During the Democrat presidential debate on Univision last night, Hillary told host Jorge Ramos that Sean Smith’s mother a liar.
RAMOS: “Secretary Clinton, on the night of the attacks in Benghazi, you are sent an e-mail to your daughter Chelsea saying that Al Qaeda was responsible for the killing of the Americans [audience boos] However some of the families claim you lied to them, the mother of the information officer. Listen.”
SMITH: “Hillary and Obama and Panetta and Biden and Susan Rice all told me it was a video when they knew it was not the video. They said they would call me and let me know what the outcome was.”
RAMOS: “Secretary Clinton, did you lie to them?”
Notice how she avoids the actual question of what she said to Sean Smith’s mother the day the bodies were brought into Andrews Air Force base.
CLINTON: “I feel a great deal of sympathy for the families of the four brave Americans that we lost at Benghazi, 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, Susan Rice, we were scrambling to get information that was changing literally by the hour. And when we had information, we made it public but then sometimes we had to go back and say we have new information that contradicts it.
So I testified for 11 hours.
Anybody who watched that and listened to it knows that I answered every question that I was asked and when it was over the Republicans had to admit they didn’t learn anything. Why? Because there had already been one independent investigation, there had been seven or eight congressional investigations, mostly led by Republicans who all reached the same conclusions, that there were lessons to learned. And this is not the first time we lost Americans in a terrorist attack. We lost 3,000 people on 9/11. We lost Americans serving in embassies in Tanzania and Kenya when my husband was president. We lost 250 Americans when Ronald Reagan was president in Beirut. At no other time were those tragedies politicized. Instead people said let’s learn the lesson and save lives. That’s when I did.” [ Cheers and applause ]
She blatantly lies again about the e-mail to her daughter and the video.
RAMOS: “What the families are saying is that you told your daughter Chelsea one thing and a different thing to them.”
CLINTON: “Jorge, that makes my point. At the time I e-mailed with my daughter, a terrorist group had taken credit for the attacks on our facility in Benghazi. Within 16, 18 hours, they rescinded taking credit. They did it all on social media.
And the video did play a role. We have captured one of the lead terrorists and he admits it was both a terrorist attack and it was influenced by the video. This was fog of war. This was complicated. The most effective, comprehensive reports and studies demonstrate that. Look, as I said in the beginning, I deeply regret that we lost four Americans and I of course sympathize with members of the families who are still very much grieving and I wish that there could be an easy answer at the time but we learned a lot and the intelligence kept improving and we learned enough to say what we think happened at Benghazi.”
Pat Smith has repeated the story several times and had no reason to make it up.
Glen Doherty’s sister confirmed that the victims were told it was about a video protest.