Is that fair? While all is fair in politics, love, and war it seems, the fact checkers show exactly the opposite. Her statements ranks high in truthfulness when compared to most other candidates in the race or other politicians. It is especially true when compared to Donald Trump, to whom all major fact checkers awarded the Liar of the Year title. Yet in polls she is tied with Trump on that issue.
These attacks on Hillary's trustworthiness verifies the success of a political tactic, When opponents repeat an accusation or suspicion time and time again and then cite their own attempt to prove their point, the attempt itself takes on its own credibility and it becomes the gospel truth.
This is not to say that Clinton is off the hook for not being completely truthful or touting her half of half truths, Two wrongs do not make a right. Relatively speaking when compared to others, she comes out fairly well, though.
So far her claims about her private server and Benghazi are cases in point. Trying to pin Clinton directly to Benghazi missteps that caused miscommunications or the attack itself, and even criminal guilt on the private email server records, so far have been factual dead ends . However it has served the GOP well in damaging Hillary's personal credibility. In polls, she is shown as the least honest and untruthworthy of all candidates and the perception is held by both Democrats and Republicans .
There is another element of telling lies. What was the intent.? Did the accused know otherwise or was the statement based upon ignorance or faulty knowledge of intelligence? Was the alleged lie used to exaggerate or hype a point, such as Donald Trump's continued assertion many Muslims cheered the fall of the Twin Towers even after evidence to the contrary was revealed? Did George W Bush intentionally lie about weapons of mass destruction as a reason to invade Iraq or was faulty intelligence a contributor to his statements on which he acted.
The bottom line, though, should be if Hillary Clinton's statements claimed to be false had any impact on national security or shaping national security policy. So far, that has not even been the accusation made by her most partisan critics. To the contrary, the Benghazi result was beefing up funding and changing policies and military strategies protecting US embassies.