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HILLARY CLINTON RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL AND WILL TESTIFY ON BENGHAZI WHICH SHE NEVER SAID SHE WOULDN’T DO
January 3 2013
New York, NY – Family and friends of the Clintons, of which there are certainly many, sighed in relief yesterday after word came that Hillary had been released from hospital after receiving treatment for a blood clot in her head, amongst other ailments.
Clinton has been hospitalized since last week when the clot was discovered and will likely continue with medication and regular check-ups for the next couple of months while she recuperates, something she will have plenty of time to do when she steps down as Secretary of State later this month.
Before she gets that chance to relax, though, there will still be some work for her to do in her official capacity. Because the world did not stop while Clinton was out of commission, there are many global crises still in play with which she will have to deal.
Clinton will also have to deal with one such crisis at home, the ongoing saga of the Benghazi terror attacks. Clinton has successfully evaded testifying on those events thus far but will now apparently go and get it over with, something she never actually said she wasn’t going to do.
Many critics had accused Clinton of faking her illness in order to avoid giving testimony but clearly now that is not the case as blood clots are notoriously difficult to fake.
It’s not clear when Clinton will actually fly to Washington to give the testimony and it’s not clear if it really matters much at all at this stage.
Clinton has reportedly been working from her hospital room, including trying to get a handle on the Syrian conflict, but Congress was unwilling to fly to New York to hear her testimony in person.
“There has been a lot of chatter about Clinton and her illness because most people assumed she was faking because, well, I’m actually not sure why they thought she was faking but they did. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that they hate her and want to knock her down a few pegs which they probably feel they have done here,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “They haven’t of course and they were completely wrong about her health situation, obviously. Her condition only got worse and while it may not have been as bad as they were saying in the beginning, clearly it has gotten bad and that justifies her not flying to Washington and talking to them.”
Clinton had sent aides in her stead to speak with Congress but of course that wasn’t good enough.
“The reality is that Clinton has never said she wasn’t going to testify to about Benghazi. I’m sure she sees it as pretty much a waste of time, as almost everyone else does at this point, but she never said she wasn’t going to do it and so all this fuss was really about nothing, this nonsense about her faking,” continued Kinsey. “Once she has a few days to get better I’m sure she will fly down, talk to Congress for an hour, and then go about her actual job until they can get John Kerry in and then rest and relaxation until she becomes President which frankly is going to happen if she wants it to and there’s nothing Republicans can really do about that.”
Right now Clinton is probably sleeping or watching TV.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent