Like Brian Williams, Hillary Clinton also falsely claimed dodging enemy fire

Like Brian Williams, Hillary Clinton also falsely claimed dodging enemy fire

Earlier this week, it was reported that NBC anchor Brian Williams lied about his tall tale of being shot at with a rocket propelled grenade by Islamic terrorists while on board a Chinook helicopter in Iraq. [Like Williams] Hillary Clinton has a pretty tall tale from the time when her husband was in the White House that she had to deal with. She claims to have landed in Bosnia and ran with her head down because of “sniper fire” back in 1996.

Clinton, in a speech in 2008 at George Washington University, claimed that she landed “under sniper fire.” She was supposed to be engaged in a landing ceremony, but claimed that things were just “too dangerous” for that.

“There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport,” Clinton said. “But instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

According to a 2008 report by Sharyl Attkisson, who was on the very trip that Clinton was talking about, she recounted something completely different. She did acknowledge that there was a “possibility of sniper fire.” As a result of simply being cautious, she said that the pilots used “assault take-offs and landings” in order to “minimize exposure to hostile fire on the ground.”

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