3 State Dept. Officials Resign Over Benghazi Report
Chief of the department's security service steps down
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2012 11:22 AM CST
In this Sept. 12 photo, Libyans walk on the grounds of the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.   (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)

(Newser) – The report criticizing State Department management for lax security ahead of the Benghazi attack has led to three quick resignations today, reports the AP. The top name is that of Eric Boswell, who oversaw diplomatic security for the department. One of his deputies, Charlene Lamb, and an unnamed official from the department's Bureau of Near East Affairs also stepped down. The report is the subject of closed-door hearings on Capitol Hill today, to be followed by public hearings tomorrow. Two of Hillary Clinton's top deputies are testifying in her place as she recovers from a concussion.

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whattodo
Dec 20, 2012 9:11 PM CST
There is a post on this page which asks the question 'Do you think that Congress should work five days a week like everybody else' My answer I think they should all be fired, arrested, tried for treason. Then their replacements should not just attend a talking shop but should work 5 1/2 Days a week. What do you folk think?
Douglas43
Dec 20, 2012 10:39 AM CST
I hope for the sake of America the American People will Wake the hell Up...at what point are Americans going to realize that only those Good Men and Women that refuse to allow the White House and O lie about what really happened will quit?? False documents, false reports, people getting sick and unable to take the witness Stand, Congress Orders Have Become an Internal Joke...Holder comes to mind!! Our Foundation for our Laws "The Constitution of The United States Of America" has become nothing more than a piece of blank paper...including our Civil Rights as Amended. And now 3 more good people leave when O and his gang of crooks try to lie again about the killing of another 4 Americans..and who called for an International "Do Not Engage"...Stand Down...I Repeat Stand Down...That Comes From Your President...Now Stand Down! Maybe. right(?)...why else would we be losing Honest people? Maybe if all these people would have been elected through rigging the Votes...they could stand up to O!!
ppaca
Dec 19, 2012 11:36 PM CST
Do you notice the absence of liberals posting on this story? They've all had their asses handed to them! Without explicity saying so, the report blames Hillary, and by inference, Obama himself. Maybe they should both be sent to the middle east with only 3 guards armed with mere flashlights and nightsticks to protect them. Let's see what happens to them! DoS plans to beef up security in such dangeous locations with a few million dollars taken from the budget for the Iraq War. Ohhh, weren't our troops pulled out of there a year ago? But that was a different fiscal year, wasn't it! Why weren't those funds returned to the Treasury as "unspent" funds? Does the government have NO control over its spending? Maybe that's another reason our debt is so high! Money just flows through its fingers!!!!!!!!!