Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) relentlessly questioned former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday over why she and other administration officials initially blamed a YouTube video for the Benghazi terror attacks, a claim contrary to available intelligence at the time. “Your experts knew the truth, your spokesperson knew the truth, Greg Hicks knew the truth,” Jordan said during a House Benghazi Committee hearing. “But what troubles me more is I think you knew the truth. Jordan accused Clinton of telling the president of Libya, Egyptian prime minister and even family members that terrorists were behind the attack, but later suggested an anti-Muslim video sparked the attack.
“The American people want to know why,” Jordan added. “If you look at the statement that I made, I clearly said it was an attack,” Clinton replied. “Calling it an attack is like saying the sky is blue — of course it was an attack,” Jordan shot back.
At one point, Clinton looked visibly annoyed by Jordan’s line of questioning.
Clinton claimed there was a lot of “conflicting information” and later said part of the reason she spoke about the video was to alert other countries of the potential threat.jim jordan grilled hillary clinton today at the benghazi committe hearing. jim jordan goes after hillary clinton for claiming a video was responsible for attacks while in private telling others it was terrorism. Hillary Clinton informed the Benghazi Commission that as secretary of state, she had other duties besides sending emails.
The exchange came when Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R) questioned Clinton about the absence of emails about the attack on the US embassy on September 11, 2012, in Libya that left Ambassador Chris Stephens dead.
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