Clinton Calls Benghazi Scrutiny ‘More of a Reason to Run’

After watching her tonight with Diane Sawyer I am more enthused about a Hillary Clinton run for presidency than I was before. Yes, I am ready for Hillary,  and proud of it. AVB

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By DANA HUGHES (@dana_hughes) Jun 9, 2014, 4:30 PM
In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton said she views the criticism over her role in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate Benghazi, Libya as “more of a reason to” — rather than not to — run for president in 2016.

Diane Sawyer’s Exclusive Interview With Hillary Clinton
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“Actually, it’s more of a reason to run, because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball. We ought to be in the majors,” Clinton said. “I view this as really apart from — even a diversion from — the hard work that the Congress should be doing about the problems facing our country and the world.”

Republicans, however, do not agree, and have scrutinized the former secretary of state’s handling of the attack in multiple investigations and hearings.

Much more of Sawyer’s conversation with Clinton, including an extended discussion about Benghazi, will air during a one-hour ABC News primetime special tonight at 9 p.m. ET. ABC’s Robin Roberts will follow up with Clinton’s first live interview Tuesday, June 10, on “Good Morning America.”

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