Charles Woods, father of Tyrone
Woods who was murdered by
radical Islamists in Benghazi,
Libya. (CNN screenshot)
Charles Woods, the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods who was killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, said that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lied to him about an anti-Muslim video being the cause of the attack, and his son's death, and that she also "lied to the American people" and to "other family members" who lost loved ones in Benghazi.
Charles Woods has kept a daily diary with him for many years, in which he writes down important things that happen each day. On Fox News Sunday, July 31, Hillary Clinton said that Charles Woods and another Benghazi victim's parent, Patricia Smith, "may not fully recall everything that was or wasn't said" at the Sept. 14, 2012 coffin ceremony at Andrews Air Force base, when Clinton spoke with them face to face.
On CNN's Newsroom, Aug. 2, 2016, host Carol Costello asked Charles Woods, “When you hear Hillary Clinton saying what she just said [about the Benghazi victims], what goes through your mind?”
Charles Woods answered, “Well, I know what she said and it has nothing to do with faulty memory. As you know, I’ve shown this book [daily diary] to many people – I keep my brains in my pocket – and for years I write down important things that happen during the day. And this was written down right after we met with Hillary, and so it has nothing to do with a faulty memory and I’ll read to you exactly what the conversation was that I had with Hillary."
"This is just a couple days after what happened in Benghazi when the bodies came out [at the coffin ceremony]," said Woods. "‘I gave Hillary a hug and shook her hand. And she said we are going to have the filmmaker arrested who is responsible for the death of your son.’"
"Now, not only did I write that down, she also told that to other family members," he said. "Then, about a half-hour to 45 minutes later she went on national TV, at the casket ceremony, and she repeated the same untruth."
Woods continued, "She said, as I recall, rage was directed toward the American embassy as a result of the awful film that we had no part in. So, she not only lied to the American people, she also lied to myself and to other family members."
CNN's Costello then asked, “What, sir, would you like Hillary Clinton to say?”
Woods replied, “Well, I would like really for her to come clean and tell the truth. I would like to know personally why there was no rescue attempt made. If there had been a rescue attempt, my son would still be alive.”
Four Americans were killed in the attack in Benghazi: Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Diplomat Sean Smith, and CIA security personnel Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both of whom were Navy SEALs. Before they were murdered by radical Islamists, Doherty and Woods reportedly killed at 60 of the terrorists attacking the Benghazi compound.