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John Bolton: Hillary Clinton Came Up With 'Diplomatic Illness' To Avoid Benghazi Testimony
HuffPo ^ | 18/12/12 | Nick Wing

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 112th; benghazi; benghazihearings; bolton; christopherstevens; coverup; diploheadache; hillary; soshillary; stevens; thedogatemyhomework
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Whenever Bill used to bother me, I'd tell him I had a headache and he'd leave me alone. So that should work with a Senate hearing, too.
1 posted on 12/18/2012 1:09:35 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

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?


2 posted on 12/18/2012 1:13:29 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Eleutheria5
That's fine.
The committee can wait until she's feeling better...
3 posted on 12/18/2012 1:14:36 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: Eleutheria5
It's raining, it's pouring
The MSM is snoring
Hillary bumped her head
And went to bed
And couldn't testify in the morning.

4 posted on 12/18/2012 1:15:31 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Eleutheria5
This is a tough one. Trying to put her in a corner is like trying to harpoon a jelly fish.

She has been lying all of her life, or at least since she got herself kicked off the Watergate Committee.

5 posted on 12/18/2012 1:16:29 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Mr. K

She used her compact mirror and operated on herself without anesthesia, just like she did when she was dodging bullets in Bosnia.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 1:18:20 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

She’s got a bad case of hoof in mouth disease.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 1:19:37 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: grobdriver

They can have her testify from home via cable
Have some Democrat swear her in at her home
She can testify on closed-circuit


8 posted on 12/18/2012 1:19:41 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Liberalism is the transformation of mankind into cattle." ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1878))
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To: Eleutheria5

There’s nothing “diplomatic” about obstruction of justice.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 1:22:28 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Eleutheria5

As far as I can tell, the article is not at AOL but redirects here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/john-bolton-hillary-clinton_n_2322782.html?utm_hp_ref=politics


10 posted on 12/18/2012 1:24:30 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: grobdriver
I hope they will. Hillary the Coward!

Actually, Hillary had not looked well lately. Droopy hair, weight gain, lack of energy.

11 posted on 12/18/2012 1:26:18 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: Jimmy Valentine

The liberals think it is great, like sticking it to “the man”.


12 posted on 12/18/2012 1:29:55 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Eleutheria5
A: I think she's a drunk, explaining the fall
B: She will seek help and it will be made public,
C: The nation will have sympathy her for this and all of Bubba’s pecadillos, and
D: She will ride this into the next president of the USA
E: The revolution will be complete.
13 posted on 12/18/2012 1:30:52 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 1:32:28 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Mr. K
Thats some injury- did she go to the hospital?

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?

15 posted on 12/18/2012 1:32:53 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Eleutheria5

And once again the Democrats outsmart the Republicans. I’m starting to see a pattern here.


16 posted on 12/18/2012 1:35:25 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 1:41:20 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Toespi

Just wait until the idiots find out they are “the man”.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 1:43:58 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

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


19 posted on 12/18/2012 1:46:06 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: D-fendr

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!


20 posted on 12/18/2012 1:48:30 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Now we will all understand and sympathize whenever Our Dear Hilly says “I do not recall”.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 1:50:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hillary could just fall back on the, “I don’t recall” responses which served her and Bill so well when testifying before Congress.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 2:11:20 PM PST by Jumper
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To: Eleutheria5

Bill hit on her? We know ol’ Webb did, but Bill...?


23 posted on 12/18/2012 2:14:45 PM PST by ShasheMac
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To: Eleutheria5

as much as she has lied in her life you would think this testimony would be easy for her.


24 posted on 12/18/2012 2:16:41 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Ya think???


25 posted on 12/18/2012 2:17:21 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: SparkyBass

Good one!


26 posted on 12/18/2012 2:20:19 PM PST by Rennes Templar (Be positive: America is greater than Obama.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
"...Trying to put her in a corner is like trying to harpoon a jelly fish."

Funny, that's what Bill used to say...

8^D

27 posted on 12/18/2012 2:22:33 PM PST by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Fly-Strewn, Maggot-Gagging Fag President")
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To: Eleutheria5
Good Lord, man. I'd love to call in sick at the hospital( back when I was working real hard for the money) and tell em,

"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.)

28 posted on 12/18/2012 2:24:21 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 2:28:52 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Mr. K
She fell and hit her head and is too sick to go to work for a week?

That's some injury- did she go to the hospital?

Simple answer..NO! Our nation is in the hands of unaccountable tyrants.

30 posted on 12/18/2012 2:30:46 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Jumper
Hillary could just fall back on the, “I don’t recall” responses which served her and Bill so well when testifying before Congress.

From Rush Limbaugh Radio:

I don't remember
My brain's in a blender
It's Jello

31 posted on 12/18/2012 2:34:38 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: Cyman
CNN...Wolf Blitzer implied that Hilary fainted when she thought she saw the ghost of VINCE FOSTER. Apparently the ghost was saying "Why did you shoot me"?

Hilary is reported to say it was an accidental shooting. I can believe that.

VINCE FOSTER alert !

32 posted on 12/18/2012 2:36:50 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: SparkyBass

HA! Those awaiting her testimony ought to sing this in unison on national tv.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 2:38:35 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


34 posted on 12/18/2012 2:44:19 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Of course she can say say “I can’t remember”.

She just had a concussion!/sarc

35 posted on 12/18/2012 2:49:09 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Don Corleone
"She fell and hit her head and is too sick to go to work for a week?"

Can she file for "workers' compensation"?

36 posted on 12/18/2012 2:55:39 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Eleutheria5; D-fendr
"I’ll be frank. Huffpost is not allowed here.

HuffPo link not necessary.

From The Hill.

37 posted on 12/18/2012 3:26:57 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Thank you. I’ll look there next time.


38 posted on 12/18/2012 3:32:37 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Paging Vince Foster...paging Vince Foster...paging Vince Fos...
Oh, how's that? He's what??
never mind.
39 posted on 12/18/2012 3:33:59 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: Eleutheria5
Paging Vince Foster...paging Vince Foster...paging Vince Fos...
Oh, how's that? He's what??
never mind.
40 posted on 12/18/2012 3:34:11 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: newfreep

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?


41 posted on 12/18/2012 3:38:42 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: D-fendr

So modified post.


42 posted on 12/18/2012 3:49:21 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Eleutheria5
You're very welcome. The story is also on NewsMax and Politico.
43 posted on 12/18/2012 3:52:29 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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To: Eleutheria5

44 posted on 12/18/2012 4:17:18 PM PST by McBuff
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To: 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.”

I’d say John Bolton is, more than likely, spot on here.

As is usually the case with him.


45 posted on 12/18/2012 4:19:19 PM 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: Dick Bachert

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Foster

Like, GWB, his middle name was “Walker”. He is buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope, Arkansas.


46 posted on 12/18/2012 4:27:45 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


47 posted on 12/18/2012 4:34:28 PM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: McBuff

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.


48 posted on 12/18/2012 4:38:16 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: From The Deer Stand
And once again the Democrats outsmart the Republicans.

When is the last time, that they did not?

49 posted on 12/18/2012 4:44:18 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Eleutheria5
This is how she "takes full responsibility"...

"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."

50 posted on 12/18/2012 4:45:03 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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