4 U.S. State employees face reassignment
The U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya following an attack on September 11, 2012
August 20th, 2013
08:35 AM ET

4 U.S. State employees face reassignment

By Jill Dougherty

Four State Department workers who were put on leave after last year's attack on a U.S. mission in Libya will be allowed to resume work, but in different positions, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday.

News of the move irked U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, one of the Republicans who've pressed the State Department to punish employees for what the lawmakers say were ignored security warnings in advance of the September attack on the Benghazi mission, which left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.

"Instead of accountability, the State Department offered a charade that included false reports of firings and resignations and now ends in a game of musical chairs where no one misses a single day on the State Department payroll," Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Tuesday.

"The Oversight Committee will expand its investigation of the Benghazi terrorist attack to include how a supposed 'Accountability Review Board' investigation resulted in a decision by Secretary Kerry not to pursue any accountability from anyone," Issa added.

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  1. Quick Detox

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  2. Pete

    I was going to say something but republicans beat me to it..Issa the car thief,arsonist is upset these four were allowed to go back to work..What's wrong Darrell didn't get the info from them that fit your lies, inuendoes,theories and now you're at square one again!!When will citizens here wake up especially the ignorent, inept republican ones who've been on more losing sides than they'll actually account for which by now is extremely high with loses in Fast,Furious ,IRS and Murdochs reporters stealing classified info.. Chasing these old incidents like a dog chasing a cab and when caught the dog doesn't know what to do with it right just like Issa,republicans have been doing repeatedly costing taxpayers hundreds of millions right Issa!! And my question to republicans but probibly won't be answered as usual is with all that Bushs,Cheney did to destroy our respect,credibility and national economy what committees were in place to investigate and impeach Bush,you know he's got enough on him while in office but you ignorents that voted for him looked the other way didn't yah hypocrites!!

    August 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  3. stormerF

    And the games go on,and on,and On. While the tax payers get screwed with the lies and inuendos from the people they elect to run our country.

    August 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Reply
    • Pete

      @stormerF,so you think this administration is screwing,lying to you ,than what about the last administration just full of liars ,crooks. Bush,Cheney to name a few..Don't like the present conditions and its occupants in the WH,I'll give you some advise move elsewhere mainly out of this country ,like that!!Did yah like the Bushs,I bet you did!!!

      August 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  4. (Dirty) Dick C

    Hillary did it. Ask Republican. Why blame the small fry ?

    August 20, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Reply
  5. Walter Houk

    The four that are being reassigned failed in their jobs and should be kicked out of Government Service. Each one of them took an oath to Defend the US and they were grossly negilient and derelict in their duties to protect their fellow State Department Employees. As such, they should be removed from Government service and never allowed to collect any benefits or pension for their service.

    August 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Reply
    • stormerF

      But they were forgiven by (traitor) Kerry.

      August 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Reply
      • Pete

        @stormerF,just like that Saigon Songbird McCain you voted for as president with his idiot sidekick in Palin right,typical ignorent republicans with more foot in mouth disease!!Kerry was a medaled vet bud remember that most republicans ran from war ,ask any of your republican reps they'll tell yah like Bush!!

        August 20, 2013 at 7:19 pm |
    • aCriticalEye

      WRONG......Only elected officials are swarn in, and thus take an oath of office. NOW, when the GOP/Tea Nuts signed that NORQUIST PLEDGE and held it inviolate OVER their oath of office....THEY ARE TRAITORS.
      Every senator and congressmen that signed the NORQUIST PLEDGE should be thrown out of office !

      August 21, 2013 at 7:00 am | Reply

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