- DailyMail.com asked Hillary Clinton on Thursday if she could clarify what she told the FBI about a concussion that hampered her memory
- ‘Read the reports’ was all she would say as she walked away from her podium on an airplane after a short press briefing
- FBI report released Friday says Clinton told them that she ‘could not recall every briefing she received’ following her concussion
- Clinton has been silent on the subject and would not discuss it on Thursday
Hillary Clinton dodged a question on Thursday about FBI interview notes that suggested she attributed memory lapses to a 2012 concussion.
The FBI released agents’ summaries on Friday from a sit-down with Clinton that came just days before the agency recommended against any criminal prosecution related to her lengthy classified email scandal.
‘Can you clarify what you told the FBI about your concussion?’ DailyMail.com asked as Clinton walked away from her podium on the tarmac in White Plains, N.Y.
‘Read the reports,’ she responded, offering no explanation.
The question and answer were not heard in network TV broadcasts or Internet live-feeds since they occurred away from microphones.
And a roar from the auxiliary power unit of the Clinton campaign’s Boeing 737 plane served as a loud backdrop to the entire 16-minute media availability.
The first set of notes from Clinton’s July 2 FBI interview suggested that she was unable to remember some security briefings, and whether she was advised on how to correctly preserve records when she was leaving the State Department, because of complications from a fall that resulted in a blood clot in her brain.
‘In December of 2012, Clinton suffered a concussion and then around the New Year had a blood clot,’ the FBI’s report read, summarizing what she told the agency.
The interview was not recorded, and was not conducted under oath, although it is a crime to lie to a federal agent in the course of a criminal investigation.
FROM THE FBI: Clinton told agents she could only work at the State Department for ‘a few hours a day’ after suffering a concussion, and ‘could not recall every briefing she received’