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Daren Jonescu | Hillary in Hiding





For  once, I am inclined to believe Hillary Clinton. The U.S. Secretary of State,  suffering from a sick stomach, has reportedly fainted and bumped her head. As a result, her  spokespeople have already announced that she will be unable to testify at the  Benghazi hearings, although she was not due to appear until December 20, many  days after the vaguely reported fainting spell.

Already,  the internet is resounding with a chorus of "How convenient!" (See here and here, for example.) Many, upon hearing this news, are  assuming that Clinton, who has been hedging for a month on whether to appear at  the congressional hearings, has concocted yet another excuse to avoid facing the  music on a scandal which, if pursued with integrity, would likely end her  political career, to put it mildly.

I,  on the contrary, would like to give Secretary Clinton the benefit of the doubt  on this one. Though I have never participated in a cover-up involving the brutal  murder and defilement of people under my direct employ, I can only imagine that  if I had, and if I were being called on the carpet to answer questions  about my role in events surrounding a seven-hour terrorist assault on my  representatives in Libya, and the subsequent disinformation campaign being  managed, in part, out of my office, I would be feeling sick to my stomach, too.  I imagine I might even faint, as the day of reckoning  approached.

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