Bizarre: State Department Aides Were Planning Hillary’s Funeral (and Bill’s) in 2010

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It appears Hillary’s health was a topic of conversation among her closest aides long before it was discussed by the public after Hillary collapsed at the 9/11 commemoration event in 2016. In 2010, Capricia Miller discussed Hillary’s funeral with Huma Abedin, Doug Band, and Cheryl Mills. They also discussed Bill’s funeral in a highly bizarre correspondence. 

Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group famous for its frequent lawsuits against the Obama administration, won a recent FOIA request and posted several State Department emails to its website. One email shows that in February 23, 2010, ambassador and Clinton friend Capricia Marshall asked Doug Band and Huma Abedin to collaborate on Bill and Hillary Clinton’s funeral arrangements and notes: “once affirmed it will be very hard for someone to deny the type of ceremony she [Hillary] wanted – as well I understand that the President can request certain arrangements for her that she/her rep cannot (ie if you want the motorcade to go through DC – stop somewhere).”

Hillary's Funeral
Capricia Marshall asked about planning President Bill Clinton’s funeral and advised Huma Abedin to plan Hillary’s.

The exchange about Hillary’s funeral continues:

“Planning is necessary and best done when they are still with us,” she wrote to top Clinton aide Abedin.

She told the aides she needed to contact the military to prepare for the funerals — “as Protocol has a lot to do with planning, notification etc.”

Another message from March 2010 shows the level of tension that existed among some Clinton advisers when Band asked Abedin to follow through with a request by Chelsea Clinton to set up a White House tour for a Haitian-American sailor from the USS Comfort.

“I don’t want to get cross wise with cdm [Cheryl Mills] on anything Haiti related,” Abedin replied.

Three minutes later she wrote again.

“Have you met Cheryl Mills,” Abedin asked in all caps about Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff when she was secretary of state. “You have no idea.”

Band replied, “Good point.”

“She will kill the tour if she find out i set it up …,” Abedin wrote back.

“Wow,” Band replied.