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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: Toespi

this guy Horsford does not remember that In the hearings awhile back I seem to remember it said that budget cuts were NOT an issue because if they needed more money they would have been able to take it from somewhere else (funds)...it was a female that said it


2,001 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:58 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Hoffer Rand

Extrapulated?


2,002 posted on 05/08/2013 12:04:59 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Hicks “never interviewed by the FBI.. Ever” regarding Benghazi.. If that’s not a ‘WTF’ moment, I don’t know what is.


2,003 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:01 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: onyx

OMG! Thank you Mr. Issa! Why didn’t he yield? The families must be steaming right about now. Extrap-u-lated?

Affirmative Action in action....

Hugh and series cuts! Idiot.....


2,004 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:06 PM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: NoGrayZone

drama queen leftist


2,005 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:07 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: NoGrayZone

Yep.


2,006 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:08 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: Paine in the Neck

Thanks.


2,007 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:09 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Viennacon

Chop Horsford off for his filabustering. Geez!


2,008 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:10 PM PDT by calicard
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To: sneakers

He is rambling.


2,009 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:13 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: onyx

Yes, shut up! We are subsidizing terrorists and their countries. This was not a matter of resources. They would not approve the resources available such as FEST.


2,010 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:15 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (If you repeat a lie enough--it is not true--it is just propaganda.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Horsfield: "Can't we just move on. We want to make sure it doesn't happen again. To do this, we need...... MORE MONEY."

Horsfield: "Witnesses, do you agree with everything I said. Please restrict your answer to one word, thank you."

2,011 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:26 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Hoodat

Is that Reggie?


2,012 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:28 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: onyx

>That called him a liar.<

What the heck is the definition of “Diplomacy”, again??

Way to win the friendship of the movers & shakers of Libya.


2,013 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:38 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: sneakers
What the heck is this Horsford guy going on about?

"Can't we move on?" "And, oh, by the way, it's the GOP's fault"

2,014 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:40 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything + 969)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Mr. Horsford = Mr. Horsesass

Here we go again....let’s look to how we FIX IT...not to the fact finding this hearing is supposed to be about. And of course, it’s the “other side” that keeps blocking funds and THEY are the reason this happened? Is that what we’re supposed to take from this douchebag, who claims people need to be held accountable, but refuses to acknowledge HIS OWN PARTY and THEIR hand in ALL of this??????

Ugh....I loathe DemocRATS!!!


2,015 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:43 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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Horsford you could use a lesson in bipartisanship. You have none!


2,016 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:43 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: MWestMom

Rude demonic-rats won’t yield!


2,017 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:44 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

>That called him a liar.<

What the heck is the definition of “Diplomacy”, again??

Way to win the friendship of the movers & shakers of Libya.


2,018 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:45 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Third Person

“Throw money at it...”

It’s an almost Pavlovian reflex as an excuse not to think.

Thinking/sound decision making is what would have saved these mens’ lives.


2,019 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:45 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: AliVeritas

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

placemark

I am becoming more and more convinced Govt is hiding Libyan govt actions.

Was Gosar statement just MUTED?

It was on C-Span. Technical? or on purpose.

Hicks was never interviewed by FBI!!!


2,020 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:49 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: penelopesire

Representative from PA just slapped down that homo from Nevada. Lamb said funding was NOT an issue.


2,021 posted on 05/08/2013 12:05:51 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: World'sGoneInsane

BUMP!


2,022 posted on 05/08/2013 12:06:01 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: isthisnickcool
Hmm. This guy Horsford just set off my gaydar...

Wath it the lithp that thet it off?

2,023 posted on 05/08/2013 12:06:09 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: william clark

That made me switch to the video of the hearing. I was right.


2,024 posted on 05/08/2013 12:06:13 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: topher

got malkin link?


2,025 posted on 05/08/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Darnright

Yeah.....I despise them all.


2,026 posted on 05/08/2013 12:06:40 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: kristinn

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.


2,027 posted on 05/08/2013 12:07:03 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: blueyon

horseford is full of Horse Crap. He is being a good house boy for the rats and deflecting blame away from the guilty.


2,028 posted on 05/08/2013 12:07:07 PM PDT by soycd
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To: matginzac

thx!


2,029 posted on 05/08/2013 12:07:10 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Chickensoup

https://twitter.com/michellemalkin


2,030 posted on 05/08/2013 12:07:17 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: Lexinom

Yep, to hell with what we throw money at. How is it “fixed” if we don’t know how it got broken. Idiots.


2,031 posted on 05/08/2013 12:07:24 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: william clark

It’s a technical term. ;p


2,032 posted on 05/08/2013 12:07:26 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: tina07

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.


2,033 posted on 05/08/2013 12:07:31 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire
You can't "fix it" if you don't know what went wrong.

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.

2,034 posted on 05/08/2013 12:07:39 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: matginzac

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.


2,035 posted on 05/08/2013 12:07:41 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: SteveH

Or they begin bizarre comparisons to their own pathetic lives.

“I was shot at in Jonestown ya know!


2,036 posted on 05/08/2013 12:07:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: NoGrayZone
is that the 4th or 5th KA-BOOM thus far???

I'm losing track of counting them. I hope somebody smarter than I am is compiling a list of just the KA-BOOMs.

2,037 posted on 05/08/2013 12:08:10 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Dems motto..deflect deflect deflect..oh and vote early and vote often and vote even if you are dead!
2,038 posted on 05/08/2013 12:08:20 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: onyx

Turn down after turn down per testimony. It was a bad plan per testimony. Reported and ignored!


2,039 posted on 05/08/2013 12:08:23 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

“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.


2,040 posted on 05/08/2013 12:08:39 PM PDT by Seizethecarp ((Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Viennacon

Yep, they like to talk big and go seal.


2,041 posted on 05/08/2013 12:08:48 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: SteveH

I think they are giving heed to the “Limbaugh Doctrine” ....
No one is linking Obozo to this...his actions, where he was, what did he know? Nothing.....


2,042 posted on 05/08/2013 12:08:51 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: MestaMachine
She tried to bribe me with chocolate macaroons...

...that might have worked for me. :)

but only for a minute

2,043 posted on 05/08/2013 12:09:19 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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turn down after turn down by D.C. Ignored by D.C.


2,044 posted on 05/08/2013 12:09:52 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: UCANSEE2
All roads lead to...


2,045 posted on 05/08/2013 12:09:52 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: lonevoice

8 k booms


2,046 posted on 05/08/2013 12:10:00 PM PDT by advertising guy (clearly, semi automatic high capacity pressure cookers should be banned)
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To: World'sGoneInsane
One thing has been established by this hearing.. IT AIN'T OVER YET.. Getting hotter..


2,047 posted on 05/08/2013 12:10:04 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Chickensoup
http://www.michellemalkin.com/

She has also been tweeting about this all day.

You should be able to find links on her website.

And it is not just her... Doug Powers reports as well.

Finally, it was Real Clear Politics that nailed Congressman Cummings (D-MD) for saying that "Death is part of Life.". And I found that by browsing the Drudgereport...

2,048 posted on 05/08/2013 12:10:19 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty; jimrob
WE NEED A ‘LIKE’ BUTTON ON FR!!!

We could spread this news farther and faster than the media will

Imagine ALL your friends knowing immediately these bombshells and passing them on?

COME'ON JIMROB! WE NEED TO PREACH TO MORE THAN THE CHOIR

2,049 posted on 05/08/2013 12:10:43 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Lucky9teen

>let’s look to how we FIX IT

HOW do we fix dead people?


2,050 posted on 05/08/2013 12:10:59 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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