Mike Krumboltz
December 20, 2012

The State Department has rebutted another claim that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faked her concussion while suffering from a stomach virus to avoid testifying Tuesday about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, earlier this year.

The latest assertion came from former U.S. diplomat John Bolton, who, during the Dec. 17 edition of Fox News’ “On the Record,” insinuated that Clinton’s “diplomatic illness”—in diplomatic circles, this is the feigning of an illness to avoid an engagement—kept her from testifying.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Bolton’s suggestion was “completely untrue.”

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