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.
McHenry - R- NC including Asheville !?
Stevens went to Benghazi on September 10, spent the night, met the Turkish diplomat the next day Sept 11.
Here we go!
Going for the facts!
Going back to Gowdy’s line of questioning!
But understand that a foreign embassy must not disclose secrets.
Example: Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. US had broken the Japanese diplomatic code, and had a heads up, but did not know the target (Pearl Harbor). Conventional wisdom before December 7, 1941 was that the Japanese would attack the Philippines before Pearl Harbor...
So there are a couple of tough issues with embassies/consuls in Injun country (hostile places). One is that information is not leaked. But also that the place will not be overrun.
In the case of Pearl Harbor attack, we decoded the ciphered communication before the Japanese Embassy in DC did.
This allowed the Secretary of State to delay receiving the Japanese ambassador until the attack had been confirmed (reports were coming in to DC before the Japanese ambassador was officially received. The Japanese ambassador was late due to the decoding problems).
this thing is so screwed up. More time should have been given to Gowdy and less to others.
Amen!!! Now the “protest” lie.....
Certainly as best a STUPID comment unworthy of the hearing into American DEATHS. At worst, what you said.
It could be she was just trying to seem sympathetic and show Democrats aren’t after the whistleblowers
Love the comment from Issa....I’m surprised it wasn’t Connolly offering that request to one of his constituents (re: where do you want to be stationed)?
YouTube video a “non-event”
These dems are beyond pathetic... this "in the weeds" crap is clear evidence they are in full retreat. They have no fact-based line of questioning.. and are not even remotely interested in getting at the truth. "Where would you like to be posted?" WTH???
Ms. SPEIER offers Hicks a job? LOL That was totally inappropriate and shows how Dems operate; BRIBERY
I try to follow it, but get way behind. I am glad that people like Malkin can make heads or tails of it and spread the word and keep the faith!
I’ll just follow here. :) It’s not so crazy! LOL!
No report of video as a protest for cause. Thank You Mr. McHenry.
Hahahaha, he left it up to his wife!
Megan Kelly and Ollie North, on FOX, basically saying nothing will be done about this hearing.
Rep. McHenry (R-NC) is getting the hearing back on track!!!!!
Exactly!! That's exactly how I read it as well. Hey buddy play ball with the regime or you can wind up in russia or afghaistan in the mountians,Chicago thuggery at work not even so subtle.
That was just bizarre! was she serious? Or did the airhead read it from her script?
This guy is usually pretty good. He will be a good clean up hitter.
Disagree. It's not a home run, but at least a double driving in three runs
Hicks just destroyed the talking points after McHenry played the video!
“The YouTube video was a non-event in Libya” - Mr. Hicks.
“I was jumping up and down when he said that”
it was a PLANNED ATTACK, the Pres. of Libya said it
Hicks: “The Youtube video was a NON EVENT in LIBYA.”
That’s all Dems know how to do, bribe people and do voter fraud
Bingo, mentioned program w/Libyan and Rice on the same... contra reports.
Exactly, knowing our lack of organization and unity they(commie dems) figured they could roll us. Remains to be seen if they will or not so far.
LOL, I was thinking the same thing!
Trey Gowdy and Patrick McHenry are the two heroes of this hearing. ON POINT. Excellent job, patriots!
“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. “
Talking point is right!
Construct a new narrative.
Benghazi is the past. Why waste time on petty political partisanship when we could be constructively dialoging in bipartisanship on future needs to protect our embassies so that Benghazi never happens again.
blah, blah, blah.
No knowledge given this was to be the official line of the cause being the video. Thanks Mr. McHenry.
Who kept the FBI from Benghazi?
Hey onyx, ever wondered how the CNN person happened to come upon Stevens journal?
If the MSM remains monolithic, they may be able to shut it down...the door has been opened, the curtain has been pulled back...we will have to see if it snowballs..
OCTOBER 5, 2012 : (-——See ALQAEDA REBRANDING ITSELF AS ANSAR AL SHARIA?) North Africa: As Al-Qaeda Falls, Ansar Al-Sharia Rises By Mawassi Lahcen Oct 5, 2012 [...] However, we should also note that the name itself is not new, given that Abu Hamza al-Masri, who is currently detained in Britain and is wanted in Yemen and America in connection with terrorist crimes, has already given the name to his group which he founded in London after he returned from Afghanistan in 1994. Abu Hamza was aspiring to make Ansar al-Sharia a global organisation with branches in many countries.
Magharebia: Is this just a rebranding ... -————As Al-Qaeda Falls, Ansar Al-Sharia Rises (Abu Hamza’s inspired jihadists), AllAfrica ^ | Oct. 5, 2012 | M. Lahcen allAfrica.com; Friday, October 12, 2012 5:50:00 PM · by Milagros
DEMS: “Our story ‘evolved’ as time went on.
When I was a kid, my mother called that LYING.
McHenry is great.
I don’t want to seem partial, but please notice, the Southerner’s are GOOD!
I took it as a threat.....
Rat says “no smoking gun”
Pocan “no smoking gun here, not even luke-warm slingshot. Let’s just move on and not let it happen again”
Ughhhh Dems have zero shame.
Not even a warm slingshot...
It has been reported that Rice's lies so angered him, that he drug his feet in allowing FBI to get on site to investigate
HOW ABOUT TRUTH???? THAT IS NOT A OPINION!!!
Hmm.. he understands the ‘confusion’.
No smoking gun.
Sheesh. Back to funding.
Pocan is a good communist... green, but useful.
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