Hillary Clinton said in an interview airing on “60 Minutes” on Sunday that she was not responsible for the security failures that lead to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi claiming, “It was not my ball to carry.”
Host Scott Pelley asked Clinton, “What’s your responsibility for Benghazi? Did you make any mistakes around that?” (RELATED: Former Navy SEAL: Hillary ‘Killed My Friends’ In Benghazi [AUDIO])
“Well Scott, there have been, I think now, nine separate investigations– And they did not find any such culpability,” Clinton said. “I took responsibility, I was Secretary of State. And I thought that was appropriate. And what I was determined to do– is to find answers as to what actually happened, not what people claim, and what we could do to try to prevent that.” (RELATED: Security Contractor Blasts ‘Incompetent’ Hillary For American Deaths In Benghazi)
“That was in the tradition of what has happened in the past. We had horrible losses in Beirut when Ronald Reagan was president, and one of my favorite– former predecessors, George Shultz, was– Secretary of State. We had a Democratic Congress. They didn’t politicize it,” Clinton said. “So when this happened in Benghazi, I immediately stood up an independent committee — distinguished Americans, military and civilian experts. They came out and they said, “You know, the ball was dropped — in security. And, you know, some of the decisions that were made– probably should have been rethought.” (RELATED: Mother Of Benghazi Victim Slams Hillary: ‘All She Has Done Is Lied’ [VIDEO])
“But wasn’t that your ball to carry,” Pelley asked.
“No, it wasn’t. It was not my ball to carry,” Clinton said. “It was very– be– read the– read the reports. Read all of the reports, all many hundreds of pages of them, including this latest one, which was a political exercise from the very beginning. Those never reached me. Those never came to my attention.