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.”


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

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.

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

  1. No one is going to get hurt over this. Most of the media is in the tank for the Regime. They’re calling the whistleblower lawyers liars and accusing the Republicans politicizing a non story for holding a hearing. The narrative on the left is that this is a nothingburger story, and what difference does it make, anyway?

    Most will barely cover it, if at all.


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  4. It is significant that the Washington Post, Washington Times, Time, CBS, and other normally liberal rags are now covering the benghazi hearings and not through a flattering lens for the administration. We will see what comes out here.


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