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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.


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To: Seizethecarp

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.


301 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:01 AM PDT by Seizethecarp ((Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: ken5050

He’s now accusing Issa of being political. Pot calling kettle black? Cummings needs to go dance in traffic.


302 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:09 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: All

Cummings calling Hicks a liar already - saying military commanders have already told Congress the military could not have gotten there in time.


303 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:13 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: MWestMom

He’s shameful and BTW, his time is UP!

Issa must respond or let the witnesses have at him.


304 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:19 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: Fresh Wind

When all else fails, blame...REPUBLICANS.

Shocker.


305 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:20 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: ken5050

I agree Issa should cut him off by turning off his mic. He is spouting only lies.


306 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:22 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Time is divided equally.


307 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:24 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: onyx; AliVeritas; Old Sarge
Shut up, Cummings! Enough already...

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...

308 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:24 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: onyx

I wish this blowhard would STFU!!!


309 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:30 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: don-o

hey, I’m in Illinois - I out-embarrass all y’all!


310 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:31 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: dragnet2

Wow! Cummings is wound up! Someone is running scared right now!


311 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:00 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: onyx

Issa needs to cut him off..he’s filibustering


312 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:01 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: rainee

If Cummings is already this close to a meltdown...this is gonna be good...ROTFLOL!!


313 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:05 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: bigbob

Four pinnochios.....Now that’s classy.


314 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:24 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: ZX12R

This is like watching a graduation from the Tokyo Rose school of propaganda...

What a sick joke our government has become..


316 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:27 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MissMagnolia

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”.


317 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:28 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: nutmeg

He’s such a hot headed troll.

Making a damned fool of himself..


318 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:30 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: nutmeg

He’s referencing the Washington Post Pinnochio rating system...

Can they please cut his mic?


319 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:35 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: penelopesire

He’s on the verge of throwing the race card.


320 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:43 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Toespi

:)


321 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:48 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: bigbob; don-o

Ahem boys.....I’m from NY. I do believe I beat you both!!! ;)


322 posted on 05/08/2013 8:51:55 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: dennisw
Cummings seems to rule out that Dempsey and Panetta were lying. This is why we need General Ham. Someone made the decision not to send help. No one knew how long the attacks would last.

Cummings is trying to preempt what the witnesses will say and discredit it.

323 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:03 AM PDT by kabar
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To: penelopesire

Cummings doing his best to preempt the testimony .....


324 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:03 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: penelopesire

He’s already defended Hillary...they must be running scared..


325 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:06 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: Seizethecarp

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?


326 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:08 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: NoGrayZone

Cummings can read! Who new?


327 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:17 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

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.


328 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:18 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: HawkHogan

I second that motion.


329 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:21 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: dragnet2

He’s going to steal all their time. Just shut up, moron! Let us hear the people who are witnesses!


330 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:24 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: kristinn

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.


331 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nutmeg

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.


332 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:28 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: onyx

STFU...lets hear what the witnesses have to say before you lie


334 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:44 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: dennisw

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


335 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:46 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: penelopesire

WOO-HOO!

Future hearing!!!

WALKED RIGHT INTO IT!


336 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:50 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: Fresh Wind

When all else fails......


337 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:56 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: onyx

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.


338 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:59 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: NoGrayZone

Me too, how do you have a hearing with this buffoon spouting off at the mouth


339 posted on 05/08/2013 8:53:02 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: MissMagnolia

He sounds like a stumbling bumbling fool.


340 posted on 05/08/2013 8:53:03 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: MissMagnolia

Are we really supposed to believe that we didn’t have an ability to respond to an incident that took place for seven hours?

Seven hours?

And we have absolutely no capability to respond?

Common sense dictates otherwise.


341 posted on 05/08/2013 8:53:07 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: glennaro
Says attacks against Rice are “unfair”.

Obviously, he thinks it more 'unfair' than being left to die. /s

342 posted on 05/08/2013 8:53:10 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: HawkHogan

This is one big white wash of government lies..

Where are the GD witnesses?


343 posted on 05/08/2013 8:53:17 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: HawkHogan

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.


344 posted on 05/08/2013 8:53:23 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: rainee

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.


345 posted on 05/08/2013 8:53:33 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Toespi

TOO LATE.

He’s scared to hear the truth!


346 posted on 05/08/2013 8:53:34 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: clintonh8r

Not me!!!


347 posted on 05/08/2013 8:53:39 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: bigbob

You might have a point...


348 posted on 05/08/2013 8:54:12 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: MWestMom

He’s repeating the same talking points from February...

Thank God he’s off the mic now.


349 posted on 05/08/2013 8:54:17 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: onyx

Thompson up. Looks PO’d after Cummings’ attacks on him and the others.


350 posted on 05/08/2013 8:54:27 AM PDT by glennaro
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