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House GOP: Are Employees at Fault for Benghazi Still Employed?

House Republicans sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding to know if the employees faulted in the independent Benghazi review are still employed and being paid by the State Department. 

Fifteen members of the House Foreign Relations Committee wrote to Sec. Kerry "We expect an immediate update on this process, and confirmation as to whether the referenced personnel are still employed by the Department."

The Obama administration told The New York Times in December that three officials in the diplomatic security office and one from the Middle East bureau had been put on “administrative leave pending further action.” The Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, Eric Boswell, resigned last year but the others remain in limbo.

The Oversight Committee lead by Darrell Issa (R-CA) is investigating the State Department's Accountability Review Board and its findings, in particular, the decision not interview Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her deputies.  Thomas Pickering, the ARB report co-author, has been subpoenaed by the Oversight Committee and will be deposed on Monday.


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