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Live Thread: Benghazi Whistleblowers Hearing 11:30 A.M. EDT 5/08/13
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ^ | Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Posted on 05/08/2013 6:00:25 AM PDT by kristinn

Hearing details:

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 d’Affairs 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. ***

Hearing Details:
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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
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101 posted on 05/08/2013 7:30:15 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: BluH2o

fwiw, Geraldo just called for the Cleveland perps to be waterboarded -

That story has consumed all the oxygen


102 posted on 05/08/2013 7:30:41 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: MestaMachine
My Thanks too Mesta. You have been our Bulldog! Stay Strong FRiend.
103 posted on 05/08/2013 7:31:31 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ZX12R
.. unless they are both sociopaths

Congratulations, you're exactly correct !

104 posted on 05/08/2013 7:32:05 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: no-to-illegals

Please, Lord we pray for justice for our murdered men by these monsters.comfort their family and AVENGE US! Amen.


105 posted on 05/08/2013 7:33:42 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Amen. Amen.


106 posted on 05/08/2013 7:34:18 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn

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107 posted on 05/08/2013 7:34:23 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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108 posted on 05/08/2013 7:36:21 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: txhurl
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)

109 posted on 05/08/2013 7:36:49 AM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, Big Sis, and throw in IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: kristinn

110 posted on 05/08/2013 7:37:02 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: ZX12R

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.


111 posted on 05/08/2013 7:38:00 AM PDT by glennaro
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51 minute bump

.. tick .. tick .. tick ..

112 posted on 05/08/2013 7:38:42 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Diogenesis
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113 posted on 05/08/2013 7:39:12 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: kristinn

Checking in.

Not optimistic about any outcome, but checking in.


114 posted on 05/08/2013 7:40:26 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Or worse.


115 posted on 05/08/2013 7:43:23 AM PDT by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: Old Sarge; everyone; Kristin

Please tweet, retweet and post elsewhere. #benghazigate https://mobile.twitter.com/search?q=%23benghazigate


116 posted on 05/08/2013 7:45:02 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Old Sarge

Yeah...I agree with you about not being optimistic. Our “side” always blinks in the long run.


117 posted on 05/08/2013 7:46:00 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Nachum
What were the lies told to different groups about Benghazi to keep them quiet?

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.

118 posted on 05/08/2013 7:55:39 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the 33 million illegals home.)
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To: MestaMachine; All

Thanks mm. Away from home this am. Counting on freepers play by play


119 posted on 05/08/2013 7:56:28 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Or have accidents


120 posted on 05/08/2013 7:57:56 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: ZX12R
Consider that it is worse and more evil than simple abandonment of 4 men. When the order to "stand-down" was ordered there were more than 32 people at risk. That meant that all (4 + 32), if nothing was done, were at mortal risk. The C-130 parked on the tarmac in Tripoli was ordered to disembark its passengers (4 special forces) and told to stand down. Aviano, we were told, had a rapid response team chomping at the bits to go, and could have been there in 2 1/2 hours (long before the second attack at the safehouse, where all but 2 lives could have been saved, were told to stand down.

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.

121 posted on 05/08/2013 7:58:56 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (')
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To: kristinn

bookmark


122 posted on 05/08/2013 8:00:06 AM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: combat_boots

Well, I’m on there but truthfully, I’m clueless as to how to keep up in Twitter. I guess I’m Twitter illiterate. :)


123 posted on 05/08/2013 8:00:46 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: kristinn

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?


124 posted on 05/08/2013 8:01:30 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: kristinn; smoothsailing; FReepers; Lurker
For anyone who mightn't have seen this yet AND/OR who's blood pressure isn't already red-lining :

Susan Rice to be honored with “Great American Award” for “strengthening the world’s common security”

125 posted on 05/08/2013 8:03:47 AM PDT by tomkat ( tyrannis delenda est .. and damned pronto, yo !)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Great post! Thanks for putting it a “nutshell” as it were.


126 posted on 05/08/2013 8:04:03 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: kristinn

I expect a disturbance from the Code Pink clowns or some of their fellow Occupy vermin.


127 posted on 05/08/2013 8:05:13 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Very well said, and it’s why I keep saying that both Obama and Hillary should be in prison, at the very least.


128 posted on 05/08/2013 8:05:23 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Texas Songwriter
Concur
129 posted on 05/08/2013 8:06:09 AM PDT by tomkat ( tyrannis delenda est .. and damned pronto, yo !)
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To: tomkat

It’s a black organization. Probably just a front for bribery.


130 posted on 05/08/2013 8:06:46 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: BluH2o
Watergate made the press relevant (beyond where they should have been) - Benghazi will showcase them as an insignificant foolish group of sycophants...

Bye bye New York Times and Washington Post... your credibility's on the line... and you're throwing it away...

131 posted on 05/08/2013 8:09:03 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the 33 million illegals home.)
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To: kristinn; All; everyone
 



132 posted on 05/08/2013 8:09:31 AM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: ZX12R

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.


133 posted on 05/08/2013 8:10:00 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: jjotto

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.


134 posted on 05/08/2013 8:10:01 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: kristinn

State Dept Spokesman Patrick Ventrell on now. Tap dancing around the questions about Benghazi!


135 posted on 05/08/2013 8:11:08 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Old Sarge

Me too.

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.


136 posted on 05/08/2013 8:12:34 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Agreed!!


137 posted on 05/08/2013 8:13:19 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: sneakers

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!


138 posted on 05/08/2013 8:13:21 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: kristinn

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!


139 posted on 05/08/2013 8:13:40 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: combat_boots

#benghazi is trending #3 right now! Amazed that twitter has not knocked that down a few notches.


140 posted on 05/08/2013 8:14:15 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Java4Jay

Amen


141 posted on 05/08/2013 8:16:12 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ZX12R

Is it the press that is asking the questions?
Listening too...” Patrick” is pretty nervous and disturbed!


142 posted on 05/08/2013 8:16:17 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: GOPJ

The Committee needs to call General Ham to testify. Subpoena him if necessary.


143 posted on 05/08/2013 8:18:22 AM PDT by kabar
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To: pollywog

What a weasel he is..typical of the O admin


144 posted on 05/08/2013 8:18:31 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Looks like it is trending #1 on mine.


145 posted on 05/08/2013 8:18:33 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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To: All

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/08/watch-live-at-1130-am-et-house-benghazi-hearing/


146 posted on 05/08/2013 8:20:08 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: GOPJ; Nachum
Petraus? What was he threatened with? SEALS? Air Force. Central Command in Tampa?

Maybe they were reminded of this?


147 posted on 05/08/2013 8:20:09 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: pollywog
Is it the press that is asking the questions?

Yes, reporters. Patrick is getting hammered pretty good. He is clearly getting very frustrated by the questions, and is doing his best to give non-answers.
148 posted on 05/08/2013 8:20:18 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: tapatio

Are you looking at United States Trends?


149 posted on 05/08/2013 8:20:26 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: kabar

Elijah Cummings..the ranking member, will be rabid today...Issa should smack him down..


150 posted on 05/08/2013 8:20:30 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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