The mother of one of the four Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on American personnel and facilities at Benghazi, Libya told Curt Schilling, the host of Whatever It Takes, that all she ever wanted, and still wants, is to find out the real reason why her son Sean Smith died.
Schilling said he was very upset to learn that Hillary R. Clinton lied to Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, at the ceremony Clinton and President Barack Obama staged at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, when the four flag-draped caskets were transferred to the families for burial.
Clinton is the most despicable person to ever run for office, except for her husband President William J. “Bill” Clinton, and nothing informed his opinion more than the way the former secretary of state treated the families of the Benghazi dead, he said.
“This woman stood in front of you at the coffin ceremony–what did she say specifically?” he asked Smith.
“Specifically? I asked her what happened: ‘Just tell me what happened, tell me why my son is dead,’ she told told me it was the fault of a video. I said, ‘What video?’ I had no knowledge of a video,” Smith said.
“Over my son’s coffin–she told me–she lied to me–everyone knows it was not the fault of the video,” she said.
Schilling said when Clinton was confronted about her lying to the Benghazi families at the Andrews ceremony, she “basically lied” and said it never happened.
“Not basically,” Smith said. “She went on the air and said one of us is lying and it wasn’t her.”
In the attacks on Benghazi there were two facilities; one was the diplomatic compound that had been established as a makeshift consulate and the other was a CIA facility, where roughly 30 analysts and operatives functioned less than one-mile away. In the first of at least four attacks, two on each site, Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Smith, who was a State Department computer and communications specialist traveling with the ambassador, were killed, when the house they were holed up in was set ablaze by attackers using diesel fuel. Both men were lost in the thick black smoke from the burning fuel as a diplomatic security agent was guiding them to the roof.
In the fourth attack and the second on the CIA annex, former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed by a single mortar round that landed between them.
Although internally the federal government knew that the Benghazi attacks were carried out by local militiamen, in the first week after the attacks, the government put forward the narrative that they were a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video that portrayed the Prophet Mohammad in a negative light.
Smith told Schilling maybe it would be a good idea to give Clinton a donation in exchange for telling her the truth.
“I am sure there was a reason, but nobody knows it except her,” she said.
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