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.
Hills, put on your big girl panties and get over it.
You could try some ice...........
It really can't be answered and not answering would leave them exposed to more suspicions.
Think of this: 1) Admitting to knowing when it would end would mean they had knowledge of some sort of "agreement" which, of course, if true, giving an answer simply could not happem
or - 2) Admitting that they had no way of knowing when it would end only makes their statement that no one could "get there in time" look completely ridiculous.
So asking this question would box the Administration into a corner - how could they ignore the question/how could they answer it...but no one seems smart enough to think of that.
The bottom line is - everyone seems to be swallowing their excuse about there not being enough time - when no one is looking at how vulnerable to being a completely idiotic that excuse is.
Thanks little jeremiah. The drips are not a torrent of water coming out of the dam but the number of leaks in the dam has grown, and this is good. May the dam fail soon protecting these criminals trying to kill America.
Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 8, 2013
We know what "journalists" say.
Who are the "journalists"?
Agenda driven "journalists" on their kneepads to protect Obama, Hills and all things "democrat."
Drones...worse than drones. They are drones who are influential enough to create more drones.
I'm not expecting the Spanish Inquisition, but I agree with you, no one is asking the right questions.
It is like dancing around the elephant in the room.
Why the timidity about all this?
The democrats are speaking their "thoughts" and running up the clock. Repubs better take that away from them and run the scorched earth option rat-a-tat-tat we know they have.
Not expecting the repubs to rat-a-tat-tat, the dems might lose their place on their talking points.
The facts, not the posturing, must come out cleanly and fully. It is up to repubs. to do this.
IMHO. (from my quarterback chair)
It would be high-time. Why the timidity when you have the truth on your side?
I don't get it. The repubs could get all the information out and leave the dems in their dust. Why don't they - its like they go up to a point and then drop it - then go to next point of fact and drop that one, too.
Arghhhhhhh.........they are making a big mistake taking this route of going up to the point and then dropping it before fully examining it. IMHO
In Demspeak, that is the equivalent of waving a white flag".
Outrageous....you do not drag a wounded through the streets to go to the hospital. The man may have even already died.
"Friendly." "Lovingly." Arghhhhhhh......She thinks we are all stupid and that the great she can mold the narrative and we won't get it.
OK, Mr. Tough Guy, I guess we will "go" after Rice and then "go" after you.
That sounds good to me...we will thank you for being available.
How about that, Sweet Cheeks..........what a blowhard.
But, exactly who is behind the curtain, calling all the shots?
Whoa, Whoa, WHOA!
This HAS to be revealed!
Who didn't allow them to read the report...this IS HUGE...whoever did should be indicted for witness tampering at the very least.
I wonder how much the witnesses fear for their careers, for their lives.
Their fear levels must be off the chart!
And, by the way...where ARE the witnesses?
Hillary from Chicago. Obama with strong ties to Chicago.
Everything that these two people do is so Chicago mob-style.
Those poor witnesses must be so stressed - by what happened in Benghazi and how they are being treated now.
PTSD? I really ache for these witnesses. Maybe they are afraid s***l****.
I would be if the power of the presidency on down was breathing wickedly and threateningly down my collar!
But, there you go. The people who do these things are barbaric, uncivilized, and a bunch of other things. They are subhuman.
Amen hummingbird ... Amen.
She has not yet done a piece on the Benghazi hearings, but some other folks are heating this up.
Also, the US Military and British are on alert (right now) over a deteriorating situation in Tripoli, Libya.
Her "where-would-you-like-to-be-posted" question was totally creepy.
Thrown in to unsettle the hearings or just stupid?
Great idea. How can Issa be reached? He could mull it over with the R side of the aisle.
Run it up the flag pole and see who salutes....
Compare the faces of the 4 who were murdered against the two.
Sounded like a threat wrapped up in a bribe to me! Totally creepy! The abuse of power coming from this administration and the democrats is breathtaking. They seem to have no fear of prosecution or even being called to task for the most flagrant violations of their oath and the laws of this country anymore.
I have been watching politics closely now for a number of years and have never seen anything like the current crop of criminals running this country right now...NEVER!!