- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Drudge Report creator Matt Drudge slammed what he called a “media cover-up” of Hillary Clinton’s “flaring hypothyroidism” after the Democratic presidential candidate suffered another coughing fit on the campaign trail.

Mrs. Clinton, 68, struggled to recover from a coughing fit during a speech at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City Tuesday, perpetuating rumors that the former secretary of state is in poor health. She suffered similar attacks last month during a speech in West Des Moines, Iowa, and during the Benghazi hearings in October.

“WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER?” the Drudge Report tweeted Tuesday night, linking to a Breitbart article on her speech in New York.

Tweeting from his personal account, Mr. Drudge, 49, added: “No probe into Hillary’s flaring hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s is top media coverup of ‘16. There is a goiter forming!”

Mr. Drudge floated his theory about Mrs. Clinton’s declining health in October, calling it the “biggest revelation” of the Benghazi hearings.

Hillary health was biggest revelation at hearing. Coughing fit. Slow-speaking, obviously induced by meds. Choose not to believe if you must,” he tweeted at the time.

Mrs. Clinton’s campaign released a health statement in July confirming she had hypothyroidism and was taking medication to treat it, World Net Daily reported.

She also sustained a concussion after falling inside her home in December 2012. She was given blood thinners for a blood clot in her head and returned to work Jan. 7, 2013, World Net Daily reported.

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