Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to make a full recovery after being admitted to a New York hospital yesterday for a blood clot, which resulted from a concussion she suffered earlier this month. According to doctors at New York Presbyterian, the clot was found between her brain and skull, but she has been put on blood thinners to treat it.
Doctors treating Clinton are assuring that the clot did not cause a stroke or any neurological damage, and that she is making "excellent progress...engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff."
Clinton suffered a concussion earlier this month, when she fell and hit her head due to dehydration caused by a stomach virus. At the time of her injury, she was due to give a testimony before a Congressional committee about her knowledge of the September attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, which caused some GOP members to accuse Clinton of faking the concussion and subsequent blood clot to avoid testifying.
In an appearance on MSNBC, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Rep. Steve Israel slammed those suggesting that her injuries were staged, calling their criticisms a conspiracy theory. "That’s what’s wrong with Washington: people who invent conspiracy theories behind every cloud," he said. "These are the same people who said that the moon landing was staged on a Hollywood set. Let this woman rest. Let her get well, and give her some space."
Clinton's testimony on the Benghazi attack has been pushed to January.