Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/
Getty Images / Molly Riley

Parents Of Men Killed In Benghazi Are Suing Hillary Clinton

The Democratic presidential nominee is facing a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from her time as Secretary of State.

By Ryan Biek | August 9, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is now facing a wrongful death lawsuit from the parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks. 

The parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods claim Clinton's use of a private email server, instead of the official one provided to her as Secretary of State, was extremely careless and contributed to their sons' deaths in Libya. 

The suit says, "As a direct result of ... Clinton's reckless handling of this classified, sensitive information, Islamic terrorists were able to obtain the whereabouts of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and thus the U.S. State Department."

Article Continues Below

Clinton is also being accused of defamation for allegedly calling the parents liars in speeches during her presidential run. 

SEE MORE: Trump Is Starting To Agree With Calls To 'Lock Up' Clinton Over Emails

The lawyer representing the parents has founded multiple conservative watchdog groups. He said in a statement: "This time, [Clinton's] 'luck' has run out."

Last month, the director of the FBI said Clinton had been "extremely careless" in using a private server but recommended no charges be filed against her. He also found no concrete evidence that Clinton's server had been hacked

As of early Tuesday morning, Clinton had yet to comment on the lawsuit. But a campaign spokesman said, "There have been nine different investigations into this attack and none found any evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing on the part of Hillary Clinton." 

This video includes clips from  ABCCNNCBS, Newsmax.comC-SPAN and PBS NewsHour, and images from Getty Images. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Politics Coverage