Who lied? Parents of Benghazi victims that Hillary called ‘liars’ sue her for lying

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. © Mike Segar
Hillary Clinton is facing a lawsuit in the midst of her presidential campaign, as the parents of Americans slain in Benghazi have decided they have had enough and are suing her for wrongful death and defamation, among other things.

The complaint was filed by the lawyer of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, the mother and father of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, who were both killed in the 2012 Islamist attack on the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

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“During her campaign for President, Defendant Clinton has negligently, recklessly, and/or maliciously defamed Plaintiffs by either directly calling them liars, or by strongly implying that they are liars, in order to protect and enhance her public image and intimidate and emotionally harm and silence them not to speak up about the Benghazi attack on at least four separate occasions,” attorney Larry Klaiman wrote, in laying out the basis of the lawsuit.

Smith recently spoke to RT about how Clinton has accused the victims’ parents of forgetting what she had or hadn’t said.

“Please, tell the world what she’s really like,” Smith said in late June, after Clinton aggressively denied on-air that she had said what the victim’s parents say she said in a private conversation with them. The interview came on the heels of a report from House Republicans blaming the Obama administration for a lax response to the emergency at the US embassy compound in Libya, which called it deliberate.

Smith claimed that Clinton had told her the attack was “the fault of the video…,” referring to a slanderous, low-budget, American-made film called 'Innocence of Muslims,' which was said to have gravely inflamed tensions around the time of the Benghazi attack.

“And later when I mentioned that, she said she never said anything like that to me. How can a woman be this way!”

Remarkably, that wasn’t the last time Clinton had called Smith a liar. Further complicating an increasingly questionable Benghazi narrative, at the end of July, the former secretary of state appeared on Fox News and said, “I don’t hold any ill feeling for someone who in that moment may not fully recall everything that was or wasn’t said.”

Suspicions about Clinton’s character were raised again when she claimed that FBI Director James Comey said that she had told the truth when describing her use of a private server for classified and work-related correspondence, although it later emerged that the FBI director had said the exact opposite.

Now, NBC is reporting that the parents of the victims have had enough and are suing Clinton on several counts.

All day Monday, the network’s Seth McFarlane was tweeting out descriptions of the various charges – including wrongful death, negligence, and defamation.

Clinton’s use of a private server will also be included in the lawsuit as a factor that possibly contributed to the embassy deaths.

The Boston Herald asked a Clinton spokesman for comment, but received none.

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The attack on the American embassy in Benghazi took place on September 11, 2012. The investigation that followed, which cost US taxpayers $7 million, was highly contentious. It was eventually dubbed “one of the longest and most partisan congressional investigations in history” in a 344-page report compiled by House Democrats, which tried to absolve Clinton of any guilt or security lapses in the lead up to the death of US diplomats and personnel.