Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

Secretary of State Clinton was hospitalized yesterday after doctors discovered a blood clot apparently related to her recent concussion:

(CNN) – 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.

I wonder if the concussion truthers feel stupid now.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Bob Beller says:

    No, they won’t. They’ll now just say that her using “medical reasons” is another way to skip testifying before Congress. Unless you have an authenticated video of her getting beheaded that group will claim anything she says, does, etc.. is to avoid testimony.

  2. PJ says:

    @Bob Beller:
    A video of her getting beheaded would be seen as the ultimate proof that what is being covered up is HUGE.
    The only question asked would be if it’s a fake video so that she could hide in some country far away or if Obama himself was actually beheading her in the video, since he obviously is a Muslim.

  3. JoshB says:

    How long until Jim Treacher shows up and demands her medical records?

  4. bk says:

    They’ve already doubled down. Althouse is handling it with her usual class.

  5. MM says:

    They don’t feel the least bit stupid. Like any conspiracy theorist, all this does is validate their beliefs. To the concussion truthers, this is proof as to how committed Clinton is to avoiding testifying, which is proof of how big Benghazi really is.

  6. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Obviously, the blood clots are in on the cover-up too.

  7. Jeremy R says:

    I wonder if the concussion truthers feel stupid now.

    I guess we’ll see if any of these folks now even acknowledge their conspiracy-mongering:

    BuzzFeed Politics, “8 People Who Thought Hillary Clinton Was Faking Her Concussion”:

    MM, “Fox’s Evening Shows Mock Hillary Clinton’s Concussion”:

  8. David says:

    Like facts and evidence will have any impact.

  9. Doug, the people you’re talking about don’t feel stupid about anything, at all, ever. These people are not self aware enough to have shame.

  10. Stonetools says:

    So the right wing media acted like a$$holes. Must be a day that ends in Y.

    So far, there is no indication at all that the concussion truthers feel any compunction to apologize about this. As for feeling stupid, the key feature of being stupid is not to understand that you are stupid.

  11. Gustopher says:

    What I find suspicious is they aren’t mentioning where the blood clot was discovered. This isn’t just a cover up — it’s a fourth rate cover up by people who cannot even get a doctor to tell them, where a blood clot forms when you have a concussion. Is it in the brain? Is it a DVT from laying about “recuperating” too long?

    All of this is to avoid testifying under oath about Benghazi!

    Well, anyway, I wish Secretary Clinton a speedy recovery with no additional complications. Blood clots can be serious business. Can’t Obama just use some of his jackbooted thugs to take some concussion truthers, declare them to be enemy combatants and haul them off to Guantanamo to be weatherboarded?

  12. NickTamere says:

    (stands in front of mirror) “jimtreacher, jimtreacher, jimtreacher, jimtreacher, jimtreacher”

  13. Geek, Esq. says:

    The concussion Truthers like Althouse, Instapundit et al are doubling down.

    Because they are godless, soulless, despicable human beings. But we knew that already.

  14. legion says:

    Cue Alan West saying something asinine and despicable on the floor of Congress in 3…2…1…

  15. Gustopher says:

    According to reputable sources, Hillary Clinton was actually injured when her plane crashed on a secret trip to Iran. A Navy Seal was killed (either in the crash or the coverup)

    No word yet on whether Secretary Clinton was flying the plane.

  16. bill says:

    she could say she knew everything and didn’t even care- her supporters will always support her! next…

  17. slimslowslider says:


    That’s not true, Bill.