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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: NoGrayZone

I hear you!!!!!


1,751 posted on 05/08/2013 11:32:55 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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Testimony, we did not respond to a terrorist event.


1,752 posted on 05/08/2013 11:33:01 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: RummyChick

He stated at the beginning he was running for some office like The Association of Diplomatic whatevers.... not in the other sense.


1,753 posted on 05/08/2013 11:33:01 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Fresh Wind
Rat says “no smoking gun” LOL!

Unreal. Three hours into a day-long hearing, the idiot declares that nothing of importance will be learned. The dems are not only psychotic, they're psychic! Who knew?

1,754 posted on 05/08/2013 11:33:17 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: RummyChick

She offered him any post in the world to go too.


1,755 posted on 05/08/2013 11:33:32 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: ConservativeMan55

It is indeed. Also I think that is Joe DiGenova behind his left shoulder.


1,756 posted on 05/08/2013 11:33:34 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Well, as I’m a Southerner, I would point out our friends in OK, TX, WY, UT, MT and ID are mostly with us also...


1,757 posted on 05/08/2013 11:33:43 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: kristinn

BTTT


1,758 posted on 05/08/2013 11:33:52 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: piasa

bookmark


1,759 posted on 05/08/2013 11:33:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: topher
According the current top FoxNews article on the hearings:

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., top Democrat on the oversight committee ...

Top Democrat on the committee?

How sad that he is the top guy for the Democrats...

1,760 posted on 05/08/2013 11:34:31 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Ka-BOOM!!


1,761 posted on 05/08/2013 11:34:43 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: rodguy911

The Armed Services committee needs to get some Generals on the stand. Who ordered the Stand Down?


1,762 posted on 05/08/2013 11:34:49 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: Sarah Barracuda

I want to know WHY they were told to stand down. There is a really big a$$ being covered with huge resources. The WHY is the point.


1,763 posted on 05/08/2013 11:34:58 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: matginzac; stephenjohnbanker

Issa is from part of CA.
I’m originally from San Diego.


1,764 posted on 05/08/2013 11:35:14 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: ScottinVA

She was hoping he’d respond, “Siberia, ma’am.”


1,765 posted on 05/08/2013 11:35:29 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: lonevoice

I just can’t believe we’re gonna hear from these lightweights more than once. Honestly, who wants to hear that moron Clay again, mumbling about hearings he may or may not have attended.

(On a side-note, Jodi Arias verdict is coming soon. Hope she fries)


1,766 posted on 05/08/2013 11:35:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: matginzac

” Well, as I’m a Southerner, I would point out our friends in OK, TX, WY, UT, MT and ID are mostly with us also...”

Yeah, you brought up the best ones.


1,767 posted on 05/08/2013 11:35:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I believe it was Obama, or perhaps Jarrett who is in all ways that matter the actual POTUS

Here is the tragic reality we must face. The majority that have elected the rot that now represents our country in all branches of government at every level could care less about Benghazi. From abortion to obamaphones to their pet environmental causes, to glorification of sodomy and all manner of perversion, liberals across our once great land have gotten what they wanted. They have no empathy for the dead Americans in Benghazi and their democratic reps know this.

Nothing will happen with this because a majority of Americans in their self-centered Id dominated lives simply do not care that the POTUS and the future POTUS ( hillary) are guilty of Treason.


1,768 posted on 05/08/2013 11:35:44 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: matginzac

And throw in ND for good oil field measures!


1,769 posted on 05/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Uncle Miltie
The WHY is the point.

Amen!

1,770 posted on 05/08/2013 11:36:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Third Person; Fresh Wind
"Now another dem who had been in “dangerous” situation"

I am CONSTANTLY in a "dangerous" situation during the summertime. BEES!!!! They want me and constantly buzz around me....just wanting to sting me!

1,771 posted on 05/08/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: topher

Doesn’t say much for their bottom, now does it? :)


1,772 posted on 05/08/2013 11:36:54 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

He should have said, “To Tasmania, to get as far away as possible from the scum in DC”


1,773 posted on 05/08/2013 11:36:54 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: no-to-illegals

Bookmark


1,774 posted on 05/08/2013 11:36:59 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: longfellowsmuse

Reading your comment, I just realized that Valerie Jarrett has all but disappeared from the public view...


1,775 posted on 05/08/2013 11:37:03 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: All

OMG!

No steno in the room during interviews!


