Hillary to Family on Night of Benghazi: 'Al Qaeda-Like Group' Attacked

- Former Secretary of State and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton testified for hours Thursday on her knowledge and handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi.

At the hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) highlighted an email from Hillary Clinton to her family on the night of the Benghazi attack.

In the email, Clinton wrote that an "al Qaeda-like group" had attacked and that "two officers" were dead.

Jordan said, however, that the American people were told an "entirely different story" about a protest related to an anti-Islam video.

Jordan said another email shows that on the day after, Clinton told the Egyptian prime minister that "we know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest."


Clinton responded to Jordan by saying that "there was a lot of conflicting information that we were trying to make sense of" at the time.

She said that the intelligence community was still trying to determine what happened.

Clinton told the House committee there were "no delays in decision-making" immediately after the deadly 2012 attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.
 
Clinton is the star witness in the GOP-led investigation.

She's also says that in the U.S. response, there were "no denials of support from Washington" or from the U.S. military.
 
She's calling for transparency in the investigation -- which critics say is focused on hampering Clinton's run for the White House in 2016. She's the Democratic front-runner.
 
Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, died in the attacks.
 
The committee chairman -- GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina -- accuses Clinton and the Obama administration of withholding information, including Clinton's emails, about what happened in Washington following the attacks.
 
 
The chairman of the House committee investigating the deadly attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 is telling former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that the investigation is not about her.
 
That is the message in Rep. Trey Gowdy's opening statement at a public hearing where Clinton -- the Democratic front-runner for president in 2016 -- is testifying.
 
The South Carolina Republican says the investigation is focusing on the four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, who died in the attacks.
 
Gowdy say the committee is looking for the truth about the diplomatic compound's request for more security, equipment and personnel -- and what was being discussed in Washington while the Americans were under attack.
 
After months of buildup, Clinton is taking center stage as the star witness in the Republican-led investigation.

Hundreds gathered outside the Longworth House Office Building before the highly anticipated public hearing where Hillary Rodham Clinton is to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
 
News photographers are packing the well of a hearing room normally used by the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. It's the largest hearing room on the House side of the Capitol.
 
Clinton -- the Democratic front-runner for president in 2016 -- is the sole witness at the hearing.
 
It's the fourth hearing since the committee was formed in May 2014.

The Associated Press and Fox News contributed to this story. Click here for more from foxnews.com

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