As Benghazi compound smoldered, Hillary Clinton couldn't remember the name of her dead ambassador to Libya
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Among the nearly 900 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails the U.S. State Department released on Friday is one that indicates she may have been confused, exhausted or careless on the September 2012 night when four Americans died in a Benghazi, Libya terror attack.
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As U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other personnel lay dead and America's diplomatic outpost there lay in smoldering ruins, Clinton asked her three closest aides for advice about how to announce the death of 'Chris Smith.'
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That name – the wrong one – was the subject line of the email Clinton sent them as night turned to day in Libya and the full extent of the Islamist terror attack was becoming apparent.
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'Cheryl told me the Libyans confirmed his death,' Clinton, then the secretary of state, wrote. 'Should we announce tonight or wait until morning?'
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Cheryl Mills, then Clinton's chief of staff, replied to her and others on the chain – deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan and agency spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.
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'We are awaiting formal confirmation from our team,' she wrote. 'We are drafting a statement while we wait.'
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A total of eight emails in the chain crisscrossed the Internet. None of Clinton's deputies corrected her or clarified whose death they were discussing.
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Read more: Hillary Clinton Benghazi emails reveal she forgot dead ambassador to Libya's name | Daily Mail Online
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E-mail in question
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My Thoughts:
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Chris Stevens, Chris Smith. What difference at this point does it make? Sounds like the underlings didn’t want to hear her wrath by correcting her memory problem.