Could have. Probably all but were directed to, so they didn’t. Perhaps because they were all involved, and I suspect if the higher-ups hadn’t covered for these folks, they would have started talking.
Despicable, but I wouldn’t doubt it for a minute. Human nature remains uniquely human.
The State Department could have fired two employees over last year’s terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the chairman of the independent panel that investigated the crime told The Hill
“Our report recommended two people should leave their jobs, nothing more, nothing less,” former Ambassador Thomas Pickering, the chairman of the Accountability Review Board, told The Hill in an e-mail.Asked if that meant firing or reassignment, he said “either,” but that it was “up to the Department of State.”
“We left open their staying on in the Department,” Pickering said.
The department instead announced last month that it has reassigned the two employees, along with two others who were also faulted by the panel but weren’t singled out for disciplinary action.
So sad where the MostTransparentAdministrationEver™ has led us. Whole story: http://globalclarity.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/state-could-have-fired-employees-over-benghazisays-pickering/
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- Attack in Benghazi: One year later (utsandiego.com)
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- Is Obamas Benghazi Investigator, Thomas Pickering, biased and unfit to head Investigation? (onecitizenspeaking.com)
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- John King: Why Benghazi matters (cnn.com)