State Dept. Says Clintons Are Not Partying in Dominican Republic as Was Reported
Hillary Clinton was too sick to speak with Congress this month about the Benghazi massacre. But, her illness didn’t keep her from celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic.
Dominican Today reported:
Ex-president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton are enjoying their year-end vacation in Punta Cana, in the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic.
According to press reports, the Clintons will celebrate New Year’s at the Puntacana Resort & Club and could also attend a fashion show scheduled for December 29, which will be held in honor of famous Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta.
Also expected to attend are American journalist Barbara Walters, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Spanish actress Mar Flores and her husband Javier Merino, among other international jetsetters.
UPDATE: The State Department wrote to say the story at Dominican Today is not true.
Here are the facts: The Clintons are not in the Dominican Republic. The Clintons are not going to the Dominican Republic. I realize that you are linking to and possibly relying on a DomincanToday.com posting, and rest assured we have contacted them as well to point out their deceitful reporting. I’m hoping that you have now been apprised of the facts, and that what you are presenting to your readers is entirely inaccurate and based on nothing even remotely true, we sincerely hope you will do the right thing and take all necessary steps to correct this falsehood. We likely disagree on just about everything, but surely we can agree that posting a lie is far different than posting an opinion.
The State Department could use some work on their people skills.