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Bill Clinton: Hillary was right on Benghazi and is NOT brain damaged

The ‘Big Dog’ has come to the defence of his wife.

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FORMER US PRESIDENT Bill Clinton has said his wife Hillary took six months to recover from a 2012 concussion, adding she is now “stronger than I am” as he dismissed Republican strategist Karl Rove’s comments about her health.

“I got to give him credit, you know, that embodies that old saying that ‘consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,’” Bill Clinton said at a Washington conference.

“First they said she faked her concussion. And now they say she’s auditioning for a part on ‘The Walking Dead.’”

The former secretary of state fell ill with a stomach bug in December 2012 after returning from a trip to Europe, leaving her severely dehydrated. While at home, she fainted and fell, suffering a concussion. The illness forced her to reschedule her testimony to Congress about the deadly attack months earlier in Benghazi, Libya.

The New York Post reported this week that Rove suggested at a private conference near Los Angeles last week that Clinton suffered brain damage. Rove disputed that he was referring to any brain damage.

“I didn’t say she had brain damage. I said she had a serious health episode,” he said on Fox News.

Rove told Fox News, for which he is a commentator, that Clinton had a “serious health episode” that would be a legitimate issue for her in a potential bid for the Democratic presidential nomination “whether she likes it or not.”

Clinton allies and the White House pushed back on Rove’s comments, and Bill Clinton said he was “sort of dumbfounded” by the remarks.

“Look, she works out every week, she is strong, she’s doing great. As far as I can tell, she’s in better shape than I am,” the former president said.

The former president also defended his wife’s response to the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

His comments came as the House pushes ahead with a special select committee to investigate the attacks, U.S. security at the diplomatic mission, the military’s response and the Obama administration’s explanation of what happened.

Hillary Clinton is certain to be asked to testify by the GOP-led panel.

“In my opinion, Hillary did what she should have done, she impaneled a very high-level review committee,” Bill Clinton said.

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