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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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To: Java4Jay

Roger.


201 posted on 05/08/2013 8:35:42 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: maggief

Yep...how many sips of water did he take during that presser anyway? LOL!!


202 posted on 05/08/2013 8:36:09 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Java4Jay

Good grief...There are like 700 channels and no one is covering this...

TV is really disturbing BS.

All I see are overweight people in Ohio going hysterical over that abduction story by the 3 suspects who look 9 cents short of a dime...


203 posted on 05/08/2013 8:36:15 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: onyx

Fox is part of the US MSM. It does not surprise me that they do this at this time, it is NO accident. Saw it coming.


204 posted on 05/08/2013 8:36:17 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: Toespi

WOW! I’m so happy for you!

Issa is calling the hearing to order!!!


205 posted on 05/08/2013 8:36:25 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: onyx

What is going on? I can’t get cspan3 and Fox is acting like nothing is happening yet. Is it started or not?


206 posted on 05/08/2013 8:36:32 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: jiggyboy; onyx; Toespi

FAUX NEWS ALERT! FAUX NEWS ALERT!

Breathless Blonde Bloviators!

Sensuous Scrolling Screeds!

And the network director in the booth screaming, “WE NEED A DEAD BLONDE OR A WHITE BRONCO! CUE THE OJ TRIAL MONTAGE!!”


207 posted on 05/08/2013 8:36:33 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Fox is covering it LIVE right now.


208 posted on 05/08/2013 8:37:02 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: Toespi

Congrats!! That is really cool!

Issa up!


209 posted on 05/08/2013 8:37:04 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

He’s wringing out his shirt and shorts as we type.

;)


210 posted on 05/08/2013 8:37:25 AM PDT by maggief
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To: onyx

Got it.


211 posted on 05/08/2013 8:37:34 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: MestaMachine

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3/


212 posted on 05/08/2013 8:37:48 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: MestaMachine

Fox has it live right now, MM.


213 posted on 05/08/2013 8:37:52 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: MestaMachine

Cant you stream CSpan 3


214 posted on 05/08/2013 8:37:52 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: kristinn

Watergate: people lied, no one died,. Benghazi: the president chilled after people were killed.


215 posted on 05/08/2013 8:37:55 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Lucky9teen

What does it matter.... Your credibility Madam Secretary, Your credibility.


216 posted on 05/08/2013 8:37:58 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Expose Obama's radical agenda at every opportunity, or be enslaved by it.)
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To: onyx

You think we’ll ever see al-Qati Couric on primetime TV endlessly repeating “What did he know and when did he know it?” like we did during the Bush years?


217 posted on 05/08/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Old Sarge

I miss Andrew Breitbart so much. R.I.P.


218 posted on 05/08/2013 8:38:52 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Old Sarge

I miss Andrew Breitbart so much. R.I.P.


219 posted on 05/08/2013 8:38:53 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Old Sarge

I miss Andrew Breitbart so much. R.I.P.


220 posted on 05/08/2013 8:38:53 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Old Sarge

Never.


221 posted on 05/08/2013 8:39:17 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: MestaMachine

Working for me ......

http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/benghazi-exposing-failure-and-recognizing-courage/


222 posted on 05/08/2013 8:39:33 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: MestaMachine

Mesta, here:

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3/


223 posted on 05/08/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks; kristinn; ConservativeMan55; StarFan; NautiNurse
MSM *crickets*.

I'm happy those three women and child in Ohio were freed from that horrific situation, but you just know the Ohio story is going dominate over all other news stories today, especially the Benghazi hearing. I think one of the women is supposed to make a live statement any moment.

Perfect excuse for the MSM to be "distracted"...

