The State Department’s latest dump of Hillary Clinton’s emails may dominate the news cycle in the coming days, but her campaign also released another crucial document on Friday – a clean bill of health for the Democratic front-runner.
The campaign will also release the Clintons’ tax returns from 2007 to 2013 later in the day, an official said. “It’s very possible that her and her political team are paranoid about House Republicans and have been for years, are paranoid about transparency and have been for years, and so they said, ‘We’re going to make this as hard as possible for Congress to sort of poke around our personal affairs…'”.
There was no mention of Clinton’s height or weight, but it did say Clinton gets routine mammograms and breast ultrasounds, as well colonoscopies and gynecological exams.
She has vowed, if elected, to revive a push in Congress to institute the so-called Buffett rule, named for billionaire investor Warren Buffett, which would impose a minimum tax rate of 30 percent on anyone making more than $1 million a year.
The financial release came just hours after Dr. Lisa Bardack, an internist and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Mount Kisco Medical Group near the candidate’s suburban New York home, publicly detailed Clinton’s health in a two-page letter.
“She is in excellent condition and fit to serve as President of the United States“, Bardack writes.
The Clinton Foundation agreed earlier this year to stop taking funding from most foreign governments.
Bardack said testing the following year showed “complete resolution” of the concussion’s effects, including double vision, which Clinton wore glasses with special lenses to address. She is on Coumadin, an anti-coagulation medication she takes for deep-vein thrombosis (that is, a blood clot in a deep vein).
“First they said she faked her concussion”, Bill Clinton quipped in May 2014.
Bardack concludes that Clinton “participates in a healthy lifestyle” and her most recent exam found “no evidence of additional medical issues or cardiovascular disease”.
Due to her family history, she had full cardiac testing, including an ultrasound exam of arteries in her neck, and all was well.
“There’s no red flags there”, said Dr. Mark Creager, director of the Dartmouth-Hitchkock heart and vascular center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and president of the American Heart Association. It added that she exercises regularly, including yoga, swimming, walking and weight training.