Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, the parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hillary Clinton.
The lawsuit contends that “the deaths of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods were directly and proximately caused by the negligent and reckless actions” of Clinton, who was secretary of State at the time. It goes on to specifically fault Clinton’s use of a private email server while at the State Department, saying any information received or sent through her personal account was “compromised” and ultimately helped facilitate the attack.
The suit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
Smith and Woods are represented by attorney Larry Klayman, who has long targeted the Clintons, dating back to the administration of President Bill Clinton during the 1990s.