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  • Republican expects more Benghazi 'whistle blowers'

    05/12/2013 2:14:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/12/13
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Republican on Sunday said he expected more witnesses to step forward with information about last year's deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi and how President Barack Obama's administration responded to the unfolding events. "I do think we're going to see more whistle blowers. I certainly know my committee has been contacted," Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday". Last week, Republican charges that White House covered up details of the September 11, 2012 attack gathered more steam after former U.S. diplomat Greg Hicks...
  • Report: NBC Spiked Story ID'ing Benghazi Whistleblower as Obama/Clinton Voter

    05/12/2013 10:10:04 AM PDT · by onyx · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2013, 8:50 AM PDT | LARRY O'CONNOR
    Victoria Toensing, attorney for Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, says Hicks is a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries, and President Obama twice for President. Toensing also said that NBC News "spiked" the story this week, prior to Hicks' dramatic testimony before Congress. Toensing appeared on WMAL-FM in Washington DC Saturday with host Steve Malzberg. "He voted for Hillary in the primary and Obama twice. NBC spiked the story where I told it before the hearings......It’s just amazing what the press is still trying to do to cover this up. So they try to make this partisan...
  • VIDEO: Democrats calling media looking for help undermining Gregory Hicks (Benghazi Testimony )

    05/11/2013 11:41:03 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | Friday, May 10, 2013 | By Dan Calabrese
    <p>The fact that Lisa Myers goes on Morning Joe and actually tells us about it, rather than just taking the marching orders, might be an indication that the media fears for its own credibility if it keeps whitewashing this thing.</p>
  • Benghazi Hearing Fallout

    05/09/2013 4:01:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | May 9, 2013 | Sean Hannity
    Yesterday was a pretty unbelievable day. The hearing on Benghazi in the House Oversight and Reform committee was compelling and credible. If you didn't get the chance to see it, Greg Hicks' recount of what happened on the night of the attack was riveting, at times spellbinding. Just to re-cap, here are some of the main things we learned from yesterday's hearing. - The YouTube video was a “non-event” in Libya. It was never reported to anyone, even Hillary Clinton herself whom Hicks spoke to at 2am, that there was a protest involved. Perhaps the biggest question remains, who then...
  • Benghazi…No Cover-Up?

    05/09/2013 4:00:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-13 | Curt
    “Greg, we’re under attack.” Those were the words uttered by Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi when Gregory Hicks, deputy chief of mission in Libya, called him. He didn't say "Greg, there is a large demonstration outside." Gregory Hicks testified that the Libyan president said the attacks were led by Islamic extremists with possible terror ties. The Libyan president didn't say "hey, it was just a demonstration that got outta hand" Gregory Hicks: “The only report that our mission made through every channel was that this was an attack. No protest.” Beth Jones, a high ranking State Department employee, testified that she...
  • Benghazi whistleblower: ‘I’ve been demoted’ for challenging Susan Rice’s claims

    05/09/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT · by SSDecontrol · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/8/2013 | Joel Gerhke
    Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Benghazi, told Congress today that a State Department official began criticizing his job performance, and he was ultimately demoted, after he asked why U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice attributed the Benghazi attack to an anti-Islamic Youtube video. “In hindsight, I think it began after I asked the question about Ambassador Rice’s statement on the TV shows,” Hicks said of the criticism during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the attack today.
  • Benghazi: A Coverup Laid Bare --( House hearing with Whistleblowers )

    05/09/2013 10:36:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | - May 9, 2013 | By Tom Bevan
    Thanks to House Republicans, Americans finally got to hear from the State Department officials the Obama administration never wanted to testify. They are now called “whistleblowers,” but that’s only because their accounts of what really happened in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, were buried by the administration, apparently in the furtherance of Democrats’ election-year imperatives.Soon after the testimony, Democratic office-holders took to the airwaves and the internet to assure liberal loyalists that there was nothing really “new” here. Republicans, by contrast, trumpeted the accounts of Gregory Hicks, Eric Nordstrom, and Mark Thompson before the House Oversight Committee as proof that...
  • Hillary Clinton's Big Benghazi Lie

    05/09/2013 9:35:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    CAPITOL HILL - Testimony given Wednesday on Capitol Hill by Greg Hicks, Benghazi whistleblower and deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, exposed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a liar. Hicks, who was on the ground in Libya on September 11, 2012, said Clinton called him around 2 a.m. from Washington to ask "what was going on." Hicks responded by saying the consulate was under attack. He never told her about a protest outside the consulate because there wasn't one. "The only report that our mission made through every channel was that this was an...
  • Benghazi diplo rips W. House ( House Hearings on Benghazi Attack & Killing)

    05/09/2013 7:11:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 3:45 AM, May 9, 2013 | GERRY SHIELDS & GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondents
    WASHINGTON — The US diplomat who was second in command in Libya during the fatal attack on the Benghazi consulate fought back tears yesterday when he told lawmakers about his colleagues’ final moments — and said he was “stunned” by administration claims it was sparked by a spontaneous protest.Gregory Hicks, the first person to testify to Congress who was on the ground in Libya during the fateful night of the Sept. 11, 2012 siege, told a House committee that he was incredulous just five days later when UN Ambassador Susan Rice said on Sunday talk shows that the assault was...
  • Benghazi Whistleblower: Special Ops told "You can't go now."

