Clinton angrily denies Benghazi cover-up

2013-01-23 18:45
Hillary Clinton (Picture: AFP)

Hillary Clinton (Picture: AFP)

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Washington - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday angrily dismissed Republican charges that the US administration had sought to cover-up events surrounding the attack on a US mission in Benghazi.

She was testifying about the deadly 11 September assault on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

"I just want to say that people have accused ambassador [Susan] Rice and the administration of 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," Clinton told a Senate during the hearing.

"What difference does it make," she added heatedly, thumping her fist on the table as a senator repeatedly asked her about why the administration had falsely initially blamed the attack on protests outside the mission.

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