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.
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.
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?
Democrats refuse to ask *any* questions that would deliver information unique to the whistleblowers.
They are just interested in continuing the status quo.
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
“I dont want to seem partial, but please notice, the Southerners are GOOD!”
Where else have we got left?
LOL. You're right!
Pocan pushing the usual ‘Rat chorus when they are in trouble - “Can’t we just move on?”
Why do they have to insert themselves at all? Why not ask pertinent questions as they are supposed to do in this setting?
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.
Hicks is running for office??????
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.
This is not about risk.
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.
How about NO next time?
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.
So Pocan woke up to machine gun fire in Colombia...
..And Hillary dodged gunfire on the tarmac at Sarajevo.
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.
Call for more hearings ... Amen. Find out who ordered Stand Down!