First Witnesses Called for House Hearings on Benghazi

Oct 3, 2012 6:58pm

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to call two witnesses for its October 10 hearings on what went wrong at the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

Per the committee, they are:

·         “Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom was stationed in Libya from September 2011 to June 2012. The Department of State provided Mr. Nordstrom to the Committee for a briefing, where he confirmed for the Committee the security incidents cited in the letter, and confirmed that the mission in Libya made security requests.

·         “Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs Charlene Lamb is an official in Washington is involved in reviewing security requests.”

In the committee’s letter to Clinton, chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., writes that the “hearing will examine the stale of security at the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Libya prior to the assassination of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his colleagues on September 11 , 2012. Witnesses should be prepared to provide a five-minute opening statement and answer questions posed by Members.”

-Jake Tapper


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