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October 23, 2015 3:53 am

Hillary Clinton Testifies for 11 Hours at Benghazi Hearing

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Hillary Clinton. Photo: State Department

Hillary Clinton. Photo: State Department

FOX – Hillary Clinton defended herself Thursday against accusations she was out of touch as the situation in Benghazi spiraled out of control before the 2012 terror attack, at a long-awaited congressional hearing where Republicans grilled the former secretary of state for 11 hours over her role.

While the day-long hearing spanned everything from the initial decision to intervene in Libya to Clinton’s public explanation of the Benghazi attack, a central GOP allegation was that Clinton paid more attention to emails from friend Sidney Blumenthal than pleas from murdered diplomat Chris Stevens to increase security in the face of growing threats. But, even as Clinton said she “took responsibility,” she accepted little blame for the denial of security requests before the attack, or for the faulty narrative about an anti-Islam video that formed after.

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