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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
KEYWORDS: 0pansification; 113th; benghazi; benghazihearing; benghazihearings; benghaziwb; benghaziwbhearing; chickenshiitebastard; christopherstevens; cia; coverup; darrellissa; gunrunning; illegalarms; illegalgunrunning; libya; livebenghazihearing; muslimbrotherhood; soshillary; turkey; whistleblowers
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To: Fresh Wind; Jim Robinson

THIS is the way things are supposed to be done! :)


1,501 posted on 05/08/2013 11:01:17 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: mwl8787

not the same guy? oops, okay.


1,502 posted on 05/08/2013 11:01:34 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: cornfedcowboy

I hope people revisit Hillary’s description of “friendly” Libyans lovingly carrying the Ambassador to the hospital in a desperate bid to save his life (cough cough)


1,503 posted on 05/08/2013 11:01:40 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: onyx

NY Times Headline Tomorrow

Republicans Sequester Responsible for Benghazi.


1,504 posted on 05/08/2013 11:01:42 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Told to stand down BY WHOM


1,505 posted on 05/08/2013 11:01:44 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Jane Long

Totally in full CYA for OFA mode!!
Digraceful.


1,506 posted on 05/08/2013 11:01:47 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: rodguy911
Good point. Stevens was going to go to Benghazi in October, but instead, he went on September 11 to evaluate whether to make Benghazi a permanent facility or not. They had to do it before September 30 so as not to lose the money.

I find this astonishing given the fact that the mission had been attacked twice along with the UK ambassador's convoy and the Red Cross. Why would we want to even consider making it a permanent facility given those circumstances?

1,507 posted on 05/08/2013 11:01:58 AM PDT by kabar
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To: ken5050

Baahaa...current idiot thrown off his game when Issa asked who said so and so wasn’t involved


1,508 posted on 05/08/2013 11:01:58 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: no-to-illegals

Connelly steps into it right away.


1,509 posted on 05/08/2013 11:02:13 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Don’t be surprised if it really is. :)


1,510 posted on 05/08/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Connelly now wants the statements of lying officials counted as FACTS. Real POS.


1,511 posted on 05/08/2013 11:02:22 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The media in this country no longer exists, actually it hasn’t existed for a long time..their existence is only to ensure that the Obama regime stays in power..if Obama had an R next to his name Benghazi would have non stop coverage from the press, but since its their Commie lover Obama, they will not report one word about this


1,512 posted on 05/08/2013 11:02:33 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RummyChick

Amen! Glad to see that happening on Twitter.


1,513 posted on 05/08/2013 11:02:38 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Twitter is a dem cesspool. I'm am heartened. Thank You for that report.

Not true. Conservatives OWN Twitter, in terms of driving (and winning) the narrative. The libs are exposed as the vapid, self-congratulatory fools that they are.

1,514 posted on 05/08/2013 11:03:01 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: Eagle of Liberty

The questioner is lying on purpose! Kennedy was not mentioned as not interviewed, the witness said that he, the witrness, was never interviewed! So, in typical little barry bastard boy wonder liar regime, lies are the modus operendi of this hearing democrip side!


1,515 posted on 05/08/2013 11:03:04 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Rep. Connolloy (Democrap-VA) is yet another lying bozo

Trying to obscure the issues

The issue is whether relevant SECURITY ppl were sidelined, not whether some Obama flack bureaucrat was in meetings


1,516 posted on 05/08/2013 11:03:19 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Ooooo Thompson just shut that idiot up! Hahahahaha!


1,517 posted on 05/08/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: liberalh8ter

He didnt FEEL it is true.

What a lie that statement could be.

What did he THINK?


1,518 posted on 05/08/2013 11:03:33 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: MHGinTN

Marine staring daggers at Blow hard


1,519 posted on 05/08/2013 11:03:37 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: EQAndyBuzz; onyx

“NY Times Headline Tomorrow

Republicans Sequester Responsible for Benghazi.”

“Women & minorities, hardest hit! “


1,520 posted on 05/08/2013 11:03:43 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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