No, that’s not another of President Obama’s distant relatives living illegally in America (on the dole).
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.
She is expected to remain at New York Presbyterian Hospital for the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor her condition and treat her with anti-coagulants, said Philippe Reines, deputy assistant secretary of state.
“Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion,” Reines said. “They will determine if any further action is required.”
Reines did not specify where the clot was discovered.
Clinton, 65, was suffering from a stomach virus earlier this month when she fainted due to dehydration, causing the concussion.
Now, I’m getting worried. From virus to dehydration to concussion to blood clot, her condition has worsened with every revelation of malfeasance and mismanagement at her State Department.
She’s going to come down with the bubonic plague after this bombshell:
A scathing Senate committee report on the Benghazi terrorist attack faults the State Department for failing to adequately respond to mounting security threats in the lead-up to the assault. The report says the facility was woefully under-protected at a time when the region, according to a top department official, was “flashing red” — yet security was not improved, and nobody recommended the compound be shut down.
The Senate report noted the “large amount of evidence” in the months preceding the attack that Benghazi was “increasingly dangerous and unstable,” with an attack on Americans becoming “much more likely.”
“While this intelligence was effectively shared within the Intelligence Community (IC) and with key officials at the Department of State, it did not lead to a commensurate increase in security at Benghazi nor to a decision to close the American mission there, either of which would have been more than justified by the intelligence presented,” the report said.
The report said it was “widely understood” that the Libyan government could not adequately protect U.S. personnel, yet the State Department did not move to fill the “security gap.” The Senate committee said “no security standards” applied to the Benghazi post — there were “few meaningful physical barriers,” according to the report.
Despite the increasing threat in the region and the apparent vulnerability of the compound, the Senate committee said it appears nobody recommended closing the facility or even temporarily shutting it down. “That was a grievous mistake,” the report said.
The investigation turned up details that show “a shocking irresponsibility to protect American diplomatic personnel in Benghazi,” said Sen. Joe Liberman, I-Conn., the Wall Street Journal reports.
“Shocking irresponsibility”, “grievous mistake”, “flashing red”. Those don’t exactly sound like campaign slogans for 2016, do they?
The late Chris Stevens was a career diplomat. He served under four presidents over 21 years in the Foreign Service. He died under only this one.
Rest easy, Madam Secretary. Don’t let Benghazi claim another life.