The self-appointed State Department panel that determined a military response could not have saved those killed in Benghazi is itself under investigation, according to veteran reporter James Rosen of Fox News.
From the report:
The IG’s office is said by well-placed sources to be seeking to determine whether the Accountability Review Board, or ARB — led by former U.N. Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen — failed to interview key witnesses who had asked to provide their accounts of the Benghazi attacks to the panel.
As I noted back in December, the report was meaningless in that it failed to even investigate the actions of then-Secretary of State Clinton or President Obama the night of the Benghazi attack. Instead, the panel, which she appointed, discussed mistakes well below her level but nevertheless concluded that the overall response was timely and well coordinated, and that sending in the troops would have been useless.
A House panel will hold a hearing Wednesday on the Benghazi attack at which “whistleblowers” and others with knowledge of what happened on the ground are said to be ready to testify.