Hillary to Family on Night of Benghazi: 'Al Qaeda-Like Group' Attacked
At today's House Benghazi committee hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) highlighted an email from Hillary Clinton to her family on the night of the Benghazi attack.
In the email, Clinton wrote that an "al Qaeda-like group" had attacked and that "two officers" were dead.
Jordan said, however, that the American people were told an "entirely different story" about a protest related to an anti-Islam video.
Jordan said another email shows that on the day after, Clinton told the Egyptian prime minister that "we know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest."
this is 1st time we've heard about HRC emailing FAMILY #Benghazi was attacked by al qaeda-like group, mins after she publicly blamed video
— Peter Doocy (@pdoocy) October 22, 2015
Clinton responded to Jordan by saying that "there was a lot of conflicting information that we were trying to make sense of" at the time.
She said that the intelligence community was still trying to determine what happened.
Fox News national security analyst K.T. McFarland reacted on "Happening Now," saying that Clinton and the Obama administration lied in an attempt to protect the 2012 campaign narrative that al Qaeda was "on the run."
McFarland said it's still not clear what Stevens and the CIA were doing in Benghazi.
"Were we arming Syrian rebels? That was one rumor. Were we taking the Qaddafi weapons and giving them out to Libyan rebel groups that we liked? Were those the same Libyan militias that went after our own people? The bottom line for me is, did the weapons that we secured end up in the hands of people who then used them against us?" she explained.
McFarland said it would have been illegal to arm the Syrian rebels from Libya.
"That's gun-running. That's Iran-Contra. That's something we should not have been doing and they'd have every reason to cover it up."
Watch her full analysis above.