In the months leading up to Election Day last year, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was plagued by the ongoing saga of hacked emails.
We know that the emails of both the Democratic National Party and Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta were hacked and leaked to the public via WikiLeaks.
Continuing investigations into Clinton’s use of a private email server also called into question her ability to secure the nation’s secrets.
Republicans in Congress continued their investigations into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack and Clinton’s role.
Fox News reported last August when families of two of the Benghazi victims sued Hillary Clinton in Federal Court.
“Having used a secret private email server that we now 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,” said Larry Klayman, a lawyer for Freedom Watch USA who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods.
Not only does the suit claim that Clinton was negligent in her handling of classified information, the suit also argues that Clinton personally defamed the families of the victims after they publicly revealed that Clinton lied to them about the nature of the attack.
“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 to not speak up about the Benghazi attack on at least four separate occasions,“ Klayman wrote in his complaint.
Clinton denied lying to the families insisting that their grief led them to make the allegations they did.
However, she continued to call them liars despite their grief.
“I understand the grief and the incredible sense of loss that can motivate that,” Clinton said. “As other members of families who’ve lost loved ones have said, that’s not what they heard. I don’t hold any ill feeling for someone who, in that moment, may not fully recall everything that was or wasn’t said.”
The case is reportedly still pending.