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BENGHAZI: Names of ‘whistleblower’ witnesses revealed
FOX News ^ | May 4, 2013 | by James Rosen, Chad Pergram

Posted on 05/04/2013 7:30:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.

Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziwb; coverup; failure; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; nordstrom; nordstromwb; waronterror; wot
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1 posted on 05/04/2013 7:30:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Beat me to it. Hooah!

I saw this a few hours ago on F&F and was checking in to see if it was here. Finally went to get the info myself and post it.


2 posted on 05/04/2013 7:32:26 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

This must be televised so the LIVs can assimilate it.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, it does not make a sound!


3 posted on 05/04/2013 7:34:34 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: MestaMachine; thouworm; Nachum; null and void

FYI


4 posted on 05/04/2013 7:34:52 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I heard one on the Bill Bennett show on Thursday come out and call Hillary Clinton a liar on live air.


5 posted on 05/04/2013 7:36:18 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hope all three are wired, their phones tapped and they have plenty of security. There WILL be pressure applied


6 posted on 05/04/2013 7:37:17 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I always feel like we're getting set up, like they'll get up there and testify that Hillary did everything within her power to help them, but was thwarted by the evil budget cutting Republicans in her noble efforts....

Politically, I have battered wife syndrome.

7 posted on 05/04/2013 7:38:12 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There's no smoking gun here. I'm not concerned.

8 posted on 05/04/2013 7:39:52 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
1 Prepared Statement Eric Allan Nordstrom, Regional Security Officer, Tripoli, Libya from September 21, 2011 - July 26, 2012 At the request of Chairman Issa, and the Committee On Oversight & Government Reform Hearing on Security Failures in Benghazi, Tripoli on September 11, 2012 10 October 2012
9 posted on 05/04/2013 7:40:22 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: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s frightening….They’re taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over.”

Good place to start for a Senate special committee Benghazigate hearings.


10 posted on 05/04/2013 7:40:52 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: DeFault User

The Dear Leader is counting on defeatrist attitudes to assure his glorious reign.


11 posted on 05/04/2013 7:42:08 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: The_Media_never_lie

It was televised on Fox and Friends this morning as a Breaking News item. The financial guys have been on for almost an hour now so we will be seeing more as the day progresses.

Jamie Colby is reporting it right now on the newsbreak.


12 posted on 05/04/2013 7:43:21 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They will be labeled right wingers who have an agenda and voted in the past for Republucans.


13 posted on 05/04/2013 7:45:09 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The coverup needs to be exposed.


14 posted on 05/04/2013 7:45:14 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Here we go.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


15 posted on 05/04/2013 7:46:34 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: mazda77

But, since it happened a long time ago (thanks jay) and hildebeast seems to think it doesn’t make any difference now it’ll not cause any one of these asshats much trouble. And they said Reagan was teflon? They must have come up with something with more lubricity than Slick 50.


16 posted on 05/04/2013 7:48:00 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Rennes Templar
Good place to start for a Senate special committee Benghazigate hearings.

The Senate is also the enemy. How about a grand jury?

17 posted on 05/04/2013 7:48:31 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

18 posted on 05/04/2013 7:49:01 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: hoosiermama

Thank you for the ping.


19 posted on 05/04/2013 7:49:08 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m wondering now how many of them will die in accidents, etc.


20 posted on 05/04/2013 7:51:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: hoosiermama

I figured Nordstrom was one of the whistleblowers. He was fit to be tied over this.


21 posted on 05/04/2013 7:54:17 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Gaffer

Killing the whistleblower would be too obvious, times two. The whistleblower’s daughter getting T-boned on the passenger side by a hit-and-run driver, that gets the message across.


22 posted on 05/04/2013 7:56:16 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: rktman

The Dems will throw El Bozo under the bus before they’ll let this touch the lying Hillary. She’s their candidate in 2016 and they’ll defend her to the hilt, no matter that she stood at Andrews AFB in front of those four caskets and lied her a** off about a video causing those men to die. They called for help for hours, and she and The Worst President let them die because it didn’t fit his campaign talking points. Too shameful for words.


23 posted on 05/04/2013 7:56:38 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: MestaMachine

Hey Mesta,

How you holding up?


24 posted on 05/04/2013 7:56:51 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I still want to hear from the people who were inside the house.


25 posted on 05/04/2013 7:58:42 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: MestaMachine
I figured Nordstrom was one of the whistleblowers.

His testimony of 10/10/12 (link above) reads like boilerplate. Has he recently been more forthcoming?

26 posted on 05/04/2013 7:59:00 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: ROCKLOBSTER

I’ve been better. Still here though.


27 posted on 05/04/2013 7:59:10 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: MestaMachine

Same here. Hope he has a lot more information and the documentation to support it. Thus far his public statements don’t seem very ............!


28 posted on 05/04/2013 7:59:44 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: jiggyboy
Ordinarily in a climate of principled media investigators, journalists and Editorial Boards, that would be a preferable route.

But this administration is all but subtle. They are patently and garishly obvious in their intent and actions; and the American Media en masse lets them, hell! HELPS THEM, get away with it.

There is no need to try and silence them through threats - they'll just kill them in one way or another.

