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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
KEYWORDS: 0pansification; 113th; benghazi; benghazihearing; benghazihearings; benghaziwb; benghaziwbhearing; chickenshiitebastard; christopherstevens; cia; coverup; darrellissa; gunrunning; illegalarms; illegalgunrunning; libya; livebenghazihearing; muslimbrotherhood; soshillary; turkey; whistleblowers
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To: AliVeritas

To the best of my knowledge, CNN person walked in and picked it up from the rubble


1,701 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:06 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: onyx

Rep. Pocan (D-WI) yet another worthless scumbag!!!!

I can’t believe how these bozos just divert and obscure

The ‘Rats are not interested in the facts


1,702 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:06 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: rodguy911

Pocan full of puke!!

Just opinions...??? No bombshells??


1,703 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:07 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Enchante

Fox is worthless.


1,704 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:21 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: kristinn

I’m embarrassed that Mark Pocan is from WI.

However, he is from Madison, not real Wisconsin.


1,705 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:21 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: thouworm

Lets make sure we have enough security, dont look at anything else.

Lets be proactive!

Wow

So this is about protection, not deriliction of duty?


1,706 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Fresh Wind

Yes and who gives a crap about his back packing..Hes a pussy compared to this Mr Hicks.


1,707 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:41 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Fresh Wind

Referring to their testimony as opinions & of course, started out w/story about himself..tool named Pocan from WI-Madison, of course


1,708 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:46 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: piasa

Great info. Thank You!


1,709 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:47 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: MWestMom

Could have been. The hesitation was palpable for a response.

Her question stunned me...


1,710 posted on 05/08/2013 11:28:54 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: MomofMarine

Why do all these democrats have to give personal experiences? Why have they all been in dangerous situations? They should have learned from Hillary, don’t lie about being in combat.


1,711 posted on 05/08/2013 11:29:16 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: AliVeritas
Yes, but I decided that after our government insulted Libya’s president, that only news folks were allowed in.
1,712 posted on 05/08/2013 11:29:20 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: Chickensoup

Old f’ing news that Benghazi crap..WHAT DIFFERENCE AT THIS POINT DOES IT MAKE?????????

I DESPISE democrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1,713 posted on 05/08/2013 11:29:22 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Wisconsinlady

He’s now asking for recommendations on how the State Department can improve. THAT’S NOT THE SUBJECT OF THE HEARING.


1,714 posted on 05/08/2013 11:29:26 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: t1b8zs

Hicks is getting caught in this web. I think.


1,715 posted on 05/08/2013 11:29:37 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: onyx
Rep. Mark Pochan talking about "what we can do next time," forget Benghazi and concentrate on next time lets stop rehashing Benghazi,

axel rears his mighty head one more time,more talking points. What bs!

1,716 posted on 05/08/2013 11:29:45 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Viennacon

Show me a Dem that DOES have shame


1,717 posted on 05/08/2013 11:29:47 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Truth2012

Am thinking the same thing...enough of Cleveland...cover it later.


1,718 posted on 05/08/2013 11:29:53 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Wisconsinlady

O’Pecan is playing the talking points sent to him for the hearing: change the subject to funding, repeat there is no smoking gun —with the smoke rising in the room— and lastly ‘what difference does it make at this late date?’ Slick quisling bastards


1,719 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:11 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Fresh Wind
I think the fact that there was NEVER a report of a demonstration IS a


1,720 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:17 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: Fresh Wind

Now another dem who had been in “dangerous” situation... backpacking in Colombia.

LOL that they understand what it felt like to be in Benghazi on 9/11. Arrogant, clueless, fools.


1,721 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:25 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: AliVeritas

