Former CIA Director: Clinton Bears ‘Personal Responsibility’ For Benghazi Attack [VIDEO]

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Former CIA Director General Michael Hayden said Hillary Clinton has “personal responsibility” for the attack that led to the deaths of four Americans. (RELATED: Benghazi Victims’ Family Members BLAST Clinton After Hearing)

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, Hayden insisted Clinton that while she isn’t “personally accountable,” or has “personal guilt,” she has “personal responsibility as secretary of state” for what occurred. (RELATED: A Defiant Hillary Claims She Was Not Obligated To Turn Over All Sid Blumenthal Emails)

“And if something that critical didn’t get to” Clinton, Hayden explained “she’s also responsible for the system that she governs that it didn’t get to the seventh floor at State Department. But not any kind of moral or legal culpability.”

Hayden said “anybody looking for any additional warning while they were in Benghazi wasn’t waiting on more intelligence, they were actually waiting to die.”

“I think there was plenty of strategic warning,” insisted Hayden. “The people on the ground knew that the security situation was deteriorating. And frankly, I think there were mistakes made leading up to the attack. I’m very forgiving about the night. I’ve been in that play, and it’s hard to do everything right when you are in that kind of extreme circumstances. But I am troubled about what was or more frankly, what wasn’t done prior to attack in regard to security.” (RELATED: Rush Limbaugh: Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Testimony Is ‘Like Somebody Took Her Off The Meds’)

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