Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be able to testify next week before House and Senate panels on the Benghazi issue because she sustained a concussion, a top State Department official said Saturday. Clinton was a scheduled to testify Thursday on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans were killed. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said Saturday that Clinton is suffering from a stomach virus, fainted and hit her head, which caused the concussion. However, he did not say when
Comments: Another Whitewater, Web Hubble debacle on the horizon?????
They´re saying the concussion happened earlier last week when she was recovering from the stomach virus but we´re just now hearing about the concussion. She fainted due to dehydration from the virus. It all adds up now. She´s working from home. Working on what getting more arms to rebels?
The State Department [which is PIAPS], refers to this injury as an "incident."
What would the murder of Ambassador Stevens and the three men in Benghazi be classified as in government-speak? Probably wouldn´t look good on Herself´s resume and run in 2016. Best stay home and bake cookies.
If she can work from home, then they could go to her home or set up a televised session with her. The cowardly Hillary Clinton should not be allowed to get away with this. She has gotten away already too often from having to answer questions.
Maybe we get a second opinion by a real doctor. This is so transparent that only those blinded by the koolaid believe it. Chances of this being true are slimmer than my chances of winning the lottery, and I haven´t bought a ticket.
It´s Saturday. Clinton says she has the flu. It´s seem premature to say that she doesn´t feel well for a Thursday next week appointment. Good for her, good for me. I can´t come in week after next because I have a cold today.
i want to see an independent physician´s report before I buy any of this guff.
the "concussion" provides her with an out for not testifying now, and later when she lies and gets caught, she can avoid a perjury or contempt charge by claiming amnesia or altered recollections due to traumatic brain injury...heck before this is all over, I suspect we (taxpayers) will be paying her disability payments in perpetuity for her "concussion".
Hillary´s concussion is just as real as the so-called movie causing the terror in Libya.
The Clintons are not known for telling the truth, even under oath!
The whole Obama administration is corrupt! They don´t pay taxes unless forced to.
Obama and the Mrs. are enjoying their joyride in the White House and only amuse themselves and their buddies, at our expense.
Obama has caused more chaos in America than any other president and has cost US more than all together from the very beginning and he has only started - what will it be like in another 4 years?
Hillary has used Bill to get her where she is today! I wonder how important that will be on Judgment Day when she stands alone and must give an account of her life! God knows her heart. She can´t lie to Him and get away with it.
OK, I give up..there will NEVER be any accountabilty with this administration...I am so devastated with the loss of innocents in Connecticut, this PIAPS story does not faze me..it was not unexpected..at least by me.
Perfect. That´s the excuse I will use when the storm troopers come to my door looking for my guns. I slipped and hit my head and now remember nothing. Maybe they are in the lake or under the manure pile behind the barn. Just like Hillary, since my fall everything is fuzzy.
What, did she give herself a frontal lobotomy? Her brain will recover just fine (or just as fine as it ever was, or rather, as corrupt as it ever was).
She must testify. We can wait. We will wait. In fact, the more bizarre, goofy, stupid her and, AND, the regime´s excuses or rationalizations are, the more important it is to get the testimony on record.
It´s not just that Cinton lies to try to get out of testifying, it´s her lazy, cynical and contemptuous attitude toward it that chaps my chaps. "Oh, concussions are in the news. Even NFL players are getting sympathy over concussions. I´ll say I got a concussion...because I fell...because I was sick and tired and dehydrated...because I just give and give and give to you ungrateful kids. Yeah. That´ll work. Hoomer, another bourbon."
Unless Mrs. Clinton fell from a great height, that is more than just ´high heels,´ a true concussion is practically impossible -- unless her skull bone is very abnormally thin. And then it would only be even plausible, if she was falling/diving from great height and fell directly on her head, and then necessarily spent time in a hospital. As a number have already said, this sounds about as implausible as blaming that ´Mohammad film clip´ for the Benghazi event. Lying is no way to run the American Republic!
Very sad....Today is an anniversary of the beginning of the "Battle of the Bulge." Brave, heroic, scared and frozen in the woods of Belgium in 1944.
And this excuse for a representative of the US will now refuse to testify in the murder of 4 Americans. Shame on this country and shame on the "low information voters" who allow this phoney administration to debase the US.
Power to the Ldotters. Good one, folks. the PIAPS isn´t fooling anyone here. When she finally does testify, I can just see it now - her next play will be, "funny, I hit my head recently and can´t remember much about Benghazi. It depends what the definition of "is" is".
BJ is teaching her everything she needs to know to cover this up.
I have known plenty of people with concussions and no on EVER said they lost their memory. The Tea Party needs to start sending kids to journalism school and we can infiltrate back into the MSM covertly.
