Hillary pleads to dismiss Benghazi lawsuit
Lawyers for twice-failed Oval Office aspirant Hillary Clinton have asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to dismiss a lawsuit over her statements as secretary of state about the Benghazi terror attack that left four Americans dead.
The plaintiffs are arguing the case should to go trial because she doesn’t deserve special treatment as a member of the “political elite.”
Clinton narrowly averted a default judgment in the case earlier when a judge adopted claims that she wasn’t properly served.
Then she argued in court filings that the case should be dismissed, claiming the plaintiffs, Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, haven’t properly claimed they were injured.
The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by lawyer Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch USA after the FBI determined Clinton’s handling of classified information through the use of a nonsecure, private email server was “extremely careless.”
They allege that she told them one story about the attack, then told the media another story, and ended up calling the family members liars.
But the claims are plain, according to a new filing in the case, which contends that the plaintiffs have properly presented false light claims, correctly provided claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress and “properly alleged” other damages.