Why did Clinton adviser email out questions in 2011 about a drug used to treat Parkinson’s?

Why did Clinton adviser email out questions in 2011 about a drug used to treat Parkinson’s?
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On Thursday, Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, for perhaps the thousandth time, accused the Republican leadership of “desperate onslaught of frivolous attacks” against Hillary Clinton. There’s nothing frivolous about the investigation into Clinton’s private email server, but Cummings wouldn’t be Cummings if he didn’t bellyache roughly every third day about the search for the truth.

Cummings is not alone. The reliably far-left “fact-checking” site Snopes did another of its hit jobs ealier this month on several doctors who surmised that Clinton might be suffering from Parkinson’s disease. One of the physicians they seek to discredit is Dr. Ted Noel, who released this very damning, and much-viewed video:

Whether Clinton does or doesn’t have this neurological disorder remains to be seen. But new relevations brought about by another WikiLeaks release of Clinton-related emails raise questions begging for answers.

From True Pundit via The Political Insider comes word that “Clinton dispatched her executive staff in the State Dept. to help conduct research on Provigil, a controlled drug often prescribed for patients suffering from Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Provigil is often used to help such patients stay awake and curb extended bouts of sleep. The drug is also used to treat narcolepsy.

In a series of emails spanning from August to Oct. 2011, Clinton asks and receives information from her trusted inner circle on the drug Provigil, including the side effects of the pick-me-upper drug favored by long-haul truckers to stay awake for long periods of time.

Here is one of the referenced emails from Jacob Sullivan, one of Clinton’s top advisers during her stint as secretary of State:


Could there be some totally innocuous explanation of what Sullivan was fishing for? Of course. In which case, why doesn’t the Democratic nominee tell the American people what prompted her interest finding out more about this medication?

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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