(Courtesy: FOX News)
(Courtesy: FOX News)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down on Tuesday with FOX News Channel hosts Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers has details:

FOX's Bret Baier asked Clinton about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, specifically the differences in the search for Usama bin Laden, and the one for accused Benghazi mastermind Ahmed Abu Khattala.

She says Abu Khattala was hiding in plain sight...

(Clinton) "He was well-protected and to try to mount an operation such as was carried out successfully on Sunday posed different challenges than the ones that our intelligence forces faced in actually trying to pinpoint bin Laden and then carry out a dangerous operation."

Clinton says the capture should send a message to others...

(Clinton) "What we try to do in this country, and I think what was made abundantly clear by this latest effort, is we have an unwavering commitment to go after anyone, no matter how long it takes, who is responsible for harming Americans and everybody around the world who thinks about that, plans that... needs to know that will be the outcome."

FOX's Greta Van Susteren asked her if she would have swapped five Taliban members for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, as the President did.

(Clinton) "At the time, I was trying to put together a bigger deal. A deal that would create a negotiation between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to try to move the Taliban to renounce violence, renounce al Qaeda and agree to support the Constitution and the laws."

Other interview topics included Iraq, the NSA, and the direction the country is headed.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio.

WATCH part of the interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:


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