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  • Benghazi Whistleblower: I Was ‘Demoted’ After Questioning Susan Rice’s Talking Points

    05/08/2013 9:59:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/8/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A former top U.S. diplomat in Libya said he was effectively “demoted” after questioning United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice’s explanation that the deadly Benghazi attack was the result of a protest over a video. Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission under slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens, now holds the title of foreign affairs officer in the Office of Global Intergovernmental Affairs — an almost catch-all designation. “I’ve been effectively demoted from deputy chief of mission,” Hicks said. He testified to members of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that he was “stunned” and “embarrassed” upon hearing Rice blame an...
  • Leon Panetta Violated NDAA, Changed Benghazi Sp Forces Mission...Title Truncated

    05/05/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 5 May 2014 | Maggie
    Full Title: Leon Panetta Violated NDAA, Changed Benghazi Sp Forces Mission Without Chris Stevens MANDATED Approval Gregory Hicks was the Deputy Chief of Mission on the ground in Tripoli the night of September 11, 2012 when our Benghazicompound and the secret CIA Annex was attacked. In January 2014, Hicks hit back against those blaming Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own death. He refers to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report, saying that the Committee interviewed him professionally and thoroughly, but the information below, on why Chris Stevens was forced to refuse military protection did not make it into the...
  • New Benghazi Witnesses

    02/27/2014 2:31:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and said that when she had appeared on several news outlets back in September 2012 to state that the attack on an American diplomatic installation in Benghazi was a "spontaneous reaction" to an American-made film that appeared on YouTube she had used "the best information we [the White House] had at the time." Senator John McCain responded to her statement Sunday that it left him "almost speechless." The Arizona Republican said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that "I'm almost speechless, because it's patently obvious, first of...
  • Gregory Hicks: Benghazi and the Smearing of Chris Stevens

    01/23/2014 12:52:39 PM PST · by mojito · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/22/2014 | Gregory Hicks
    Last week the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued its report on the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The report concluded that the attack, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, was "preventable." Some have been suggesting that the blame for this tragedy lies at least partly with Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack. This is untrue: The blame lies entirely with Washington. The report states that retired Gen. Carter Ham, then-commander of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom) headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, twice offered to "sustain" the special forces security team in Tripoli...
  • Benghazi whistleblower faults Senate Intelligence panel for leaving his testimony out of report

    01/23/2014 10:14:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Intelligence Committee members did not include important testimony from Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks about security at the U.S. mission in their final report, which had the effect of blaming the fallen ambassador and protecting a top State Department official from responsibility for the attack. "I was interviewed by the Select Committee and its staff, who were professional and thorough. I explained this sequence of events," Hicks (who worked with the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, in the lead-up to the attack) explained in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Thursday. "For some reason, my explanation did not...
  • Benghazi whistleblower: I’m being punished for telling the truth

    09/09/2013 7:57:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Syria soaks up most of the media attention of late, of course, but that’s not the only story this week, either. Thanks to some bizarre timing by Barack Obama, his call for military intervention against Bashar al-Assad’s regime will go prime-time the night before the one-year anniversary of the sacking of the Benghazi consulate — which was a direct result of the US-led NATO intervention in Libya. The juxtaposition reminded ABC News to follow up with Gregory Hicks, one of four State Department whistleblowers to debunk the Accountability Review Board’s snow job in the aftermath of the terrorist attack. Hicks...
  • 'This Week' Transcript: Denis McDonough, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gregory Hicks

    09/08/2013 8:40:10 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept 8, 2013 | This Week
    CRUZ: I think a military attack is a mistake. STEPHANOPOULOS: Why? CRUZ: For two reasons. One because I think the administration is proceeding with the wrong objective, an two, because they have no viable plan for success. They are beginning from the wrong objective because this attack is not based on defending U.S. national security. It is not based on defending Americans or our allies, rather it is explicitly framed by President Obama, by Secretary Kerry, as a defense of what they call international norms. And I don't think that's the job of our military to be defending amorphous international...
  • State Dept. denies punishing diplomat for speaking about Benghazi

    09/08/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT · by oxcart · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | 09/08/2013 | N/A
    The U.S. State Department denies a claim by an official who says he has been punished for speaking about a fatal attack on a U.S. million in Benghazi, Libya. In an appearance Sunday on ABC's "This Week," former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya Gregory Hicks said he feels punished by the State Department for speaking out about the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. citizens were killed. "I feel that I have been punished. I don't know why I was punished. I don't know why I was shunted aside....
  • Benghazi Whistleblower: I’ve Been ‘Punished’ for Speaking Out

