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Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness
Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST by neverdem

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment.

"While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon."

Deputy Secretaries of State Bill Burns and Tom Nides will both testify in Clinton's place, according to the office of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA).

"Secretary Clinton's team contacted Senator Kerry this morning to inform them of the Secretary's concussion. Senator Kerry was relieved to hear that the Secretary is on the mend, but he insisted that given her condition, she could not and should not appear on Thursday as previously planned, and that the nation's best interests are served by the report and hearings proceeding as scheduled with senior officials appearing in her place," said Kerry spokeswoman Jodi Seth in a statement.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) had already announced that Clinton would appear to talk about the result of the State Department's own internal review of the events leading up to and during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. That review is being completed now by an Accountability Review Board (ARB) led by former Undersecretary of State Tom Pickering and including former Joint Chiefs Chairman ret. Adm. Mike Mullen...

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1 posted on 12/16/2012 11:17:23 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Mental?


2 posted on 12/16/2012 11:18:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: neverdem

Oh, I’m sure Boner and the lads will make her show them a doctor’s note or something.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 11:23:02 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: neverdem
"While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement

How much wine did she drink in Australia, anyway? Must have been a lot to cover up memories of seeing those men die in benghazi live on Government pay per view.

4 posted on 12/16/2012 11:24:48 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: neverdem

Gee, how utterly convenient.

This regime has absolutely no problem playing the republicans for the fools they’ve turned out to be.


5 posted on 12/16/2012 11:29:23 PM PST by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: neverdem

Hillery....Whoa, I must have blacked out ah ow.
Say Barak what ya doing here?
Obama....Hill you understand it’s nothing personal,
but you’ve had an accident and won’t be able to
testify.
Hillery.....oh OH, ok I get it now undo these
restraints.
Obama.......I’m sorry but that won’t be possible.
Try to relax, this will calm your nerves...
Hillery....HEY I don’t need an injection just a
drink.....HEY, that hurt.......Hey,He, He Hee.
Obama.....just relax, it will all be over in a minute.
Hillery..... Muffmmmmmf
Obama....Hello Mr. Secretary of State, you can release
the prepared statement. No, the obit can wait a few days.
Yeah, bye.


6 posted on 12/16/2012 11:30:26 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: neverdem

Ya all aren’t getting it. She “has a virus” and “fell.” Modern version of the “flu”?

C’mon, anyone else read the history of the USSR?

Chicago vs Arkansas. Just like Lenin vs Stalin.

But the game isn’t played out yet. All I know for certain is we lose.


7 posted on 12/16/2012 11:32:40 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: neverdem

What kind of crap is this? Sure take the others in her place, then have her come in later. See of the stories match up. How can this retardation stand?


8 posted on 12/16/2012 11:32:57 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: neverdem
Benghazi will be a non issue just as Fast and Furious was.

Nothing will happen to bring these horrible issues to light.

On the other hand, if it were a Republican administration...

9 posted on 12/16/2012 11:36:58 PM PST by berdie
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To: neverdem

The dog ate my homework. Calling in sick today. I have a headache...


10 posted on 12/16/2012 11:41:27 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: chris37

Before stating that she would not testify, her staff said that she might not testify because what she was going to testify to was the thoroughness and correctness of the committee report and that she would not be testifying if the report was not already complete. In other words, Hillary was going give yes or no answer, and a whole lot of I don’t recalls. She was not going to be a cooperative witness.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 11:41:57 PM PST by Eva
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To: vpintheak

Yep. The fix is in. Everything is so predictable now.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 11:48:06 PM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: piytar
Ya all aren’t getting it. She “has a virus” and “fell.” Modern version of the “flu”?
Yeah, she's got "rectal glaucoma" (just can't see her a** going in to Congress this week).
13 posted on 12/16/2012 11:48:18 PM PST by Scutter
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To: neverdem

I’m sure she will be feeling much better say in about, oh, three
years, just in time for the next presidential campaign season.


