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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: thouworm

Setting up Ham for blame.....hope this draws him out of hiding to testify.


1,601 posted on 05/08/2013 11:15:34 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I think it’s funny as hell that Mr. Thompson told his lawyer that prior to this hearing, he wouldn’t answer any questions by any elected democrats. LOL!


1,602 posted on 05/08/2013 11:15:44 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: AliVeritas

Her situation was entirely different. Come on Jackie Speier.


1,603 posted on 05/08/2013 11:15:47 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Correction Temporary V permanent


1,604 posted on 05/08/2013 11:15:56 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: onyx

Wow onyx! This hearing has turned out to be Huge!


1,605 posted on 05/08/2013 11:16:00 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Viennacon

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Spears is not all that sharp.


1,606 posted on 05/08/2013 11:16:03 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Enchante

yes, I think that is a key question.

Nordstrom seems to be able to get to the meat of the issue.

Why don’t our people hone in on it.


1,607 posted on 05/08/2013 11:16:49 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: onyx

Such a true statement...
And if your are the ARB members, you can tell Congress to eff off and not testify.


1,608 posted on 05/08/2013 11:16:59 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Looks like Trey Gowdy was the high point and ON POINT of this hearing, now it’s been reduced to muddled ‘in the weeds’ pointless babble as directed by the Democrats. THIS SUCKS NOW. Better get back on track!


1,609 posted on 05/08/2013 11:17:15 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: thouworm
Jackie Speier dem/rat calif now repeating axel talking points from Sept. we have go to do a better job next time, this presupposes Benghazi is over and its all history or as jay carney said "happened a long time ago." These a-holls are so slick.
1,610 posted on 05/08/2013 11:17:18 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: onyx

It makes me SICK TO MY STOMACH to hear the demonrats paying “cudos” to those whom have died.

“It was a long time ago....what difference does it make”!!!!

I personally want to beat the crap out of each and everyone of these TRAITORS!

NO, THAT WAS NOT A THREAT TO THOSE BROWN SHIRTS WHOM ARE WATCHING.


1,611 posted on 05/08/2013 11:17:22 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: penelopesire

Hicks won’t get trapped or let her put words into his mouth.

He was told he could not be interviewed by Congressman Chaffetz.


1,612 posted on 05/08/2013 11:17:31 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: don-o

Jackie Speier - D-Cali

She once got ambushed and felt like she wasn’t protected.

Was she ambushed in Jonestown?


1,613 posted on 05/08/2013 11:17:35 AM PDT by calicard
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To: machogirl

Hhaha. this stupid goat doesn’t understand what a “personal interview” is.


1,614 posted on 05/08/2013 11:17:38 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: PoplarBluffian

Trust me. There isn’t enough duct tape sold in the U.S. that could keep your ears and eyeballs from spurting copious amounts a blood during this hearing. If it weren’t an insult to our dead American patriots, it would be comical to watch the libtards avoid the truth as if their skin were being flayed on national TV.


1,615 posted on 05/08/2013 11:17:54 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: LUV W

Free Republic is where I get my news and talking points. Twitter is where it gets spread to the masses. Hundreds of thousands of masses. : ) It’s a tool. I’m not great at it; but what I found were a lot of patriots looking for someone to represent their point of view. Conservatives in 2014 and 2016 elections need to get onboard with it.


1,616 posted on 05/08/2013 11:17:55 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: Enchante

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) digs at Thompson for not wanting to help the Demagogues ambush him at the hearing

Speier trying to undermine Hicks on Demagogue attempts to keep Chafetz from interviewing in Oct.

“they told me not to be isolated with Rep. Chafetz”

“not to be personally interviewed by Congressman Chafetz”


1,617 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:06 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: RummyChick
Why don’t our people hone in on it.

Sometimes maybe it is best to wait. A guess on my part.

1,618 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:08 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: matginzac

I wish Issa would ask Chaffetz to comment on this issue. They keep referring to him. We should here from him.


1,619 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:15 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: rodguy911

LOL. “That’s the meaning of isolated..not to have a personal interview”


1,620 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:17 AM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: matginzac

Right.
So outrageous, isn’t it?


1,621 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:19 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: UCANSEE2

Speier: “I don’t have that document as I am just reading from the Talking Points Memo that Hillary gave me.”