Sports players play their sports with concussions, but hilary can´t sit in front of a table and answer questions. Who is kidding whom? Once again, we are lied to and the media supports the lie. And, the voters continue to elect the liars. That is why our country is going down hill.
This is not the first time she´s pulled a fast one on the American people. She and her husband are the most dishonest politicians of recent times. I hope Republicans don´t cave give her a pass and to buy time.
#55 said it all. If she´s really so infirm she should be removed from the position as SOS. Hillary & her ilk are the reason I don´t take loud, tough-talking feminists seriously. They want to run things their way until they screw up & then they want a convenient excuse - usually "delicate health, female trouble" or whatever. It is all designed so that if criticized, they can say, "Look at the meeeaan Republicans, picking on a poor, sick woman!" She ought to stand up & take her medicine just like the "man" she thinks she is.
Since a concussion is a potentially life-threatening injury Congress has made an immediate appointment with her with doctor on call for Congress. His suggestion is that she immediately turn over all duties to her deputy. When the doctor finds that it is safe to resume her duties, she can start by giving her sworn testimony to Congress and then resume her Secretary of State role.
This is contempt for Congress and the citizens who have a right to call government officials to account for their actions. The Republicans in Congress need to do everything in their power to make sure that she does not get away with this, even if it means shutting down the government. There is a fundamental principle at stake.
Anyone who hits their head and has a concussion ...MUST have a CatScan within two days....as Liam Neasom can attest to...
Hillary is lying...and it is an obvious blatant lie...the press is complicit her constant arrogant lies...and in refusing to answer for those murdered and tortured in Benghazi...but seeing that they hate the Millitary that makes it okay, by them...Imagine if this were the Bush Administration...imagine the full symphony af shrieking ...
As to Obama´s fake tears #12...and they were fake indeed...
Tears come from the inner eye.from .the tear ducts...
Obama wiped first the one outer eye...and then it began tearing...then a minute or two later... he wiped the other outer eye where again there was no tear...that is, until he put something in his eye...
One does not cry from only one eye and then minutes later the other begins watering....and one.never tears from the outer eye as the tear ducts are in the inner corners only...
With Obama and his constant fraud we are forced to prove him a constant prevaricator...
She´s got the world´s best health care--patch her up and get her sorry patootie up to congress where she can be recorded lying to Congress. Preview: "I don´t recall." "I don´t remember." "There´s no evidence of that." What a joke--a walking, talking Lady Macbeth.
Speaking of Vince Foster -Tell us the last words of such events-- you know the second half of what goes around. Aww Hillary what a devastating time for your turn to happen--Just when you were set to bravely march into the House and tell all the truth in nothing but mode.Well life even constricted can be endured in quiet while confined forever in home. Here is hoping we don´t have to wait 20 years for Obe´s turn .
Hillary: "Okay, okay, I lied. I was walking down the aisle of my plane with a drink in both hands and we hit a little turbulence. It could happen to anybody. About that Libya thing, I take full responsiblity for the murders of innocent people and I resign because I am so ashamed of myself. I´m sorry I did such a lousy job as SecState but what do you expect from an impeached president´s wife?"
A convenient concussion. Not buyin´ it. Her version of the dog ate my testimony.
Obama and his entire crew, including Hillary, are the biggest bunch of stonewallers to ever occupy our government. And key to their stonewalling success is the corrupt, defunct non-Fox news media... All in all, the American version of the Kremline and Pravda. An outrage to a country increasingly too clueless to be outraged.
So...let´s think about this. She will do anything to avoid testifying. Why is that? Why not lie, and obfuscate, and stonewall as usual? Is it because she knows that the answers are already there, and provable? And if she doesn´t testify, AKA lie, then they can´t accuse her of lying...and she can´t tell the truth, because, well, because it´s too awful and she will lose all hope of running in 2016. So Humpty Dumpty has a great fall. She´s walking on eggshells and she knows it.
So many "good answers". Too many to compliment. I´ll start with #´s 7 and 29. It would take the rest of the day to list them all. Thanks LDotter´s. Merry Christmas to you all and I hope we survive the next 4 years.
So many lies from the left....so many liberal liars. Are all lefties born liars? Yes! And do they think we´re all clinging to our guns and religion so hard that we´ll be fooled and believe their lies? Yes! A pox on academia, the media, and all liberal lefties! I have it as a close call who is the bigger liar, Obama or the Clintons..it´s very close. Damn them all!
concussion? it´s a phony a story as "an anti-islam internet video." or "vast right wing conspiracy" or "didn´t inhale" or "is...is" or "named after edmund hillary" or....oh why go on. the country is over anyway.
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