14 posted on 12/16/2012 11:48:23 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: piytar

Yep. The fix is in.
It dosen’t take a Nostradamus to predict the outcome.


15 posted on 12/16/2012 11:50:54 PM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: piasa

Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion
16 posted on 12/16/2012 11:51:11 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: neverdem
her mind is jello.

Good excuse for a cover up. I mean she's an expert of covering up things. See her past of covering up Bill's women problems. She is as bad as Obama. She is a fraud, a liar and an appeaser-she is so far up and cozy with Palestine, it's not even funny. I wish she would go away. She cannot take the heat so she makes excuses. Guess, she's not so manly after all..

17 posted on 12/16/2012 11:54:38 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: neverdem

18 posted on 12/16/2012 11:57:46 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: neverdem

She already took responsibility for this mess. Now that she has made herself ill over it, Congress should hold her accountable by forcing her removal from office. If she were a man and a Republican, she would already be gone.


19 posted on 12/17/2012 12:00:38 AM PST by petitfour
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To: neverdem

Too bad Chris Stevens, Ty Woods, Glen Doherty, and Sean Smith didn’t call in sick in advance of 9/11/2012.


20 posted on 12/17/2012 12:02:21 AM PST by petitfour
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To: neverdem

Come on, this is so damned transparent I can’t believe anyone in his right mind would fall for it. Will we never be rid of this infernal trash?


21 posted on 12/17/2012 12:06:32 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
I can’t believe anyone in his right mind would fall for it...

Speaking of falling, did you hear about the awful injury on a Septa bus in Philly the other day?


22 posted on 12/17/2012 12:09:47 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: neverdem

sack of inner city ankle tripe hillary.

....by the way has her daughter learned how to launder her blue dress?
chmp-ot


23 posted on 12/17/2012 12:11:29 AM PST by BOOHA
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To: neverdem

sack of inner city ankle tripe hillary.

....by the way has her daughter learned how to launder her blue dress?
chmp-ot


24 posted on 12/17/2012 12:16:05 AM PST by BOOHA
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To: neverdem

It is BS. Wasn’t she just on some show with Barbara Walters?


25 posted on 12/17/2012 12:19:15 AM PST by KGeorge (- Proud member of "Nazis" for Newt /Sarcasm)
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To: berdie; All

Twenty-eight dead in Connecticut will continue to dominate the news.


26 posted on 12/17/2012 12:31:54 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: neverdem

Gee, never saw THAT ONE coming /s


27 posted on 12/17/2012 12:39:29 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: neverdem

Well, the word “concussion” does actually mean “all shook up,”

That theoretical test case, the 2 a.m. call, did came for Hillary and now it’s proven that she was never ready for executive officer any more than Obama was. Two terrible Marxist politicos are running the country together.


28 posted on 12/17/2012 12:50:13 AM PST by Best and Brightest
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

OF COURSE THIS IS B.S but if 51% of the stupid class Americans buy this it won’t matter.


29 posted on 12/17/2012 12:59:53 AM PST by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: tet68

Obama: “Okay. Just a little pinprick. There’ll be no more. . . “

Hillary: “AHHHHHHHHHH!”

Obama: “. . . but you may feel a little sick. Can you stand up? I do believe it’s working. Good. That’ll keep you going for the show. Come on, it’s time to go.”


30 posted on 12/17/2012 1:09:02 AM PST by Rastus
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To: neverdem
She is looking forward to being back in the office soon.

Good. Have it testify, under oath, when it returns. There's no statute of limitations on TREASON.

31 posted on 12/17/2012 1:30:50 AM PST by PGalt
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To: neverdem

Is she going through a forced dry out? Detox would take a few days.


32 posted on 12/17/2012 1:40:49 AM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: oyez

Including the 100% unskeptical media.


