- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Rumors about Hillary Clinton’s health are not likely to be quashed anytime soon due to a cryptic statement written by top aide Huma Abedin in April 2015.

WikiLeaks’ document dump of personal emails belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta show Ms. Abedin on April 21, 2015 — just days after the her boss’s campaign kicked off — mentioning the candidate’s cognitive difficulties. The remark came at the tail end of a conversation about Jeb Bush’s utilization of Super PACs.

“I will leave commenting on campaign tactics to others. What I have made absolutely clear is that corporate money and secret money have no place in our democracy and we should get rid of it once and for all,” Joel Benenson said in the penultimate email provided by WikiLeaks.

Ms. Abedin then responded with multiple top advisers copied, “She’s going to stick to notes a little closer this am, still not perfect in her head.”

The release of Mr. Podesta’s stolen documents, which U.S. intelligence agencies blame on Russian state actors, comes less than two months after Mrs. Clinton collapsed at a 9/11 memorial service in New York. The former secretary of state’s campaign blamed pneumonia for the incident after video of Secret Service agents lifting her into a van was posted online.

“She was put on antibiotics and advised to rest and modify her schedule,” Dr. Lisa Bardack, Mrs. Clinton’s physician, said in a statement at the time. “While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.”

Mrs. Clinton, 68, suffered a concussion after fainting inside her home in December 2012. Doctors found a blood clot in her head during followup evaluations, which essentially required a one-month absence from work.

Dr. Bardack said in 2013 that treatment given to Mrs. Clinton brought “complete resolution” to the case.

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