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.
Cummings: Where’s the military? Where’s the special forces? Where’s the fighter jets? These are legitimate questions.
Then Cummings says all military commanders say they could not get there in time.
Cummings says we have a duty to investigate these claims.
I am not questioning the motives of our witnesses, but I am questioning political accusations.
He’s now accusing Issa of being political. Pot calling kettle black? Cummings needs to go dance in traffic.
Cummings calling Hicks a liar already - saying military commanders have already told Congress the military could not have gotten there in time.
He’s shameful and BTW, his time is UP!
Issa must respond or let the witnesses have at him.
When all else fails, blame...REPUBLICANS.
I agree Issa should cut him off by turning off his mic. He is spouting only lies.
Time is divided equally.
CNN and MSNBC are not even covering the hearing. Covering the Ohio story... one of the women is about to make a live statement.
I'm very happy for the 3 women and child who were freed in Ohio, but what a perfect "distraction" for the MSM to ignore the Benghazi hearing...
I wish this blowhard would STFU!!!
hey, I’m in Illinois - I out-embarrass all y’all!
Wow! Cummings is wound up! Someone is running scared right now!
Issa needs to cut him off..he’s filibustering
If Cummings is already this close to a meltdown...this is gonna be good...ROTFLOL!!
Four pinnochios.....Now that’s classy.
This is like watching a graduation from the Tokyo Rose school of propaganda...
What a sick joke our government has become..
Doing what he can (actually, what he’s been told to do) to impugn the testimony before they’ve even testified. Says attacks against Rice are “unfair”.
He’s such a hot headed troll.
Making a damned fool of himself..
He’s referencing the Washington Post Pinnochio rating system...
Can they please cut his mic?
He’s on the verge of throwing the race card.
Ahem boys.....I’m from NY. I do believe I beat you both!!! ;)
Cummings is trying to preempt what the witnesses will say and discredit it.
Cummings doing his best to preempt the testimony .....
He’s already defended Hillary...they must be running scared..
No military officals are testifying today. More lies to the American people from the White Hut. The question is, what will the GOP do about it?
Cummings can read! Who new?
Quite the PC guy.
It was him that hysterically insisted that BWI be named Thurgood Marshall BWI.
Not Babe Ruth BWI or Edgar Allen Poe BWI (much more appropriate IMO), but you’re a racist if you don’t agree that it should be Thurgood Marshall BWI.
I despise the man.
I second that motion.
He’s going to steal all their time. Just shut up, moron! Let us hear the people who are witnesses!
Elijah Cummings thinks the talking points his moronic staff has written for him, if shouted into the mic, will have an effect.
Wrong, Elijah. Oh so wrong.
It wouldn’t do much good. People would just be watching a moron ranting and raving at the moment. Piece of shit. I hate Cummings, who is now defending Dempsey and the two douchebags who refused to appear.
STFU...lets hear what the witnesses have to say before you lie
Give this idiot the hook. How long does moron Cummings get to poison the well before the hearings start.
Idiot Cummings is a reliable attack dog reading from notes because he doesn’t know what the hell he is yammering about. Just an older senile version of Obama
WALKED RIGHT INTO IT!
When all else fails......
Says anyone who questions the administration’s failures is engaged in a smear campaign. Says he “respects” the witnesses .... it’s clear he does not. He’s prepping the MSM for their coverage.
Me too, how do you have a hearing with this buffoon spouting off at the mouth
He sounds like a stumbling bumbling fool.
Are we really supposed to believe that we didn’t have an ability to respond to an incident that took place for seven hours?
And we have absolutely no capability to respond?
Common sense dictates otherwise.
Obviously, he thinks it more 'unfair' than being left to die. /s
This is one big white wash of government lies..
Where are the GD witnesses?
I wasn’t under the impression that Cummings was going to be the entire hearing....I thought the whistleblowers were going to speak. Oh, there’s that word “conspiracy”-—wow.
Exactly! This is a typical leftist tactic....to tie up and dominate the conversation and take up most of the time, run out the clock and obfuscate with endless blather.
Cunnings (sp inten) has had enough spew time. STFU now.
He’s scared to hear the truth!
You might have a point...
He’s repeating the same talking points from February...
Thank God he’s off the mic now.
Thompson up. Looks PO’d after Cummings’ attacks on him and the others.