1,622 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:33 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: no-to-illegals

Absolutely!


1,623 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:36 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

Exactly. CAN WE GET BACK TO TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ON 09/11/12-09/12/12 AND THE TEAM OBAMA LIES AFTERWARDS PLEASE???


1,624 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:42 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: penelopesire

I read somewhere his wife is very ill...
Don’t know if it’s true but hope he clears his name, nevertheless.


1,625 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:43 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: NoGrayZone
Will someone get fired from WAPO for tweeting that ridiculous tweet about Benghazi???
CFLancop ‏@CFLancop 5m @NumbersMuncher Remember, only rich white dudes. Women folk and coloured people can't be tweeting about it. The @washingtonpost said so.
1,626 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:48 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: UCANSEE2

Is this a bribe?


1,627 posted on 05/08/2013 11:18:58 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: rodguy911

Dems came into this hearing knowing that the only way to make the hearing a complete waste of time was to just talk about nonsense to deflect focus..I wouldnt be surprised if they start talking about who should win American Idol


1,628 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:01 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: don-o

Issa just shut her (Jackie Speier - D-Cali) down by asking her “WHAT PAGE” she was quoting his words from...she didn’t have an answer.......I say she was just using liberal talking points not facts.


1,629 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:03 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; onyx

>That was a low blow even for WAPO.<

It’s all they have. This testimony is damning and the only tactic they have is to marginalize everyone associated with it, who wants to see the truth come out.


1,630 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:04 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: MWestMom

Jackie trying to set a trap, but she can’t make a knot.


1,631 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:06 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: machogirl

Typical democrat hack....trying to equalize suffering by acting like a victim too.

Shameless nonsense. At least she is asking questions.....is this a bribe? Asking him where he would like to be posted?

wTH??


1,632 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:08 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Viennacon

All those years and this is what she is coming up with now? Where would you like to be posted?


1,633 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:15 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: NoGrayZone

Amen!


1,634 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:16 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: matginzac

Yes...if they don’t start naming names, they might just as well shut the hearings down. Without that, it’s just more grandstanding for the regime and America loses again. sigh


1,635 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:20 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: no-to-illegals



deaths in Benghazi:



baracks



- 0 -

honkys



- 4 -




what a lotta happy horse shiite




1,636 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:22 AM PDT by devolve ( ------- I've gotcher magic bullet right here 0pansy ---------)
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To: Third Person

Spears=Speier


1,637 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:27 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Third Person

Is Speier offering Hicks a bribe? “What cushy post would you like?”


1,638 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:36 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything + 969)
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To: blueyon

What country do you want to go to? VEILED THREAT


1,639 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:42 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Gowdy is going to get another round. If Repubs were smarter and less self-centered, some of them would have turned their time over to Gowdy, Chaffetz, Issa, etc.


1,640 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:53 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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OMG!!! Is that a bribe!!!


1,641 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:54 AM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: Darnright; stephenjohnbanker

You’re right.
Shameful and shameless publication.


1,642 posted on 05/08/2013 11:20:03 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: penelopesire

That sounded like a implied threat or bribe...very strange.


1,643 posted on 05/08/2013 11:20:05 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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McHenry Go Go Go.
1,644 posted on 05/08/2013 11:20:08 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: AliVeritas

Isn’t the Lib narrative with Newtown “if it only saves one more life, then we must take people’s guns”?

Meanwhile back at the Benghazi Ranch saving ANY lives wasn’t a justification for sending forces to keep Americans from being murdered? So 4 lives are consciously sacrificed.

By the Liberal President.


1,645 posted on 05/08/2013 11:20:20 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Toespi

Can’t trust these sweet talkin’ Dems.


1,646 posted on 05/08/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Speier: “We’re thinking of sending you to Antarctica for your next assignment.”


1,647 posted on 05/08/2013 11:20:37 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: onyx; penelopesire

At work and trying to keep up on phone. If you’re able can you give quick highlights? Somewhere I heard that there were rescuers AT THE SITE and they were told to leave.


1,648 posted on 05/08/2013 11:21:07 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: kristinn

1,649 posted on 05/08/2013 11:21:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Third Person

“Your belong to us”


1,650 posted on 05/08/2013 11:21:16 AM PDT by Toespi
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