Hillary Really Has Left the Hospital
After reports surfaced that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had left the hospital after being successfully treated for a blood clot, the initial word was confirmed as untrue. Well, she has left the hospital, but she hasn't technically been released yet.
Update, 4:22 p.m.: ABC News now reports that Clinton has left the hospital, but State Department officials said she has not been formally released yet. Reuters has a witness confirming that Clinton left the hospital, too. CNN aired video moments ago, that we'll include when it comes available, that showed Clinton leaving the hospital and getting in a van with her husband Bill, rocking a bomber jacket, and daughter Chelsea. So, what does this all mean? It means she left the hospital but hasn't been released yet. She still needs some treatment, but hospitals can be stuffy, you know? They're taking her out for some air. There shouldn't have been so much panic anyway, because clearly she's still doing her job. (See below.) Everyone needs to relax. Let her go for a drive in peace.
Update: NBC News is now walking back its report:
UPDATE: Early reports mistakenly saying Hillary Clinton was released from hospital have been confirmed to be untrue.— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 2, 2013
Original post: After re Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has left the hospital after being successfully treated for a blood clot, ABC News and NBC News are reporting. Not that she let it stop her from doing her day job anyway — State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters at a briefing Wednesday that she had been up and taking emails and phone calls and day-to-day office work from bed. She spoke with U.N. envoy to the (increasingly grim) situation in Syria, as well as the prime minister of Qatar, from her bed at New York Presbyterian hospital on Saturday.
One moment we thought Hillary's health woes were behind her and she was going to return to work this week. But things took a turn for the worse and Hillary was admitted to the hospital on Sunday to treat a blood clot between her brain and her ear. Thankfully, we know she is going to be okay: Doctors expect a full recovery once she responds to normal treatment. Whether anyone will stop asking her to testify on the Benghazi attacks, well, doctors couldn't tell you the answer to that one.