Skip to comments.John Bolton: Hillary Clinton Came Up With 'Diplomatic Illness' To Avoid Benghazi Testimony
Posted on 12/18/2012 1:09:25 PM PST by Eleutheria5
John Bolton, former U.N. ambassador under President George W. Bush, suggested Monday night that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fabricated a "diplomatic illness" in order to dodge scheduled testimony this week on the Sept. 11 anniversary attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Speaking on Fox News, Bolton claimed "every foreign service officer in every foreign ministry in the world" is familiar with coming up with such "diplomatic illnesses" when they "don't want to go to a meeting or a conference, or an event."
"And this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band," Bolton said of recent news that Clinton had fainted and suffered a concussion over the weekend after earlier battling a stomach virus that resulted in a rare cancellation of an overseas trip. He went on to add that he hoped Clinton wasn't going through anything "serious."
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, responded to the report by insisting that Clinton not testify as planned on Thursday this week.
Despite Kerry's decision to call forth Clinton's deputies to testify in her place, Bolton said that he believed she'd have to testify at some point on the attack, which claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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She fell and hit her head and is too sick to go to work for a week?
Thats some injury- did she go to the hospital?
She has been lying all of her life, or at least since she got herself kicked off the Watergate Committee.
She used her compact mirror and operated on herself without anesthesia, just like she did when she was dodging bullets in Bosnia.
She’s got a bad case of hoof in mouth disease.
They can have her testify from home via cable
Have some Democrat swear her in at her home
She can testify on closed-circuit
There’s nothing “diplomatic” about obstruction of justice.
As far as I can tell, the article is not at AOL but redirects here:
Actually, Hillary had not looked well lately. Droopy hair, weight gain, lack of energy.
The liberals think it is great, like sticking it to “the man”.
Heck yeah she did because by the time she is ready for testifying, she won’t be Sec of State any more! And then she will just fall back to her “I don’t recall” skit.
I'm no doctor, but doesn't even a mild concussion deserve at least a 2 day observation in a low level ICU at a hospital?
And once again the Democrats outsmart the Republicans. I’m starting to see a pattern here.
Doesn’t Congress have the authority to demand that she testify anyway? Doesn’t Congress have the authority to demand that she provide PROOF that she cannot testify? And if she does testify, she’s set herself up for being able to say “I can’t remember” and everyone will shed a tear for her. What a JOKE.
Just wait until the idiots find out they are “the man”.
Hillary learned from the best, her hubby..no one can look at the American people, wag his little finger at the camera, and lie through his teeth like slick willy can..Hillary can lie but she can’t keep a straight face, obviously this fake illness of hers is being used so she can perfect the art of lying to a bunch of people without laughing halfway through it
I’ll be frank. Huffpost is not allowed here. But the article is too good to pass up, and the comment was just itching to escape my fingers and spread its poison across the Internet. “Not tonight, I got a concussion, Bill”. So I fudged. Bwahahaha!