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.
I hear you!!!!!
Testimony, we did not respond to a terrorist event.
He stated at the beginning he was running for some office like The Association of Diplomatic whatevers.... not in the other sense.
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?
She offered him any post in the world to go too.
It is indeed. Also I think that is Joe DiGenova behind his left shoulder.
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...
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...
The Armed Services committee needs to get some Generals on the stand. Who ordered the Stand Down?
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.
Issa is from part of CA.
I’m originally from San Diego.
She was hoping he’d respond, “Siberia, ma’am.”
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)
” Well, as Im 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.
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.
And throw in ND for good oil field measures!
I am CONSTANTLY in a "dangerous" situation during the summertime. BEES!!!! They want me and constantly buzz around me....just wanting to sting me!
Doesn’t say much for their bottom, now does it? :)
He should have said, “To Tasmania, to get as far away as possible from the scum in DC”
Reading your comment, I just realized that Valerie Jarrett has all but disappeared from the public view...
No steno in the room during interviews!
Well, the drivebys have their diversion. Jodi Arias verdict to be announced in two hours.
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)
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.
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.
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
Duckworth say this is not bipartisan? Another dupe! Duckworth doesn’t want the truth!
Another biggie bombshell!
We need to count them all up after this hearing!!
Shep Smith is doing handsprings..
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?
Oh, good GOD!!!
This country is REALLY a three ring circus...
Whatever happened to prioritizing the news?
It seems that most of the DEM speakers who have had a turn, have LEFT THE BUILDING. Must be anxious to cash their checks.
Here we go again, lets fix it. What needs to be done, this is making me sick and so far it is a bust.
Duckworth is off topic.Isa shut here down
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..........
I am stunned!
No steno in the room during interview!
Duckworth - D-Ill
Again, going to irrelevancies. The D’s dare not ask questions about the actual testimony.
“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.
Clearly the Dems and Barry have moved on, why they haven’t blamed former President Bush for anything./s
Help me I am not able to hear, What is the context of the no Steno comment please.
Of course she doesn’t want the truth. Not one democrat on that panel sought the truth...NOT ONE!!
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
Want to make sure YOU get the lessons learned.
As far as Hicks knows (from ARB witnesses he has talked to) NO ARB witness had been allowed to read the classified report.
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