The State Department Officials Who Resigned Because of Benghazi Didn't Really Resign
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 Post has learned.
The highest-ranking official caught up in the scandal, Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, has not “resigned” from government service, as officials said last week. He is just switching desks. And the other three are simply on administrative leave and are expected back.
The problem seems to be due to an earlier a "Clintonian" statement from the State Department. (By "Clintonian" I'm referring to Bill Clinton, who specialized in making statements that could be interpreted as technically true yet were highly misleading).
This time it's Hillary. Several days ago, the State Department released a statement noting that “[Secretary Clinton] has accepted Eric Boswell’s decision to resign as Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic security, effective immediately.” The statement failed to note that Boswell gave up only the presidential appointment as assistant secretary, not his other portfolios.
So far, neither the New York Times nor the Washington Post have reported the non-resignations. However, I suspect that they will be forced to. Foxnews.com has reported the story, and the Drudge Report has posted a headline and a link to the New York Post story.
Hillary Clinton is sure to be asked questions about this when she appears for congressional hearings.
This is big news. The New York Times, Washington Post, and other mainstream outlets will soon come to the realization, I predict, that they look foolish and biased if they don't report it.