The notorious cover-up is getting worse as four officials
allegedly responsible for security failures at the U.S. compound in
Libya are still found on State Department payroll after
As many Americans are still sighing in hopes that lies covering
over the Benghazi scandal have concluded, more news of deceit
continues to surface.
"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 New York Post reported after receiving
information from an inside source.
The report asserts that the "resignation" officials announced of
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, the highest-ranking
official taking the blame for the Benghazi scandal, never took
place -- only a switching of his desks.
And what of the other three? It is reported that they are
expected to be back in the office soon and are merely on
Right after what many have called the Obama administration's
attempt to dish away much of the blame regarding the Benghazi
debacle, the scapegoats have been found to be not really scapegoats
"The four were made out to be sacrificial lambs in the wake of a
scathing report issued last week that found that the U.S. compound
in Benghazi, Libya, was left vulnerable to attack because of
'grossly inadequate' security," The Post stated.
Now, a new scandal within the scandal has become unearthed, with
this one being uncovered just a week after the four
"[State Department leaders] didn't come clean about Benghazi and
now they're not coming clean about these staff changes," a source
close to the situation told The Post. He rightly
anticipated that the "public would be outraged over this."
9-11 only the beginning
On September 11, 2012, four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador
Chris Stevens, were killed at a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya,
which the Obama administration blew over as a spontaneous attack in
retaliation to an anti-Islam YouTube video created and posted by
individuals in the U.S. Using its "victory" on the "war on terror"
as a key component in the November presidential election, the
administration repeatedly denied that the attack was a planned
After the administrations' public and international apology for
the video's offensive message against Islam, which it claimed was
the key motivation behind the massacre, an Accountability Review
Board, led by retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering, rejected the
White House's account of what led up to the attack.
When the State Department
was asked about the alleged fake resignations, The Post
stated it "would only reissue the carefully crafted statement put
out last week." That public notice included spokeswoman Victoria
Nulans' proclamation that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
"has accepted Eric Boswell's decision to resign as assistant
secretary for diplomatic security, effective immediately."
What was omitted in this "official statement?" There was no
indication that Boswell merely forfeited his presidential
appointment as assistant secretary -- not his other portfolios.
Pickering notes that the three lesser officials taking the blame
(Deputy Assistant Secretaries Raymond Maxwell and Charlene Lamb, as
well as another unidentified official) will not face disciplinary
action because they were declared to have displayed only
"performance inadequacies," as opposed to "willful misconduct."
Fed up with the lies
The latest episode in the Benghazi scandal has many government
officials up in arms.
"[This is] yet another ruse about the tragedy of Benghazi,"
remarked House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) to The Post. "State Department
officials proclaimed ... that heads would roll .... Now we see that
the discipline is a lie and all that has happened is the shuffling
of the deck chairs."
Hoping that this latest report isn't true, American Center for
Law & Justice senior counsel David French concurs that this
latest cover-up adds insult to injury.
"If this is true, then we
would have to add yet another failure to the Benghazi scandal,"
French asserts. "The administration failed to adequately protect
its diplomatic compound in spite of repeated warnings (and even
attacks), it failed to adequately respond the night the compound
was overrun, and it failed to tell the truth for weeks following
the attack. Is it now failing to hold anyone effectively
accountable for the disaster of September 11, 2012?"
The Christian attorney says he has seen more than enough of
misleading communications from an administration that pledged two
elections ago to operate under a policy of "transparency."
"Resigning in the face of obvious failure is an honorable act by
those who aspire to true 'public service,'" French points out.
"That we've had to wait this long -- and for faux resignations,
perhaps -- is a sad comment on the character of our
But the senior counsel also notes that, unfortunately, this kind
of smoke and mirrors isn't unique to the Obama administration.
"And, yes, I know this is a bipartisan pattern dating back to
the previous administration (and before)," French concludes. "When
honor demands a certain action, we are becoming increasingly
accustomed to public servants who do the opposite."