    09/08/2013 12:46:01 PM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    The Corner ^ | September 8, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Gregory Hicks, the former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya who testified before Congress about the 9/11 attacks on an American diplomatic facility earlier this year, believes he has been “punished” for speaking out about the Obama administration’s response the night of the attack. He said he believes at least two of the Americans lost that night could have been saved if the United States had responded in time. “I don’t know why I was punished,” Hicks said in an interview with ABC’s This Week. “I don’t know why I was shunted aside, put in a closet if you will.”...
  • Gregory Hicks: Hearing of Death of Christopher Stevens ‘Saddest Moment’ in My Career

    09/08/2013 11:24:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | Sep 8, 2013 | Benjamin Bell
    Hicks – who had a brief phone conversation only hours before with Stevens before the line went dead — was informed of his death by Libya’s prime minister. snip Hicks said he doesn’t understand why more military resources were not sent to Benghazi after he notified State Department officials in Washington that the consulate was under attack. “I don’t know exactly what was available…And I still don’t quite understand why…they couldn’t fly aircraft over to Benghazi,” he said. “When I was a kid, I grew up watching western movies… the cavalry always came,” Hicks said in an interview taped Friday...
  • Let's Have Justice For Ambassador Christopher Stevens

    07/25/2013 3:45:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Oversight: Not many "phony scandals," as the president labels Benghazi, leave four Americans dead. As the administration tries to cover up, the reality is we knew it was a terrorist attack and could have attempted a rescue. The Obama administration hasn't just been ignoring Benghazi, hoping it'll pass from public consciousness. It's been actively trying to bury evidence, including the fact that rescue teams were ordered to stand down. It's also concealing the identity of who gave that order. Gregory Hicks, U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya on that fateful night, near tears at times testified before Congress how...
  • White House Lied About Editing Benghazi Talking Points

    05/16/2013 4:51:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 16, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal In Libya: A new email dump shows that the White House, contrary to public statements, was heavily involved in editing the Benghazi talking points to remove all references to it being a terrorist attack. The limited, heavily redacted package of emails released by the administration Wednesday is noteworthy for what the emails don't say and reflect a concerted effort by the White House and State Department not to get at the truth but to put something together to help President Obama in an election two months out. The email package begins some 67 hours after the Sept. 11, 2012,...
  • Potential Witnesses Who May Face Issa's Oversight Committee In Near Future

    05/12/2013 4:08:07 PM PDT · by paltz · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/12/13 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, ended the Benghazi attack hearing on Wednesday by stating, “This hearing is closed. But this investigation is not over,” indicating more whistle blower Benghazi hearings are likely due in the future. Following the appearance of State Department employees Gregory Hicks, Eric Nordstrom, and Mark Thompson at his hearing, Issa told reporters he is encouraging more whistle blowers who know anything about last September’s deadly Benghazi attack to step forward and talk to his Committee. Issa told Breitbart News on Wednesday that the committee “reserves the right” to subpoena witnesses for...
  • 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...
  • Benghazi whistle-blower a Democrat, voted for Hillary and Obama twice

    05/11/2013 9:09:42 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-11-2013 | Caroline May
    May 11, 2013 Benghazi whistle-blower a Democrat, voted for Hillary and Obama twice Caroline May A key Benghazi whistle-blower who has allegedly been punished for speaking out against the administration is a registered Democrat who voted for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.The lawyer of Gregory Hicks, the former U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya who testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday, confirmed the information to The Daily Caller on Saturday.According to the lawyer, Victoria Toensing, Hicks voted for Clinton during the 2008 primary, and for then-Illinois Sen. Obama in the 2008 general election. He...
  • 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>
  • LIVE THREAD: Victoria Toensing, attorney for Gregory Hicks (Listen at link, 5:30 pm eastern)

    05/10/2013 1:53:08 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 31 replies
    Talk 1300 ^ | NA | Host: Melody Burnes
    Victoria Toensing, attorney for Gregory Hicks will be on at 5:30 pm eastern on "Talk 1300 Albany". Listen live at the link: http://www.talk1300.com/
  • OBAMA NEGLIGENT, BENGHAZI HEARINGS REVEAL [What the Hearing Mean]

    05/10/2013 11:30:04 AM PDT · by Moseley · 15 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    “Obama never tried, U.S. diplomats died.” Shocking lies by the Obama Administration over Benghazi were unmasked on May 8. Testimony about the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Libya were heard by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA). Some of what was expected did not materialize. Other bombshells turned out bigger. Clearly, we still do not know everything. Jaw-dropping topics are being discussed by other conservative journalists. First, Gregory Hicks is the only person so far to speak in public about these events who was actually in Libya at...
  • Defense IG: Obama administration “bureaucrats” trying to silence me about corruption in Afghanistan

