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.
Yep...a understated bombshell was just dropped.
I didn’t notice.
I’ll look to see next next...Michelle Bachmann could sure be there!
From your keyboard to God's ears. I'm still literally shaking in anger over what Cumming's tried to do to preempt these brave whistleblowers.
Hicks told them good.
Garbage in, Garbage out !
I get the feeling that Mr. Hicks is fixing to realign the Obama/Clinton alimentary canal.
Can’t wait for details....questions and answers!
The White House sent their stooge Cummings the papers he was reading from. The only thing missing was a teleprompter
Don’t be angry. Hicks just smeared a dozen eggs on Cummings face.
“I’ve never been as embarrassed in my life, in my career, as on that day,” Hicks told investigators of Rice’s appearances.
Nordstrom choking up with anger...
This guy is near tears!! Wow..POWERFUL!!
Nordstrom: IT MATTERS!! Just damn. BOOM!!
No way the harpys can come back at him now.
OMG, he is breaking my heart. He is trying SO hard to keep himself together.
At some point, this will come down to a fight between Hillary and Jarrett. We’ll see who does the better job of stabbing the other in the back.
Haha. I can’t wait for Maloney’s intense questioning. lol
Cummings apparently comes from a safe district. dems in more precarious districts will remain under cover and as far from the Benghazi issue as possible to avoid any possibility of being wounded by it.
I’m not there. Pinging two I know who are. I don’t know if others are there. PrezUsa222 told me the place is packed and they’re not in the hearing room, yet.
The Ohio story should not preempt nor interfere in any way with this story. To use it that way is a travesty.
However, to call the kidnapped and held for ten years teens/now women “bitches” is beneath contempt.
So I will not praise that post, not now, not ever.
In fact, if it had just posted that contemptible sentence and not the rest of the point, it would have already been removed.
I would’ve hit abuse and it would’ve gone bye-bye.
He was just almost breaking down in tears, but composed himself.
He said”It matters.”!!!!
He is sincere with anger, loss.
That’s how I read his emotions also.
God strengthen the witnesses with the spirit of truth... and a double portion on the questioners.
The Democrats would be wise to proceed cautiously when they question him ... but they won’t ... their mission, straight from the administration, is to undermine if not outright destroy these witnesses.
I’m betting on Fat Bottomed Girl.
She has more experience doing that than Jarrett does.
An Obama phrase that always precedes a lie.
Agreed. Nordstrom deeply emotional. Come on, hold it together, friend. The American people stand with you.
Victoria Toensing is there behind Hicks.
I so totally agree that abortion started this downfall in our society.
Pray for the unborn.
Of course the AP applauded years of investigation of who released the name of a clerk in the CIA when going after Chaney.
Pray for America to Wake Up
Issa: Be brief, I want to use my time?
He’d better use it.
Amen. Forgive me Lord....but I HATE our enemies.
Here we go!
He’s completely honest.
LOVE Judge Jeanine! She tells it like it is!
I will wager that the Ohio story doesn’t affect you personally, either. Does it impact on your life in any way other than casual interest?
Or are you so easily distracted by the “Look At The Funny Monkey” sideshows by The Left?
He said it matters to answer Hilllary’s, “What difference does it make?”
He’s letting Hero Thompson tell his story!
God bless both.
Did I just see Sheila Jackson Lee up there? This hearing could become a circus fast unless Issa keeps the rats under control.
Honesty sometimes does that.....especially when we are SO pissed.
Nordstrom not Hicks.
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