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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: 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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To: All

The virginia democrat is a total sleaze. He is just pursuing enabling a cover up.


1,521 posted on 05/08/2013 11:03:49 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Um, Benghazi happened before the Marxist’s Sequester.


1,522 posted on 05/08/2013 11:04:16 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: MomofMarine

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...


1,523 posted on 05/08/2013 11:04:20 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Enchante

This idiot was overseas, yet somehow knows that his entire department was kept in the loop. I smell BS.


1,524 posted on 05/08/2013 11:04:22 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: MomofMarine

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.”


1,525 posted on 05/08/2013 11:04:23 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: RummyChick
Ann ‏@Evilpa 1m @washingtonpost How far you have fallen from breaking #Watergate to mocking #Benghazi. #ShameOnYou #PJNET

Perfection.

1,526 posted on 05/08/2013 11:04:34 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: mwl8787

Told to stand down BY WHOM

Exactly my question. they need to name the names of who gave them the orders.


1,527 posted on 05/08/2013 11:04:53 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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Going for antother butt....bs’er yapping.


1,528 posted on 05/08/2013 11:04:54 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: longtermmemmory

The “trauma” you must have experienced. Otherwise, you are suffering PTSD.


1,529 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:03 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: ConservativeMan55; Jane Long

Thank you


1,530 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:04 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: glennaro

“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.


1,531 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:05 AM PDT by PoplarBluffian
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To: lonevoice
Ellen ‏@EllenRSullivan 1m @washingtonpost Really? I'm not a man but I do love Chik-Fil-A but hey, why start with facts now? #WaPoFail
1,532 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:13 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: topher
Cummings has been nailed by a Real Clear Politics article (good):

Drudgereport labels it Congressman says death is part of life (how he defends massacre).

RCP article link:

Dem Congressman At Benghazi Hearing: "Death Is A Part Of Life"

1,533 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:14 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: mwl8787

“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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3017017/posts?page=1053#1053


1,534 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:32 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: NoGrayZone

OOOOO-rah!!

Go Thompson....!

Idiot is now asking for how a mess Lybia was...ha.Another reason to get more security...Thanks idiot.


1,535 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:41 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: matginzac

If we could end the Voting Rights Act..we could get rid of half of the CBC idiots..


1,536 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:43 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: mwl8787; matginzac

Thanks!


1,537 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:48 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Linda Frances

“Domestic situation in Libya as we found it....”??

I think he means, as we created it.


1,538 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:55 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: Enchante
Rep. Connolloy (Democrap-VA) is yet another lying bozo

He reps one of those diseased liberal areas up north in Occupied Virginia.

1,539 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: kristinn
Rep. Turner-R forgot to ask Hicks WHO gave Col. Gibson the 'stand down' order!!!! ARRRRRGGGGHHHHH

Also, Michelle Bachmann is sitting about 15 ft. behind Thompson?

1,540 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:07 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: longtermmemmory

Connelly the clown gets slapped down again. First Thompson, now Hicks.


1,541 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:09 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Exactly my question. they need to name the names of who gave them the orders.

Never happen...jmo

1,542 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:20 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: NoGrayZone

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).


1,543 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:22 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: MomofMarine

“I would be SO ashamed to be a Democrat.”

Well, since you actually have shame, you could never be a Democrat.


1,544 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:43 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: onyx

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.


1,545 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:50 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Linda Frances
Ansar al Sharia, is affiliated with Islamic terrorists

Key information (imho)... Ansar al Sharia also controlled the hospital. Were they also in control of security at annex?

1,546 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Linda Frances

Excellent


1,547 posted on 05/08/2013 11:07:09 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: stephenjohnbanker; EQAndyBuzz

LOLOL.


1,548 posted on 05/08/2013 11:07:37 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: MomofMarine

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...


1,549 posted on 05/08/2013 11:07:44 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Darnright

THANK YOU, for telling me that!


1,550 posted on 05/08/2013 11:08:13 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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