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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: LUV W
An aside: Streaming as well. http://oversight.house.gov/ Interesting tweet: Jeanine Pirro ‏@JudgeJeanine 24m How Dare amb pickering and adm mcmullen refuse to testify #benghazi hearing!!!!!!! KPavich tweets pic of Sean's mom there https://twitter.com/KatiePavlich/status/332142260277895170/photo/1
451 posted on 05/08/2013 9:07:37 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: NoGrayZone

Yep...a understated bombshell was just dropped.


452 posted on 05/08/2013 9:07:40 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: nutmeg

I didn’t notice.
I’ll look to see next next...Michelle Bachmann could sure be there!


453 posted on 05/08/2013 9:07:51 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: Viennacon

LIVs.


454 posted on 05/08/2013 9:08:21 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: ken5050
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..

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.

455 posted on 05/08/2013 9:08:23 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: kristinn

Hicks told them good.


456 posted on 05/08/2013 9:08:29 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Viennacon
Who elects this garbage?

Garbage in, Garbage out !

457 posted on 05/08/2013 9:08:56 AM PDT by tomkat ( tyrannis delenda est .. and damned pronto, yo !)
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To: penelopesire

I get the feeling that Mr. Hicks is fixing to realign the Obama/Clinton alimentary canal.


458 posted on 05/08/2013 9:09:15 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: penelopesire

Can’t wait for details....questions and answers!


459 posted on 05/08/2013 9:09:15 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Triple

The White House sent their stooge Cummings the papers he was reading from. The only thing missing was a teleprompter


460 posted on 05/08/2013 9:09:16 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: lonevoice

Don’t be angry. Hicks just smeared a dozen eggs on Cummings face.


461 posted on 05/08/2013 9:09:20 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: lonevoice

“I’ve never been as embarrassed in my life, in my career, as on that day,” Hicks told investigators of Rice’s appearances.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57583388/benghazi-whistleblowers-head-to-house-committee/


462 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:00 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Toespi

Nordstrom choking up with anger...


463 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:10 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Toespi

IT MATTERS!!!


464 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:20 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: NoGrayZone

This guy is near tears!! Wow..POWERFUL!!


465 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Toespi

Nordstrom: IT MATTERS!! Just damn. BOOM!!


466 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:34 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: dragnet2

You bet.

No way the harpys can come back at him now.


467 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:42 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: NoGrayZone; penelopesire

OMG, he is breaking my heart. He is trying SO hard to keep himself together.


468 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:42 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: no-to-illegals

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.


469 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:44 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Hoffer Rand

Haha. I can’t wait for Maloney’s intense questioning. lol


470 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:53 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

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.


471 posted on 05/08/2013 9:10:53 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: onyx; MestaMachine; PrezUSA222; lward99

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.


472 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:00 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: onyx; MWestMom; Sarge

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.


473 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:04 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

He was just almost breaking down in tears, but composed himself.

He said”It matters.”!!!!


474 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:05 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: dragnet2

He is sincere with anger, loss.


475 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:09 AM PDT by Toespi
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Wondering why is it partisan to find the truth as Cummings implied.
476 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:12 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: dragnet2
Nordstrom, you speak for all of us! IT DOES MATTER!!!
477 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:15 AM PDT by reegs
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To: dragnet2

That’s how I read his emotions also.


478 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:24 AM PDT by calicard
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To: AliVeritas

God strengthen the witnesses with the spirit of truth... and a double portion on the questioners.


480 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:31 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: dragnet2

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.


481 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:38 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Hoodat

I’m betting on Fat Bottomed Girl.

She has more experience doing that than Jarrett does.


482 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:42 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: machogirl
“Let me be clear”

An Obama phrase that always precedes a lie.

483 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:47 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: dragnet2

Agreed. Nordstrom deeply emotional. Come on, hold it together, friend. The American people stand with you.


484 posted on 05/08/2013 9:11:58 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Victoria Toensing is there behind Hicks.


485 posted on 05/08/2013 9:12:04 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: mlizzy

I so totally agree that abortion started this downfall in our society.
Pray for the unborn.


486 posted on 05/08/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: Eagle of Liberty

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


487 posted on 05/08/2013 9:12:14 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: onyx

Issa: Be brief, I want to use my time?

He’d better use it.


488 posted on 05/08/2013 9:12:14 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: Viennacon

Amen. Forgive me Lord....but I HATE our enemies.


489 posted on 05/08/2013 9:12:31 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: kristinn

Here we go!


490 posted on 05/08/2013 9:12:43 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: NoGrayZone

He’s completely honest.


491 posted on 05/08/2013 9:12:53 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

LOVE Judge Jeanine! She tells it like it is!


492 posted on 05/08/2013 9:13:16 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: MWestMom

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?


493 posted on 05/08/2013 9:13:26 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Toespi
Wow...Hicks really choked up there with difficulty maintaining control...
494 posted on 05/08/2013 9:13:30 AM PDT by caww
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

He said it matters to answer Hilllary’s, “What difference does it make?”


495 posted on 05/08/2013 9:13:34 AM PDT by kabar
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To: AliVeritas

He is!
He’s letting Hero Thompson tell his story!
God bless both.


496 posted on 05/08/2013 9:13:50 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: Red_Devil 232

Did I just see Sheila Jackson Lee up there? This hearing could become a circus fast unless Issa keeps the rats under control.


497 posted on 05/08/2013 9:14:02 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: onyx

Honesty sometimes does that.....especially when we are SO pissed.


498 posted on 05/08/2013 9:14:02 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: caww

Nordstrom not Hicks.


499 posted on 05/08/2013 9:14:15 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Viennacon

Amen Viennacon!


500 posted on 05/08/2013 9:14:42 AM PDT by austinaero
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