Rumsfeld: Clinton Responsible for the Safety of Americans in Benghazi


Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Hillary Clinton was responsible for the security of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi terrorist attack, pointing out the British knew about the security threats in Libya and pulled their people out while the U.S. did not.

Interviewed on The Steve Malzberg Show Thursday, Rumsfeld said the United States had an obligation to protect the people they place in overseas posts.

“In this instance, there was widespread knowledge, as was pointed out by Congressman Issa, the British knew that there were al Qaeda threats, and they pulled their people out because they knew they couldn’t protect them,” Rumsfeld said. “Our people knew there were al Qaeda threats, and they not only did not protect them, but they didn’t pull them out. That, in my view, is a neglect of important responsibilities. The idea that it falls to someone down the line, I think, is a misunderstanding. Clearly, the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the person responsible.”

[H/T NewsMax TV]