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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.


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To: onyx

They should also play the video of her standing before the coffins talking about that stinking video. What difference does it make?? People like her should not be in the position of power/authority.


1,951 posted on 05/08/2013 11:59:31 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; ColdOne
ARB is Accountability Review Board.

ARB = Absolve Responsibility from Baraq

1,952 posted on 05/08/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Hoffer Rand

Ty Woods’ father was all smiles during the video clip.


1,953 posted on 05/08/2013 11:59:55 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: NoGrayZone

She tried to bribe me with chocolate macaroons...


1,954 posted on 05/08/2013 12:00:12 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: NoGrayZone

Absolutely!

Gosar is great.

It took 17 days to get back to Benghazi!


1,955 posted on 05/08/2013 12:00:15 PM 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

17 days...


1,956 posted on 05/08/2013 12:00:24 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: onyx

Oh my! So Hillary’s “what difference” outburst gravely insulted the President of Libya.

Not surprising when one thinks about how he would react, but this has major implications.


1,957 posted on 05/08/2013 12:00:27 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Toespi

Seventeen days - the crime scene is unsecured while the FBI chills in Tripoli


1,958 posted on 05/08/2013 12:00:27 PM 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: Uncle Miltie
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.

But these witnesses can't answer that, other than to speculate. What they can -- and have -- given us is where the stand-down order came from, so it's time to follow that line.

1,959 posted on 05/08/2013 12:00:28 PM PDT by kevkrom
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To: penelopesire

Exactly where was the CIC on 9-11?! Was that even asked.


1,960 posted on 05/08/2013 12:00:43 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (If you repeat a lie enough--it is not true--it is just propaganda.)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Right.


1,961 posted on 05/08/2013 12:00:47 PM 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: onyx

Another dumbass. This time from Nevada.


1,962 posted on 05/08/2013 12:01:04 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: AliVeritas

Long slog of 17 days to get FBI to Benghazi.

At the highest levels of govt there was never .... approval.

Repeatedly asked the govt of Libya to secure scene, obviously didn’t.

Never interviewed by the FBI.

Damn.


1,963 posted on 05/08/2013 12:01:04 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: Raebie

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3/ also livestreaming online


1,964 posted on 05/08/2013 12:01:14 PM 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: Hoffer Rand

Love Issa! He’s taking no prisoners!


1,965 posted on 05/08/2013 12:01:18 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: All

Someone post notes, gotta hop for a few minutes.


1,966 posted on 05/08/2013 12:01:31 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: HawkHogan
Ty Woods’ father was all smiles during the video clip.

Sweet.

1,967 posted on 05/08/2013 12:01:36 PM 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: Viennacon

He is a dumbass ass clown, I can verify that!!!!!


1,968 posted on 05/08/2013 12:01:43 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: MomofMarine

Here we go, another “lets move on” DemocRat.


1,969 posted on 05/08/2013 12:01:47 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Oh, what the hell is this? ANOTHER RAT is diverting to “recommendations for improvement”. Can Issa chastise these people for straying from the topic?


1,970 posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:01 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Hoodat

LOL


1,971 posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:17 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Uncle Miltie

Hicks testifying that it took 18 days for the FBI to secure the compound, and that Libya was unable to secure it in the interim. Hicks saying the admin. embarrassed and weakened president of Libya as result of their cover up. Go, Hicks!!


1,972 posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:20 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Oh...he will answer that question under oath one day soon....God willing.


1,973 posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:22 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Dead Corpse

Horsford? Be changing that! Here we go, how do we fix it? The talking points for this hearing.


1,974 posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:23 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Darnright

Well, the talking points video (appearance by Ms Rice) is the one that offended the president of Libya.

That called him a liar.


1,975 posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:25 PM 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: AliVeritas
I keep having "workus interuptus" myself...

BBL...

1,976 posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:31 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: sweetiepiezer

He sounds gay.


1,977 posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:33 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Viennacon

Hmm. This guy Horsford just set off my gaydar...


