Mother of State Dept. Official Killed in Libya Attack Says White House Has Been Telling Her ‘Outright Lies’
Instead, she says the Obama administration has been stonewalling; and one month later, she is still waiting for the answers that were promised to her. In fact, the administration has told her “outright lies” about the Libya assault, she said.
Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, a State Department official killed in the Libya attack, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday that President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden told her they would tell her the truth about what happened to her son.
“They promised me. I told them please, tell me what happened. Just tell me what happened,” she said. “I told them don’t give me any bologna – you can keep your political stuff. Just tell me the truth. And I still don’t know. In fact, today I heard that he died of smoke inhalation.”
“You don’t know the cause of death?” Cooper asked, visibly surprised.
“No, I don’t,” Smith replied. “I look at the TV and I see bloody hand prints on walls thinking, is that my son’s? I don’t know. They haven’t told me anything.”
Smith also said the Obama administration has been telling her “outright lies” about the attack. She revealed that U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice and other senior officials told her that the attack occurred because of the anti-Muslim YouTube video that was originally blamed for the assault.