Hillary Clinton set to return to work at State Department
January 6th, 2013
10:07 PM ET

Hillary Clinton set to return to work at State Department

By CNN Political Unit

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will return to work Monday for the first time since she was sidelined by illness, a concussion and a blood clot, according to a schedule released by the State Department.

According to the department's weekly schedule, Clinton is slated to attend a meeting with assistant secretaries of state at 9:15 a.m. ET Monday. On Tuesday she'll meet with outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon at the White House before attending meetings with ambassadors at the State Department. On Friday Clinton will participate in events surrounding Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington.

The secretary was discharged from a New York hospital Wednesday, three days after she was admitted for the treatment of a blood clot in a vein between her skull and brain. Doctors found the clot during a medical test related to a concussion she suffered in December, which she sustained after fainting from dehydration caused by the flu.

Clinton was treated with blood thinners to dissolve the clot, which did not cause a stroke or any neurological damage.

On Friday, department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland described Clinton's condition after her release as "upbeat" and "raring to go" and said Clinton was planning to return to work at the State Department this week.

Nuland was asked earlier in the week how Clinton's illness might affect her plans to testify on Capitol Hill about the deadly September terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Nuland did not directly say whether Clinton would appear.

"She has said that she is open to going up to the Hill. We are working with them now on their schedule because there's also a question of when they are going to be in, and we will let you know when we have something to share," Nuland said.

Clinton, a former first lady, New York senator and presidential candidate, does not plan to stay on for President Barack Obama's second term but prefers to remain until her replacement is in place.

Some senators have said they would delay confirmation hearings for her proposed successor, Sen. John Kerry, until Clinton has testified on the Libya attack that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

The House and Senate have both adjourned until mid-January, and no Congressional hearings were listed on the State Department schedule released Sunday.

CNN's Jill Dougherty and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.

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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. massoud

    Slick Willy is laughing it up in this photo.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:05 am | Reply
    • Observer

      That's 'cause Slick Willie just busted a nut in a candy-striper.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  2. saeed

    how many times do i need to repate this russia needs to nuke ireland dublin cork and ghana kumasi and accra then drop a nuke on basque country of spain cut down the filth.

    January 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Reply
  3. ireuel

    The most interesting reporting on CNN today is that the Nominated Secretary of Defense whom is a Republican in name only and the headline is that only Republicans appose him. Interesting how selective reporting is done these days. A whole bunch of Democrats are getting a ear full from their followers . As for Hillary, she is gone and will never have another job in Washington ever again. I wish all the lifetime hacks in Washington would follow her lead and leave. From both parties.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  4. ug

    I hope she di e s!

    January 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Reply
    • SafeJourney

      Wow, look at all the hate the repubs can spew. Keep it up repubs and lose 2014 and 2016 and on and on and on.,

      January 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  5. Observer

    I hope this evil b!tch walks in on Slick Willie drilling Chelsea up the crapper and drops dead on the spot.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Reply
    • ug

      I am with you brother!

      January 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Reply
  6. SafeJourney

    Wow, look at all the hate the repubs can spew. Keep it up repubs and lose 2014 and 2016 and on and on and on.,

    January 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Reply
    • ug

      Sure...wanna explain why 4 dead Americans are not accounted for and she just happens to be leaving office in a week or so and she keeps having something going on in her pea sized brain all of a sudden...

      January 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Reply
    • ireuel

      Not a big supporter of either party. But if you think the Democrats are a lock in 2014 or 2016. You forgot so quickly how things changed in 2010 and then back in 2012. The President only won by 3.5 million people in 2012 and 1/3 of all voters are independent now. Yes I agree the comments about Hillary here are a little childish.

      January 7, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  7. Deserttrek

    the first lady of pantsuits is ready to go? to go where? certainly not to the truth. she will never tell the truth about Libya nor will she ever be held responsible along with obama for the deaths of four American citizens do to their inaction.
    maybe its her thick ankles.

    January 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Reply
    • Star-Spangled Bullsh!t

      Still crying over the deaths of four glorified civil servants, are we? I wonder if the Libyan's refer to them as "collateral damage", or is that hypocrisy only reserved for those in the west.

      January 7, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Reply
  8. Nate

    maybe the blood clot has been there all along... maybe the cause of her being such a royal b.i.t.c.h

    January 7, 2013 at 11:28 am | Reply
  9. 3ToedGrebe

    Slick Willie is sure smiling in the background isnt he?Wonder what he was up to in the nurses station while he was visiting the wife.Hope he left the cigars at home.

    January 7, 2013 at 11:23 am | Reply
  10. 3ToedGrebe

    She looks like Jack Nicholson in that photo.Might be time for her to get out of politics for good.The stress and the years have not been kind to Clinton's appearance and apparently her health.

    January 7, 2013 at 11:21 am | Reply
  11. COldWarVet

    This is all BS. News reports are coming out (except for the liberal leaning places like CNN, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NBC and PBS) that in early December she was making a secret trip to Iran and her plane crashed on landing. Iran's president was waiting for her. This explains the treatment for the bloodclot which was not consistent for one in the brain. Obama was told to possibly expect her death, but she pulled through. Another lie and spin from Barry & his talking dummy Jake. Wasn't this suppossed to be the adminstration of transparency? Gee I wonder what we were going to give Iran?

    January 7, 2013 at 9:58 am | Reply
    • Vidyashanti

      Must be from Hoax news.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:23 am | Reply
    • Charlie

      Right, and we didn't got to the moon, the Holocaust didn't happen and they've developed flying cars, but they won't tell us about it.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:38 am | Reply
  12. MediaWatcher

    She falls getting on planes, falls breaks her elbow, falls hits her head, has been seeming to be trying to walk carefully for quite some time now. What's up? That's not normal.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:42 am | Reply
    • Vidyashanti

      You need rest, Sir.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:24 am | Reply
    • ug

      She is always drunk that is what is up with the cow!

      January 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Reply
  13. massoud

    she will say to the best of my knowledge and as far as i knew blah blah blah blah blah blah in regards to Benghazi it will be nothing more than political theater just like all the other worthless hearings that Congress has.

    January 6, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Reply
    • El Flaco

      What happened in Behghazi?

      Some Islamic terrorists murdered a few Americans, including an ambassador.

      That's pretty much it.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:49 am | Reply
      • Jeff

        but oh don't forget, an innocent American was jailed from the lies she spewed as the cause for the uprising. Watergate type of cover up. It's when the lies get exposed and Hillary has just become "Nixon 2012".

        January 7, 2013 at 10:13 am |
      • massoud

        I was trying to convey that Hillary Clinton will obfuscate and not take any culpability for the State Departments failure to provide the necessary security to protect Ambassador Stevens and his staff at the Benghazi Consulate.

        January 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm |

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