UPDATE: Chelsea, who was spotted by the New York Daily News, was to first member of Clinton’s family to be seen publicly at the hospital. There is no word on the whereabouts of her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
Chelsea, 32, a special correspondent for NBC News, looked upset as she left the hospital – cell phone in hand. She ignored questions from a reporter and went back inside. (link)
Earlier – Even NBC’s Robert Bazell ain’t buyin’ the story: “It’s not exactly clear what is happening with Secretary Clinton’s health,” NBC News chief science and health correspondent Robert Bazell said.
“All we have is a statement from her office. The hospital isn’t saying anything and the statement from her says that she had this blood clot that stemmed from the concussion and she’s being treated with blood-thinning drugs,” Bazell continued. “The problem is that usually when blood clots come from concussions, they can’t be treated with blood [thinners.] So either it’s not really related to the concussion and she’s got a blood clot in her leg or something, or there’s something else going on that we’re not being told. And right now, we’re just sort of seeking that clarification and hoping for the best as she’s being observed.”
Following on the heels of the Thanksgiving Holiday Fire (atop Secretary Hillary Clintons office at the State Dept Building in DC) she fell ill with a stomach virus. Following the Stomach virus, and because of the stomach virus, Hillary fainted and hit her head. Following the fall, and because of the hit on her head, she suffered a concussion.
As a result of the concussion Hillary was unable to testify before congress about the Benghazi “sloppiness“. ( *note “sloppiness” = Obama new term for the slaughter of an American Ambassador, one aide, and two former Navy SEALs formerly called “bumps in the road”)
This upset congress, and the pesky skeptical Republicans in the Senate who are historically familiar with husband Bill’s strange dictionary issues with the definition of “is”.
So key Republicans were going to refuse to hold confirmational hearings for John Kerry, until Hillary testified before congress about that Benghazi thing.
Republican senators will refuse to confirm Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as Secretary of State until the nation’s current top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, testifies about her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack. (link)
Then things got really bad, optically speaking, for Bill and Hillary. Because, despite the incapacity to talk to congress because of the concussion, Hillary and Bill were headed to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to celebrate New Years.
Well, that is, “were” headed to Punta Cana – until Dominican News reported their pending arrival which coincided with the Congressional demands for her appearance prior to Kerry confirmation hearings….. Then all of a sudden…. a change of plans, well, kinda….
And then mysteriously, well,…… I guess….. mysteriously, the Dominican Today Website became “unavailable”…… and started showing up with “HTTP 500″ Error messages:
But the article does exist, promise.
Here’s a couple of Screengrabs:
So let’s recap so far. After the fire in her office, Hillary is scheduled to testify, “under oath”, to Congress, about the Benghazi Slaughter/U-Tube Driven Protest gone awry/al-Qaeda Terrorist attack/Bump in the Road/Sloppiness – catches a stomach bug, then falls and hits her head, then suffers a concussion, then cannot testify, then plans a New Year party trip with Bubba, then Congress blackmails Kerry’s confirmation until she testifies, then she cancels the trip with Bubba…..
….. Because, well, it just can’t get goofier right?
STOP LAUGHING !
(VIA ABC NEWS) Secretary Hillary Clinton was hospitalized today after a doctors doing a follow-up exam discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago.
She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours, Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe Reines said.
Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion. They will determine if any further action is required, Reines said.
Clinton, 65, originally fell ill from a stomach virus following a whirlwind trip to Europe at the beginning of the month, which caused such severe dehydration that she fainted and fell at home, suffering a concussion. No ambulance was called and she was not hospitalized, according to a state department official.
The stomach virus had caused Clinton to cancel a planned trip to North Africa and the United Arab Emirates, and also her scheduled testimony before Congress at hearings on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
According to a U.S. official, the secretary had two teams of doctors, including specialists, examine her after the fall. They also ran tests to rule out more serious ailments beyond the virus and the concussion. During the course of the week after her concussion, Clinton was on an IV drip and being monitored by a nurse, while also recovering from the pain caused by the fall. (article)