    05/08/2013 2:38:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    U.S. Special Operations forces in Libya were on the way to the airport to board a Libyan government plane to Benghazi but were told "you can't go now; you don't have authority to go now." That's the stunning testimony of Gregory Hicks, the top ranking American diplomat in Libya after Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed in a terrorist attack at the Benghazi Consulate on September 11, 2013. Hicks was in Tripoli when the attack commenced. He has told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that after word arrived from the Libyan Prime Minister that Ambassador Stevens had perished, a...
  • Gregory Hicks WHISTLEBLOWER Benghazi Testimony to Congress, May 8 2013

    05/08/2013 1:08:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    You Tube | 08 May 2013
    Hicks Testimony, Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtPBzZk1JY Hicks Testimony, Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pTgfYXHS-Q Hicks Testimony, Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EuEQ0HdHDQ Hicks Testimony, Part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlvDaljG6Ek
  • Benghazi Witness Says State Dept. Told Him Not To Meet With Congressional Investigators

    05/08/2013 1:23:43 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 27 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Wednesday May 8, 2013
    Deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya Gregory Hicks testified Wednesday that he was told not to meet with a congressman sent to investigate the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. Hicks said a State Department lawyer accompanied the delegation and attempted to be in every single meeting he was involved in.
  • Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): 'The Dam's About to Break on Benghazi'

    05/07/2013 4:53:01 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 63 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 7, 2013 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "The dam's about to break on Benghazi," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren on Monday night. He said this week's testimony from State Department whistleblowers is "going to make you mad." He's also urging other witnesses to come forward. Graham was among the first Republicans to speak to Greg Hicks, the number two diplomat in Libya when Benghazi was attacked. Hicks will tell the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday that everyone in Libya knew it was a terror attack from the very beginning, even though the Obama White House -- two...
  • Whistle-blower: Special forces could have saved Americans in Benghazi

    05/06/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/2013 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. special operations forces in Libya could have saved Americans killed in the attack last Sept. 11 on the consulate in Benghazi but were told to stand down, a State Department whistle-blower has told congressional investigators. The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and became the top U.S. diplomat in Libya when Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. He said the special operations team was ready...
  • Benghazi whistle-blower Hicks: Internal review 'let people off the hook' (CNN)

    05/05/2013 7:27:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2013 | By Jake Tapper
    Greg Hicks, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, told congressional investigators that the State Department internal review of the catastrophe at the mission in Benghazi "let people off the hook," CNN has learned. The Accountability Review Board "report itself doesn’t really ascribe blame to any individual at all. The public report anyway," Hicks told investigators, according to transcript excerpts obtained by CNN. "It does let people off the hook." The board's report on the Benghazi attack, in which Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in September, is being reviewed...
  • Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks

    05/06/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    CBS News ^ | Monday May 6, 2013
    The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa. The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday. According to excerpts released Monday,...
  • Names of Benghazi Whistleblowers Revealed

    05/06/2013 11:42:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/06/2013 | Rick Moran
    Fox News has revealed the names of the Benghazi whistleblowers from the State Department who will testify at a special hearing of the Oversight Committee on Wednesday: Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agencyÂ’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the...
  • Benghazi Whistleblower: 'My Jaw Hit the Floor' as WH Blamed YouTube

    05/05/2013 8:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 5, 2013 | John Sexton
    In an appearance on Face the Nation this morning, Rep. Darrell Issa revealed several new pieces of information about the Obama administration's controversial description of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, casting doubt that the White House mischaracterized its cause by mere accident. "The talking points were right and then the talking points were wrong," Issa explained in response to a question about reporting at the Weekly Standard. The CIA and Greg Hicks, who took over as Charge d'Affairs in Libya after the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, both knew immediately that it was an attack, not a protest....
  • Official: We Knew Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack "From the Get-Go"

    05/05/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma
    Everybody in the mission" in Benghazi, Libya, thought the attack on a U.S. consulate there last Sept. 11 was an act of terror "from the get-go," according to excerpts of an interview investigators conducted with the No. 2 official in Libya at the time, obtained exclusively by CBS News' "Face the Nation." "I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning," Greg Hicks, a 22-year foreign service diplomat who was the highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya after the strike, told investigators under authority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, the former...