15:15 GMT11 April 2021
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    On Thursday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before Congress about the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi. But Patricia Smith, the mother of the one of the victims, likely won’t be satisfied with any of Clinton’s answers.

    Sean Smith was one of the four Americans killed during the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya. Ahead of Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the House committee on Benghazi, CNN landed an interview with Smith’s, mother, Patricia Smith.

    "She has not called me," Smith said, referring to Clinton. "She has not contacted me. She has not given me any information, except to tell me that I am not a member of the immediate family and I do not need to know."

    But she became especially irate after being shown a clip of Clinton’s earlier testimony.

    "She’s lying!" Smith said. "She’s absolutely lying."

    "I saw on TV the bloody fingerprints on the walls over there," she added. "I asked specifically, 'Are those my son’s fingerprints crawling down the walls?' Somebody’s got to tell me!"

    Smith reiterated her frustrations to Sky News on Thursday.

    "Why wasn’t there security for my son and the ambassador and the other guys? There was supposed to be security," she said.

    Smith also claimed that her son warned her before the attack about his own suspicions.

    "The night before, he called me and he said 'mum there’s trouble here…there’s people walking around and taking pictures of everything. Something’s going to happen.'"

    "I’m calling Hillary a boldfaced liar," she added.

    Thursday marks the eighth congressional panel held to investigate the Benghazi attacks. While the probes did unveil Clinton’s problematic use of a private email server, it has done little to find her guilty of any wrongdoing in relation to the Libya incident.

    Many have accused the committee of being politically motivated, especially after comments made by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy earlier this month.

    "Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable,” McCarthy told Fox News, touting his own credentials for being House Speaker. “But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee.

    "What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping."

    The committee maintains that it feels Clinton could have done more to prevent the attack.


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