Skip to comments.Live Thread: Benghazi Whistleblowers Hearing 11:30 A.M. EDT 5/08/13
Posted on 05/08/2013 6:00:25 AM PDT by kristinn
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 dAffairs 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. ***
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.
THIS is the way things are supposed to be done! :)
not the same guy? oops, okay.
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)
NY Times Headline Tomorrow
Republicans Sequester Responsible for Benghazi.
Told to stand down BY WHOM
Totally in full CYA for OFA mode!!
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?
Baahaa...current idiot thrown off his game when Issa asked who said so and so wasn’t involved
Connelly steps into it right away.
Don’t be surprised if it really is. :)
Connelly now wants the statements of lying officials counted as FACTS. Real POS.
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
Amen! Glad to see that happening on Twitter.
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.
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!
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
Ooooo Thompson just shut that idiot up! Hahahahaha!
He didnt FEEL it is true.
What a lie that statement could be.
What did he THINK?
Marine staring daggers at Blow hard
“NY Times Headline Tomorrow
Republicans Sequester Responsible for Benghazi.”
“Women & minorities, hardest hit! “
The virginia democrat is a total sleaze. He is just pursuing enabling a cover up.
Um, Benghazi happened before the Marxist’s Sequester.
But, sadly, it doesn’t matter...
They keep getting re-elected because they bring home the tax payer money...
Just like the fraud in the WH’s re-election...
So we can bitch about the incompetence of these people but it’s all for naught...won’t make a difference...
This idiot was overseas, yet somehow knows that his entire department was kept in the loop. I smell BS.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Beth Jones wrote the email on September 12, 2012. I spoke to the Libyan ambassador and emphasized the importance of Libyan leaders continuing to make strong statements, Jones said in the email, per Gowdy. I told him that the group that conducted the attacks, Ansar al Sharia, is affiliated with Islamic terrorists.
Told to stand down BY WHOM
Exactly my question. they need to name the names of who gave them the orders.
Going for antother butt....bs’er yapping.
The “trauma” you must have experienced. Otherwise, you are suffering PTSD.
“Anyone not able to watch this thusfar do whatever you can to do so at once ... this is not to be missed.”
Unfortunately, I had to work today & don’t have audio. So grateful for this thread but having a difficult time catching up with the posts! lol...I’m sure I’ll get to see snippets of this but there’s nothing like seeing as it happens.
Drudgereport labels it Congressman says death is part of life (how he defends massacre).
RCP article link:
“Told to stand down BY WHOM”
This testimony earlier (one of the stand-downs)
Chaffetz where did the stand-down order come from?
Ham was in Washington
Hicks AfriCom or SOCAfrica
Chaffetz choking back tears.
Idiot is now asking for how a mess Lybia was...ha.Another reason to get more security...Thanks idiot.
If we could end the Voting Rights Act..we could get rid of half of the CBC idiots..
“Domestic situation in Libya as we found it....”??
I think he means, as we created it.
He reps one of those diseased liberal areas up north in Occupied Virginia.
Also, Michelle Bachmann is sitting about 15 ft. behind Thompson?
Connelly the clown gets slapped down again. First Thompson, now Hicks.
Oh, I’m well aware of the treason, but also aware of the Dem’s talking points to cover up the treason (as much as possible for such cretins as I have seen today).
“I would be SO ashamed to be a Democrat.”
Well, since you actually have shame, you could never be a Democrat.
WaPo getting absolutely trashed on Twitter for their middle-aged men and Chic-Fil-A tweet.
They could not be more deserving of every bit of derision thrown their way.
Key information (imho)... Ansar al Sharia also controlled the hospital. Were they also in control of security at annex?
One can clearly see a pattern here, in this trial...
When it’s an (R)...there is actual questioning. They aren’t giving any kind of spiel or talking points, they are just basically asking questions of the witness.
When it’s a (D)...all it is is talking points and personal stories....a bunch of BS waste of time
And this POS Mr. Connolly, what a bloviating windbag he is...
THANK YOU, for telling me that!