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!
Now we will all understand and sympathize whenever Our Dear Hilly says “I do not recall”.
Hillary could just fall back on the, “I don’t recall” responses which served her and Bill so well when testifying before Congress.
Bill hit on her? We know ol’ Webb did, but Bill...?
as much as she has lied in her life you would think this testimony would be easy for her.
Funny, that's what Bill used to say...
"Um yes I have a diplomatic illness stage one so far but highly contagious when working around people who like the truth. This diplomatic illness is serious, check the medical dictionary, wait I''ll have the State department send a new hot off the presses one stat, buh bye."
( just bringing this up because what will happen with Obamacare, it was bad enough years ago. I mean gads, I'd be laughed then considered insubordinate if i used that as an excuse. Guess times have changed.)
She fell on her stack of Savings and Loan work files. First she couldn’t find them now she can’t help but trip on them.
That's some injury- did she go to the hospital?
Simple answer..NO! Our nation is in the hands of unaccountable tyrants.
From Rush Limbaugh Radio:
I don't remember
My brain's in a blender
Hilary is reported to say it was an accidental shooting. I can believe that.
VINCE FOSTER alert !
HA! Those awaiting her testimony ought to sing this in unison on national tv.
She is waiting for the Benghazi report to be issued so she can have a story that at least tries to match some of the facts.
Unfortunately, she lied from the beginning - blaming the video - and refused additional requested security.
She just had a concussion!/sarc
Can she file for "workers' compensation"?
HuffPo link not necessary.
From The Hill.
Thank you. I’ll look there next time.
Do I have this right.
The incumbent who failed to provide the requested security and then lied about the attack for twelve days is still in the position?
But the person who the wh sent out with false info withdrew her name in shame?
So modified post.
“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.”
I’d say John Bolton is, more than likely, spot on here.
As is usually the case with him.
Like, GWB, his middle name was “Walker”. He is buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope, Arkansas.
The old bag has got herself a bad case of Testimony-Pneumonia and the Benghazi-Flu.....
It probably came out of a bottle of bourbon.
One state that I doubt HRC can win is AR, where they were “on to her”, but their love of “Bill” won out over common sense.
When is the last time, that they did not?
"I take responsibility," Clinton told CNN in an interview while on a visit to Peru. "I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision."