Wow: Hicks ‘effectively demoted’ after questioning State; Did Rep. Speier offer him a bribe? [Video]

The truth is evidently too inconvenient for the State Department.

This afternoon, Gregory Hicks testified that after he questioned Susan Rice and the State Department’s post-Benghazi talking points, he has “effectively been demoted from deputy chief of mission to desk officer.”

Hicks said he was demoted from deputy chief of mission to a desk officer, said sudden criticism happened after Qs of Rice #Benghazi—Tasha Diakides (@TashaCNN) May 08, 2013

Hicks notes that he was effectively demoted to desk officer after challenging false State narratives. #benghazi—Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 08, 2013

Hicks: Not interviewed by FBI. Told not to meet w Congress. Attacked by StateDept for questioning Rice's claims. Was "effectively demoted."—Josh Relkin (@JLRelkin) May 08, 2013

Hicks: I have been demoted over this. #Benghazi—Rachael (@Miss_Wisconsin) May 08, 2013

Is this what future whistleblowers should expect from the Obama Administration?

So liar Hillary gets to make millions from speaking and books before running for president, and truth-teller Hicks got demoted.—Razor (@hale_razor) May 08, 2013

Hicks was first praised by EVERYone, including @BarackObama then suddenly demoted when he ?'d blaming the video.How could that NOT be shady—Kira Ayn Davis (@KiraAynDavis) May 08, 2013

Extremely shady.

Hicks went from Highly Decorated Diplomat to Desk Jockey for questioning the "video" talking points. #Benghazi—RB (@RBPundit) May 08, 2013

Demoted? Thrown under the bus so others can pull a CYA? That sounds familiar. #Benghazi—Amy Marie, Esq. (@amyvrwc) May 08, 2013

@RBPundit "Nice career ya got there. Be a shame if something else happened to it…"—Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) May 08, 2013

More from Ace of Spades:

The neat thing about retaliating against a whistleblower with a demotion is that now you can accuse him of #HavingAnAxeToGrind—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

I wonder who demoted Hicks. It just so happens this occurred after his criticism of the false talking points. #GeeWhosInvolvedInEveryStep—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

So they demote Hicks in retaliation for his speaking the truth; next, they accuse him of #HavingAnAxeToGrind#CrazyManOutforVengeance—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

Headline: Disgruntled Employee Makes Up Lies About Selfless, Heroic Boss—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

.@KiraAynDavis @BarackObama NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ON! YOU HAVE YOUR ORDERS, CITIZEN!—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

"What difference, at this point, could it possibly make?" Apparently it made difference enough to demote a valued employee.—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

HRC flack Nuland changes TP

HRC but Rice delivers TP

HRC lawyer Mills blockades discussion of TP

HRC's Dept demotes diplomat over TP—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

What difference does it make? It sure would seem to make a great deal of difference to Hillary Rodham Clinton—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

I can't believe these lies about HRC. She's had nothing in her past to suggest she'd lie to investigators and engage in political cover-up.—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

She has absolutely no history, ever, of punishing federal employees who grew inconvenient. #IWantTheirPeopleOutandOurPeopleIn—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

It's totally not a scandal if you demote a highly praised outstanding non-political bureaucrat just because he squeals on you #allaboveboard—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

Gregory Hicks' management skills came into question after he questioned the false talking points. #NoScandalHere#NoVictims—DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 08, 2013

Don’t think the situation could possibly get any shadier? Let California Democrat, Rep. Jackie Speier, show you you’re wrong:

Yep. Bribes, right out in the open. RT @talkradio200 Did Speier really ask Hicks what country he'd like to be assigned to? #Benghazi—Tish (@KamaainaInOC) May 08, 2013

Bribery? Rep. Jackie Speier asks Gregory Hicks where he'd most like to be posted—Right Scoop (@trscoop) May 08, 2013

Oh yes. That happened.

Are you offering Mr. Hicks a bribe, Representative Speier?—Moe Lane (@moelane) May 08, 2013

Sure sounded like it.

Whuuut? MT @hotlinejosh: Speier says Greg Hicks should get first dibs on what country he shd be reassigned to. Asks where he wants to go.—Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) May 08, 2013

Ummm. Isn't this a strange question from Speier to Hicks?? Where would you like to be posted? #wow#Benghazi—Konni Burton (@KonniBurton) May 08, 2013

Speier promises to help get Hicks a desirable post. Phony. #benghazi—Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 08, 2013

ROFL! Ms. Speier attemps to mislead the witness and attempts to bribe Mr. Hicks in the middle of the hearing with a new post!—Keith Goody (@good4politics) May 08, 2013

Yep. Pathetic. RT @RBPundit: A Democrat Congresswoman tried to bribe Hicks with a nice post DURING the #Benghazi hearing.—Michelle Lancaster (@SkiGarmisch) May 08, 2013

Really amazing. RT @RBPundit: A Democrat Congresswoman tried to bribe Hicks with a nice post DURING the #Benghazi hearing.—Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 08, 2013

It takes a *special* lack of ethics to offer a plum post to a diplomat WHILE HE'S TESTIFYING. #Benghazi—Razor (@hale_razor) May 08, 2013

No shame.



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