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The first Clinton health cover-up revealed: Doctor tells how Hillary kept blood clot SECRET from her staff – and had nurse travel with her in plain clothes to administer drugs

Hillary Clinton allowed her staff to mistakenly think that she had a pulled muscle rather than tell them she had a blood clot in 1998.

The Democratic Presidential candidate, who was First Lady at the time, did not correct White House staffers when they assumed the problem with her right leg was due to over exercising.

According to Clinton’s doctor at the time, Connie Mariano, ‘very few’ people knew the truth and her boss refused to take time of the campaign trail for her husband’s re-election.

Instead a nurse came with her to check on her condition and administer drugs if needed but nobody outside of her Secret Service detail was told who she was.

The incident shows that Clinton’s habit of choosing secrecy over coming clean has a long history.

It would not be until 2003, five years after the blood clot and two years after her husband left office, that Clinton would even disclose it had happened in single paragraph in her memoir.

Clinton’s health has become an issue during the Presidential election after she nearly collapsed during the 9/11 memorial event at Ground Zero in New York on Sunday.

A video shot by a bystander shows the 68-year-old’s legs buckling as tries to get into a waiting van.

Her campaign team said she was ‘overheated’ but later that on Sunday Clinton’s personal doctor revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days before – but she kept it a secret.

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