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.
Please refrain from profanity, thanks.
Here comes the true story!!Praise to these men and to the TRUTH!
He wanted to move to HIcks to give him the most time
Sorry, Greg Hicks, hero.
“We have not heard from any eyewitness that was in Libya that night. You will be the first. Take your time.”
“As I remember sept 11. 2012 it was a regular day. I remember sending a text to stevens asking him if he was watching what was going on in cairo.”
“Watching a television show in my villa. Ran in screaming, greg, greg, consulate is under attack.”
I find you calling them “bitches” when they were kidnapped as girls and held hostage for years, beneath contempt. That’s what MWestMom said to you. You are wrong.
Fat bottomed girl is going to win out. Her brain is sharp when it needs to be, jello or concussed when it suits her. Whitewater, marcy park, law firm billing records., Hillarycare, etc., she is virtually unstoppable. With her powerful media propaganda machine, she is untouchable!
i WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT THROUGHT THIS WITHOUT CRYING.
She’s a professional, no doubt about it.
TRUTH is so easy to remember. I hope these lying bastards get what’s coming to them!
“bad cell phone night, connections were weak.” “Reached Ambassador on Scott Wicklands number earlier.”
braindead garbage elects braindead garbage
There’s some brain power < /sarcasm>
What happened with the explanation of Annex Chief. Did Hicks shake his head no or what??? because he moved on without it.
Testimony is outing the names of the witnesses. Interesting.
I already have....just hearing Nordstrom’s opening statement.
“consulate breached, at least 20 hostile armed members” “called annex chief to activate response plan”
don’t fret....we are all crying with you.
20+ hostile ARMED individuals had breached the annex... That’s quite a protest!!!
I’m still waiting for Clyburn to admit that he voted for Alvin Green (i.e. the black guy) in the 2010 Dem Primary for US Senate.
MSM = the news now for the TMZ culture
She’s not on the committee..
I thought he shook his head, but I might have been mistaken.
Then it means Annex Chief is CIA .
I am watching on Fox News
Already there after watching Nordstrom
10 pm Call to SD then to local Libyan officials. Other calls made then another call to Washington updating what he was doing. This pattern repeated throughout the night.
Said we would charter a plane out of Tripoli to fly in help.
Thus far, I am very impressed with Hicks.
Obama isn’t going to like him very much.
KNOCK IT OFF!
Cnn cut out to hear from jack trapper....coments....they really don’t want this to be heard.
You’re not alone....!!
MSNBC isn’t carrying it LIVE...they’re spinning...but who’s watching?
Not reading from a script = TRUTH!
Heartbreaking beginning of the end.....
“david mcfarland tried to get locals in benghazi to respond to the attack”
Yes, yes, YES! I have been trying to get people to see that this much more than the deaths of the four whose corpses Hillary Clinton stood over and lied about. The whole station crew was condemned to death. It was merely good fortune that 32 of them survived because a few brave men defied orders and rode to the rescue - at the cost of their lives.
Obama and Clinton wanted them dead...it would have been easier to deal with the dead....
Yes, again. Obama and Clinton needed them dead. Dead men tell no tales.
I started off believing Benghazi was just about the election but more and more I'm coming to the conclusion that it is a toxic stew of three things: 1. Stevens was there, knowingly, arranging weapons transfers to al Qaeda in Syria, 2. Jarrett, Brennan, Rice and Obama had set up Stevens, unbeknownst to him, to be kidnapped so he could be exchanged for the blind sheik, and 3. electoral politics - the need for al qaeda to be defunct, the desire to have Obama be seen as 'rescuing' Stevens. Once it started to go sideways due to Woods and Doherty, the imperitive to cover up became all consuming.
Their usual 3 viewers
Sad that the only place these people could look to for help seemed to a rag tag group of non responsive Libyans.
CNN cut into testimony, where Hicks is talking about calling for help. Blitzer says that THIS is where they will talk about it being an explosive political situation and goes to a guest speaker. CNN covering up already. Politizing Hicks testimony about calling for help.
CNN has AMAMPOUR talkin OVER him!
Scott Wickland (sp?)-— Stevens agent in charge was with Stevens.
Annex chief said Benghazi Annex was mobilizing a response team to go to consulate
Called State at 10pm
Called sr officials of govt of Libya
Called chief of staff to pres, Prime minister MFA
Talked with annex chief to charter plane in Tripoli for a response team
Has Hicks submitted a precise timeline? I SO hope he has!!!
Timeline is critical!
What am I wrong about? That the Ohio story is a sideshow?
Just notes for accuracy.
God bless him.