Thursday, May 2, 2013

State Dept's Inspector General Questions Accountability Review Board's Report

The Benghazi scandal took another twist today; one that might bring more embarrassment to the Obama administration and 2016 Democratic presidential front runner, Hillary Clinton. It seem the State Department's Inspector General isn't on board with the Accountability Review Board which was convened to white wash the problem away. The IG contends that the ARB did not interview key witnesses which comes as a great shock to me. Since the ARB report was issued in December, finding that "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels" well below Clinton were to blame for the "inadequate" security at Benghazi, Clinton and other top officials have routinely referred questioners to the conclusions of the board report. Now the methodology and final report of the ARB are themselves coming under the scrutiny of the department's own top auditor.
Also Joe diGenova, a former U.S. attorney, told FoxNews that he is legally representing a career State Department officer whom the board failed to interview. DiGenova called the ARB a "cover-up."
DiGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official who represents another State Department whistle-blower in the Benghazi case, said their respective clients will testify next Wednesday at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee being chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa.
I think we can expect fireworks!

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