State Department Spokeswoman Says Hillary Clinton Did Not Fake IllnessSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 14:32
State Department Spokeswoman Says Hillary Clinton Did Not Fake Illness
By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 23 hrs ago
The State Department has rebutted another claim that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faked her concussion while suffering from a stomach virus to avoid testifying Tuesday about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, earlier this year.
The latest assertion came from former U.S. diplomat John Bolton, who, during the Dec. 17 edition of Fox News' "On the Record," insinuated that Clinton's "diplomatic illness"—in diplomatic circles, this is the feigning of an illness to avoid an engagement—kept her from testifying.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Bolton's suggestion was "completely untrue."
Nuland continued: "We put out such a full statement Saturday of exactly what was going on because people speculate wildly. I can assure you, [Bolton is] not privy to any inside information. ... It's really unfortunate that in times like this people make wild speculation based on no information."