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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: onyx

Michelle Malkin’s #benghazi tweets are on fire!!


1,401 posted on 05/08/2013 10:48:25 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: piasa

I read an article that when the Turk left Stevens (8:30), IIRC, terrorists were already setting up roadblocks.


1,402 posted on 05/08/2013 10:48:52 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: ken5050

And now Lynch. Another MASSHOLE. Why not just bring in that commie, Markey.


1,403 posted on 05/08/2013 10:49:00 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jane Long

Another Dem BS artist is up.


1,404 posted on 05/08/2013 10:49:06 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: RummyChick

Hicks is my new hero. What a guy!

Off topic, why do so many congressmen have either horrible wigs or really weird haircuts? I know Washington is show biz for ugly people...but do they have to push the envelope?!


1,405 posted on 05/08/2013 10:49:06 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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No litigation regarding security was taken by D.C. from those on the ground in Libya.


1,406 posted on 05/08/2013 10:49:08 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: piasa

Sorry, you are correct....1 hour and 10 minutes.


1,407 posted on 05/08/2013 10:49:18 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: piasa

You are right! He didn’t mention the alleged “protest”.


1,408 posted on 05/08/2013 10:49:39 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: piasa

Lynch D-Mass

Very curious what he will come up with?


1,409 posted on 05/08/2013 10:49:41 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: RummyChick

Question...are those just photographers on the floor in front of the witnesses, or are they actual “reporters”? And if reporters, shouldn’t they be doing more than just sitting there?

Ok, that last question is rhetorical....


1,410 posted on 05/08/2013 10:50:09 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Gator113

Bookmark


1,411 posted on 05/08/2013 10:50:17 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Democraps worship the ARB report whitewash

Go to hell Rep. Lynch

stop covering up for these crimes


1,412 posted on 05/08/2013 10:50:19 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: Jane Long

GOOD!


1,413 posted on 05/08/2013 10:50:27 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: Fresh Wind

The deficit decisions,Mr. lynch, originated in the White House!!


1,414 posted on 05/08/2013 10:50:27 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Enchante

Mr. Mica is a Republican? He needs to switch his party affiliation along with his hair.


1,415 posted on 05/08/2013 10:50:36 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Roccus

who will fall hillary or obama?


1,416 posted on 05/08/2013 10:50:52 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: miss marmelstein

Totally agree...what, no spouse to set them right? If I were Mica’s wife, I’d dip into the cookie jar for a new weave or plugs or somethin’. ...sheesh.


1,417 posted on 05/08/2013 10:51:03 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: RummyChick

I wish the witnesses were asked to respond to Sec Clinton’s repeated assertion about the video even when she is in front of the caskets of their colleagues. Several days later.


1,418 posted on 05/08/2013 10:51:09 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: penelopesire

yep, it goes all the way to obama


1,419 posted on 05/08/2013 10:51:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: txrangerette

It could be dependent on who your provider is. I am in San Diego and I have Cox. CSPAN-3 may not be available to those with other providers.


1,420 posted on 05/08/2013 10:51:13 AM PDT by South40
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To: topher
Lynch D-MA up.

I hope his name does not indicate he intends to lynch to Hicks, Nordstrom, and Thompson.

Appears that Lynch is just using his 5 minutes to spew BS.

Good...

1,421 posted on 05/08/2013 10:51:16 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: longtermmemmory

neither


1,422 posted on 05/08/2013 10:51:16 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: txrangerette

It shows.


1,423 posted on 05/08/2013 10:51:31 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Viennacon
"Why are all the CIA guys named LYNCH ?"


1,424 posted on 05/08/2013 10:51:42 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: penelopesire

Those poor families having to listen to the BS from the Administration protectors as if their loved ones are just “bumps in the road”.


1,425 posted on 05/08/2013 10:51:50 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Jane Long


If a single tweet could summarize everything that's wrong with American "journalism," how about this one?

1,426 posted on 05/08/2013 10:52:02 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: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Mica was a bust.....so much so I thought he was a democrat.


1,427 posted on 05/08/2013 10:52:02 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: longtermmemmory

Neither...obama will serve his term as this gets stalled and dragged out. Hillary will have her team in place and easily dumbdown her supporters who think she walks on water.


1,428 posted on 05/08/2013 10:52:03 AM PDT by caww
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To: don-o

Who’s tweeting about Benghazi? Rich, middle-aged men and Chick-fil-A lovers wapo.st/18YFgKP
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 8, 2013


1,429 posted on 05/08/2013 10:52:08 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: longtermmemmory
who will fall hillary or obama?

Lord, let it be both of them. It certainly should be.

1,430 posted on 05/08/2013 10:52:11 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: no-to-illegals

This is getting boring. They are wasting time. These guys have things to say but no one is asking the right questions.


1,431 posted on 05/08/2013 10:52:35 AM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

so...did I miss a Dem mentioning the awful “video?” during
the hearing...


1,432 posted on 05/08/2013 10:52:47 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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Ill prepared for Benghazi attacks. No upgrades were to be made from SOS and this includes obama.


1,433 posted on 05/08/2013 10:52:50 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Enchante

Yep, they worship it...
Yet no call to get Mullin and Pickering back to testify...
After all, we ALL want to get to the bottom of this, right? /s


1,434 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:08 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: RummyChick

“Who’s tweeting about Benghazi? Rich, middle-aged men and Chick-fil-A lovers wapo.st/18YFgKP
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 8, 2013”

In other words, high information voters.


1,435 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:11 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: onyx

Cummings said that “Death is a part of life” dumb ass liberal..hey here’s an idea, have Cummings die and then go to his funeral and say “Hey..sh*t happens.” LOL


1,436 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:19 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: machogirl

Very sad indeed!


1,437 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:21 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: topher

Fox need to stop the “fairness”. Just let us hear it all.


1,438 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:27 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: topher

Fox need to stop the “fairness”. Just let us hear it all.


1,439 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:27 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Jane Long

Do you have a link?


1,440 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:39 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: onyx

That’s pretty disgusting. Maybe they forgot they’re supposed to be a news source rather than a branch of OFA.


1,441 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:44 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: carjic

Boring is good imho. Sets up more hearings.


1,442 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: RummyChick

Watching on http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3 and I am not a middle-aged guy!


1,443 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:46 AM PDT by zeaal
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To: onyx

Drops jaw. I got news for them, they’re not going to succeed with THAT lame strawman.


1,444 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:55 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Fresh Wind

Yep. Thankfully, these guys, (the Whistleblowers) seem very prepared. Hard to trip up the truth.


1,445 posted on 05/08/2013 10:54:07 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: RummyChick

You can always rely on the Washington Compost to tweet something stupid..I got news for the Compost, Im not rich, Im not a man, and Im tweeting about Benghazi..Dems will do ANYTHING to protect their false prophet


1,446 posted on 05/08/2013 10:54:21 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: onyx

Says it all!!


1,447 posted on 05/08/2013 10:54:32 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Linda Frances

There is a radio fed as well as C-Span link...


1,448 posted on 05/08/2013 10:54:54 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Washington Compost.


1,449 posted on 05/08/2013 10:54:54 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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Two known Stand Down decisions found in this hearing.


1,450 posted on 05/08/2013 10:54:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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