Amanpour Grills Clinton: In Retrospect, Would You Have Kept Chris Stevens in Benghazi?
Christiane Amanpour kicked off CNN’s town hall with Hillary Clinton today with questions about Benghazi, and Amanpour grilled Clinton on whether, in retrospect, she would have wanted Ambassador Christopher Stevens to be in Libya on the anniversary of September 11th, where he tragically died in the attack on the Benghazi consulate.
She said, “In retrospect, do you––knowing what you know now––would you perhaps not have given him such a long leash? Would you might have told him not to go to Benghazi on that day, of all days?”
Clinton touted Stevens’ expertise and explained, “He made decisions that I believe had to be respected, and therefore he was in Benghazi on that fateful night.” Amanpour pushed back, asking, “In retrospect, might you not have held him back on 9/11 on all days?”
Clinton said, “If any of us had known there was going to be a wave of attacks… I think we would have certainly cautioned and maybe even directed people to shelter in place.”
Watch the full clip below, via CNN:
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