2/19/16: CHEYENNE, WY – If you’ve been following this dust-up about Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized computer for her work as Secretary of State, you will have heard that her top aide, Huma Abedin, advised another of Hillary’s top aides and frequent companions, Monica Hanley, that it was “very important to go over phone calls with Clinton” because the former Secretary of State was “often confused.”
How do we know this? On November 16, 2015, Judicial Watch released more than 35 pages of e-mails from Abedin, in which was the one above quoted. That e-mail, dated January 26, 2013, was part of an exchange between Abedin and Hanley.
According to Judicial Watch’s monthly publication, Verdict, these e-mails were obtained by Judicial Watch on October 30, 2015 in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the State Department on June 5, 2015, after it failed to respond to a Judicial Watch request on March 18, 2015.
Was Hillary Rodham Clinton, billed by liberals as “the smartest woman in the country,” often confused? If anyone should know, it is Huma Abedin, who worked so closely with the former Secretary of State for such a long time. And this observation by Abedin raises some interesting questions:
- According to testimony given to a member of Congress by Gregory Hicks, Deputy Chief of Missions at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks, a show of force by the U.S. military during the siege could have prevented much of the carnage that occurred. The military was, in fact, prepared to launch timely assistance. Yet, no request for approval came from Hillary’s Department of State. In fact, an order to “stand down” was given, and the Congressional Committee is still investigating to determine who gave that order.
- What was the source or cause of Hillary Clinton’s being “often confused?” Do these episodes point to the fact that the constant stress of the position rendered her incapable, at times, of dealing with and handling the duties and responsibilities of the job?
- Much has been made of the fact that Hillary Clinton’s campaigning for the presidency has left a lot to be desired. In fact, many have noticed and commented that her public appearances seem to be colorless and spiritless. Could this “often confused” observation by Huma Abedin signal that she had, some time before, noticed the onset of loss of memory, and inability to categorize and/or prioritize in the day-to-day work of her former boss? Memory loss and confusion are, of course, the main signs of the dreaded disease of the elderly; senile dementia, otherwise known as Alzheimer’s.