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Risch Grills Clinton Re: Benghazi

Idaho Sen. James Risch used his time with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to confirm statements she made soon after the American consulate in Libya was attacked and four U.S. officials were killed in September. Clinton testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning that she “told the American people that 'heavily armed militants assaulted our compound' and vowed to bring them to justice. And I stood with President Obama as he spoke of 'an act of terror.'” That account conflicts with early reports of the attacks, characterized by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as a series of spontaneous attacks that rose in protest to an American-made video that prompted outrage among many Muslim communities. Risch asked whether Clinton was involved in selecting Rice to comment on the attacks to the American media, noting that it came at a “politically charged time”/Kip Hill, SR Washington correspondent. More here. (AP photo)

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