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Emails shed light on how Clinton and her team managed Benghazi situation

Emails shed light on how Clinton and her team managed Benghazi situation

Days after the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, a top advisor to then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered regular assessments of how U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was performing during a series of network interviews. "She did make clear our view that this started spontaneously and then evolved," Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan wrote to Clinton, referring to the Obama administration's early theory, since discredited, that the attacks were unplanned. The comment, revealed among 850 pages of Clinton's emails released Friday, show the extent to which Clinton's closest advisors carefully monitored the reaction to the...

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