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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: fatima

Well, you heard the most significant.

The ugly democrat is up now.


701 posted on 05/08/2013 9:44:22 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: surrey

Cummings speaking ... let’s see how he defends the administration without attacking the front line witnesses ...


702 posted on 05/08/2013 9:44:26 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: kristinn

Now that’s a photo!


703 posted on 05/08/2013 9:44:29 AM PDT by caww
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To: ScottinVA

Ask a question or shut the hell up, Cummings.


704 posted on 05/08/2013 9:44:31 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: txrangerette

Please, let’s stay on topic. Thank you.


705 posted on 05/08/2013 9:44:35 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Viennacon

Oh OK

I doubt if they would admit that their beloved ROP are violent murderers and man rapists...


706 posted on 05/08/2013 9:44:38 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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good job fox


707 posted on 05/08/2013 9:44:41 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Viennacon

Is Cummings really going to rationalize this...


708 posted on 05/08/2013 9:44:47 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: NoGrayZone

did he just say, death is a part of life?


709 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:00 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: NoGrayZone

“Death is a part of life...” - Cummings

I just pulled my headphones off when he said that.

WTH?


710 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:05 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: NoGrayZone

WahWahWahWahWah... Let’s get back to the testimony.


711 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:06 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: NoGrayZone

NO, and he’s had to hold this in for MONTHS!


712 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:06 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: surrey

What will Eli ever do with all of that? Maybe he has some helpers who can give him something to read.

“I said, death is a part of life, but we have to find a way.....” or something


713 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:12 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: NoGrayZone

Not Cummings please......... Is his input relevant other than to distract and misdirect.


714 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:14 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Viennacon

He did say on Hannity last night that he was attending.


715 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:15 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Omg. Cummings is going to refer to a funeral he went to. Death is a part of life.......theoretically.....WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE


716 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:19 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: RummyChick

What is Cummings on about...talk about rambling, just wanna punch him in the face.


717 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:27 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: penelopesire

Cummings says death is part of life but life is part of death....good grief..what utter nonsensical BS!!


718 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: txrangerette; Old Sarge

Please drop it now and allow the thread to stay on topic.


719 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:33 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: caww

Plane landed in Bengazi about 7:30 (Hicks said)


What is the significance? I don’t understand. Plane of what?


720 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:35 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 OR BEFORE : (STATE DEPARTMENT WASTES FUNDS ON ORGANIZING INTERNATIONAL CONCERT TOURS...)


721 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:39 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: penelopesire

Yep!


722 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:39 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: Toespi

“I feel your pain.”

Give me a break. No he doesn’t!


723 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:45 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: RummyChick

yes...Lets learn from this children...we feel your pain.....now lets just move on...


724 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:45 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Viennacon
It is Michelle

Interesting... thanks. I didn't expect to see Michele Bachmann in the audience.

725 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:49 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: kristinn

Yes!!!!!! That needs to be shown and reminded of.....again and again!


726 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:55 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: kristinn

Cummings: “Sadly Passed Away” Are you kidding me?


727 posted on 05/08/2013 9:45:55 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 OR BEFORE : (STATE DEPARTMENT WASTES FUNDS ON ORGANIZING INTERNATIONAL CONCERT TOURS...)-———— State Dept. fiddled before consulate burned (Benghazi), The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2012 | Moshe Phillips Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 1:04:59 AM by Perseverando


728 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:04 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: RummyChick
Is Cummings really going to rationalize this...

Someone shut this asshat up...cummings....the man is despicable.

729 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:10 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: onyx
ugly democrat

Redundant. Both in appearance and spirit.

730 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:11 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: Blue Turtle

He did! What a despicable POS...

This should fire up the witnesses even more.


731 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:11 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: kevkrom; JLAGRAYFOX

Obama, Clinton, Rice - the one we NEED to get under oath is Jarrett.


732 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:14 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: NoGrayZone

“Death is a part of life”??? Seriously, that needs to be said here??? What a POS.


733 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:18 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: penelopesire

WTH is Cummings saying now? Death is a part of life and somehow we need to make life a part of death? WHAT!!!! This Party is nothing less than a disgrace!!


734 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:21 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: NoGrayZone

He’s shameful and shameless.
Cummings is an outrage.


735 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:22 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: onyx

“Death is a part of life ...” “Balance”

In other words,

“What difference does it make ...”


736 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:23 AM PDT by maggief
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To: glennaro

Cummings is now saying his job is to protect the colleagues of the whistle-blowers from their lies. Issa should get the sergeant at arms to remove him.


737 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:26 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: onyx

Hicks’ testimony is tearing me up. I’m so sad.


738 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:29 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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Why is Cummings saying we have to protect these witnesses and their fellow employees? Sounds like a threat!


739 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:33 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Blue Turtle

“did he just say, death is a part of life?”

Deaf is a part of life???


740 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:40 AM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Wow..I can empathize greatly with Hicks.... he’s certainly determined to get this out accurately...and so tuff as I’m sure it plays thru his mind as he speaks.


741 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:48 AM PDT by caww
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To: kevkrom

What the hell is he rambling about?


742 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:48 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: acoulterfan

There’s a big difference in “Sadly Passed Away” and “was brutally murdered”


743 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:49 AM PDT by pnz1
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SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 MON : (AQ LEADER ZAWAHIRI VIDEO SURFACES; HE ORDERS JIHADIS TO ATTACK AMERICANS IN RETRIBUTION FOR THE JUNE 2012 KILLING OF AL LIBI ) -———U.S. officials clarify administration description of two heroes in Libya attack, http://www.washingtonguardian.com/revising-libya-story ^ Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 8:27:53 PM by hecht


744 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:49 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Golfinsocal

Also the blond behind Mr. Nordstrom holds her facial expressions and movement just like Hilary Clinton. God help me, I don’t trust what my eyes see anymore.


745 posted on 05/08/2013 9:46:55 AM PDT by Golfinsocal
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To: RummyChick

Is Cummings really going to rationalize this...
__________________________________________________________

I can’t believe it! DISGUSTING!!!!

Oh, now he wants “balance”. What an @sshole.


746 posted on 05/08/2013 9:47:00 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Marathoner

Just quickly checked CNN and MSNBC - no coverage of these hearings. Still in Cleveland.


747 posted on 05/08/2013 9:47:01 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (')
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To: penelopesire

Cummings “death is apart of life...comrades passed away,,,we feel your pain...we have to balance statements been made...have to protect...”

What a moronic gasbag!


748 posted on 05/08/2013 9:47:09 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: caww

Leave it to Elijah Cummings to change the narrative FORWARD and ‘wanting to learn from this’ and ‘change the way we do things’ instead of focusing BACKWARD to what happened in Benghazi and who will be held accountable for the negligence and lies which followed.


749 posted on 05/08/2013 9:47:12 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: rainee

Cummings is having a real tough time trying to dispute the truthful statements of the witnesses with — as he calls it — “balance”.


750 posted on 05/08/2013 9:47:15 AM PDT by glennaro
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