Confusion over Sec. Clinton appears to be that she left the hospital, but State Dept says she has not formally been "discharged."—
Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) January 02, 2013
Confusion over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s condition already has been so great as to inspire a “Where’s Hillary?” headline on the Drudge Report. After Clinton was revealed to be under treatment for a blood clot in her head, liberals lambasted those who questioned Clinton’s concussion, despite reports from medical professionals that the two conditions were likely unrelated. Then there was that stomach virus.
Headlines today that Clinton had been discharged from the hospital would seem to clear up matters.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discharged from hospital after suffering blood clot, US media report—
BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 02, 2013
NBC News matching ABC News report that Secy. of State Hillary Clinton discharged from New York-area hospital.—
Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) January 02, 2013
They would clarify things, aside from the fact that she might not have been discharged. Yes, she was spotted leaving the hospital with her husband and daughter, but that only seems to prove that she left the building. Whose tweet are you going to believe?
So Secretary Hillary Clinton has "left" the Hospital and the photos and video confirm that. But has she been "discharged" ?—
David Clinch (@DavidClinchNews) January 02, 2013
Clinton leaving the building does not mean she has been released or discharged.—
Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) January 02, 2013
heads up NY Presby/Columbia is a BIG place. Pix of Hillary leaving one building do NOT mean she is discharged. She's still there—
Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) January 02, 2013
It's a miracle! Hillary seen outside of hospital in a car yet not yet discharged! She's got supernatural powers!—
⭐Margaret Starry⭐ (@marstarry) January 02, 2013
OK, enough already: Is Hillary still in hospital, or has she been discharged? Where are we, Venezuela?!—
Tunku Varadarajan (@tunkuv) January 02, 2013
Yes, she is turning out to be quite the woman of mystery. Who knew that one day Hillary Clinton being spotted in an SUV would cause such a paparazzi-like uproar?
Okay, gonna stop with the Hillary is/isn't discharged tweets until there's more definitive info. You're welcome.—
Carla Bond (@carlabond) January 02, 2013
Will we one day hear “definitive info” on Benghazi from the Secretary of State herself?
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After that bit of confusion, the State Department has confirmed that Clinton has been released from the hospital.
According to the official statement, Clinton is anxious to get back to work.
Secretary Clinton was discharged from the hospital this evening. Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery. She’s eager to get back to the office, and we will keep you updated on her schedule as it becomes clearer in the coming days. Both she and her family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care she received from the doctors, nurses, and staff at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center.