Benghazi Testimony Highlights: There Was No Protest Before the Assault on Benghazi

One of the biggest flashpoints so far comes in response to a senator's question about whether there was a protest outside the Benghazi consulate before the attack. He says there was not.

"People have accused Ambassador Rice of misleading Americans, nothing could be further from the truth," says Clinton, explaining why Rice said there was a protest prior to the attack. "Information was developing, information was fluid."

The senator notes that evacuees from the Benghazi consulate seemed certain that there was no protest before the attack. Clinton fires back and says, essentially, who cares. Americans were dead. Let's figure out who did it and bring them to justice, and maybe later we can figure out whether there was a protest or not.

 

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