Clinton Refuses to Answer Question on Concussion During Press Conference

Hillary Clinton, accompanied by traveling press secretary Nick Merrill, left, reacts to a reporter's question, Sept. 8, 2016 / AP


Hillary Clinton did not answer a reporter’s question about her memory after her 2012 concussion at the end of a quick press conference she held Thursday.

Clinton was holding her first official press conference since December 2015 when a reporter from the Daily Mail asked the Democratic nominee about her concussion as she walked away from the podium, the newspaper reported.

"Read the reports" is all Clinton said in response.

There have been renewed questions surrounding Clinton’s health since the FBI released notes from its three-hour interview with the former secretary of state in which she told investigators there were things she could not recall after her concussion. Clinton said she could not remember every briefing she received after the concussion, which caused a blood clot in her head.

"Can you clarify what you told the FBI about your concussion?" Daily Mail correspondent Francesca Chambers asked Clinton.

"Read the reports," Clinton said.

The Daily Mail said that microphones were not able to pick up the exchange between Clinton and Chambers as the engines on Clinton’s plane were revving up.

Clinton gave a six-question, 16-minute press conference in New York in front of her campaign’s airplane right before she left for North Carolina.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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