US Republican says Clinton fabricated 'diplomatic illness' to avoid Benghazi attack testimony
America's former U.N. ambassador John Bolton has said that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fabricated a 'diplomatic illness' to dodge scheduled testimony on the September 11 anniversary attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Bolton, a Republican, claimed 'every foreign service officer in every foreign ministry in the world' is familiar with coming up with such 'diplomatic illnesses' when they 'don't want to go to a meeting or a conference, or an event.'
"And this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band," Bolton said of recent news that Clinton had fainted and suffered a concussion that resulted in a rare cancellation of an overseas trip.
According to the Huffington Post, he went on to add that he hoped Clinton wasn't going through anything 'serious.'
The report pointed out that as Secretary of State, Clinton has shattered records for diplomacy and travel, logging over 865,000 miles over trips to more than 108 countries.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright held the previous record with visits to just under 100 nations, the report said.