A significant chunk of Bill O’Reilly‘s interview with Leon Panetta tonight was about Benghazi, as well as the Obama administration’s reaction to that infamous attack. At one point, Panetta defended Hillary Clinton and said she would have definitely acted on any security issues if she had been aware of them.
O’Reilly brought up the frequent criticism that Clinton received multiple cables about security problems at the Benghazi consulate, but didn’t act. He asked if that’s fair or not. Panetta said, “I think it’s unfair, because if I know Hillary Clinton, if she knew there was a security problem in Benghazi, she would have done something about it.”
When pressed by O’Reilly, Panetta said he’s not intimately familiar with the bureaucracy at the State Department, but insisted that if Clinton had been aware of any security issues, she would have acted.
Watch the video below, via Fox News:
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