Clinton claims she had doubts about video explanation after Benghazi strike

June 18, 2014

Hillary Clinton, in a sit-down interview with Fox News, suggested Tuesday that she had doubts from the outset about whether the Benghazi terror attack was triggered by a protest over an anti-Islam film — though her State Department pushed that narrative for days.

“This was the fog of war,” Clinton said, when asked about the administration’s controversial public explanation of the attack.

“My own assessment careened from the video had something to do with it, the video had nothing to do with it — it may have affected some people, it didn’t affect other people,” she said in the interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren.

Clinton added: “There’s no doubt terrorists were involved.”

The former secretary of State appeared to offer a nuanced explanation for how her department came to initially embrace the video explanation, which Republicans to this day say was unfounded and misleading. She stood by prior statements that she was not aware of any reports contradicting intelligence community talking points citing the video, yet suggested she was personally unsure about what caused the violence. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, died in the attack.

14 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • geddaklew says:

    Hillary, you ignorant slut…..

  • logger1492 says:

    And while they are walking this fiasco back and forth, the maker of the video in under arrest. He should be freed and compensated for this false accusation and arrest to the tune of 50% of the family income of the Clintons, the Obamas and the Kerrys. This sun should be paid until the last member of these families is off the face of the earth and should not exclude any of their incomes no matter what the source. This should be a teaching moment.

  • SAMKD1 says:

    To awegweiser, you should be ashamed of yourself, you basically told people to executive other Americans…. Shame on you!!!!

  • anglelou says:

    Oh Good Lord! This coniving witch will say anything, do anything, to get the presidency! Shei is as bad or worse than the illegal clown we have in the WH now! Hitlery has blood all over her hands and has had. I hope people care enough about this country not to sell their souls and vote for this horrid woman – this time don’t vote skin or sex – try and vote for competence and love of country, God and Constitution.

  • defiant1 says:

    Walk it back–save face for future politics!

  • Dick Jordan says:


    This new position you are taking on Benghazi to deflect further questions about all of it may appease your party faithful, but it will never play in Peoria. Advising that it is all in the book will never work for most Americans either. You are a bald-faced liar and so is your former boss. Lying comes so easy for the two of you. You can run, but you can’t hide. Most of us know where you and the President were not on the night of 9/11. You both should have been in the Situation Room during the terrorist attack. That is where interested parties congregate during these times of attack on America. But, both of you were more interested in how you were going to “spin” the attack in light of the President’s absolutely stupid remark that “Al Queda is on the run and Osama Bin Laden is no longer a threat to America.” You and your gang can surely come up with a better “schtick” than this to hide your cover-up. You never should have tried to rely on that video thing. That was utter stupidity. Do us all a favor and stop your Presidential aspirations now. You have the health thing you can blame it on so as to hide from the world just what a rotten Secretary of State you really were. But, you must know that already because when you were asked recently about accomplishments, you couldn’t come up with anything. We could have told you that. In retrospect, that was the most truthful thing not to come out of your mouth in a long time. And, as to the now infamous and obnoxious comment you made to the Committee….”what difference at this point does it make?” shows your true lack of concern or patriotism that we all have come to know and expect. Why don’t you just meander on back to Arkansas and take “slick Willie” with you.

  • aurora9 says:

    People do not want a leader who ‘walks the fence’ to try to keep all constituents in their favor to become re-elected. A committed leader will follow due process and procedure, honesty and common sense. Attributes that this current regime is unfamiliar with!

  • what a liar. I hope she gets herself raked over the coals good by running for president — if we had a non-State press corps they would follow down the rumors of her iniquitous activities and make it all public.

  • guest says:

    Ambassador Stevens was brutally raped by homosexuals and murdered. How quickly we leave this part out. Obama gave the order to stand down twice and went to bed. He must be executed for letting our soldiers day and we will not rest until he is.

    1. awegweiser says:

      Raped by homosexuals? Got evidence or just more Benghazy myth and fantasy?
      Eager for executions for needlessly causing military deaths? Start with Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rice, Bremer and Wolfowitz.

  • Ballistic45 says:

    To paraphrase her, What difference does it make NOW?

  • savage24 says:

    When talking about the “fog of war”, she should have added that in politics like war the truth is always the first casuality. Didn’t she tell the parents and loved ones over the flag draped coffins that they would punish the guy that made that video? Bret and Greta should hang their heads in shame over that softball interview.

  • CTH says:

    Sounds like an exculpatory lie. But what can one expect from an habitual liar.

  • Strength_Honor says:

    At the time, and when it served the reelection of Obama; Hillary, Obama, Susan Rice, and the rest of the administration were quite clear and consistent in their characterization of the Benghazi attack as caused by an offensive video. Now that everyone knows the truth and the election has been won, they can speak of the “fog of war.”

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