Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming Hard Choices is again back in the spotlight after POLITICO exclusively obtained “Benghazi: Under Attack,” the chapter that chronicles the September 2012 events in Libya that led to the death of four Americans, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
“Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country,” writes Clinton in the 34 page chapter.
POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman explains that, “Her tone is less defensive than defiant: Clinton takes responsibility for the ‘horror’ of the loss of life in Benghazi, but puts it in the context of ‘the heartbreaking human stakes of every decision we make’ — and she accuses adversaries of manipulating a tragedy for partisan gain.”
In the chapter, Clinton writes of a “regrettable amount of misinformation, speculation, and flat-out deceit by some in politics and the media,” but foreshadows new information to offer a greater understanding.
Hillary Clinton’s first television interview is scheduled for June 9 – the eve of the book’s release by Simon & Schuster – with Diane Sawyer. The following morning, Clinton will sit down for a live interview with Robin Roberts for “Good Morning America.” It was also announced yesterday that she’ll close out Bret Baier’s “Special Report” and open Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record” in a joint interview on June 17 from 6:45 – 7:15 pm. Earlier this week, the book’s Author’s Note was released.
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