out (like most of us), you´re out forever. I hope I live long enough for the truth to come out about this disgraceful affair.
Pretty soon, the holes in the dike will be too numerous to plug. When that happens, and I firmly believe it will, just get out of the way and enjoy the sight. Personally I hope to see this whole administration drown in its own man-caused disaster.
It looks as though all G-Anything and all politicians are trash. Perhaps not, but it sure appears that way. I do not and never have passed judgement on anyone for the simple sin of being a human being. Believe me when I say I have made my share of bad judgements. I just detest a hypocrite and I detest a bully. I accept no masters in my life other than my own weak soul. It is always best when one has only yourself to blame. So how about it? We, the American citizens who give a darn, we are to blame. Isn´t it high time we fix this corruption and deceit of, this outright distortion of our Constitution? If not, we need to leave of shut-up. We can never leave it to somebody else...
Just like the 4 guys running the ATF office here in Arizona who were blamed for coming up with the gun running operation (unbeknownst to Obama & Holder) were later reassigned to Washington D.C. and given raises and promotions for their punishments. /sarcasm
Ho hum! Obama runs guns to mexican drug dealers, innocent mexicans get killed, a U.S. Border agent is killed. Big whoop! Obama bypasses the constitution and joins a war against libya without any approval, runs weapons to al qaeda in libya who use them to kill our Ambassador and three others. Oh, so what! The "people of color" (thousands of them) in the Red Hook housing project in brooklyn still have no power. Oh Big Deal. Heaven help us. He´s an appalling President. Destructive. But the people elected him again. It´s over folks. It´s over.
WASHINGTON -- A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned. Theodore H. Moran, a respected expert on China´s international investment and professor at Georgetown University, had served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director´s advisory panel on foreign investment in the United States. Moran also was an adviser to the National Intelligence Council,
DEVELOPING: – An elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against North Korea has been deported from that country. North Korean state media said Saturday 85-year-old Merrill Newman was released because he had apologized for his alleged crimes during the Korean War and because of his age and medical condition. It was not clear if his confession was coerced. He was taken off a plane Oct. 26 by North Korean authorities while preparing to leave the country after a 10-day tour. Vice President Joe Biden is currently in South Korea on
At the "Fast Food Forward" protest on Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) demanded that Pres. Obama sign an executive order bypassing Congress and unilaterally raising the federal minimum wage. Rep. Ellison told the crowd that they should join him in demanding that Pres. Obama skip seeking Congressional approval and raise the minimum wage on his own - and that he sent the president a letter on Wednesday presenting his demand: "We in Congress will try to raise the minimum wage. We got opponents on the other side of the aisle who say that there shouldn´t be no minimum wage. So, we
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan joined WSJ Live host Mary Kissel on Friday where they discussed the ongoing issues associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Noonan said she found the way in which this administration has handled this crisis has been among the “oddest” she’s seen. Noonan added that she would like to see “humility” from President Barack Obama rather than combativeness. Kissel began by asking about the “puzzle” of the president’s response to the crisis surrounding the ACA’s faltering website. “I look at the White House the past two months, I think the president and
Another leftist lets the mask slip. Jonathan Alter believes that violent criminals imprisoned for their crimes are political prisoners. He and Al Sharpton talked to themselves on MSNBC today. Sharpton asked Alter what America might learn from the example of Nelson Mandela. Reasonable answers to this question include but are not limited to: Don’t abuse political power to punish your enemies; don’t hold on to political power forever; choose your wife or husband a bit more carefully; don’t seek to divide when unity serves the nation better. Alter wants America to learn a different lesson. None of the above. Alter
As Congress gets ready to battle on immigration reform next year, it´s important to take a look at who will help enforce and shape any kind of immigration overhaul. Former Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General and radical open borders attorney Tom Perez was safely put into the position of Labor Secretary by President Obama and the Senate earlier this year, knowing the Department of Justice is safely locked down as pro-amnesty. Perez has a long history of advocating not for American workers, but for illegal alien workers and made sure the Department of Justice was stacked with pro-amnesty attorneys
Barack Obama delivered a statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela yesterday. During his speech he told about his first public speech on apartheid at Occidental College. “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life. My very first political action, the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics, was a protest against apartheid. I studied his words and his writings.” But, Barack Obama forgot to mention that his speech at Occidental was sponsored by Marxists and Weatherman terrorists. Barack Obama’s first public speech was at an Occidental College event
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in
Former President Bill Clinton shared an anecdote regarding Nelson Mandela and the aftermath of his impeachment Friday on CNN. Clinton revealed shortly after the “impeachment business” finished on Capitol Hill, Rep. Henry Hyde (R., Ill.) who managed the impeachment trial requested a meeting at the White House. The former president granted the meeting out of lessons of humility and forgiveness he learned from Mandela, he said: BILL CLINTON: I remember one day, oh, about a month after the whole impeachment business was over, Henry Hyde, who had run the whole show, unbelievably enough, maybe a few months after, it was
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s