Emails: Sick Hillary Sought Flight With Air Force to Avoid 'Burdensome' Airline Travel
Newly released emails from 2009 show that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wanted the Air Force to fly her from New York to Washington, D.C. because she didn't feel well enough to travel on a commercial flight.
Clinton wrote to top aide Huma Abedin on May 4, 2009:
"Do you think we could get a plane for Westchester flight back tonight? It’s going to rain all day and I still don’t feel great so the idea of playing a guessing game w the shuttle is pretty burdensome to me. What do you think? Could be anytime that works for the Air Force."
"Yes of course," Abedin wrote back. "Looking into it. Around what time do u think?”
The email exchange was contained within 725 pages of new State Department documents released Monday following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch.
A C21 cargo and passenger airlift plane was arranged to pick Clinton up in White Plains, NY and transport her to Washington.
Other exchanges between department officials suggested Clinton was suffering from allergies.