As the NY Post notes:
Secret Service protocol called for the Democratic presidential nominee to be rushed to a state-designated Level I Trauma Center in the wake of her Sunday morning health crisis, sources said. In Manhattan, that would be Bellevue Hospital.Secret Service protocol says take her to a hospital. A "campaign operative" (not Hillary. God knows if she was even conscious at this point) says take her to a private residence. Now, for all we know they could have just given her a Gatorade and a couple of Tylenol® and she was fit as a fiddle! But then, that's the point isn't it? We don't know. Had she been taken to an ER, there would have been a record of whatever treatment she received. A record, by law, not subject to deletion or BleachBit, but to HIPAA.
But a campaign operative decided to change course to avoid having Clinton seen by doctors, nurses and other medical workers who could leak details to reporters, according to a source.
In addition, Clinton’s van was supposed to be escorted by an NYPD detail, but the Secret Service whisked her away from Ground Zero before cops could accompany her...
Instead they ditched their police escort, violated Secret Service protocol and whisked her away from the prying eyes of press scrutiny and medical professionals for 90 minutes. Afterwards, she appeared, fresh as a daisy, Clinton's patented: NothingToSeeHere™.
Lately, I've been hearing a new talking point, that George H. W. Bush was sick and threw up over the shoes of the Japanese Prime Minister and Hillary got sick, so...people get sick! No big deal!
Aside from the fact they had to go back 24 years to dust off this chestnut, a couple of notable differences: one, with Bush 41, the incident was completely isolated. no coughing fits prior, no inability to climb a flight of stairs by himself. Nothing before or after. Hillary has been observed in a number of instances lately which could bring her health into question. (Irony alert: George H. W. Bush stepped out of an airplane on his 90th birthday. Hillary has trouble stepping off a curb!)
Two, Bush did not offer three or more explanations of how it happened, didn't deny that it happened, didn't disappear into a private residence and appear 90 minutes later pretending it never happened! He would have only done that if he had something to hide.