Former President Bill Clinton defended Hillary Clinton's actions as Secretary of State following the 2012 attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, saying his wife "did what she should have done."
"In my opinion, Hillary did what she should have done. She impaneled a very high level review committee," Clinton said Wednesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation 2014 Fiscal Summit.
“They looked into what was wrong, they gave 29 recommendations,” he added. “She took them and started implementing them and they established the fact that, whether it was right or wrong in the past, secretaries of states never were involved directly in theses security decisions."
Congressional Republicans voted last week to form a special committee to review the attack and how the fallout was handled by the Obama administration.
The 42nd president advised Democrats to not be defensive about the investigation and “realize what this is,” though he declined to elaborate on the point, saying he is out of politics.
"Most Americans don’t even know how many American diplomatic personnel were killed while President Bush was president," he added.
First published May 14 2014, 9:19 AM
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