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Parents of Benghazi victims sue Hillary Clinton for wrongful death, but that’s not the only charge

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The parents of two victims of the 2012 terror attack on an American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, filed a wrongful death lawsuit late Monday, naming Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as a defendant.

Clinton served as secretary of state during and in the years leading up to the attack. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was also a victim, repeatedly requested and was denied added security during this time. Trust has increasingly become an issue during Clinton’s campaign.

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Plaintiffs Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith and Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, also allege in the lawsuit that Clinton defamed them.

“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,” Larry Klayman, an attorney for the families, wrote in his complaint, according to the Boston Herald.

Sean Smith was an information management officer at the facility; Tyrone “Rone” Woods was a State Department diplomatic security officer and former U.S. Navy SEAL.

According to the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Clinton’s use of an unprotected email server may also have contributed to the attack.

“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,” Klayman said in a statement, according to the Herald.

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NBC investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane first published news of the lawsuit and a copy of the complaint:


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