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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: onyx

McHenry - R- NC including Asheville !?


1,651 posted on 05/08/2013 11:21:20 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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We know what we know today thanks to these witnesses. Thank you Mr. McHenry.
1,652 posted on 05/08/2013 11:21:21 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kabar

Stevens went to Benghazi on September 10, spent the night, met the Turkish diplomat the next day Sept 11.


1,653 posted on 05/08/2013 11:21:29 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Darnright; stephenjohnbanker; NoGrayZone; penelopesire

Here we go!

Going for the facts!

Going back to Gowdy’s line of questioning!


1,654 posted on 05/08/2013 11:21:44 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: cornfedcowboy
One would have to know State Department regulations. But the consul may have regulations that the host country must okay (relating to consuls/embassies).

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).

1,655 posted on 05/08/2013 11:21:49 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

this thing is so screwed up. More time should have been given to Gowdy and less to others.


1,656 posted on 05/08/2013 11:21:52 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: no-to-illegals; onyx

Amen!!! Now the “protest” lie.....


1,657 posted on 05/08/2013 11:22:00 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: penelopesire

Certainly as best a STUPID comment unworthy of the hearing into American DEATHS. At worst, what you said.


1,658 posted on 05/08/2013 11:22:03 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: penelopesire

It could be she was just trying to seem sympathetic and show Democrats aren’t after the whistleblowers


1,659 posted on 05/08/2013 11:22:05 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: penelopesire

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)?


1,660 posted on 05/08/2013 11:22:08 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: onyx

YouTube video a “non-event”


1,661 posted on 05/08/2013 11:22:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: calicard
Yes. Her political mentor was Congressman Leo Ryan, who was killed at Jonestown. As and aide to Ryan, Speier was there and was also shot.

-PJ

1,662 posted on 05/08/2013 11:22:40 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: don-o

Yes!


1,663 posted on 05/08/2013 11:22:40 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: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
reduced to muddled ‘in the weeds’ pointless babble as directed by the Democrats. THIS SUCKS NOW. Better get back on track!

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???

1,664 posted on 05/08/2013 11:22:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Chickensoup

Ms. SPEIER offers Hicks a job? LOL That was totally inappropriate and shows how Dems operate; BRIBERY


1,665 posted on 05/08/2013 11:22:59 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: MWestMom

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!


1,666 posted on 05/08/2013 11:23:01 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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No report of video as a protest for cause. Thank You Mr. McHenry.


1,667 posted on 05/08/2013 11:23:06 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Toespi; Paine in the Neck

Hahahaha, he left it up to his wife!


1,668 posted on 05/08/2013 11:23:37 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: no-to-illegals; All

Megan Kelly and Ollie North, on FOX, basically saying nothing will be done about this hearing.


1,669 posted on 05/08/2013 11:23:57 AM PDT by Truth2012
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"YouTube video a NON-EVENT in Libya"


1,670 posted on 05/08/2013 11:24:20 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: thouworm

Rep. McHenry (R-NC) is getting the hearing back on track!!!!!


1,671 posted on 05/08/2013 11:24:20 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: Toespi
What country do you want to go to? VEILED THREAT

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.

1,672 posted on 05/08/2013 11:24:22 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

That was just bizarre! was she serious? Or did the airhead read it from her script?


1,673 posted on 05/08/2013 11:24:23 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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McHenry proves Ambassador Rice lied.
1,674 posted on 05/08/2013 11:24:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: onyx

This guy is usually pretty good. He will be a good clean up hitter.


1,675 posted on 05/08/2013 11:24:46 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: rodguy911
this thing is so screwed up.

Disagree. It's not a home run, but at least a double driving in three runs

1,676 posted on 05/08/2013 11:24:50 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: NoGrayZone

WHACK!

Hicks just destroyed the talking points after McHenry played the video!


1,677 posted on 05/08/2013 11:25:02 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: LUV W

“The YouTube video was a non-event in Libya” - Mr. Hicks.


1,678 posted on 05/08/2013 11:25:10 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Enchante

“I was jumping up and down when he said that”

it was a PLANNED ATTACK, the Pres. of Libya said it


1,679 posted on 05/08/2013 11:25:22 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: UCANSEE2

Hicks: “The Youtube video was a NON EVENT in LIBYA.”


1,680 posted on 05/08/2013 11:25:32 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

That’s all Dems know how to do, bribe people and do voter fraud


1,681 posted on 05/08/2013 11:25:40 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: onyx

Bingo, mentioned program w/Libyan and Rice on the same... contra reports.


1,682 posted on 05/08/2013 11:25:40 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


1,683 posted on 05/08/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL, I was thinking the same thing!


1,684 posted on 05/08/2013 11:25:59 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Trey Gowdy and Patrick McHenry are the two heroes of this hearing. ON POINT. Excellent job, patriots!


1,685 posted on 05/08/2013 11:26:05 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: rodguy911

“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. “
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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.


1,686 posted on 05/08/2013 11:26:14 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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No knowledge given this was to be the official line of the cause being the video. Thanks Mr. McHenry.


1,687 posted on 05/08/2013 11:26:16 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: onyx

Who kept the FBI from Benghazi?

Hey onyx, ever wondered how the CNN person happened to come upon Stevens journal?


1,688 posted on 05/08/2013 11:26:34 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: Truth2012

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..


1,689 posted on 05/08/2013 11:26:40 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: no-to-illegals

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


1,690 posted on 05/08/2013 11:26:44 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: UCANSEE2

DEMS: “Our story ‘evolved’ as time went on.

When I was a kid, my mother called that LYING.


1,691 posted on 05/08/2013 11:26:50 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: penelopesire

McHenry is great.

I don’t want to seem partial, but please notice, the Southerner’s are GOOD!


1,692 posted on 05/08/2013 11:26:55 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: EBH

I took it as a threat.....


1,693 posted on 05/08/2013 11:27:00 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: MomofMarine

Rat says “no smoking gun”

LOL!


1,694 posted on 05/08/2013 11:27:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: penelopesire

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.


1,695 posted on 05/08/2013 11:27:37 AM PDT by Viennacon
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Pocan become the latest to lie.
1,696 posted on 05/08/2013 11:27:42 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Fresh Wind

Not even a warm slingshot...


1,697 posted on 05/08/2013 11:27:44 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: Enchante
it was a PLANNED ATTACK, the Pres. of Libya said it

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

1,698 posted on 05/08/2013 11:27:47 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: Fresh Wind

STRONG OPINIONS??????
HOW ABOUT TRUTH???? THAT IS NOT A OPINION!!!


1,699 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:03 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: onyx

Hmm.. he understands the ‘confusion’.

No smoking gun.

Sheesh. Back to funding.

Pocan is a good communist... green, but useful.


1,700 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:05 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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