1,776 posted on 05/08/2013 11:37:12 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: All

Well, the drivebys have their diversion. Jodi Arias verdict to be announced in two hours.


1,777 posted on 05/08/2013 11:37:43 AM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, Big Sis, and throw in IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: Hoodat
“There should be an IQ test for the privilege of voting in an election.”

That is definitely racist. :o)

Many years ago, I gave individual IQ tests to young children, 5-6 yr. olds. There is definition of words section. One of the words to define was, “knife”. White children said, “You use it to cut with.” Black children said, “You use it to cut SOMEONE with.” I guess that means white children don't know the definition of “knife”. :o)

1,778 posted on 05/08/2013 11:37:56 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: kristinn
I had the c-span live stream on my computer while working, and I suffered through Cummings, Maloney, Norton, and Tierney. After that, I couldn't take it anymore. I'll just catch up by following the FR live thread.

It seemed like the Republicans were more interested in asking questions that would elicit a recounting of events, whereas the Dims just wanted to play prosecutorial "gotcha" by asking questions where they only wanted a yes/no response.

It was beyond obvious that they were there only to protect Hillary, Obama, Rice, et al.

1,779 posted on 05/08/2013 11:38:05 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: no-to-illegals

Oh, rat Duckworth is up now. Put aside politics? And again, she’s talking about moving forward. These rats would prefer the gravestones demolished and all records of Benghazi stricken from any public record.


1,780 posted on 05/08/2013 11:38:16 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Marathoner

lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move onlets move on lets move on lets move on


1,781 posted on 05/08/2013 11:38:50 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: OpusatFR

Duckworth say this is not bipartisan? Another dupe! Duckworth doesn’t want the truth!


1,782 posted on 05/08/2013 11:38:51 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: onyx

Another biggie bombshell!

We need to count them all up after this hearing!!


1,783 posted on 05/08/2013 11:38:56 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Marathoner

Shep Smith is doing handsprings..


1,784 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:01 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: Marathoner

And now Duckhead repeats the ‘what difference does it make now’, just in a different style. I wonder if Axelgreasy is editing the talking points minute by minute, to herd these dead souls into saying his talking points in different ways so stupid democrats will be sufficiently misdirected?


1,785 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:09 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Marathoner

Oh, good GOD!!!
This country is REALLY a three ring circus...
Whatever happened to prioritizing the news?


1,786 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:10 AM PDT by matginzac
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Placemark


1,787 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:13 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (h!)
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To: UCANSEE2

It seems that most of the DEM speakers who have had a turn, have LEFT THE BUILDING. Must be anxious to cash their checks.


1,788 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:13 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Toespi

Here we go again, lets fix it. What needs to be done, this is making me sick and so far it is a bust.


1,789 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:15 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: kristinn

Duckworth is off topic.Isa shut here down


1,790 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:21 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Marathoner

Did this Elgin Ill Lady (couch couch) just basically say ..what difference does what happen matter...BUT how can we correct it in the future..........


1,791 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:32 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: penelopesire

I am stunned!
No steno in the room during interview!


1,792 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:40 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: Marcella

Duckworth - D-Ill

Again, going to irrelevancies. The D’s dare not ask questions about the actual testimony.


1,793 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:49 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: Marathoner

“Well, the drivebys have their diversion. Jodi Arias verdict to be announced in two hours.”

Also, the issue of the kidnapped ladies in Cleveland provide another out for the drive-by whores. Sadly, these hearings will not be covered in any meaningful way.


1,794 posted on 05/08/2013 11:40:03 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Chickensoup

Clearly the Dems and Barry have moved on, why they haven’t blamed former President Bush for anything./s


1,795 posted on 05/08/2013 11:40:11 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: penelopesire

Help me I am not able to hear, What is the context of the no Steno comment please.

Thanks


1,796 posted on 05/08/2013 11:40:12 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: no-to-illegals

Of course she doesn’t want the truth. Not one democrat on that panel sought the truth...NOT ONE!!


1,797 posted on 05/08/2013 11:40:19 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

This chickie is working very hard to divert attention from what happened. Changing the subject!!

I notice the ladies change the subject well.

lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on lets move on


1,798 posted on 05/08/2013 11:40:23 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Want to make sure YOU get the lessons learned.


1,799 posted on 05/08/2013 11:40:39 AM PDT by Toespi
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As far as Hicks knows (from ARB witnesses he has talked to) NO ARB witness had been allowed to read the classified report.

No stenographer


1,800 posted on 05/08/2013 11:40:49 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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