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.
Setting up Ham for blame.....hope this draws him out of hiding to testify.
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!
Her situation was entirely different. Come on Jackie Speier.
Correction Temporary V permanent
Wow onyx! This hearing has turned out to be Huge!
Not to put too fine a point on it, but Spears is not all that sharp.
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.
Such a true statement...
And if your are the ARB members, you can tell Congress to eff off and not testify.
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!
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.
Hicks won’t get trapped or let her put words into his mouth.
He was told he could not be interviewed by Congressman Chaffetz.
Jackie Speier - D-Cali
She once got ambushed and felt like she wasnt protected.
Was she ambushed in Jonestown?
Hhaha. this stupid goat doesn’t understand what a “personal interview” is.
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.
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.
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”
Sometimes maybe it is best to wait. A guess on my part.
I wish Issa would ask Chaffetz to comment on this issue. They keep referring to him. We should here from him.
LOL. “That’s the meaning of isolated..not to have a personal interview”
So outrageous, isn’t it?
Speier: “I don’t have that document as I am just reading from the Talking Points Memo that Hillary gave me.”
Exactly. CAN WE GET BACK TO TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ON 09/11/12-09/12/12 AND THE TEAM OBAMA LIES AFTERWARDS PLEASE???
I read somewhere his wife is very ill...
Don’t know if it’s true but hope he clears his name, nevertheless.
Is this a bribe?
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
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.
>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.
Jackie trying to set a trap, but she can’t make a knot.
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?
All those years and this is what she is coming up with now? Where would you like to be posted?
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
Is Speier offering Hicks a bribe? “What cushy post would you like?”
What country do you want to go to? VEILED THREAT
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.
OMG!!! Is that a bribe!!!
Shameful and shameless publication.
That sounded like a implied threat or bribe...very strange.
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.
Can’t trust these sweet talkin’ Dems.
Speier: “We’re thinking of sending you to Antarctica for your next assignment.”
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.
“Your belong to us”