"I'm glad that you're accepting responsibility," he said. "I think that ultimately, with your leaving, you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11. And I really mean that. Had I been president at the time and I found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi, you did not read the cables from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post. I think it's inexcusable."
"No explanation, no briefing, just come back to work. So I will go in tomorrow," Mr. Maxwell said in an interview with The Daily Beast, which was first to report on the reinstatements Monday night.