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.
You guys need to take your rants to another thread or stay on topic here...
Good god almighty..this thread is about Benghazi..can you people shut up about kidnapped girls.
You can hear a pin drop in that room...pretty amazing...even cameras are still
Explain THAT one 0bama, Hillary, Rice, Jay Carney, etc..
He said earlier that cell signal was weak during that time. Would twitter be more robust than cell?
Stop disrupting this thread. Start your own thread on the Cleveland story and battle it out over there.
Thank God for Fox News Holding Strong. CNN going to commercial is making many turn to Fox News!!!
Thanks....thought i caught that.
Africom or joint chiefs? That was not clear...only that that someone lied about what assets were available.
Here comes the Clinton info!
Clinton called Hicks..did she ever mention this when she testified..she is directly tying her to it..
ooops...Hillary on phone with them at 2am Lybia time.
No thanks needed. We are ALL in this together =). Sometimes the truth is very difficult to hear...but must be told.
Hicks seems to want to cry with us, but is holding himself together.
Group hug and prayers up for these brave men!
It is extremely impressive that you don’t hear
umms, and uhhhs, etc....because it natural for most speakers
Thank you! The news has been going ape-sh*t over those three girls every hour on the hour. I’m glad they’re okay, but we have a major scandal exposing Hillary and Obama unfolding right now.
Drop the Cleveland comments and stay on topic.
Hicks on the phone with Clinton during the event!!!!!
Sarge is one of the good guys. He is just as frustrated as I am (or more) at the msm trying to change the focus to something, while very tragic, not as important to national interest as this trial is.
I’ve been watching hearings for years. I have never heard it so silent in the room with all those people. The gravity of this is dripping down the walls.
God Bless The United States of America and all that protect her!
Well, Cummings was definitely wrong in his assessment of the military not being able to respond in time. No surprise. Cummings is braindead oaf.
This is very very damaging to hillary and HUSSEIN. Hicks is very emotional at certain points, he's reliving the whole thing all over again.
Hillary didn’t call until 8PM DC time (2 AM in Benghazi) Why the hell did it take her so long to speak with him?
They can’t explain it.
“Let me be clear... uh....”
I deal on my own, not on your agenda.
I just quick peeked at CNN, Wolfie said they will “monitor” the hearing because they could go on for hours....MSNBC has a panel of assholes discussing it, didn’t see any coverage..couldn’t stay on either channel for more than a split second, first time I’ve ever put either of them on my tv.
Anyone not able to watch this thusfar — do whatever you can to do so at once ... this is not to be missed.
You know, that’s a point i missed, and needs to be repeated.
When they claim they didnt have time to get there, how long did they KNOW it was going to last?
When it started, as far as they knew, it could have been an all-out attack or nothing- they had no way of knowing if it was going to be a 5 minute protest ar the beginning of a month-long seige... so, how would they know how long they had to respond?
You just RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE in the hopes of getting your people out safe.
But they didnt respond, at all.
Were they just lucky that it ended in 7 hours?
Just noticed that. The blonde lady on his left seems so sad.
You’re so right.
Truth will out.
Praise God and this brave man.
The question is What military assets were being deployed to assist of course after the fact you can claim well such and such would not have made it but during the attack how come every asset FEST, Carrier Aircraft, Aviano Acft, Acrft and response teams from Landstuhl....
Obama gave the order not to involve the military in this that is the story here.... He and Hillary are derelict in their duty to do everything in their power to assist and protect our embassy and the personnel....
Special Prosecutor get everyone under oath there has to be an Obama staffer that heard the conversation about sacrificing the people to avoid a political catastrophe just before the election...
It needs to drip down the walls...heavily...as we know.
CNN does NOT like what they’re hearing and seeing...truth.
She obviously had better things to do than her job.
Agree we don’t know what the savages did to him.
All I know is I heard the cause of death was smoke inhalation but think that was a news report not sure if it was an official cause of death.
You are correct, this is absolutely riveting, I cannot tear myself away from this.
Hero Hicks is almost breaking down.
God bless him..
Agreed! this is what the truth sounds like..Cummings & his ilk should take note.
Also, did anyone hear him say earlier something about a hostage team coming in to rescue? That would shed some light to the blind sheik hostage swap theory. I may have heard wrong..
Way ahead of you!
Was that before or after the sodomy?