After Ambassador J. Chris Stevens was killed in the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not even know his name.
New emails released today show that Ms. Clinton thought the Ambassador's name was "Chris Smith," and referred to him as such in two separate emails.
The first, sent by Ms. Clinton from her secret "Hrod17" email at 11:38 pm, had the subject of "Chris Smith" and asked if the State Department should announce his death:
In response, Cheryl Mills, the Counselor and Chief of Staff to Secretary Clinton, did not correct the mistake and told Ms. Clinton to wait.
Two minutes later, Clinton responded, still with the incorrect name of "Chris Smith:"
Ms. Clinton did not receive or send an email with the correct name until eight hours later on the morning of September 12:
It appears that Ms. Clinton may have confused the names of Ambassador Chris Stevens with U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.