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More information behind Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mysterious blood clot has been revealed. The 65-year-old was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital on New Year’s Eve yet her rep would not say where the clot was located.

A day later, it was announced that the clot was found in a vein between her brain and skull, behind her right ear.

“In all other aspects of her recovery, the secretary is making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery,” her doctors said. “She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff.”

Clinton has been put on blood-thinning medication.

The clot was discovered during a check-up stemming from a concussion she suffered, last month. Sick with a stomach virus at the time, Clinton fainted and hit her head, causing the concussion.

With her health problems arising just before she was to testify about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, Clinton has become the focus of what some see as a smear campaign. Kathleen Parker, opinion writer for the Washington Post, looks at how the former first lady has been treated in the piece The Character Assassination of Hillary Clinton.

According to Parker, some members of the GOP believe Clinton “will do anything to avoid testifying about Benghazi.”  Parker notes that the suspicion is “not without reason,” given the situation. “It’s hard to imagine the agony of knowing that one’s lack of vigilance may have contributed to four deaths,” Parker writes. “But that attacks on Clinton during her illness, essentially  attacks on her character, have been cruel and unfair. What must the world think of us?”

Both Clinton and President Obama have been fighting to absolve the blame for the attacks which killed four Americans, among them was U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.


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