Pat Smith, the mother of Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith (who died in the September 11, 2012, attack on an American consulate in Benghazi), appeared before a congressional committee on Thursday investigating the government’s response to that attack.

She insisted that she was repeatedly lied to by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who all immediately blamed the attack on the spontaneous demonstrations arising in response to a YouTube video.

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