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    Oversight Committee Announces Witnesses for Wednesday Benghazi Hearing

    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 d’Affairs 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. ***

    Hearing Details:
    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.
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    This could get interesting. I just wish we could protect the rest of the potential witnesses from retaliation by this administration.
    "Beware the fury of a patient man." --John Dryden,
    British poet, critic and playwright

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