Parents of Benghazi victims file lawsuit against Hillary Clinton

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The parents of two of the men killed in the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi are taking legal action against Hillary Clinton.

Clinton, as you remember, was Secretary of State at the time of the attack.

But now, Pat Smith — mother of Sean Smith — and Charles Woods — father of Tyrone Woods — have filed a lawsuit against Clinton.

They say Clinton was responsible for their sons’ deaths and later called the victims’ families "liars" in order to protect her public image.

"During her campaign for president, Defendant Clinton has negligently, recklessly, and/or maliciously defamed Plaintiffs by either directly calling them liars, or by strongly implying that they are liars, in order to protect and enhance her public image and intimidate and emotionally harm and silence them not to speak up about the Benghazi attack on at least four separate occasions," said Larry Klayman, the attorney for the families.

The lawsuit also infers that Clinton’s use of a private server to handle classified emails could have contributed do the deaths of both Smith and Woods.

"having used a secret private email server that we no 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," Klayman added.

Clinton has not yet responded to the claims filed in the lawsuit.

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