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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: txrangerette

You guys need to take your rants to another thread or stay on topic here...


601 posted on 05/08/2013 9:29:10 AM PDT by caww
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To: MWestMom

AWESOME POST.


602 posted on 05/08/2013 9:29:13 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: txrangerette

Good god almighty..this thread is about Benghazi..can you people shut up about kidnapped girls.


603 posted on 05/08/2013 9:29:31 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: onyx

You can hear a pin drop in that room...pretty amazing...even cameras are still


604 posted on 05/08/2013 9:29:47 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
Hicks is making it VERY CLEAR that 'Ansar Al Sharia' is a terrorist group and is immediately known to be responsible for the attack from the get go.

Explain THAT one 0bama, Hillary, Rice, Jay Carney, etc..

605 posted on 05/08/2013 9:29:52 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

~placemarker~


606 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:00 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Truth2012
Hicks had to learn from Twitter what was going on?

He said earlier that cell signal was weak during that time. Would twitter be more robust than cell?

607 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:02 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: txrangerette; Old Sarge

Stop disrupting this thread. Start your own thread on the Cleveland story and battle it out over there.


608 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:13 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: kristinn

Thank God for Fox News Holding Strong. CNN going to commercial is making many turn to Fox News!!!


609 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:20 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: Viennacon

Thanks....thought i caught that.

Africom or joint chiefs? That was not clear...only that that someone lied about what assets were available.


610 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:24 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: onyx

Here comes the Clinton info!


611 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:25 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: MWestMom

Outstanding.


612 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:30 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: txrangerette

Clinton called Hicks..did she ever mention this when she testified..she is directly tying her to it..


613 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:42 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: NoGrayZone

ooops...Hillary on phone with them at 2am Lybia time.


614 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

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!


615 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:49 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: isthisnickcool

It is extremely impressive that you don’t hear

umms, and uhhhs, etc....because it natural for most speakers


616 posted on 05/08/2013 9:30:56 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

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.


617 posted on 05/08/2013 9:31:06 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Truth2012

Pretty sad.


618 posted on 05/08/2013 9:31:06 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: All

Drop the Cleveland comments and stay on topic.


619 posted on 05/08/2013 9:31:10 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Hicks on the phone with Clinton during the event!!!!!


620 posted on 05/08/2013 9:31:11 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: MWestMom; Old Sarge

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.


621 posted on 05/08/2013 9:31:19 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: onyx

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!


622 posted on 05/08/2013 9:31:56 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Viennacon
We still don’t know whether he was sodomized.

Really? Are you kidding me?
623 posted on 05/08/2013 9:31:59 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: caww

Stunning testimony..


624 posted on 05/08/2013 9:31:59 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: penelopesire

Well, Cummings was definitely wrong in his assessment of the military not being able to respond in time. No surprise. Cummings is braindead oaf.


625 posted on 05/08/2013 9:32:01 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Hillary on phone with them at 2am Lybia time.


626 posted on 05/08/2013 9:32:01 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: Old Sarge

That’ll work.


Me too!


627 posted on 05/08/2013 9:32:06 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Hicks is making it VERY CLEAR that 'Ansar Al Sharia' is a terrorist group and is immediately known to be responsible for the attack from the get go.

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.

628 posted on 05/08/2013 9:32:17 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: onyx

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?


629 posted on 05/08/2013 9:32:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

They can’t explain it.

“Let me be clear... uh....”


630 posted on 05/08/2013 9:32:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Admin Moderator
bravo
631 posted on 05/08/2013 9:32:46 AM PDT by tomkat ( tyrannis delenda est .. and damned pronto, yo !)
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To: sauropod

I deal on my own, not on your agenda.


632 posted on 05/08/2013 9:33:03 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

WOW!


633 posted on 05/08/2013 9:33:09 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: onyx

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.


634 posted on 05/08/2013 9:33:14 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: onyx

Anyone not able to watch this thusfar — do whatever you can to do so at once ... this is not to be missed.


635 posted on 05/08/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: onyx

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?


636 posted on 05/08/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: onyx

Just noticed that. The blonde lady on his left seems so sad.


637 posted on 05/08/2013 9:33:31 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: isthisnickcool

You’re so right.

Amen.

Gripping testimony.

Truth will out.

Praise God and this brave man.


638 posted on 05/08/2013 9:33:31 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

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...


639 posted on 05/08/2013 9:33:32 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Expose Obama's radical agenda at every opportunity, or be enslaved by it.)
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To: isthisnickcool

It needs to drip down the walls...heavily...as we know.


640 posted on 05/08/2013 9:33:40 AM PDT by caww
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To: acoulterfan

CNN does NOT like what they’re hearing and seeing...truth.


641 posted on 05/08/2013 9:33:51 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: kristinn

642 posted on 05/08/2013 9:34:22 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: kabar

She obviously had better things to do than her job.


643 posted on 05/08/2013 9:34:22 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

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.


644 posted on 05/08/2013 9:34:23 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: glennaro
Anyone not able to watch this thusfar — do whatever you can to do so at once ... this is not to be missed.

You are correct, this is absolutely riveting, I cannot tear myself away from this.

646 posted on 05/08/2013 9:34:46 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: tina07

Sheeesh.

Hero Hicks is almost breaking down.

God bless him..


647 posted on 05/08/2013 9:34:56 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

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..


648 posted on 05/08/2013 9:35:01 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Admin Moderator

Way ahead of you!


649 posted on 05/08/2013 9:35:06 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: txrangerette

Was that before or after the sodomy?


650 posted on 05/08/2013 9:35:09 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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