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.
Representative from PA just slapped down that homo from Nevada. Lamb said funding was NOT an issue.
Wath it the lithp that thet it off?
That made me switch to the video of the hearing. I was right.
got malkin link?
Yeah.....I despise them all.
every democrat on the committee so far has spoken slowly, focused on the ARB whitewash and blaming congress for lack of funding. their lack of concern for the lives lost, their avoidance of taking the opportunity to follow the evidence when the opportunity presents itself is now on record.
no one at the hearing so far has successfully tied the deaths in benghazi to lack of congressional funding, at least that i have heard.
horseford is full of Horse Crap. He is being a good house boy for the rats and deflecting blame away from the guilty.
Yep, to hell with what we throw money at. How is it “fixed” if we don’t know how it got broken. Idiots.
It’s a technical term. ;p
The response to the democrat budget nonsense should be to ask if we are not paying Obama enough to be on duty as CIC?? And whether his salary should be increased so that he will do his damn job?
That would have been my comeback....lol.
Today is the first step toward attempting to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Of course a real backstep analysis would take us back to electing the Kenyan as president.
Flake & McCain - 2 of the biggest RINOS out there...
Nevermind the reps...screw em. It’s the PEOPLE that matter, and (most of us) are sick of this crap.
Or they begin bizarre comparisons to their own pathetic lives.
“I was shot at in Jonestown ya know!
I'm losing track of counting them. I hope somebody smarter than I am is compiling a list of just the KA-BOOMs.
Turn down after turn down per testimony. It was a bad plan per testimony. Reported and ignored!
“Norton complains about no receiving a briefing.”
Thompson couldn’t agree to testify until his attorney got security clearance and could see the evidence and testimony Thompson was prepared to or could be asked under oath to testify to.
Only GOP reps could be relied on not to leak testimony and evidence that could lead to preemptive retaliation before the hearing.
Then there is bribery of the witness. Did you notice the Dem rep pointedly asking the witness, Hicks, what was the most juicy future promotional posting that he aspired to so she could guarantee he could get it? This was to convince Hicks that noooo retaliation was coming, surely.
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