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UPDATE: State Department Reports Clinton Leaves Hospital

by Tanya Domi on January 2, 2013

in News

 The State Department has announced Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been discharged from New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been discharged from New York Presbyterian Hospital, according to the State Department.

Media stakeouts captured video of her leaving the hospital earlier today wearing sunglasses and holding hands with her daughter Chelsea.  President Clinton was seen walking behind her, broadly smiling.  Huma Abedin, Clinton’s long-time aide, also accompanied the Secretary.

She returned a short time later.

Victoria Nuland, the State Department spokesperson reported today that Secretary Clinton was speaking with her staff by phone and was working from her hospital bed.

Clinton was admitted to the hospital on Sunday when doctors discovered a blood clot during a routine follow-up exam stemming from a concussion she sustained on December 15th.  The clot is located in a vein in her head between the skull and her brain, behind the right ear.  She is expected to remain until the blood thinning medication is established at an effective doseage.

Chelsea Clinton recently tweeted a thank you to Clinton well wishers:

Right-wing pundits have accused Clinton of faking her illness because she was unable to testify before Congress on the tragic events that took place in Benghazi, Libya, after sustaining the concussion.  Push back by mainstream and progressive media outlets, including this blog, have been advocating for apologies to Secretary Clinton.
316568_10150308241032334_651712333_8318983_213496096_nTanya L. Domi is the Deputy Editor of the New Civil Rights Movement blog.  She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and teaches human rights in East Central Europe and former Yugoslavia.  Prior to teaching at Columbia, Domi was a nationally recognized LGBT civil rights activist who worked for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force during the campaign to lift the military ban in the early 1990s. Domi has also worked internationally in a dozen countries on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media development, human rights and gender issues.  She is chair of the board of directors for GetEQUAL.  Domi is currently writing a book about the emerging LGBT human rights movement in the Western Balkans.

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