Clinton Testifies About Benghazi [VIDEO]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before committees from both chambers of Congress on Wednesday about the events surrounding the attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern has details from Capitol Hill:

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For two-and-a-half hours, Senate Foreign Relations Committee members sparred with Secretary Clinton.

(Sen. McCain) “The answers, frankly, you’ve given this morning are not satisfactory to me.”

Republican Sen. John McCain questions why Clinton wasn’t made aware of security concerns raised by Ambassador Chris Stevens hours before the deadly attack.

(Sec. Clinton) “Let’s avoid turning everything into a political football.”

Clinton also says she had nothing to do with the talking points suggesting the Benghazi attack sparked from a protest.

(Sen. Johnson) “We were misled that there were supposedly protests, and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that.”

Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson, eliciting this response:

(Sec. Clinton) “We had four dead Americans.  Was it because of a protest?  Or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans?  What difference, at this point, does it make?”

Earlier saying learning from Benghazi isn’t about policy for her, it’s personal.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

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After testifying before the Senate committee, it was on to the House Foreign Affairs Committee for more questions from lawmakers.

FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern has more on Clinton’s House testimony:

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On the heels of a deadly attack on an Algerian gas field and Islamists fighting Mali’s government, Secretary Clinton argues:

(Sec. Clinton) “The Arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region.”

But with that backdrop, Republican Committee Chairman Ed Royce asks:

(Rep. Royce) “Then why did they continue to withdraw security.  I think that’s, that’s the first question.”

In the House earlier, and earlier at a Senate panel, Clinton contends she never saw requests for security upgrades.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

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