Earlier on Monday the parents of Benghazi victims Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith, Charles Woods and Pat Smith, filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton for allegedly wrongfully causing the death of their sons as well as for defamation and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. And suggests that Clinton first blamed their deaths on an internet video, and then when the parents made Ms. Clinton’s explanation public she inferred that they were lying which not only defamed them but caused them emotional damage. The suit also suggests Clinton’s use of a private server to handle classified emails could have contributed to the deaths.
Upon filing suit, Larry Klayman the parents’ attorney made this statement on behalf of his clients:
“Having used a secret private email server that we now know was used to communicate with Ambassador Christopher Stevens with confidential and classified government information, and which we also now know was likely hacked by hostile adversaries such as Iran, Russia, China and North Korea aligning with terrorist groups, it is clear that Hillary Clinton allegedly negligently and recklessly gave up the classified location of the plaintiffs’ sons, resulting in a deadly terrorist attack that took their lives. It is no coincidence that covert State Department/CIA operations were being run out of Benghazi.
To add insult to deadly injury, Hillary Clinton told the plaintiffs that their sons were killed as the result of a video mocking the Islamic prophet Mohammed when she knew that they were murdered by Muslim terrorists. When the families exposed her lies, she called them liars to protect her reputation and to further her own presidential ambitions. She thus defamed the parents of fallen heroes Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith, as well committed other wrongful acts, as alleged in the complaint.
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The Clinton campaign has not released a statement about the suit.
The court filing is below: