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RNC Ad Calls Out Clinton’s Complicated History With the Truth

• February 20, 2016 7:47 pm

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) released an ad on Friday slamming Hillary Clinton for allegedly misleading the Ameircan people about the Sept. 11, 2014 attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the ongoing controversy surrounding her email server while she was secretary of state.

The ad, called "Wiggle Room," pointed out how Jimmy Carter ran for president in 1976 by promising the American people he would not lie to them.

The ad contrasted footage of Carter making his promise with Clinton’s interview last week with CBS News anchor Scott Pelley.

"You talk about leveling with the American people—have you always told the truth?" Pelley asked.

Clinton seemed to hedge in her answer.

"I've always tried to," she said.

The ad then played footage of deceptive or misleading statements Clinton has made in the last few years.

"I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email," Clinton said at a press conference in 2015. This claim has been proven false.

Another clip shows Clinton speaking about the impetus of the Benghazi attack. Clinton claimed the attack was the outgrowth of a riot caused by an amateur movie on YouTube that portrayed Islam in a bad light, when in fact the attack was an organized terrorist attack unrelated to the video.

"Some people are going to call that wiggle room," Pelley said.

Fifty-six percent of voters do not think Clinton is honest or trustworthy, according to a recent YouGov poll.