State Department Fires Back at Fox

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20: Philippe Reines, Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, listens to testmony while sitting in the audience during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the September 11th attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, on Capitol Hill, December 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had planned to testify at the hearing, but could not attend due to an illness (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Drew Angerer

    Now that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is out of the hospital, the State Department is fighting back against those who questioned the legitimacy of her health scare—in particular Fox News correspondent Justin Fishel. In a letter directed at Fishel, State Department spokesperson Philippe Reines sarcastically apologized for including Fishel’s expressed doubts about Clinton’s condition in a press briefing last week. “Because after what we and her doctors explained over the weekend regarding her health, you couldn’t possibly have been insinuating the ulterior motive that the question implies. No way. No credible journalist would do that without any basis whatsoever,” Reines wrote. So far, Fishel hasn’t responded. Let the feuding begin.

    Read it at The Washington Post