Who kept the FBI from Benghazi?
~~~~~~~~`

IIRC, Libya did.

JMO, but I question if Libya officials obstructed US actions, and if so, at what points and by whom?


1,722 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:26 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: kristinn

Democrats refuse to ask *any* questions that would deliver information unique to the whistleblowers.

They are just interested in continuing the status quo.


1,723 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:27 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

OMG is that Maloney? What an evil twisted face she has.

It reminds me of that scene in the movie “Devil’s Advocate” where those women’s faces morph into evil demons

I swear I see MANY democrats in washington with that same evil morph


1,724 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:27 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: onyx; penelopesire

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

Where else have we got left?

: )


1,725 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:29 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: AliVeritas
Pocan is a good communist... green, but useful.

LOL. You're right!

1,726 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:36 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: Enchante

Pocan pushing the usual ‘Rat chorus when they are in trouble - “Can’t we just move on?”


1,727 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:38 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything + 969)
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To: Enchante

Yep.


1,728 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:58 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: Toespi

Why do they have to insert themselves at all? Why not ask pertinent questions as they are supposed to do in this setting?


1,729 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:00 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: don-o

Lets hope so Don-O I’m not giving it up yet.I just wish Gowdy had been given a lot more time. He really got to the core.


1,730 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:00 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: EBH

Hicks is running for office??????


1,731 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:07 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Off topic.

Hard to say which is really the “best” but there was a lot of hanky panky going on. The first proposal was to lease a long term asset from Boeing... pretty dumb to me.

The whole tender process was screwed up leading to further delays.

The Boeing offer seemed more robust than the Air Bus offer and that is who is supposed to build the airplanes eventually.


1,732 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:25 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This is not about risk.


1,733 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:26 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: MomofMarine
I am stunned by the glaring stupidity of most of the Dem reps. A few don’t sound like idiots, but are obviously just spewing talking points. All the Republican reps have asked valid questions and are obviously intelligent and aware of the facts. I would be SO ashamed to be a Democrat.

That sounds racist!! /s
1,734 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:29 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
What is the overtone of this hearing at this point?

All arrows pointing to.. COVER-UP

Dems continue to deflect to POLICY, while Republicans and witnesses choose adhere to what WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED AND DIDN'T HAPPEN AND TO IDENTIFY THE LIES AND WHO PERPETRATED THE COVER-UP.

1,735 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:37 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: rodguy911

Sheeesh.
How about NO next time?

Regime change!


1,736 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:38 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: Viennacon
He’s now asking for recommendations on how the State Department can improve. THAT’S NOT THE SUBJECT OF THE HEARING.

Of course it is. It's about sweeping the dirt under the rug, and getting back to important things, like disarming the American people, and letting millions more immigrants in the door, including more terrorists like Speedbump Tsarnaev.

1,737 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:40 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Toespi

So Pocan woke up to machine gun fire in Colombia...

..And Hillary dodged gunfire on the tarmac at Sarajevo.

Right.


1,738 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Toespi
Why do all these democrats have to give personal experiences? Why have they all been in dangerous situations?

It is a prosecutorial technique to get the witness to let down their guard. The questioner feigns some sort of empathy on some level. It is a psych-game maneuver.

1,739 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:54 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: RummyChick

Call for more hearings ... Amen. Find out who ordered Stand Down!


1,740 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:59 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Viennacon

The dems have nowhere to go on this....the California dem hack just proved it...resorting to an implied threat in the guise of a bribe.

Stunning!!


1,741 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:00 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Viennacon
There should be an IQ test to be on the committee.

There should be an IQ test for the privilege of voting in an election.

1,742 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:03 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: no-to-illegals

MAY 2012 : (YEMEN? : SUICIDE BOMBING BY ANSAR AL SHARIAH ——See WUHAYSHI, OBL, AQAP, LIBYA, IRAQ, ARAB SPRING, 20120911 BENGHAZI ATTACK201211) In March 2012, AAS executed a “series of attacks and armed assaults” in southern Yemen that “killed 100 people, many of whom were Yemeni soldiers.” An AAS suicide bombing in May 2012 “killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers” during a parade.
......The emir of AAS is Nasir al Wuhayshi, Osama bin Laden’s longtime aide-de-camp in Afghanistan. Wuhayshi is also the emir of AQAP.”—————“State Department: Ansar al Sharia an alias for AQAP”, By THOMAS JOSCELYN October 4, 2012, http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/10/state_department_ans.php

OCTOBER 4, 2012 : (US STATE DEPT ANNOUNCES IT HAS AMENDED ITS TERRORIST DESIGNATIONS OF AQAP TO INCLUDE ITS ALIAS ANSAR AL SHARIA/AAS {see YEMEN, LIBYA, ARAB SPRING, QUMU, 20120911 BENGHAZI ATTACK}) SNIPPET: “The US State Department announced today that it has amended its terrorist designations of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) “to include the new alias, Ansar al Sharia (AAS).”—————“State Department: Ansar al Sharia an alias for AQAP”, By THOMAS JOSCELYN October 4, 2012, http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/10/state_department_ans.php

2007 : (IN A VICTORY FOR THE CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS {See CCR, MICHAEL RATNER {See OBAMA, GROUND ZERO MOSQUE}, GITMO DETAINEE ABU SUFIAN BIN QUMU, A FUTURE LEADER OF THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 ANSAR AL SHARIAH [aka AQAP] ATTACK ON THE US DIPLOMATIC MISSION IN BENGHAZI , IS TRANSFERRED TO LIBYAN {See QADAFFI} CUSTODY -— See GITMO, ZARQAWI)——— Leader Of Libya Attack Linked To Obama Donor, Red State ^ | 9/21/2012 Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 8:07:37 AM by IbJensen

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 : (US INTELLIGENCE SOURCES IDENTIFY LIBYAN ABU SUFIAN BIN QUMU , A FORMER GITMO DETAINEE, AS A LEADER OF THE 2012/09/11 ANSAR AL SHARIAH [aka AQAP] ATTACK ON THE US DIPLOMATIC MISSION IN BENGHAZI ——See MAIN TIMELINE, 201211)

OCTOBER 4, 2012 : (US STATE DEPT. ANNOUNCES IT HAS AMENDED ITS TERRORIST DESIGNATION OF AQAP TO INCLUDE ITS NEW ALIAS ANSAR AL SHARIAH [AAS]——See MAIN TIMELINE, 201211)


1,743 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:13 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: rodguy911

Who’s speaking now? “The Gentleman from Michigan.” I certainly like the way he’s starting out.


1,744 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:15 AM PDT by American Quilter (I will succeed despite the liberals.)
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To: onyx

I hate to listen to these dou%^#bags talking. Although, I must because Hicks destroys them!

When I go for my butt, while these idiots are speaking, I leave my front door open, with my leg stuck between the almost closed door so my indoor kitties don’t get any ideas....even thought they RUN from the open door!


1,745 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:17 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yep.
NO Amnesty!


1,746 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:24 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: thouworm

Exactly!! Rep. Whalberg counterting “same old stories” comment, he’s good.


1,747 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:30 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Mortrey

Connolly was bragging about his travels and trip to Libya. He talked of the poor security before 9-11. You think he would have done something about it.


1,748 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:43 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (If you repeat a lie enough--it is not true--it is just propaganda.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Yeah, they want to prevent it from happening again. Otherwise, it happened, death is a part of life, what difference does it make. Now lets fix it..


1,749 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:48 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Paine in the Neck
Pocan pushing the usual ‘Rat chorus when they are in trouble - “Can’t we just move on?”

i.e., "Can't we close the barn door now that cows are gone?"

1,750 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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