Skip to comments.Live Thread: Benghazi Whistleblowers Hearing 11:30 A.M. EDT 5/08/13
Posted on 05/08/2013 6:00:25 AM PDT by kristinn
WASHINGTON House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced three witnesses who will appear at a full committee hearing, Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 11:30 AM in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.
I applaud these individuals for answering our call to testify in front of the Committee. They have critical information about what occurred before, during, and after the Benghazi terrorist attacks that differs on key points from what Administration officials including those on the Accountability Review Board have portrayed, said Issa. Our committee has been contacted by numerous other individuals who have direct knowledge of the Benghazi terrorist attack, but are not yet prepared to testify. In many cases their principal reticence of appearing in public is their concern of retaliation at the hands of their respective employers. While we may yet add additional witnesses, this panel will certainly answer some questions and leave us with many new ones.
Witnesses: Mr. Mark Thompson
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism
US Department of State
Mr. Gregory Hicks
Foreign Service Officer and former Deputy Chief of Mission/Chargé dAffairs in Libya
US Department of State
Mr. Eric Nordstrom
Diplomatic Security Officer and former Regional Security Officer in Libya
US Department of State
In October 2012, the Oversight Committee held the first hearing on the Benghazi attacks, which exposed denials of security requests and forced the Administration to acknowledge that the attacks were not sparked by a protest of a YouTube video, contrary to claims made by Obama Administration officials.
*** NOTE: Press seating will be reserved, but limited. Please arrive early (hearing room will open to press at 10:30 AM) to guarantee a seat. An overflow area will be available. ***
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage
Full Committee, Chairman Darrell Issa, (R-CA) 11:30 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building and streaming live at oversight.house.gov.
The hearing is also scheduled to be shown live on C-SPAN 3 and Fox News.
Live stream at C-SPAN.
Also check Fox News live stream.
fwiw, Geraldo just called for the Cleveland perps to be waterboarded -
That story has consumed all the oxygen
Congratulations, you're exactly correct !
Please, Lord we pray for justice for our murdered men by these monsters.comfort their family and AVENGE US! Amen.
AMEN and AMEN!
Worse than Watergate (no one died at Watergate)
By this and many other things they have done in public life, it’s clear both obama and Hillary are mean, nasty, uncaring people — even when compared to the low standards held by many politicians.
.. tick .. tick .. tick ..
Not optimistic about any outcome, but checking in.
Please tweet, retweet and post elsewhere. #benghazigate https://mobile.twitter.com/search?q=%23benghazigate
Yeah...I agree with you about not being optimistic. Our “side” always blinks in the long run.
The lie told to the American people was the 'movie'. Was it focus group tested? By who? What was Romney told to shut him up? Was it ‘we're sharing classified national security information’ crap?
The effing cowardly Military Generals? How was this explained to them? Was the 'classified' lie pulled? Threats about 'retirement'?
Petraus? What was he threatened with?
SEALS? Air Force. Central Command in Tampa?
We've been paying these blowhards good money for decades to ‘protect’ us - it's time they earned those wages. Time to come forward and tell the truth.
Thanks mm. Away from home this am. Counting on freepers play by play
Or have accidents
I tell you, it is my belief that Obama and Clinton, made the decision to "no-go" expressily to get all of these Americans killed....dead people do not talk and tell a story.
Now, if you "back into the moment where Doughterty and Woods were killed from the other end you arrive at the same conclusion. The wounded were sent, some for 6 months to Germany and told they could not talk about the events. They were ordered not to speak. Now, back in the US people who want to speak are threatened with loss of their jobs, their retirement, their professional futures. You arrive at the same conslusions. Obama and Clinton wanted them dead...it would have been easier to deal with the dead....it would have been easier to promulgate such nonsense as a silly video as a tripwire. Obama and Clinton simply saw their screwups spinning out of control, an election in 7 weeks, and a possible screwup of such magnitude that it would cause the loss of the Presidency. The easiest way to deal with these complications, they concluded, was to kill them all. Obama and Clinton set all 32 people, by orders of Obama, on a course of being assinated by al Quaeda, in colusion with Obama. If it had not been for Woods and Dougherty, heros of the highest order, they would have succeeded and the questions we all have would have been silenced.
Well, I’m on there but truthfully, I’m clueless as to how to keep up in Twitter. I guess I’m Twitter illiterate. :)
1/2 hour to go. But besides the 5 state dept officials, there were other witnesses. Supposedly people in hospitals “recovering”. Will our Congress demand to speak to them too?
Great post! Thanks for putting it a “nutshell” as it were.
I expect a disturbance from the Code Pink clowns or some of their fellow Occupy vermin.
Very well said, and it’s why I keep saying that both Obama and Hillary should be in prison, at the very least.
It’s a black organization. Probably just a front for bribery.
Bye bye New York Times and Washington Post... your credibility's on the line... and you're throwing it away...
I’m listening to the state department briefing on cspan3, and the press is beating up the speaker pretty badly, about Hillary’s involvement in Benghazi.
Morning everyone! Let’s hope Issa is tough on the Elijah Cummings interuptions, that you know are coming, and tells him to STFU! I am expecting the worst and hoping for the best.
State Dept Spokesman Patrick Ventrell on now. Tap dancing around the questions about Benghazi!
Regardless of the outcome, I really really hope the Republicans don’t blow the opportunity to ask the right questions instead of grandstanding and pontificating (like they always do).
Last night, O’Reilly asked the idiot Alan Colmes “what was the systemic failure”, which was the headline of the report. He didn’t know, never asked the question. Say what you will about BOR but he would do a far better job of asking the right questions.
They really need to hire Greta Van Sustern to run this hearing and we’d get to the truth in about 20 minutes.
Is/are the press REALLY asking tough questions? I’m not watching, but I really doubt if he has much to dance about. The MSM are NOT on the side of the ones who were harmed by this tragedy! For sure!
Let us Pray to the Father that evil is struck down today.
Let us Pray the Son fills the room and brings forth truth.
Let us Pray the Spirit brings out the words that must be spoken.
Let us pray!
#benghazi is trending #3 right now! Amazed that twitter has not knocked that down a few notches.
Is it the press that is asking the questions?
Listening too...” Patrick” is pretty nervous and disturbed!
The Committee needs to call General Ham to testify. Subpoena him if necessary.
What a weasel he is..typical of the O admin
Looks like it is trending #1 on mine.
Maybe they were reminded of this?
Are you looking at United States Trends?
Elijah Cummings..the ranking member, will be rabid today...Issa should smack him down..
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