Grieving parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi [a city in Libya] have sued Hillary Clinton. The suit was filed on behalf of the parents by a conservative group Freedom Watch.
Image shows Mrs Patricia Smith.
The 2012 terrorist attack by some Islamic militants at a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, killed four Americans and notably, ambassador Chris Stevens, during Mrs Clinton’s tenure in office as the US Secretary of State.
Reports from BBC confirm the US Democratic Presidential candidate is facing lawsuit from Patricia Smith and Charles Woods [parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods].
The couple claims Hillary is guilty for making “false and defamatory statements negligently, recklessly and purposefully and/or intentionally with malice” in public statements.
The former Secretary of State has been widely criticised for her use of a private email server during her tenure and this, as the lawsuit claims, contributed to their sons’ death.
Notwithstanding the allegations, claims by the US House Republicans committee say no wrong was done by the presidential aspirant.
The house had earlier this year, cleared Mrs President of this political stain that has greatly affected her run for the US political office.
While the debate on Hillary’s use of private email servers continues, the parents blame her for what they called “extreme carelessness in handling confidential and classified information”, according to the report.
Mr Charles Woods and Patricia Smith believe her private server may have revealed the location of State Department employees in Libya, arguing that confidential government files could have been obtained by “hostile adversaries” who may have hacked her server and ultimately led to their sons’s deaths.
FBI director James Comey announced last month that it was “possible that hostile actors gained access” to Mrs Clinton’s email server, but added the agency did not find conclusive evidence that it was hacked.
Nick Merrill, a Clinton campaign spokesman, said in response to the suit: “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.”