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Hillary had a heckuva debate two-fer: Called Benghazi victim’s mother a liar AND refused to answer indictment question

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By Doug Powers  •  March 10, 2016 05:03 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

During Wednesday night’s Democrat debate on Univision, Hillary was shown video of the mother of Sean Smith saying that then-Secretary Clinton told her that a video was responsible for the death of her son in Benghazi.

Hillary’s response? “She’s absolutely wrong”:

Well that settles it — nothing like a denial from a serial liar to put a controversy to rest.

Watch the whole clip and not long after Hillary said Sean Smith’s mother was “absolutely wrong” to claim she was told that the video played a role in her son’s death, Clinton went on to explain why the video DID play a role. Go figure.

Oh well… “what difference does it make!?”

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In the second part of Hillary’s debate two-fer, Clinton essentially took the Fifth after being grilled about the FBI investigation of her below-the-radar email shenanigans:

RAMOS: Secretary Clinton, I want to disclose once again that my daughter Paula works for your campaign. And now I have a question about your emails. Your Republican opponents say that those emails have endangered our national security. When you were secretary of state, you wrote 104 emails in your private server that the government now says contain classified information according to The Washington Post analysis.

That goes against a memo that you personally sent to your employees in 2011 directing all of them to use official email, precisely because of security concerns. So it seems that you issued one set of rules for yourself and a different set of rules for the rest of the State Department.

So who specifically gave you permission to operate your email system as you did? Was it President Barack Obama? And would you drop out of the race if you get indicted?

CLINTON: Well, Jorge, there’s a lot of questions in there. And I’m going to give the same answer I’ve been giving for many months. It wasn’t the best choice. I made a mistake. It was not prohibited. It was not in any way disallowed. And as I have said and as now has come out, my predecessors did the same thing and many other people in the government. But here’s the cut to the chase facts. I did not send or receive any emails marked classified at the time. What you are talking about is retroactive classification. And the reason that happens is when somebody asks or when you are asked to make information public, I asked all my emails to be made public. Then all the rest of the government gets to weigh in.

And some other parts of the government, we’re not exactly sure who, has concluded that some of the emails should be now retroactively classified. They’ve just said the same thing to former Secretary Colin Powell. They have said, we’re going to retroactively classify emails you sent personally.

CLINTON: Now I think he was right when he said this is an absurdity. And I think that what we have got here is a case of overclassification.

RAMOS: If we get your permission…

CLINTON: I am not concerned about it. I am not worried about it and no Democrat or American should be either.

(APPLAUSE)

RAMOS: Secretary Clinton, the questions were, who gave you permission to cooperate? Was it President Obama?

CLINTON: There was no permission to be asked. It had been done by my predecessors. It was permitted.

RAMOS: If you get indicted would you going to drop out?

CLINTON: Oh, for goodness — that’s not going to happen. I’m not even answering that question.

Gee, refusing to answer questions about her homebrew server is becoming a fairly common practice among Hillary and her former staffers. Ramos should have told Hillary that the DOJ had granted her full immunity.

Here’s a shorter version of Hillary’s response after being asked if she broke the law:

I’ve got to hand it to Univision for at least serving up some tougher questions for Hillary and not just recycling softballs from previous MSM debate moderators.

**Written by Doug Powers

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