Benghazi hearings preview criticisms of Clinton campaign

Republican members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi hammered Hillary Clinton Thursday on aspects of her State Department tenure that reflect problems with her presidential candidacy.

Democrats on the committee spent much of their time lauding Clinton's leadership during a highly-anticipated hearing that, to the contrary, highlighted her strengths.

The result was a virtual tie that will likely leave both sides claiming victory as the committee itself heads into an uncertain future.

Clinton responded to questions about her push for military intervention in Libya, her detachment from diplomatic security decisions and her behind-the-scenes relationship to a divisive Democratic operative, among other things related to the 2012 terror attack.

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Few of those questions exposed details that were not already known, but they drew attention to weaknesses that have plagued Clinton throughout her presidential campaign.

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