Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal sends Clinton an email claiming that Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi is hiding in the neighboring country of Chad and is about to be interviewed by renowned journalist Seymour Hersh. He attributes the information to “a close friend of Hersh.”
This turns out to be entirely wrong—el-Qaddafi is killed five days later in Libya. In 2015, Hersh will be asked about this and says he has no idea what Blumenthal was talking about.
Bloomberg News will later comment, “The email adds to the impression that the intelligence reports that Blumenthal was sending to Clinton about the situation inside Libya—and that she was distributing for comment to top State Department officials—were based on often flimsy or outright erroneous information.”
The email will not be included in the over 30,000 emails Clinton turns over, but is one that Blumenthal gives to the House Benghazi Committee.