Clinton says she didn't lie to mother of Benghazi victim

Hillary Clinton is claiming that the mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith is "wrong" when she says that the then-secretary of state lied about the attack on American facilities being the result of an anti-Muslim video and not a terrorist attack.


“You know, look, I feel a great deal of sympathy for the families of the four brave Americans that we lost at Benghazi," Clinton said. "And I certainly can’t even imagine the grief that she has for losing her son. But she’s wrong. She’s absolutely wrong. I and everybody in the administration, all the people she named — the president, the vice president, [then-United Nations Ambassador] Susan Rice — we were scrambling to get information that was changing literally by the hour."

Co-moderator Jorge Ramos' question circled around October 2015 comments from Benghazi victim Sean Smith's mother, who accused Clinton of lying about the genesis of the attacks to the American people while telling her daughter via email that a terrorist group was behind the attack.

"Well, Jorge, that makes my point," Clinton said, adding that at the time she emailed her daughter, a terrorist group had just claimed credit for executing the attack. The YouTube video titled “Innocence of Muslims,” which was perceived as an offensive portrayal of the prophet Muhammad and his life, "did play a role" in the attacks, Clinton added, saying that a captured terrorist involved in plotting the attack confirmed this.

The narrative dies hard, even with plenty of evidence that the CIA knew it was a terrorist attack within hours of the assault that killed Ambassador Stevens and informed Clinton that it was. 

And the captured terrorist says he wasn't the mastermind of the attack despite overwhelming evidence he was.  So we're supposed to believe an al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist who has lied about his role in the attack who claims he was "directing traffic" during the demonstration against the film?

Clinton claimed it was the "fog of war" that led to the mistaken belief that the video was the cause of the attacks.  If there was fog, it was created by Hillary Clinton and the Obama presidential campaign who sought to downplay their failure to secure the facilities and protect our people.

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