‘She lied to me, then called me a liar on TV’: Mother of slain Benghazi victim on Hillary Clinton
“Please, tell the world what she’s really like,” implored Patricia Smith when recounting Hillary Clinton’s aggressive on-air denial of the facts of their private conversation about the death of her son, Sean Smith, in the 2012 attack on the US embassy in Libya.
The interview comes on the heels of a new report compiled by House Republicans that accuses the Obama administration of deliberately responding to the assault slowly – for political gain. It also adds to the evidence against Hillary Clinton, who as then-Secretary of State flatly denied telling any of the victims’ families about the video Innocence of Muslims, which emerged online shortly prior to the terrifying attack and was later presented by the Obama administration as the suspected motivating factor behind it.
Clinton met with the families of the four victims three days after the tragedy. The meeting also involved President Obama and other officials. It is being alleged that Clinton knew she was providing the families with false information about the attack and its causes, which included the provocative low-grade Innocence of Muslims.
Since the meeting was held behind closed doors, all of the participants have their own version of what was said, but Hillary’s later insistence that she hadn’t blamed the attack on the tape is overwhelmingly in the minority.
“Hillary Clinton is a liar. Hillary Clinton has been a liar all along, and I don’t care what she wants to move on from – she has never answered the question of why is my son dead. Why was he even there? She says she testified for hours – eight or 11 hours or something… But nobody gave me any answers. I don’t know what this is all about. All I know is my son asked for help many, many times. I underline the many. Nobody helped.”
She mentions how her son had told her that he knew he was going to die, and how suspicious men had been taking pictures of the embassy compound just hours before the attack – including photos of the diesel drums that the attackers later used to set the building alight.
However, most of all, she is in complete disbelief that Clinton outright denied on national television that she had said what Smith and others at their meeting heard her say – particularly with regard to the video in question. Innocence of Muslims was uploaded in July 2012 and led to a series of protests and attacks on US diplomatic missions across the world by Muslims who considered it blasphemous.
“I know a few things could’ve been done to prevent it. But nobody’s admitting to anything. Right now, my understanding is Hillary didn’t do a damn thing. And I wonder what she did as Secretary of State, because she disavows everything. She disavows the fact that she even got any call for security... If this is her Department, she certainly doesn’t know how to run the Department. And she lied the whole time. She lied to me and called me a liar on TV,” Smith continues.
“She told me it was the fault of the video… And later when I mentioned that, she said she never said anything like that to me. How can a woman be this way!
“She said ‘One of us is a liar, and it wasn’t me,’” Smith recalls Hillary saying on air later.
“I am not a liar! I know what Hillary told me! In fact… I’ve spoken to quite a few different people – Hillary and Obama, Panetta, Susan Rice, and several others… every one of them told me it was the fault of the video, including Obama – and he denies it!
“Please, tell the world. Tell the world what she’s really like.”