1,978 posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:45 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Fresh Wind

Dems keep going back to the ARB. Isn’t that review board itself being investigated?


1,979 posted on 05/08/2013 12:02:46 PM 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: MestaMachine

NO, NOT chocolate macaroons! That is a low blow....who the heck can say no????


1,980 posted on 05/08/2013 12:03:03 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: All

all these tv lawyer anchors seem to be uninterested in Benghazi hearing. they like trials and law enforcement issues.

i’m watching the hearings on cspan


1,981 posted on 05/08/2013 12:03:06 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Viennacon

Oh gosh.

NO it’s not about the money.
Shut up, idiot.


1,982 posted on 05/08/2013 12:03:09 PM 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: MomofMarine

What the heck is this Horsford guy going on about?


1,983 posted on 05/08/2013 12:03:27 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: isthisnickcool

Mine too. And he’s on to Republican funding cuts!


1,984 posted on 05/08/2013 12:03:28 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Toespi

The public wants, the families want to make changes. Now we are blaming the republicans. Issa must stop this crap, NOW.


1,985 posted on 05/08/2013 12:03:33 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Fresh Wind

Another dumb-ass.


1,986 posted on 05/08/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: onyx
Four Dead in Benghazi (Youtube video 3:16)

CSN&Y send up WRITTEN BY GREEN BERET WITH HELP FROM SEALs and sung by AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT SHEA BRAMER!!!

1,987 posted on 05/08/2013 12:03:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Viennacon
Now Robin Kelly, total NOBODY in Jesse Jackson’s old district is some sort of big-shot. This woman is a MORON who said she wanted to confiscate all guns. She should be locked up.

One of the 'Rats organizational problems is that the ignorant racists in the Congressional Black Caucus gather copious amounts of seniority because their districts are rock solid 'Rat.

Consequently, if the 'Rats ever regain a majority in the House, they'll have to deal with a cadre of pompous ignoramuses in line to chair every committee in sight.

As I recall, Pelosi encountered this very problem in 2006 and, rather than give Elijah Cummings the chair he was entitled to, they made him a part of leadership and gave him a limo and driver. For his part, Elijah was happy to stay on the plantation...

1,988 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:07 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: World'sGoneInsane
Exactly where was the CIC on 9-11?


1,989 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:11 PM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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Horsford ... you are wrong! The families want justice and accountability and punishment of the guilty. Get a life Horsford and support America and do the right thing!
1,990 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:14 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Viennacon

If the rats think they look good using this line, they gotta another think coming.


1,991 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:14 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Toespi
Noticed. It isn't "what went wrong" or "where did things go pear-shaped"... But "let's move on and just fix it".

Subtle.

But now here comes the "funding" canard. The budgets he's talking about were NEVER PASSED by Reid's Senate. Completely irrelevant.

1,992 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:16 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: onyx

Wouldn’t that be sweet!


1,993 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:18 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: onyx

Horsford D-Nev beating that dead horse about funding.


1,994 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:20 PM 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: matginzac

Anther beat a retreat from the dems....lol. Want to now only talk about how to fix ‘problems’.
Another attempt to lame it on budget and money.

Weird..was someone not paying Obama enough that night to be the on duty to be the CIC??


1,995 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:31 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Toespi

and it’s alllll the Republicans fault for cutting funds..God I hate these people!


1,996 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:34 PM 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: MomofMarine

Isn’t he? Looks like a few pubbies finally grew a pair.

Now the idiot from Nevada talking about budget cuts, even though that’s already been discounted. Guess he didn’t listen well earlier. Still not asking a question, just trying to testify. Moron.


1,997 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:37 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: All

Is this DOUCHEB@G actually blaming the sequester on this?


1,998 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:40 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: TigersEye; onyx

Thank you so much for that link!
Pinging myself so I can easily find it.


1,999 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:50 PM 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: AliVeritas

Check in Michelle Malkin, also...


2,000 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:54 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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