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Clinton: ‘I Know Nothing’ About Ambassador Stevens’s Meeting with Al-Qaeda Affiliate

It was revealed in today’s Benghazi hearing that on the day he was killed, Ambassador Chris Stevens reported in a wire to the State Department that he had met with Wissam bin Hamid, a warlord with al-Qaeda connections. When Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) confronted Hillary Clinton with a picture of Bin Hamid and the head of the al-Qaeda’s Ansar al Sharia group, Mohammed al-Zawahari, Clinton said she had no knowledge such a meeting took place. 

“Were you aware that our folks were either wittingly or unwittingly meeting on the ground with members of al-Qaeda hours before the attack?” Pompeo asked.

“I know nothing about this, congressman,” Clinton replied. 

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