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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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Comment #251 Removed by Moderator

To: Old Sarge

To show their faces.


252 posted on 05/08/2013 8:44:53 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: onyx

I am embarrassed that he represents Maryland.


253 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:00 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: sneakers

Iisa did good intro with little blociating. Elijah Cummings is bloviating


254 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:03 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: ken5050

He’ll probably tell us.


255 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:06 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: kristinn

Elijah Cummings is an A-HOLE. He stands in defense of an administration that holds the survivors hostage and even goes so far as changing the name of one of them while in the hospital receiving care so the media couldn’t locate and speak to them?


256 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: don-o

Cummings giving the professional deception address, pre-absolving the treachery of democrips.


257 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:27 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: AliVeritas

Cummings pulling a Hillary indignant act...how long before he throws the race card?


258 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:29 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: onyx

Cummings: I am glad the whistleblowers are here and I will do everything in my power to protect the whistleblowers!


259 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:37 AM PDT by Seizethecarp ((Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Haha!! That’s what I’m doing! Wouldn’t miss this!


260 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: sauropod

You cannot be as embarrassed as I am about Al Gore.


261 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:57 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: sauropod

I hear you.
Look, I had Boxer and Feinstein.
We get out voted!


262 posted on 05/08/2013 8:45:59 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: AliVeritas

Here we go, BS. We will see how glad Cummings is that the whistleblowers are here. “Even though it is highly partisan”


263 posted on 05/08/2013 8:46:07 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

ah, but Cummings says he’ll “do everything in his power to protect the whistleblowers ... they are very important”


264 posted on 05/08/2013 8:46:09 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

lol INCOHERENT crap from Cong. Elijah Cummings. What an idiot


265 posted on 05/08/2013 8:46:13 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Fresh Wind

This is just BS...The crooks up there are saying they encourage government whistle blowers...

More government lies on lies...


266 posted on 05/08/2013 8:46:18 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Lucky9teen
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.

She was interviewed by one of the talkers yesterday and stated DOS had finally given her a "Temp SECRET" clearance but she needs a TS to get to the details. So, yes she is being denied, no matter what the lying Admin and the lying media claim.
267 posted on 05/08/2013 8:46:22 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: kabar

This Gen. Ham?

... exactly what happened in Benghazi...

One critical concern is who issued a “stand-down” order under which help was not dispatched to the Americans under fire from al-Qaida.

Now apparently one person who would be in a position to offer details, Gen. Carter Ham, has allegedly made the decision to “retire.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/sacking_general_carter_ham.html


268 posted on 05/08/2013 8:46:23 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the 33 million illegals home.)
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To: Old Sarge

They refused to talk officially or informally before the Oversight Committee on their report.


269 posted on 05/08/2013 8:46:31 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Fresh Wind

Cummings speechifying about his sadness for the victims. Just can’t get away from calling this effort partisan. He’s going to hurt himself trying to straddle the PC fence.


271 posted on 05/08/2013 8:47:07 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: kabar

This Gen. Ham?

... exactly what happened in Benghazi...

One critical concern is who issued a “stand-down” order under which help was not dispatched to the Americans under fire from al-Qaida.

Now apparently one person who would be in a position to offer details, Gen. Carter Ham, has allegedly made the decision to “retire.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/sacking_general_carter_ham.html

Maybe the Obama butt kissers at the New York Times could look into this... /s


272 posted on 05/08/2013 8:47:18 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the 33 million illegals home.)
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To: Toespi

Absolutely...So far this has been a total farce...A government whitewash....


273 posted on 05/08/2013 8:47:24 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: kristinn

Praying that our Heavenly Father watch over those who are bravely giving testimony & those who are seeking the truth for our nation. Bless all of them. May He keep them all safe from harm.


274 posted on 05/08/2013 8:47:29 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: dennisw

Someone should shut him him. He’s wasting time.


275 posted on 05/08/2013 8:47:46 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Seizethecarp

Cummings and the dems idea of ‘protecting the whistleblowers’ is to keep them hidden from view and cite national security issues....that is the game plan.


276 posted on 05/08/2013 8:47:52 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: MWestMom

Now he’s defending the regime. BS continues.


277 posted on 05/08/2013 8:47:56 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Toespi

He needs to shut up.
He’s lying now.
He received a reply YESTERDAY!

How convenient!!!!


278 posted on 05/08/2013 8:47:57 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: AliVeritas

Listening to Cummings, someone is mighty scared.

Wow, he wrote a letter on May 7th... as in yesterday?

Come on.

Now he’ll insult the hell out of the family and whistle blowers.


279 posted on 05/08/2013 8:47:59 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: kabar

Guilt by omission, eh?


280 posted on 05/08/2013 8:48:02 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: don-o; hellinahandcart; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; trooprally; big'ol_freeper

Make a bet?

I’ve got the Dynamo from Dundalk, Babs Mikulski and Angry Ben Cardin.


281 posted on 05/08/2013 8:48:14 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Viennacon

He’s setting up the arguments to rebut the witnesses’ testimony.


282 posted on 05/08/2013 8:48:21 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: MWestMom

They did not know how long the fight was going to go on Eli! It’s so easy to blow smoke up your butt.


283 posted on 05/08/2013 8:48:32 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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To: sauropod

talking point

couldn’t get there in time


284 posted on 05/08/2013 8:48:44 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: LADY J

Amen to that Lady J


285 posted on 05/08/2013 8:48:45 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: penelopesire

Oohhh, tough guy Cummings. Acting like he gives a crap.
I’m waiting for him to pull a Hillary. “What difference does it make”

Now praising military...what a blowhard


286 posted on 05/08/2013 8:48:45 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: onyx

Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies, lies...


287 posted on 05/08/2013 8:48:57 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: dennisw

Cummings moron on national TV!!!! His big chance!!! speechifying for the cheap seats.

Don’t expect intelligent questions from this goof

Cummings is reading from pieces of paper because he doesn’t have a clue what he is talking about


288 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:03 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: AliVeritas

Cut him off, Issa...


289 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:07 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: onyx

Trying to align himself with the victims and survivors. Sad, sad, sad...


290 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:11 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: Fresh Wind

This guy has been defending the ruling class government crooks for 10 minutes now...


291 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:12 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Old Sarge

No, refusal to cooperate with the Committee.


292 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:20 AM PDT by kabar
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To: sauropod

Who IS this Cummings clown? Is he there solely to say “Tain’t so!”?

P*sses me off when they waste time like this. (Deliberately, so the witnesses can say less.)


293 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:22 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: rainee

OMG.

He’s ranting and raving.


294 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:29 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: Seizethecarp

What a windbag Cummings is. “Let me be clear” (a Barry-ism)


295 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:31 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: dragnet2

Well said. Well put. My feelings exactly


296 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:34 AM PDT by murrie (Margaret Thatcher. You were one of the best!!!!)
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To: sauropod

as John Volton said, when they sat on their hands with attack going on, how did they know it wouldnt go on for days?


297 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:40 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Fresh Wind

Blaming “the media” for launching a smear campaign for what happened .. ha!


298 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:44 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: kabar

Cummings is trying hard to sound like he also wants the truth, but then goes on to lie and mislead. What a pitiful character. Now talking about some imaginary lynching of public servants by the media, no less.


299 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:50 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: rainee

“Use their statements for political purposes.” Hahahahaha


300 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:56 AM PDT by Toespi
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