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Two Benghazi Parents Sue Hillary Clinton for Wrongful Death

Smith was an information management officer and Woods was a security officer, both stationed in Benghazi

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    Patricia Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, addresses the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    The parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court Monday against Hillary Clinton.

    In the suit, Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, the parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, claim that Clinton's use of a private e-mail server contributed to the attacks. They also accuse her of defaming them in public statements, NBC News reported.

    Smith was an information management officer and Woods was a security officer, both stationed in Benghazi.

    In a speech to the Republican convention in Cleveland, Smith said, "I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son."

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    The parents were represented by Washington, D.C., lawyer Larry Klayman, a frequent critic of the Clintons.

    Neither the Clinton campaign nor a lawyer for Clinton responded immediately to a request for comment on the lawsuit.