Bill: Hill Took Six Months To Recover

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton hears a question about his wife's health on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton hears a question about his wife’s health on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton revealed Wednesday that his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, took six months of “very serious work” last year to recover from a head injury, contradicting official State Department claims.

Mrs. Clinton suffered a concussion and blood clot in December 2013 that “required six months of very serious work to get over,” the former president said. “It’s something she never low-balled with the American people, never tried to pretend it didn’t happen.”

Mrs. Clinton’s long recovery is “something she never low-balled,” Mr. Clinton said.

The former president’s timeline contradicts the State Department’s claims just after the conclusion of Mrs. Clinton’s treatment in January 2013 that “she seems to be fully recovered.”

The shocking revelation was made at the Peter G. Petersen Foundation’s Fiscal Summit, while responding to published reports that Republican strategist Karl Rove said Mrs. Clinton suffered “brain damage” from her injury.

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove laughs at the White House in Washington

Karl Rove

Rove has repeatedly stated he never said Mrs. Clinton had “brain damage,” but that her health and other issues surrounding the injury is an issue, should she decide to run for president in 2016.

Mrs. Clinton, who had been a constant fixture in the news, suddenly dropped out of sight the week of December 9, 2012. Aides were initially mum for at least a week, then admitted she had suffered a concussion from a fall while working at home. Mrs. Clinton was eventually admitted to New York-Presbyterian hospital, where she was treated for three days for a blood clot in a vein in her head. She was released from the hospital on January 3, 2013.

Mrs. Clinton returned to work on January 7. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that “judging by the woman we saw this morning and the workload that she’s got she seems to be fully recovered.”

Hillary Clinton leaves the hospital on January 3, 2013.

Hillary Clinton leaves the hospital on January 3, 2013.

However, Mrs. Clinton but did return to the hospital for additional tests and treatments. She also postponed a Congressional hearing on Benghazi for a month. When she did testify, Mrs. Clinton was wearing glasses prescribed by doctors for treating double vision associated with a brain injury.

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