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.
BTW, I agree with you that it wasn’t a set up before the election and Hillary was certainly deeply involved. But I just hope that if they do have more hearings, they don’t settle for pinning it all on Hillary’s incompetence but instead follow it all the way back to where it came from, the White House.
And I sure hope they have more hearings and that the next time they will call Hillary back again. She’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.
That’s what I figure, I didn’t know if I typed gobbledygook....
What a day.
Mark Thompson’s opening remarks are damning; remarks that concern the deliberate exclusion of his recommendation to engage the Forward Emergency Support Team.
“John McCain: Founding Father of the Terrorist Emirate of Benghazi
Benghazi declares autonomy, raises Al-Qaeda flag. McCain seeks to spread terrorist empire to Syria.
by Tony Cartalucci
March 7, 2012 - “I have met with these brave fighters, and they are not Al-Qaeda. To the contrary: They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation. We should help them do it.” - Senator John McCain in Benghazi, Libya April 22, 2011.”
Benghazi, as a port and near to jihadists hiding in the mountains to its east, is an important location in North Aftica. Has been historically, too. Goes way back.......
Chicago is derived from the Indian term for the place which translates into something like “foul smelling swamp” because of all the skunk cabbage that used to grow there.
I second that! Never any delays. Whatever you did, it really showed up in this high post thread. Thank you!
This is going to get interesting as the noose closes on Clinton. Is she going to fight or just try to ooze off into the sunset? Is she such a committed leftist that she'll take one for the cause or will she take Obama down? If she's looking weakened for 2016, there's Presidential aspirants on both sides of the aisle who will want to take bites out of her. I think she's soon going to feel like a cow who's sleepwalked into a piranha filled river.
“US Consulate in Benghazi was a hub for recruiting jihadis to fight for al Qaeda in Syria”
by 1389 on October 18, 2012
“I remember when treason was a capital offense.
Now, it isnt even grounds for someone losing his or her job.
World Net Daily: This is what Benghazi consulate really was”
By Aaron Klein
DemocRats : "Well, you know how long it takes special forces guys to put on the camo makeup."
Bitch Hillary is F’d like a soup sandwich
We should never have diplomatic posts where the host government cannot protect us. I say that having served 28 years in the Foreign Service, including being in Iran when our Embassy was overrun the first time on Feb 14, 1979.
I don’t get to say this very often, but today, I am proud of the republicans involved in this hearing.... some more than others. Issa did a very good job at pulling this together and Trey Gowdy’s style ROCKS - that guy amazes me.
The ‘brave’ whistleblowers were outstanding and they renewed my faith in ‘some’ of our government employees.
As Obama and his filthy tribe watches the pealing of this onion, he simply must be crying. It’s starting to look as though Benghazi may get shoved down his miserable throat.
As always, the corrupt treasonist democrats sucked.
Could be because years ago when Qadaffi came to power I think he changed the country's capital, and she wanted to undo that for her newfound friends.
“””I second that! Never any delays. Whatever you did, it really showed up in this high post thread. Thank you!”””
(oops — meant to address the above to you!)
That’s true, because they wanted to pin it on the supposed foul-ups of lower level personnel. However, I meant that a lot of the main players that particular night seem to have disappeared. Also, of course, we have a new CIA head, a new Secy of Defense and a new SOS. I think Obama is trying to distance himself from the whole thing, and churning the personnel is one way to do it.
The State Dept. spent $500,000 on solar panels for the Paris embassy.
She’s beneath contempt.
Past time for her to be brought down.
One heck of a day! Let’s just pray it goes somewhere!
Interesting the Wikipedia page about him tells where his kids go to school, where his wife works that he has a certain number of nieces and nephews. Lot of details that would make him a target. Very interesting.
Note to self...post 2709...for future review.
You’re right. Thanks for reminding me of that.
As Travis McGee has pointed out definitively, ONLY the CIC has can authorize cross border military action.
So the buck stops clearly on 0bastard’s desk for this. He had to be the one who issued the no go order. Only he could have authorized any military action to save the men in Benghazi.
So does it follow that Obama had to ask the "Pokistanis" to give us overflight approval for our choppers to strike in Abottabad before we took OBL down?
LOL Sick but true!
This may be the sharp edged tool that chisels apart the entire illegitmate administration.
Email his office and tell them!
Yes, he owns it but I'm not so sure that the order wasn't given by someone illegally usurping that authority (Yes, Val, I'm looking at you).
Christopher Hicks@duke17233m @jasoninthehouse Look at where Benghazigate has gotten us in Syria where are the 1000's of shoulder fired missiles? Impeachment Now!
During the previous summer, Hillary announced that she would resign the SOS, effective the end of Obama's first term.
Congress can call these people to testify. I hope this opens the way for a Select Committee so we can really go after them.
-— Is she such a committed leftist that she’ll take one for the cause or will she take Obama down? -—
She wants the presidency bad. No way she’s going down.
I thought that was strange too. Lots of info. Strange even for wikipedia.
awesome...too bad the late night comedians can’t use that one. (They would if the regime were Rep.)
I think it was learned from the Libyans at the hospital.
LOL, thanks. I don’t tweet, so I appreciate this.
Perhaps someone needs to start a single webpage that lists personal public information on ALL ‘enemies within’ - politicians, MSM, etc.. I can’t, because I do not have the personality that would be able to peacefully deal with the backlash. ;>)
Wow..thanks...just trying to catch up now. Had to run on the treadmill. Happy to report that I did not have a heart attack running after having high blood pressure all day watching the hearing....lol.
Historic First Women President in Waiting only has to get through these hearings to solidify her position.
It certainly did!
Not sure what to make of this: Either a good tweet or in bad taste.
Obama and Hillary Apologize for Free Speech on Pakistani TV (taxpayer-funded ads) Sept. 20, 2012 Which immediately resulted in this...
Pakistan: 17 killed in anti-Islam film protests Sept. 21, 2012
That really gets me... the dynamic duo of Obama and hillary, knowing full well that a lot of people were killed in earlier mass demonstrations when the press published the fictional version of the Koran in the Toilet event, decided to produce an ad with their own fictional version of events the "Innocence of Muslims" movie - and play it on Pakistani TV. They had to know it would incite riots more than the movie would have done if they had not drawn attention to it.