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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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
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To: Viennacon

Please refrain from profanity, thanks.


501 posted on 05/08/2013 9:14:52 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: onyx

Here comes the true story!!Praise to these men and to the TRUTH!


502 posted on 05/08/2013 9:14:57 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: AliVeritas

He wanted to move to HIcks to give him the most time


503 posted on 05/08/2013 9:14:57 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: AliVeritas

Sorry, Greg Hicks, hero.


504 posted on 05/08/2013 9:14:58 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

“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.”


505 posted on 05/08/2013 9:15:14 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Praise God!


506 posted on 05/08/2013 9:15:32 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: Old Sarge

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.


507 posted on 05/08/2013 9:15:34 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: sauropod

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!


508 posted on 05/08/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: onyx

i WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT THROUGHT THIS WITHOUT CRYING.


509 posted on 05/08/2013 9:15:52 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Sorry


510 posted on 05/08/2013 9:15:57 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: The_Media_never_lie

She’s a professional, no doubt about it.


511 posted on 05/08/2013 9:16:23 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

TRUTH is so easy to remember. I hope these lying bastards get what’s coming to them!


512 posted on 05/08/2013 9:16:25 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

“bad cell phone night, connections were weak.” “Reached Ambassador on Scott Wicklands number earlier.”


513 posted on 05/08/2013 9:16:29 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Viennacon

braindead garbage elects braindead garbage


514 posted on 05/08/2013 9:16:33 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: sauropod

There’s some brain power < /sarcasm>


515 posted on 05/08/2013 9:16:50 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Viennacon

What happened with the explanation of Annex Chief. Did Hicks shake his head no or what??? because he moved on without it.


516 posted on 05/08/2013 9:17:14 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: All

Testimony is outing the names of the witnesses. Interesting.


517 posted on 05/08/2013 9:17:28 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I already have....just hearing Nordstrom’s opening statement.


518 posted on 05/08/2013 9:17:29 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

“consulate breached, at least 20 hostile armed members” “called annex chief to activate response plan”


519 posted on 05/08/2013 9:17:29 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

don’t fret....we are all crying with you.

(((GROUP HUG)))


520 posted on 05/08/2013 9:17:32 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

*waves*


521 posted on 05/08/2013 9:17:37 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: onyx

20+ hostile ARMED individuals had breached the annex... That’s quite a protest!!!


522 posted on 05/08/2013 9:17:38 AM PDT by reegs
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

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.


523 posted on 05/08/2013 9:17:39 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: LUV W

MSM = the news now for the TMZ culture


524 posted on 05/08/2013 9:17:52 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Viennacon

She’s not on the committee..


525 posted on 05/08/2013 9:18:27 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: RummyChick

I thought he shook his head, but I might have been mistaken.


526 posted on 05/08/2013 9:18:39 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Then it means Annex Chief is CIA .


527 posted on 05/08/2013 9:19:03 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: kabar

Ok..got it


528 posted on 05/08/2013 9:19:07 AM PDT by caww
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To: dragnet2

I am watching on Fox News


529 posted on 05/08/2013 9:19:26 AM PDT by MEG33 (Prayers for all affected in Boston and West)
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To: reegs

Riveting testimony.....


530 posted on 05/08/2013 9:19:27 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: Recovering Ex-hippie

Already there after watching Nordstrom


531 posted on 05/08/2013 9:19:36 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: big'ol_freeper

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.


532 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:07 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: Recovering Ex-hippie

Thus far, I am very impressed with Hicks.

Obama isn’t going to like him very much.


533 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:11 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Batman11

KNOCK IT OFF!


534 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:18 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: NoGrayZone

Cnn cut out to hear from jack trapper....coments....they really don’t want this to be heard.


535 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:26 AM PDT by caww
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

You’re not alone....!!


536 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:27 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

MSNBC isn’t carrying it LIVE...they’re spinning...but who’s watching?


537 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:27 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: onyx

Not reading from a script = TRUTH!


538 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:35 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Heartbreaking beginning of the end.....


539 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:38 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: reegs
God Bless Mr. Hicks....his anger and grief is absolutely palpable.
540 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:43 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

“david mcfarland tried to get locals in benghazi to respond to the attack”


541 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:46 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
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?

If we are to believe this Admin excuse, then I would say our MILITARY is in a very decimated state under this ADMIN.
542 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:47 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Texas Songwriter
Consider that it is worse and more evil than simple abandonment of 4 men. When the order to "stand-down" was ordered there were more than 32 people at risk. That meant that all (4 + 32), if nothing was done, were at mortal risk.

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.

543 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:05 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything + 969)
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To: ken5050

Their usual 3 viewers


544 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:11 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: RummyChick

Sad that the only place these people could look to for help seemed to a rag tag group of non responsive Libyans.

Why??


545 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:23 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: caww

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.


546 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:30 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: onyx

CNN has AMAMPOUR talkin OVER him!


547 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:40 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: onyx

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!


548 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:44 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: txrangerette

What am I wrong about? That the Ohio story is a sideshow?


549 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:45 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: NoGrayZone

Right.
Just notes for accuracy.
God bless him.


550 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:54 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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