224 posted on 05/08/2013 8:39:39 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: onyx

K & DC folks who could make it are likely inside the hearing somewhere or nearby, outside .. dunno what the policy might be inside re phones, tablets, etc


225 posted on 05/08/2013 8:40:30 AM PDT by tomkat ( tyrannis delenda est .. and damned pronto, yo !)
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To: kristinn

Okay, Issa. shut up and put on the witnesses. We know they were stonewalled. Also, what about the other Benghazi survivors? I hope someone demands access to them now too.


226 posted on 05/08/2013 8:40:32 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Issa telling of his efforts to get the Administration to cooperate - stonewalled


227 posted on 05/08/2013 8:40:32 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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bookmark


228 posted on 05/08/2013 8:40:56 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: onyx

Issa cataloging how many times the minority has ignored this story. Just called out Cummings!!

WooHoo!!


229 posted on 05/08/2013 8:41:06 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: All

Issa taking Elijah Cummings to task .... :-)


230 posted on 05/08/2013 8:41:21 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: MestaMachine; penelopesire; Old Sarge; y'all

Wow, listen to all the refusals!

I knew Mike Mullins and Pickering refused.


231 posted on 05/08/2013 8:41:29 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: penelopesire

WOO-HOO!
Cummings is such a partisan racist!


232 posted on 05/08/2013 8:42:20 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: onyx

Each of the witnesses looks very serious and very determined to testify.


233 posted on 05/08/2013 8:42:33 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: onyx

Hope we get the main fact out today that ONLY OBAMA could have given the stand down order!!


234 posted on 05/08/2013 8:42:47 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: tomkat

Right.


235 posted on 05/08/2013 8:43:05 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: Wisconsinlady

Me too Wisconsinlady.


236 posted on 05/08/2013 8:43:14 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: penelopesire
Rep. Cummings accuses House Oversight Committee Republicans of leaking
237 posted on 05/08/2013 8:43:25 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: glennaro

Oh yes, and they are very serious.


238 posted on 05/08/2013 8:43:31 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: onyx

The BS has begun.


239 posted on 05/08/2013 8:43:38 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: don-o

I’m getting Cspan 3 live at work.while I do work on computer.

GO ISSA! GO ALL YOU HEROES OF AMERICA!!!!WE WILL PRAY FOR YOU.


240 posted on 05/08/2013 8:43:41 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: penelopesire
Fourth Benghazi witness gagged by red tape

Obama administration officials are finally letting the attorney for a Benghazi whistle-blower get a security clearance — but the clearance is at such a low level that it will probably slow the congressional probe of how the administration handled last year’s terrorist attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

Victoria Toensing represents an unnamed government official who can help explain the reaction of top government officials to the jihadi attack on the U.S diplomatic site in Benghazi and killed four Americans last Sept. 11.

The official may also be able to explain if officials rewrote intelligence reports and took other actions to minimize media coverage of the administration’s errors and the perceived role of Al Qaeda jihadis.

241 posted on 05/08/2013 8:43:56 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: AliVeritas

Argh, Cummings.


242 posted on 05/08/2013 8:43:57 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: onyx

Ugggg...BIG Hand Cummings up!!

He is sad that he was called out by Issa for being a hack....ROTFLOL!!


243 posted on 05/08/2013 8:44:05 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: onyx

Do we know anything about Thompson’s military background, other than he was a Marine.


244 posted on 05/08/2013 8:44:08 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: Toespi

Very cool!


245 posted on 05/08/2013 8:44:11 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: penelopesire

That’s our prayer!

Cummings is irked....LOL.


246 posted on 05/08/2013 8:44:12 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: onyx

I’m missing this! Mullins and Pickering refused what?


247 posted on 05/08/2013 8:44:17 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: kristinn

The people testifying are so very brave. The Dem controlled media machine will be on full attack/smear mode


248 posted on 05/08/2013 8:44:25 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: glennaro

They all made it. Good. G-d watch over them and theirs.


249 posted on 05/08/2013 8:44:41 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Both Issa and Cummings keep saying “whistleblowers” ... very telling ...


250 posted on 05/08/2013 8:44:44 AM PDT by glennaro
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