Wow. For all those people out there who thought this was just a right-wing conspiracy theory, try proving this wrong. It’s from Clinton’s own staff.
Huma Abedin warned Clinton’s campaign team that Hillary would have to ‘stick to her notes’ at an event because she was ‘still not perfect in her head.’
The personal emails, belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, were published by WikiLeaks on Tuesday.
The exchange in April, 2015, came at the end of a discussion between the Democratic candidate’s aides 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,’ said the campaign’s chief strategist Joel Benenson.
Abedin replied, with many of Clinton’s advisers CC’d in, that: ‘She’s going to stick to notes a little closer this am, still not perfect in her head.’
The aide’s email dates to April 21, 2015 – just a few days after Clinton kicked off her presidential campaign.
And it appears the aides’ concern continued as they repeatedly discussed Clinton’s head according to leaked emails.
In September of that same year, Podesta wrote to Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to ask: ‘How bad is her head?’ in an email with the subject line ‘Any sense of whether and when she wants to talk?’
Don’t know,’ Palmieri replied. ‘Huma left here about an hour ago. I just pinged again to ask about prep, haven’t heard back.’
The emails suggest that Clinton’s health was a frequent topic of concern since she suffered a concussion and ‘cracked head’ during a fall in December 2012.
Doctors discovered a blood clot in her head during examinations and Clinton was forced to take a month’s absence to recover. By 2013, her doctors said that her treatment was successful and she’d had a ‘complete resolution’ to the episode.
But the latest Wikileaks dump appear to show that her aides were still concerned.
In another email released by WikiLeaks, Abedin suggested a Clinton speech should be shortened ‘because it’s a bank of Mics and no podium.’