Hillary Clinton says families of Benghazi victims are lying

Hillary Clinton says families of Benghazi victims are lying

Hillary Clinton recently sat down with the editorial board of New Hampshire’s “Conway Daily Sun” to discuss the terrorist attacks in Benghazi and subsequent narrative pushed by the Obama administration that the assault, which killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, was the result of an anti-Muslim YouTube video.

When presented with the claim by the families of all four victims that Clinton told them the deadly assault on the embassy was caused by the video, she effectively said they were lying.

Via the Conway Daily Sun:

Sun Columnist Tom McLaughlin said she told an Egyptian diplomat the Benghazi attack was planned and not a protest but that she told family members of the deceased that the attack was the result of a demonstration. He said she then told George Stephanopoulos that she didn’t tell the families the attack was a demonstration about a film.

“Somebody is lying,” said McLaughlin.”Who is it?

Clinton replied, “Not me, that’s all I can tell you.”

Clinton went on to assert that any confusion was due to the “fog of war” but her newest accusation seems to suggest it was the families who were confused, not her.

On Sept. 14, 2012, three days after the attack, Clinton met Patricia Smith (Sean Smith’s mother), Michael Ingmire (Sean Smith’s uncle), Kate Quigley (Glen Doherty’s sister), and Charles Woods (Tyrone Woods’s father) at Andrews Air Force Base. The families had come to retrieve their relatives’ remains.

Woods’s father kept handwritten notes from his meeting with Clinton. Those notes read in part:

We are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son.

When the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes spoke with the elder Woods, he said “I remember those words: ‘who was responsible for the death of your son.’ She was blaming him and blaming the movie.”

After Clinton’s testimony before Congress earlier this year, Ingmire referred to her as a “serial liar” and “definitely incompetent.” He added that if Hillary isn’t complicit, “she’s definitely incompetent, and neither’s a personality trait [that] really belongs in the office of the president.”

Clinton also told the Conway Daily Sun that using Benghazi and the deaths of Americans for political purposes “dishonors them.”

It’s not their deaths that are being used for political purposes, but Clinton’s own deceit and efforts to conceal the truth.

Cross-posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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