Skip to comments.State Dept. slams John Bolton for suggesting Clinton faked illness
Posted on 12/19/2012 2:03:34 PM PST by Nachum
The State Department on Tuesday slammed John Bolton, George W. Bush's controversial ambassador to the United Nations, after he accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of faking an illness to avoid testifying this week about the Benghazi attack.
Bolton implied on Fox News on Monday night that Clinton lied about her illness to avoid saying anything potentially embarrassing that could come back to haunt her should she choose to run for president in 2016. The State Department put out a statement over the weekend from doctors at Mount Kisco Medical Group and George Washington University saying that Clinton developed a stomach virus, leading to extreme dehydration, and subsequently fainted.
You know, every foreign service officer in every foreign ministry in the world knows the phrase I am about to use: When you don't want to go to a meeting or conference, or an event, you have a 'diplomatic illness,' Bolton told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren. And this is a 'diplomatic illness' to beat the band.
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Another classic flak/over target moment.
She had a sick note from a union doctor in Madison, WI.
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Hillary drink too much medicine and fall down and go boom!
This is one of things the Clintons do best.
This ol'gal will not be running for President!
I wonder if they would submit their test results and diagnosis under oath and for review by non-progressive doctors?
Say it’s not so! A Clinton lied?????
She was overseas before the elections to avoid this mess.
Everybody remember when the First (alleged) Lady claimed her
Whitewater files went missing at the White House when facing some heat
and 'found' days after the statute of limitations went into effect?
Oh, and the timing luck on the cattle futures!
Notice the doctors (I thought she didn’t see any)made no mention of a concussion. That head injury could come back to haunt her. Now, it’s gone. But her liver is going to explode before 2016.
So Obama’s controversial Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has her panties in a bunch? Boo-hoo, get out there and testify. Whadda ya hidin’?
Unless its this State Dept.
Then its more a matter for amusement. To call them lightweights would be dramatically understating it.
And now that you mention it.....
Where is the pressure from the media on Bronco to make his SOS testify ?
Diplomats must have the ability to look someone right in the eye and lie without flinching. If they are shrewd and intelligent they become known as statesmen. Clinton will always be remembered as a deceitful shrew, nothing more.
So diplomatic of them. News articles you never saw or will never see:
State Dept. Slams Hugo Chavez...We can see who their enemies are.
State Dept. Slams Fidel Castro...
State Dept. Slams Ahmadinejad...
State Dept. Slams Julian Assange...
State Dept. Slams the Muslim Brotherhood...
State Dept. Slams Hamas...
State Dept. Slams Arafat...
I hope he doesn't walk it back.
You gotta love John Bolton.
methinks the lady (state dept) doth protest too much
I want to find out that John Bolton is related to me. The guy’s a mensch.
C’mon over for coffee any day, John.
I do loves me some Bolton. He’s got that little problem....he just can’t keep his lip zipped when the truth needs to come out. Of course, that is why he has hit a dead end in gvt.
I love how he smirks when he delivers a zinger. You can see it underneath the walrus mustache. Makes me laugh, every time. He and Krauthammer....Charlie’s give away? The one Spock-like rased eyebrow.
But what if something in Hillary’s testimony is relevant and can be applied to all US missions and consulates across the world ? We now know the State Department has systematic failures. Would not the State Department want to hear her testimony since it could save some of their own employees life’s ? Those life’s might be under threat right now or maybe next week. Why delay the fact finding ? Is the State Department claiming Hillary has nothing of substance to add that would improve their own employees safety and security ? By not demanding her testimony, are they more or less telling their employees that they are on their own ?
She fakes everything else.
He dared speak the truth.
Never fear, she will get better right after the hearings.
She’s been a lying POS all her adult life. Why would she suddenly act any differently?
I wonder if the State Department backed up its slam against John Bolton, with a doctor's report, hospital record, and other evidence confirming Hillary's "concussion." John Bolton asked a fair question.
Can’t get security for our ambassador to protect him after months of him pleading for it.
Can provide cover for Hillary Clinton on a moment’s notice, when her life isn’t even in question.
Can everyone at the State Department that has anything to do with management related to Libya, including her royal highness.
Then do a total review of the whole department and start axing some positions.
We’ve got a termite infestation.
Right, about her liver!
Too bad more Repubs didn't. If Bush and company had done this, the chorus of Democrap insinuations would have been deafening.
I understand the concussion created total amnesia regarding anything to do with Benghazi.
This squashed any of her 2016 hopes. She knows she’s this close to it all landing on her desk. I’m betting those three who resigned today were booking it outta Dodge, too. But never fear, the admin now has a new cause with gun control to keep the msm distracted. Then there’s 12/21, Christmas and New Year’s. Then we’ll have all the re-election hoopla and the fiscal cliff. By the time anyone remembers Benghazi, it’ll be Feb. and Moochelle can save the day with a shiny new red boob belt for Valentine’s Day. Sometime in there Kerry, who fought in Viet Nam!, will be having his name painted on the SofS door and Hillary will get away scot free.
h clintoon is a criminal reprobate. To prison, I tell you.
I call on every Republican, everyone who ever voted for a Republican, everyone who ever drank a cup of tea to condemn Mr. Bolton and to go onto twitter and tweet demands for bad things to happen to him.
Good old jello head.. hates it that the former ambassador spoke the truth. I thought she was so manly and could handle those guys in Washington. Is that racist.
I wonder, if we ask for a Doctor’s Excuse from Hillary, will the same PhonyCon Obama Supporters attack us like they do the “Birthers” on Obama Eligibility?
I am now an “Excuser”
This isn't news. It's their yob mahn to protect their boss. Even if she is a ditz faking an injury in order to keep from testifying.
Well ... she's been faking intelligence for all these years ... so what's the problem ?
She's already the designated nominee and nothing can change that.
Bolton is my hero!!!
“Bolton is my hero!!!”
Ditto! He has the courage to say the truth!
“Never believe a rumour until it has been officially denied”
I notice the spokesman claimed the doctors said fainted, but did not say the doctors said she had a concussion.
This is a classic Clintonian non-denial.
Glenn Beck’s guest host said, “Hillary had gas bubbles? She should have just farted and testified.”
Ha. Excellent. :)
Or... as Laura Ingraham calls it, “the immaculate concussion”.
Anyhow, why would Hillary even need to do this? Lying to America has never been a problem for her, no matter what the situation. “Lie about Benghazi? Sure; not a problem!”