Hillary Clinton is lying about what she told the Benghazi victims' families regarding what caused the terrorist attack, Pat Smith claims.
Smith is the mother of slain foreign service officer Sean Smith.
Terrorists murdered Sean Smith and three other Americans -- Ambassador Christopher Stevens and former Navy SEALS Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods -- on September 11, 2012, at the Benghazi, Libya U.S. embassy compound. Since then, Mrs. Smith has repeatedly insisted that she has been unsuccessful in obtaining a straight answer from the Obama administration as to exactly what occurred or why the administration never deployed a military rescue team.
U.S. officials originally blamed the attack on protests over an obscure anti-Islam YouTube video rather than a terrorist attack, a claim that has since been discredited. One of Hillary Clinton's released emails apparently indicates that she knew that the Benghazi attack was unrelated to the video, even though she and other government officials allegedly told the families at the September 14, 2012 funeral ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base otherwise. Critics have also argued that the attack was downplayed to avoid impacting the Obama reelection effort.
Later that month, in meeting with the editorial board of a New Hampshire newspaper, the subject of what Clinton did or didn't say to the families came up, The Daily Caller reported. "'Somebody is lying,' [Daily Sun columnist Dan] McLaughlin said during the editorial meeting. 'Who is it?' 'Not me, that's all I can tell you,' Clinton replied."
Megyn Kelly brought some of the Benghazi families to the The Kelly File studio after they attended a special screening of Michael Bay's new film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
Again recalling what Hillary Clinton told her at the memorial service about what prompted the attack that took the life of her son, Pat Smith -- who has been very vocal in her criticism of the Democrat presidential front-runner -- told Megyn Kelly that the emotions the movie conjured up made it difficult to watch.
"I left as soon as Sean came on screen, or the person who portrayed him. I couldn't handle it. Hillary Is a liar. I know what she told me... I know what she said, and not only did she say it, but Obama said the same thing to me, and Panetta, and Biden, Susan Rice. I went up to all of them begging them to tell me what happened, and they all said it was a video, every one of them…I want to see Hillary in jail…it was her department, and she's been lying and she's turned the whole country into a bunch of liars."Also on Megyn Kelly's set was Charles Woods, Tyrone Wood's father, and Jeremiah Woods, his brother. The elder Woods told Kelly that he wrote down in a notebook exactly what Hillary Clinton told him, "We are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son."
Separately, the security team that tried to rescue the four men at the diplomatic compound insist that the CIA station chief issued a stand-down order as depicted in the film, Charles Woods noted, which the CIA disputes. "The creators of a new Hollywood blockbuster about the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack are renewing the politically explosive allegation that commandos called to defend the U.S. compound were told to 'stand down' — a claim Democrats say has no basis in fact," Politico explained.
A 2014 House Intelligence Committee report claimed that the CIA and the military acted properly in Benghazi, although a further investigation is ongoing.
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