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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: Recovering Ex-hippie

We’re so praying.

Lord, hear our prayers.


401 posted on 05/08/2013 8:59:51 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: RummyChick

I saw that too..daggers & jaw clenched. Pissed off!


402 posted on 05/08/2013 8:59:55 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: AliVeritas
Who was on the C-130 when they were kicked off?

It was reported that 4 people disembarked, but did not say who. I presumed it was special forces located in Libya for security reasons, but do not know who.

403 posted on 05/08/2013 9:00:00 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (')
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To: cornfedcowboy

lawyer Joe


404 posted on 05/08/2013 9:00:17 AM PDT by RummyChick
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UI don’t understand the protocol of these hearings but letting Cummings speak like that is appalling to me


405 posted on 05/08/2013 9:00:18 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: dennisw

I think Cummings talk is actually setting up members of the administration and high ranking military personnel for perjury charges.


406 posted on 05/08/2013 9:00:26 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Lawyer.


407 posted on 05/08/2013 9:00:27 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Joe DiGenova.

Michele Bachmann is there too.


408 posted on 05/08/2013 9:00:36 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: HawkHogan
Are we really supposed to believe that we didn’t have an ability to respond to an incident that took place for seven hours?

The Concorde took 3-4 hours to go from NY to London! And we couldn't get a plane that was supposedly positioned off the Libyan coast in there in 7 hours?
410 posted on 05/08/2013 9:00:47 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: glennaro

Mr. Thompson looks a little jittery starting off. Understandable. Don’t worry, sir. Americans have your back.


411 posted on 05/08/2013 9:01:05 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Eagle of Liberty

NOTIFIED THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!!


413 posted on 05/08/2013 9:01:31 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: sauropod

I see her. Glad she’s there.


414 posted on 05/08/2013 9:02:23 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Toespi

HA!!


415 posted on 05/08/2013 9:02:36 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Toespi

All the options on the table FOR THE DECISION MAKERS


416 posted on 05/08/2013 9:02:41 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Lucky9teen
Or is our country so far gone, culture wise, that it’s no big deal any more?
Forty years of abortion has done that. The devil is very shrewd. But Jesus will win!
417 posted on 05/08/2013 9:02:45 AM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: onyx

nice face, not, Maloney, shaking her head while he is speaking..


418 posted on 05/08/2013 9:02:57 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Batman11

OK You got me I’m turning it on.


419 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:09 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Toespi

WH shut down rescue op. NSC = White Hut.


420 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:10 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: mlizzy

Amen!


421 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:15 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Joe DeGeneva, his lawyer!!!


422 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:33 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Toespi; All

The Democrat members if this committee are among the STUPIDEST in the House...Carolyn Maloney, Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Danny Douglas...they are gonna make total assh***s of themselves..


423 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:38 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: tina07

ugh. so typical


424 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:43 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: All

I’m gonna get whiplash watching the tv behind me and posting here!!


425 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:55 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Toespi

hE IS SMASHING THE IDEA THAT “WE CAN’T GO ON UNTIL WE KNOW EVERYTHING IN A CRISIS.”

He is getting more comfortable.


426 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:56 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

They do not come much dumber oe more political, then Mr. Cummings, although I personally think Jim Clyburn is braindead and worse!!! Can you imagine that dumb Elizabeth Colbert-Busch campaigned with Clyburn the Sunday before election day. Woman is not wired too tight!!! For that matter...neither is her brother Stephen Colbert!!! Once again, getting celebrity endorsements means zilch!!! Mark Sanford spanked her real good last evening!!!


427 posted on 05/08/2013 9:04:05 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Joe DSe Genova, council for some of the whistleblowers ... he has an almost serene smile on his face. He is tired of being lied about and having these patriots lied about in order to cover for the lying treacherous democrips. What Joe says to media after the hearing will be very interesting. His wife Victoria Toensing is atty for other of the whistleblowers and is being blocked from secret intel which would assist her in defending them, though she has a top secret clearance.