29 posted on 05/04/2013 8:01:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: DeFault User

The so called gun smoke people are alledging is actually water vapor resulting from temperature change when the gun was removed from a freezer.

The gun was never fired /s


30 posted on 05/04/2013 8:02:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: dead

31 posted on 05/04/2013 8:07:16 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Are they trying to get these guys killed over the weekend?


32 posted on 05/04/2013 8:08:16 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: txrefugee
... she and The Worst President let them die because it didn’t fit his campaign talking points.

O did characterize the 9/11/'13 Benghazi terrorist attack as a 'bump in the road'. Can you imagine Bush making such a callused remark? The liberal MSM would have gone ballistic. The anointed one gets a pass ... complete silence.

33 posted on 05/04/2013 8:08:38 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
For all the “it was a long time ago” and “what difference does it make” crowd: You will be exposed and your day of reckoning is at hand.
34 posted on 05/04/2013 8:10:01 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: dead

Because you have seen a pattern of nothing happening aside from dead end hearings (Fast and Furious anyone?).

Wake me when someone is actually hauled away in handcuffs and sent to federal prison.


35 posted on 05/04/2013 8:10:28 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: jiggyboy

Then there will be other young girls at risk when leaving or going to school or perhaps skiing


36 posted on 05/04/2013 8:11:30 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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37 posted on 05/04/2013 8:12:07 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: The_Media_never_lie
This must be televised so the LIVs can assimilate it.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, it does not make a sound!

If a Low Information Voter gets information, does it get assimilated? :)

38 posted on 05/04/2013 8:12:49 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Wow. For whistle-blowers, you can't closer to the center of power than this! This is not the case of some secretary overhearing something said by the executive staff. This is the “board of directors” blowing the whistle of the corrupt CEO (i.e., Obama)
39 posted on 05/04/2013 8:13:09 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: don-o

See my tagline since last year re: Eric Nordstrom


40 posted on 05/04/2013 8:14:25 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: MestaMachine
Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials:

Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks;

Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and

Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks.

Wonder which one is Toensing's client?

41 posted on 05/04/2013 8:18:47 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Washington D.C. is an evil place.. voters are like a rat in a maze...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma8HCM3Z5Ic


42 posted on 05/04/2013 8:21:28 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: thouworm

I’m sure I heard Toensing say that her husband is also representing a whistleblower.


43 posted on 05/04/2013 8:22:29 AM PDT by bunster
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To: bunster

I don’t think we are going to hear anything new. Just repackaged. None of these people were on the ground in Benghazi when the event happened. None of them will dare address what was really being done at the Mission and the Annex.
We still don’t know the names of the people on the ground...not even the non-CIA people.


44 posted on 05/04/2013 8:25:57 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: exit82
See my tagline since last year re: Eric Nordstrom

Thanks for that reminder:

"The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)

Frmr Regional Security Officer Nordstrom: 'The Taliban is on the Inside [2 min YouTube]

Former Department of State Libyan Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom told a House committee that his request for additional security at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, made prior to the attack that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, was denied.

He recalled telling Bureau of Diplomatic Security Regional Director Jim Bacigalupo that he felt the Taliban was “on the inside of the building.”

“Actually had that conversation when I came back on leave, and for training in February, and I was told by the regional director for Near Eastern affairs that there had only been one incident involving an American, where he was struck by celebratory fire. It was one of Colonel Wood’s employees,” Nordstrom told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday.

“The takeaway from that for me and my staff: It was abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. And the question that we would ask is, again, how thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through?”

Former State Department Site Security Team Commander Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood said “we were fighting a losing battle,” adding that his team “couldn’t even keep what [the security] we had. We were not even allowed to keep what we had.”

“I told the same regional director in a telephone call in Benghazi after he contacted me when I asked for 12 agents,” Nordstrom said. “His response to that was, you’re asking for the sun, moon and the stars and my response to him — his name’s Jim — I said, ‘Jim, you know what makes — most frustrating about this assignment? It’s not the hardships, it’s not the gunfire, it’s not the threats,’” Nordstrom said. “’It’s dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me,’ and I added it by saying, ‘For me, the Taliban is on the inside of the building.’”

Source

45 posted on 05/04/2013 8:27:34 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thanks for posting. BTTT!


46 posted on 05/04/2013 8:27:53 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: exit82
See my tagline

The Taliban is inside the building – video clip

47 posted on 05/04/2013 8:27:57 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: Rennes Templar

I would simply says this.

My career may be over, but so is yours, Mr. pResident.


48 posted on 05/04/2013 8:28:25 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: bunster

He is, but we don’t know if that WB is from the State Dept.


49 posted on 05/04/2013 8:28:27 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Unless Nordstrom has learned something new since his previous testimony, he doesn’t seem like a whistleblower to me. Here’s his conclusion, in his statement October 10, 2012 :

I’m confident that the committee will conclude that Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, and Mission Libya officers conducted themselves professionally and with careful attention to managing people and budgets in a way that reflects the gravity of their task. I’m proud of the work that our team accomplished in Libya under extraordinarily difficult circumstances.


50 posted on 05/04/2013 8:30:29 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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