Whistleblower Lawyer: When ARB’s General Pickering Found Out He Might Have To Deal With Hillary, He ‘Became Physically Ill’ (Video)

When the Accountability Review Board’s report on Benghazi came out, last December, John Bolton, noting that the State Dept. was basically investigating itself,  suggested that their assertions might not hold up to scrutiny. Well, that time has come. The Accountability Review Board’s findings are being savaged by attorneys who are representing material witnesses who were ignored by the ARB.

Washington power couple Victoria Toensing and her husband Joseph diGenova, who are each representing a whistleblower who will testify Wednesday at the House Oversight and Reform hearing on Benghazi, appeared on Geraldo Saturday night to talk about the case. Toensing will be representing Gregory Hicks,  Foreign Service Officer and former Deputy Chief of Mission/Chargé d’Affairs in Libya. di Genova is representing Mark Thompson, the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism.

Toensing told Geraldo that “the things that her client will be saying will be contradictory to what the administration’s scenario was.”

Di Genova promised that “what will come out of the hearing is that the Accountability Review Board conducted by General Pickering and Admiral Mullen will be proven to  have been a cover-up – one of the worst jobs ever done in the history of governmental reporting….didn’t even interview the Sec. of State for their report and how you can do a Benghazi investigation and not interview the Sec of State and not interview a series of people who were intimately involved in Benghazi and asked to be interviewed and were declined to be interviewed. The Benghazi report by the ARB  is a cover up”, di Genova repeated.

According to di Genova, when Pickering was told that he was going to have to deal with the “seventh floor” – aka Hillary – he was told that the General became physically ill and didn’t want to deal with it.

“Did the government cover up the facts and circumstances that lead to the tragic deaths of four heroic Americans?” Geraldo asked.

“There were material witnesses who wanted to talk and they were not allowed to talk to the Accountability Review Board”, di Genova answered, adding that he’d like to know where the pictures and videos are of Obama on the night of the attack.

A lot of us do.

Part One

Part Two

In Judge Jeanine Pirro’s opening monologue, she compared the Regime’s handling of the  Boston Bombing to Benghazi…

She interviewed Rep James Lankford (R – OK) from the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

All videos via Massteaparty

SEE ALSO: 

Doug Ross:  DAMNING: The Complete Benghazi Timeline in Spreadsheet Format

Video: Benghazi Witnesses Named, John Bolton “Stunned’ – Thinks The Hearing Could Be ‘Very Dramatic’

Via Oversight and Reform:

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.

More about Hicks via Fox News:

Hicks is a veteran Foreign Service officer whose overseas postings have also included Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican and committee member, said Hicks was in Tripoli at 9:40 p.m. local time when he received one of Stevens’ earliest phone calls amid the crisis.

“We’re under attack! We’re under attack!” the ambassador reportedly shouted into his cell phone at Hicks.

Chaffetz, who subsequently debriefed Hicks, also said the deputy “immediately called into Washington to trigger all the mechanisms” for an inter-agency response.

“The real-life trauma that [Hicks] went through,” Chaffetz recalled to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, “I mean, I really felt it in his voice. It was hard to listen to. He’s gone through a lot, but he did a great job.”

Fox News talked to former UN Ambassador, John Bolton who said he was stunned at the stature of these whistleblowers. He said the hearing, next week could be very dramatic.

Saturday Movie Matinee: Highlights From The NRA Leadership Forum

Gun rights supporters are gathered in Houston, Friday and Saturday for the NRA’s first meeting since successfully fending off the Obama administration’s push to enforce stricter gun laws.

Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Amazing Speech at NRA-ILA Leadership Forum:

It’s a doozy, folks:

2013 NRA Annual Meetings: Rick Perry:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas. Perry argues that gun control sells the false premise that it is solving a problem, when all it does is make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.

The Blaze: ‘LET THEM BE DAMNED!’: WAYNE LAPIERRE SAVAGES ANTI-GUN ‘ELITES’:

“The media and the political elites, they denigrate us and they cringe at the sight of long lines at gun shows around this country. They mock Americans buying firearms at a record pace…they don’t get it because they don’t get America,” LaPierre said.

