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.
“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!
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