Clinton was released from a New York hospital Wednesday evening, three days after a blood clot was discovered inside her skull. Her doctors predict a full recovery from the clot and an apparently related concussion she suffered in a fall last month.
“She’s sounding terrific, upbeat, raring to go,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday. Nuland said Clinton plans to be in the office next week but did not give a specific date.
Clinton’s return sets in motion a quick succession of congressional appearances that had been on hold pending news of her health, with a goal of handing off to Kerry shortly before or after Inauguration Day.
Clinton plans to keep her earlier pledge to testify to House and Senate committees about the fatal attack on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, Nuland said. No date has been set for those appearances, and they are not likely before the week of Jan. 14, two officials said.