Benghazi ‘emerging evidence’: White House ‘knowingly misled’ Americans
As reported Saturday, Fox News has “learned the names of the self-described Benghazi ‘whistle-blowers’ who are set to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday.”
Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks, became the highest-ranking American diplomat in Libya after Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed.
According to the State Department website, Mark I. Thompson -- a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counter Terrorism Bureau --“advises senior leadership on operational counter terrorism matters, and ensures that the United States can rapidly respond to global terrorism crises.”
Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya and the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks, previously testified before the oversight committee, which is chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in October 2012.
Joe DiGenova, a former U.S. attorney, and his wife Victoria Toensing, a former chief counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee are representing Hicks and Thompson, “pro bono.” Read More
Benghazi Whistleblower: ‘My Jaw Hit the Floor’ as WH Blamed YouTube
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.
Hicks, who did not appear on the show but whose reactions were featured based on transcripts of interviews with Issa's committee, said he was stunned by what UN Ambassador Susan Rice claimed on five different news shows on Sep. 16. When she appeared on Face the Nation, she followed an interview with the President of Libya who claimed he had "no doubt" it was a terror attack. Moments later, Amb. Rice contradicted him and claimed a spontaneous protest was more likely. Read More