Ghosts of Benghazi Won’t Leave Hillary

August 9, 2016

The parents of two of the four Americans killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 are suing Hillary Clinton.

Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Clinton Monday, citing her “extreme carelessness” of handling classified information on her private email server as one of the reasons that contributed to the attacks.

Smith and Woods are also suing Clinton for defamation in public statements and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, according to Fox News.

Because Clinton was not using a secure server, the lawsuit claims, the terrorists were able to "obtain the whereabouts of Ambassador Christopher Stephens and thus the U.S. State Department and covert and other government operations in Benghazi, Libya, and subsequently orchestrate, plan, and execute the now-infamous Sept. 11, 2012 attack."

Clinton campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill responded to the suit, saying, "While no one can imagine the pain of the families of the brave Americans we lost at Benghazi, there have been nine different investigations into this attack and none found any evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing on the part of Hillary Clinton."

Meanwhile, Clinton still denies ever having told the families of the victims that the attack was caused by an anti-Islam YouTube video and not terrorism. Instead, she blames the parents' "grief" for misunderstanding her.

Patricia Smith spoke out against Clinton at the Republican National Convention in July, saying she blames "Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son."

For more on Clinton's lack of empathy for the victims of the Benghazi attack, click here.