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State Dept. Redacts Nearly Everything in Email Outlining Obama-Clinton Call on Night of Benghazi Attack

"...not because the information is classified but because the administration claims they represent internal deliberations about the 2012 terror assault."

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President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke on the phone on the night of the 2012 Benghazi attacks — but the U.S. State Department isn’t prepared to reveal the content of their discussion.

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Details about the call are being withheld by the federal government, “not because the information is classified but because the administration claims they represent internal deliberations about the 2012 terror assault,” Fox News’ Catherine Herridge reported.

Read the almost fully redacted email below:

Clinton is also facing additional scrutiny after the State Department claimed it cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said.

The emails all predate the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. diplomatic facility and include scant words written by Clinton herself, the officials said. They consist of more in a series of would-be intelligence reports passed to her by longtime political confidant Sidney Blumenthal, the officials said.

Nevertheless, the fact that the State Department says it can't find them among emails she provided surely will raise new questions about Clinton's use of a personal email account and server while secretary of state and whether she has provided the agency all of her work-related correspondence, as she claims.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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