Aug. 10, 2016 11:35am Carly Hoilman
Attorney Larry Klayman, who is representing the parents of two Benghazi victims, joined Trish Regan Tuesday evening on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” to explain the families’ legal case against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Regan noted that Fox legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday that Clinton is “effectively indemnified” when it comes to Benghazi-related charges.
“How do you get a judge to take this case?” the Fox host asked.
Larry Klayman (Image source: Fox News/”The Kelly File”)
Klayman, founder of the legal watchdog groups Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch and longtime Clinton adversary, said that he respects Napolitano but added that in this case “he’s wrong here.”
“As the FBI director said, and as Mr. [Rudy] Guiliani said … Mrs. Clinton committed about 17 criminal violations in misusing her private email server,” he asserted. “It’s textbook law — in fact, Supreme Court law — that when you do that, you lose your immunity. So Judge Napolitano is just mistaken in this instance.”
Klayman’s case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Freedom Watch on behalf of parents Patricia Smith, the mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods. It states that Clinton’s alleged “reckless handling” of classified information contributed to the deaths of their sons. It also accuses Clinton of defamation and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
The attorney explained that the purpose of the case is “to bring about justice,” adding, “Mrs. Clinton has skated for so many years, and this time she’s done something which has caused the death of our clients, as we allege in our complaint.”
Klayman said that he and his clients “have a tremendous chance of success” given the amount of combined evidence they allegedly have against Clinton.
Regan asked her guest to explain why the government shouldn’t be in charge of handling such matters instead of a lawsuit.
But before Klayman could answer, Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman interjected to explain why he believes the case has “no merit at all.” He called Klayman’s character into question, citing the attorney’s extensive history of attacking Democratic leaders in Washington and allegedly making “bigoted comments.”
Zimmerman dismissed the Benghazi case as the extension of a personal vendetta, calling it “the political exploitation of a tragedy” and demanding that Klayman “dispute the facts!”