33 posted on 12/17/2012 1:46:18 AM PST by relictele
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To: neverdem

Exactly


34 posted on 12/17/2012 2:24:50 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: neverdem

She won’t be testifying because she is a murderer, cheat, liar and thief running for POTUS.


35 posted on 12/17/2012 2:25:57 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: neverdem

kid:...my brother ate my homework
teacher:..don’t you mean your dog?
kid:....no he ate him three weeks ago


36 posted on 12/17/2012 2:38:00 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: neverdem

Gutless fat lady.


37 posted on 12/17/2012 2:44:29 AM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: neverdem
Does anyone remember when John Ashcroft (AG in early 2000's) became critically ill and was hospitalized?

Recall that Gonzales, under the direction of Shrub, visited said Ashcroft at said hospital and demanded that certain documents be signed by Ashcroft, no matter his condition.

Ashcroft refused.

Has any of the House GOP even suggested "... Well, we will go to her - let's load the car(s) and go - now."

The delay, deny, ... tactic is so effective against the GOP that, like "Fast and Furious", that Benghazi will also become ... nothing here, move along.

38 posted on 12/17/2012 3:20:58 AM PST by jamaksin
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To: Bullish

Arkancide, as practiced by the Current Regime.

But they are so incompentent, the most they could manage was gastro-intestional distress. The fall and concussion was just a bonus, but they missed the big prize.


39 posted on 12/17/2012 4:23:14 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: neverdem

It doesn’t matter any more. The public’s limited attention span is already over. Ask them what Benghazi is and they’ll reply that it’s a pain ointment.
The commander in chief got away with it, and nobody cares.


40 posted on 12/17/2012 4:47:46 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: neverdem

If over-imbibing is an illness, I guess Shillary qualifies. She fell off the barstool at a gay bar!


41 posted on 12/17/2012 4:55:22 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: neverdem

There was no fall.

This is “Jesse Jackson Jr. syndrom”.

Claim disability to hide from legal difficulties.


42 posted on 12/17/2012 4:55:36 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: neverdem

Never heard of a deposition, I suppose?


43 posted on 12/17/2012 5:02:36 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: neverdem

LMAO at anyone who thinks Obama and his administration will be held responsible for anything.

Blacks and women in government are untouchable.Anyone who ever worked in the Government knows that.

Obama, Holder, Sebelius, Napolitano, Hillary,Maxine Waters,add in a few Homos like Barney Franks, and this bunch is untouchable.

What a country we have become.


44 posted on 12/17/2012 5:05:21 AM PST by Venturer
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To: neverdem

Hillary with a case of the vapors? Disqualified as future presidential I’m afraid. Too old, to frail—and a big fat lying faker!


45 posted on 12/17/2012 5:11:46 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: neverdem

How stupid do they think we are?

We have these things called “conference calls” and even better yet, face to face internet connections with web cams.

There is no excuse whatsoever the Hilda beast can’t make the inquiry.


46 posted on 12/17/2012 5:48:41 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: neverdem

Deputy Secretaries of State Bill Burns and Tom Nides will both testify in Clinton’s place, according to the office of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA).


There.......straight from the Ministry of Propaganda to your eyes and ears.


47 posted on 12/17/2012 5:50:24 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: freekitty

...running for POTUS

You’re right. I didn’t think she would,( old,haggard,
drunk,stuck in the closet) but i think this is a signal
she will. Can’t have THAT testimony on the record.

Its like there is no good news for us in the foreseeable future.


48 posted on 12/17/2012 6:03:09 AM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: neverdem

Presidential timbre, she ain’t. A president can’t hide when the going gets tough (at least a good one can’t).


49 posted on 12/17/2012 6:06:52 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: neverdem
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment.

During the primaries, the Dems claimed that Michele Bachmann wasn't fit to be President because she once suffered from migraine headaches. That being the case, I guess this eliminates Hillary as a potential candidate in 2016.

50 posted on 12/17/2012 6:13:33 AM PST by GreenHornet
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