The theory that Hillary Clinton faked her concussion to avoid testifying on Benghazi has transitioned from the nether reaches of the internet to the mainstream media. It's been floated in the NYPost's lead editorial and gained a high-profile endorsement Monday night from John Bolton, the former US Ambassader to the UN (i.e. the former holder of Susan Rice's job).
Bolton told Fox's Greta Van Susteren that Clinton's fainting fit was a, ahem, "diplomatic illness."
"You know, every foreign service officer in every foreign ministry in the world knows the phrase I am about to use - when you don't want to go to a meeting or conference or an event, you have a 'diplomatic illness,'" said Bolton. "And this is a 'diplomatic illness' to beat the band."
Bolton's input has not gone over well at the State Dept, who've slammed his "wild speculation based on no information." It's "completely untrue," said State spokesperson Victoria Nuland.
But if Clinton is really ill, "let's see her medical report," writes the Daily Caller's Jim Treacher.
Via Politico and the NYPost.