Gregory Hicks is one of the so-called whistleblowers due to testify at congressional hearings on the Benghazi attacks on Wednesday. He is prepared to give some of the most explosive testimony at the hearings, reportedly telling congressional investigators that "if the U.S. had quickly sent a military aircraft over Benghazi, it might have saved American lives." Despite having been on the phone with Ambassador Chris Stevens as the Benghazi attacks were beginning, Hicks
The ARB was convened on October 4, 2012. Three weeks later, on October 25, 2012, Hicks was listed on a State Department schedule as meeting with Rick Barton, the Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the State Department.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTONAccording to State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland, the ARB's meeting place was in the State Department building in Washington, D.C., the same place Hicks met with Barton.
9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Deputy Chief of Mission for Embassy Tripoli Greg Hicks, at the Department of State.
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There is no public record of what transpired at the meeting between Hicks and Barton,