State Department bureaucracy versus Obama administration

See also: State Department said it never linked video to Libya attacks It looks a lot to me as though the professional State Department lifers are bailing out on their political appointee bosses Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton, hanging them out to dry in advance of today's hearings on the Benghazi 9/11 attack. Bradley Klapper of AP noted that these officials on a conference call to media were not authorized to speak publicly, and ttheir identities are being protected by the media on the conference call. The officials, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said Ambassador Chris Stevens arrived in Benghazi and held meetings on and off the consulate grounds on Sept. 10.  Dana Hughes and Luis Martinez of ABC News explain how they were protecting themselves and the State Department bureaucrats: Asked about the initial reports of the protests, the official said that while "others" in the...(Read Full Post)