Let Me Start: Benghazi Fever

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By Hardball staff
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the 11 September 2012 attack on US diplomatic facilities...
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the 11 September 2012 attack on US diplomatic facilities...
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Republicans are stepping up their attacks against Hillary Clinton over her role during and after the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. And the debate is now focused on a State Department email about the attackers. But the email was sent by a senior State department official and wasn’t distributed to Clinton. As far as smoking guns go, it’s not particularly smoky.

Meanwhile, Karl Rove’s group has a new ad hitting Hillary over Benghazi. Eugene Robinson calls the Republican investigation into Benghazi a “witch hunt” and the New York Times calls it an “obsession”.

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Let Me Start: Benghazi Fever

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