Hillary Clinton's Fiery Moment at Benghazi Hearing

Secretary of state says Susan Rice did not mislead the Americans about the attack.
2:22 | 01/23/13

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People have accused ambassador rice in the administration. You know misleading Americans. I can say trying to be in the middle of this and understanding what was going on nothing could be further from the truth. Was information developing it was a situation fluid. -- we reach conclusions later that -- reached initially and and I appreciate. Adams secretary do you disagree community simple phone call to those evacuees. To determine what happened when it would have ascertained immediately that there was no protest. I mean that Allison -- piece of information to convince easily easily take up -- The center -- within hours if not days -- here I you know. When you're in these positions the last thing you want to do is interfere with any other process that's all right I realize -- realized that's my number I know -- X numbers to that well now it's the fact number two. I would recommend highly you read both what the -- set about it and the classified are because even two day. There are questions being raised now we have no doubt they were terrorists they were militants they attacked us they killed our people. But what was going on and why they were doing what they were young and and and I don't until that I can't. Again we were misled the barest falsely protest meant something sprang out of that assault spring out of that. And that was easily two but ascertain -- that was not the fat -- but in the American people to -- -- that within days and and they. They didn't know with all due respect the fact is we have four dead Americans what I'd had a right protest it was a because of guys out for a walk when not decide they go kill some Americans. What difference at this point does it make. It is our job to figure out what happen and do everything we -- to prevent it from ever happening again senator now. Honestly. I would do my best to answer questions about this but the fact is that. People were trying in real time to get to the best information the IC has a process I understand going with the other committees. To explain how these talking points came out but. Note to be clear it is. From my perspective. Less important today looking backwards as to why these militants. Decided they did it then to find them and bring them to justice and then maybe -- figure out what was going on in the -- time.

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