Secretary of State John Kerry has “determined that the four State Department officials placed on administrative leave by Hillary Clinton” after Benghazi “do not deserve formal disciplinary action” and he has asked them to come back to work.
According to The Daily Beast, Clinton told the “four mid-level officials to clean out their desks and hand in their badges” after the Administration Review Board’s (ARB) report on Benghazi was released.
A senior State Dept official said that “as soon as [Kerry] came into the department,” he wanted to review “the ARB’s findings and match those against his own on-the-job findings about security.” After his “high command” did this for him, Kerry was convinced that no official “had committed breaches of duty that would warrant outright termination.”
The senior State Dept official has “confirmed…that all four officials…[are] now returned to regular duty and [will] not face any formal disciplinary action.” The officials will return to work at the State Dept on August 20.
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