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.
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.
ARB = Absolve Responsibility from Baraq
Ty Woods’ father was all smiles during the video clip.
She tried to bribe me with chocolate macaroons...
Gosar is great.
It took 17 days to get back to Benghazi!
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.
Seventeen days - the crime scene is unsecured while the FBI chills in Tripoli
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.
Exactly where was the CIC on 9-11?! Was that even asked.
Another dumbass. This time from Nevada.
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.
http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3/ also livestreaming online
Love Issa! He’s taking no prisoners!
Someone post notes, gotta hop for a few minutes.
He is a dumbass ass clown, I can verify that!!!!!
Here we go, another “lets move on” DemocRat.
Oh, what the hell is this? ANOTHER RAT is diverting to “recommendations for improvement”. Can Issa chastise these people for straying from the topic?
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!!
Oh...he will answer that question under oath one day soon....God willing.
Horsford? Be changing that! Here we go, how do we fix it? The talking points for this hearing.
Well, the talking points video (appearance by Ms Rice) is the one that offended the president of Libya.
That called him a liar.
He sounds gay.
Hmm. This guy Horsford just set off my gaydar...
Dems keep going back to the ARB. Isn’t that review board itself being investigated?
NO, NOT chocolate macaroons! That is a low blow....who the heck can say no????
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
NO it’s not about the money.
Shut up, idiot.
What the heck is this Horsford guy going on about?
Mine too. And he’s on to Republican funding cuts!
The public wants, the families want to make changes. Now we are blaming the republicans. Issa must stop this crap, NOW.
CSN&Y send up WRITTEN BY GREEN BERET WITH HELP FROM SEALs and sung by AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT SHEA BRAMER!!!
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...
If the rats think they look good using this line, they gotta another think coming.
But now here comes the "funding" canard. The budgets he's talking about were NEVER PASSED by Reid's Senate. Completely irrelevant.
Wouldn’t that be sweet!
Horsford D-Nev beating that dead horse about funding.
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??
and it’s alllll the Republicans fault for cutting funds..God I hate these people!
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.
Is this DOUCHEB@G actually blaming the sequester on this?
Thank you so much for that link!
Pinging myself so I can easily find it.
Check in Michelle Malkin, also...