Hillary: YouTube Video ‘Did Play A Role’ in Benghazi Attack


Wednesday at the CNN Democratic presidential debate, candidate Hillary Clinton said the 2012 Benghazi terror attack was “influenced” by an anti-Muslim YouTube video.

“I emailed with my daughter, a terrorist group had taken credit for the attacks on our facility in Benghazi,” Clinton said. “Within 16-18 hours, they rescinded taking credit. They did it all on social media. And the video did play a role. We have captured one of the lead terrorists and he admits it was both a terrorist attack and it was influenced by the video. This was fog of war. This was complicated. The most effective, comprehensive reports and studies demonstrate that. Look, as I said in the beginning, I deeply regret that we lost four Americans and I of course sympathize with members of the families who are still very much grieving and I wish that there could be an easy answer at the time but we learned a lot and the intelligence kept improving and we learned enough to say what we think happened at Benghazi.

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