State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland denied diplomat John Bolton's claim that Hillary Clinton faked a concussion to avoid appearing on Tuesday's congressional hearing about the September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans — including Ambassador Christopher Stevens — where killed in a premeditated attack, initially reported by the Obama administration as a "spontaneous demonstration."
Bolton's claim was made on the December 17 edition of Fox News' On the Record With Greta Van Susteren. He insinuated that Clinton's "diplomatic illness" (the term used in diplomatic jargon to describe the faking of an illness to avoid an engagement) kept her from testifying on the so-called "Benghazi cover up."
"Bolton's suggestion is completely untrue," said State's Nuland, adding, "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."
According to Yahoo's The Lookout, Bolton's claims came on the heels of a The Daily Caller article that said, "if (Hillary Clinton) has a concussion, let's see the medical report. Let's see some proof that she's not just stonewalling. If it's true, then we can all wish her a speedy recovery. But it's ridiculous to expect us to take her word for it."
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