428 posted on 05/08/2013 9:04:08 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Old Sarge
I couldn't care less about the three Ohio bitches. Their story does not affect my life in the least detail.

I am going to assume that your passion for this hearing has caused you to have a momentary loss of composure resulting in a statement that has no bearing on the current hearing and is about as unfeeling and deplorable a statement that could be made about three young women who lost their childhood to sociopaths. There are miracles in that story as I hope there will be in these hearings.
429 posted on 05/08/2013 9:04:27 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: ken5050

Who was Puglosi meant to send? The Dem minority’s intellectual heavyweights? Clyburn and Washermouth Schultz?


430 posted on 05/08/2013 9:04:29 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: tina07

Is that the lady with the duck lips? What a sour expression and lack of class to not let the witness speak without her making faces.


431 posted on 05/08/2013 9:04:32 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Old Sarge

Agreed, the Ohio story does not matter to any of us.


432 posted on 05/08/2013 9:04:42 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: ken5050

Carolyn Maloney is scum, no doubt about that.


433 posted on 05/08/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: onyx
kristinn hasn’t posted since he posted this thread.

well, he IS the strong silent type.

434 posted on 05/08/2013 9:05:08 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: onyx; Toespi; tina07
The woman over Mr. Thompson's right shoulder - between the two Asian women - looks like Rep. Michele Bachmann... ?

Rep. Carolyn "Camel Lips" Maloney looks annoyed, like she wishes she was anywhere but at this hearing...

435 posted on 05/08/2013 9:05:16 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Hoffer Rand

She’s a real piece of work


436 posted on 05/08/2013 9:05:23 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Eagle of Liberty
My local newspaper's ONLY mention of the hearings:

By DONNA CASSATA

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — House Republicans who insist the Obama administration is covering up information about last year's deadly assault in Libya say their goal is to get answers.

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Wednesday that the three State Department witnesses at the hearing deserve to be heard.

The Sept. 11 attack at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Nearly eight months later, Republicans continue to investigate despite an exhaustive independent review and hours of testimony from senior administration officials.


SO VERY SAD!!!
437 posted on 05/08/2013 9:05:25 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: tina07

Sour face deluxe!
Waiting to pounce and bloviate!


438 posted on 05/08/2013 9:05:28 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

It is Michelle


439 posted on 05/08/2013 9:05:36 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: MHGinTN

I don’t think Toensing has TS/SCI.

That’s the problem.


440 posted on 05/08/2013 9:06:07 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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Oooooo, they were given warnings BEFOREHAND!!


441 posted on 05/08/2013 9:06:14 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: piasa; kristinn

YES.... and he’ll love that!


442 posted on 05/08/2013 9:06:16 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: Viennacon

these congressmen, especially the democrats, are nothing compared to the credentials of these brave men, and the 4 brave dead Americans.


443 posted on 05/08/2013 9:06:23 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: onyx

Hicks is awesome!


444 posted on 05/08/2013 9:06:25 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: sauropod

The obama/Clinton defenders in the MSM would be wise to keep the Democrats’ scowling faces off the tube — all while the witnesses are only introducing themselves.


445 posted on 05/08/2013 9:06:52 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: kristinn

Fox news breakin on national radio for the Cleveland kidnapping case.

Benghazi hearing started 30 minutes ago.

=> Hate to say I told you so...but as predicted here Monday the media would be hoisting a story with social media appeal...to distract from the hearings and they will go wall to wall now.


446 posted on 05/08/2013 9:06:57 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: nutmeg

It’s her.


447 posted on 05/08/2013 9:07:04 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: tina07

Just looking at them, you can tell how braindead they are. Elijah Cummings. Who elects this garbage?


448 posted on 05/08/2013 9:07:12 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

He is shutting them down on criticism right from the get go.


449 posted on 05/08/2013 9:07:32 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Viennacon

You can definitely tell the dem women. They look like the Gorgons. And are about that pleasant.


450 posted on 05/08/2013 9:07:33 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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