Benghazi probes 'more of a reason to run' for president :Clinton

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Publish Date: 9:25 - 10 June 2014
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Hillary Rodham Clinton said that she feels emboldened to run for president because of Republican criticism of her handling of the deadly attacks on the US consulate in Libya in 2012.
In an interview with ABC News, broadcast on Monday, Clinton said the Benghazi inquiry from Republicans gives her a greater incentive to run for president because she considers the multiple investigations into the attacks "minor league ball" for a country of the United States' stature.

But she said she's still undecided. The interview publicising her new book, "Hard Choices," highlighted some of the key lines of criticism Clinton could face if she runs for president in two years.

When Clinton was President Barack Obama's top diplomat, militants attacked the Benghazi consulate, killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Republicans have questioned Clinton's response to the attacks and whether she could have done more to secure the diplomatic compounds.

Multiple independent, bipartisan and Republican-led investigations have faulted the State Department for inadequate security in Benghazi, leading to four demotions. No attacker has been arrested. 

AP
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