After President Barack Obama said the NRA “willfully lied” to the American people about defeated gun legislation last month, LaPierre noted how Obama had tried to reassure gun owners during his re-election campaign.

“Liars? Really?” LaPierre said. “This from a man who spent his entire re-election campaign saying he supported our Second Amendment rights and would never try to take anyone’s gun away. And he calls us liars?”

Have a box of tissues nearby for this one.

SEAL Chris Kyle’s wife Taya Emotional Speech at NRA-ILA Leadership Forum:

Via The Blaze: 

Before Taya Kyle, the wife of slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, even said a word, the crowd at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum was on their feet giving her the longest standing ovation of the day. Just before she took the stage, a video honoring Kyle was shown at the Houston event.

“I challenge anyone to tell me there isn’t evil in this world,” Kyle said, her voice drenched in emotion. “From the days of Cain and Abel, we know all too well there will always be evil. But that evil shouldn’t take away our freedoms. In fact, the only way to defeat evil is by taking advantage of our freedoms.

Kyle went on to talk about the side of her husband that people never knew.

“First, promise me that you won’t think of Chris solely as a hero. He wouldn’t want that. Instead, I ask you to see him the way he would’ve wanted you to see him. As just an everyday boy who did his best at what he loved, growing into an everyday man, loving his God, loving his country…and loving his family,” she said, wiping a tear from her eye as the audience interrupted her with applause.

2013 NRA Annual Meetings: Rick Santorum:

Via Mediaite: Sarah Palin NRA Full Speech 2013, Quotes Shakespeare, Threatens To Chew Tobacco:

 Taking the stage in a t-shirt that read “Women Hunt” in pink lettering, Sarah Palin riled up the crowd at today’s NRA convention in Houston, Texas. Palin spoke for more than 12 minutes about her strong defense of the Second Amendment and other conservative principles. She even attempted to recreate her popular “Big Gulp” moment from her CPAC speech earlier this year by pulling out a tin of chewing tobacco and threatening to “dip” on stage.

 

 The Conversation: Video: Ted Cruz Challenges Joe Biden to a Gun Debate at NRA Convention in Houston:

Cruz, noting Joe Biden’s pledge to revive the fight for gun control, challenged him to a debate about the best way to end violent gun crimes.

“If he believes the answer to violent crime is not prosecuting felons and fugitives, not prosecuting  gun crimes, but going after the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens, I would like to invite the Vice President to engage in an hour long conversation and debate: How do we stop crime?

2013 NRA Annual Meetings: Wayne LaPierre:

Bill Whittle Virtual Presidency: Uncommon Sense for the Next Generation – Bill Whittle on Gun Control:

InstaVision: Michael Barone: Obama and the Democrats Could Not Beat the NRA:

Glenn Reynolds talks to Michael Barone about President Obama’s failure to push gun control legislation through the Senate. Has Obama lost his persuasive abilities, or is he asking too much from congress and the American people? Could the real problem be that President Obama has never encountered true dissent in his political life?

Now from a state that is quickly becoming a basket case via Revealing Politics: (NSFW) Sen. Owen Hill finds the right words:

Colorado Senator Owen Hill found the best words to describe a complete overhaul of Colorado’s election scheme. If signed into law, the bill would allow for the same lax standards of registration and voting as is currently written into CO law but extended to election day. For registration it’s merely the last 4 digits of a Social Security number if the registrant claims they don’t have a Colorado ID. For casting a ballot the standard is as low as an unspecified utility bill, a pay stub, or a bank statement. In theory a person could walk into a vote center give any four unverifiable digits, a “utility” bill and cast a ballot,

PJTV: ZoNation: Left-Wing Media Ignore the Gosnell House of Horrors:

The MSM is still keeping quiet on the Kermit Gosnell abortion trial. So why is the left keeping mum on a story tailor made for prime time coverage? Zo thinks the media is in denial to protect their pro-choice agenda

TRIFECTA: Marco Rubio, Republican Star, or Pod Person From Outer Space?:

Something about Marco Rubio and his immigration bill reminds the Trifecta gang of the classic science fiction film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”?