    05/09/2013 10:50:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/9/13 | Ed Morrissey
    In yesterdays hearings on Benghazi, Gregory Hicks told the House Oversight Committee that the State Department warned him about cooperating with investigators and retaliated against him for challenging the bogus talking points about a “spontaneous demonstration.” Mark Thompson further testified to being cut out of the loop after he insisted that FEST should be activated, and Eric Nordstrom dismissed the supposedly independent ARB effort as a whitewash aimed at protecting senior officials in the State Department. Those aren’t the only complaints coming from career professionals within the Obama administration. Politico reports that the Inspector General for the reconstruction of Afghanistan...
  • Blow-by-Blow: How Obama & Hillary Left Americans to Die

    05/09/2013 4:39:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 67 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 9, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Blow-by-Blow: How Obama & Hillary Left Americans to DiePosted By Arnold Ahlert On May 9, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments Wednesday on Capitol Hill, three impeccable witnesses offered the clearest evidence to date that the Obama administration’s response to Benghazi before, during and after the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, State Department employee Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen A. Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods, was a deadly combination of ineptitude, political calculations, and outright lying. Mark Thompson, acting deputy assistant Secretary of State for counterterrorism; Greg...
  • Hillary Clinton's Shameful Intimidation Of Gregory Hicks

    05/09/2013 4:51:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 9, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal In Libya: The secretary of state in the most transparent administration in history has her chief of staff warn a Benghazi whistle-blower to not spill the beans on Benghazi to a U.S. congressman. In the course of the career of Hillary Clinton's husband, William Jefferson Clinton, there were handlers delegated to deal with what were famously called "bimbo eruptions," past dalliances that might impede his political career. Now on her own politically, Mrs. Clinton apparently has her own handlers, paid for by the U.S. taxpayer, to deal with what we'll call "Benghazi eruptions." Those who know the truth and...
  • 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...
  • Whistleblower’s yarn fails to tie Benghazi lapses to politics

    05/09/2013 10:20:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 8, 2013 | Miss Dana Milbank
    They summoned a whistleblower to Capitol Hill, but instead they got a virtuoso storyteller. Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 U.S. diplomat in Libya the night Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, was to be the star witness for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the man leading the probe of the Obama administration’s handling of the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi. But despite Issa’s incautious promise that the hearing’s revelations would be “damaging” to Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hicks didn’t lay a glove on the former secretary of state Wednesday. Rather, he held lawmakers from both parties rapt...
  • Benghazi Whistle-Blowers: 'It Matters'

    05/09/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 37 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 9, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    The Scandal In Libya: Testimony by the Benghazi whistle-blowers presents clear evidence of shameful political manipulation of the truth seven weeks before an election and a willingness to let four Americans die to maintain a campaign narrative. What difference at this point does the truth about Benghazi make? In an emotional opening statement at Wednesday's hearing of the House Oversight Committee, Eric Nordstrom, a regional security officer of the U.S. Mission to Libya from September 2011 to July 2012, answered that question with voice cracking and a simple declarative sentence: "It matters to the friends and family of Ambassador Stevens,...
  • Bribery? Rep. Jackie Speier asks Gregory Hicks where he’d most like to be posted

    05/08/2013 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Rep. Jackie Speier asks Gregory Hicks where in the world he’d most like to be posted and suggests ‘this committee’ will help him get the post he most desires. A bribe?
  • 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
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • The Expendables

    05/07/2013 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-13 | DrJohn
    The Obama regime official story about the events that transpired on 9/11/12 continues to unravel, and despite Jay Carney's insistence that it was "a long time ago" facts keep crawling out from under the rubble of the consulate. Testimony of those involved directly with the Benghazi disaster conflicts sharply with the position of the Obama regime. A stand down orderThe Obama regime has repeatedly denied that a stand down order was issued but the No. 2 Libya embassy official disputes it. The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared...
  • Benghazi Smoking Gun Exposed--Obama lied, people died.

    05/06/2013 5:24:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 6, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    New evidence reveals the Obama administration’s version of the events that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 was based on a tissue of lies. The Weekly Standard’s Steven Hayes has obtained a timeline and a series of emails revealing the self-serving efforts made by administration officials, who heavily edited CIA talking points about the attack that cost four Americans, including ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, their lives. Also revealed is who made the changes and why they made them. The revelations are part of a report published by the five Republican Committee chairmen that has been largely dismissed...
  • 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-Blowers: We Sat And Watched Them Die

    05/06/2013 4:51:07 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    The Scandal In Libya: On the night Bengazi burned and four Americans died, forces ready to deploy were told to stand down and our secretary of state cut out of the loop her department's counter-terrorism bureau. Few people know who Gregory Hicks and Mark Thompson are, but then nobody knew who John Dean was when he testified at the Watergate hearings and blew the Nixon administration and its coverup out of the water. "I thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go," says Hicks, the U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya on that fateful night. "I think everybody...