Yesterday The Daily Caller posted an article about statements made by Hillary Clinton regarding the attack on Benghazi. The article reports that Mrs. Clinton is denying that she told the family members of those killed in Benghazi that the attack was the result of a video.
This is the video of Mrs. Clinton speaking when the bodies of those killed in Benghazi were returned home. I am embedding it in case it disappears from the internet. At marker 8:50 in the video, Mrs. Clinton states that the violence against American embassies was the result of an internet video.
I have no way of knowing exactly what Mrs. Clinton said to the families, but her statement on the video certainly illustrates the talking point of the day.
The article at The Daily Caller reports:
During an editorial board meeting with The Conway (N.H.) Daily Sun, Clinton was asked about an interview she recently had with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in which she denied that she told family members of the Benghazi victims during a Sept. 14, 2012 memorial service at Andrews Air Force Base that the film “Innocence of Muslims” was the catalyst for the attack.
The article concludes:
“I was in a very difficult position because we have not yet said two of the four dead were CIA…This was a part of the fog of war,” she added.
During her Dec. 6 interview with Stephanopoulos, Clinton specifically denied that she spoke to the families about the video or the filmmaker. She also said that she “can’t help it” that the Benghazi victims’ families believe that she fingered the video during their private conversations.
“I understand the continuing grief at the loss that parents experienced with the loss of these four brave Americans. And I did testify, as you know, for 11 hours. And I answered all of these questions,” Clinton added. “Now, I can’t — I can’t help it that people think there has to be something else there.
The one thing I will say is that Mrs. Clinton does not have the political skills of her husband.