Did DoJ drop charges against arms dealer who could sink Clinton?

The Department of Justice is dropping charges against an arms dealer who says he can expose Hillary Clinton's role in illegally arming terrorists in Libya.

American Marc Turi had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels at a time when it was illegal to do so.  An associate of Turi claims that the DoJ was dropping the charges because the revelations about Clinton's Libya policies would sink her campaign.

Politico:

The deal averts a trial that threatened to cast additional scrutiny on Hillary Clinton’s private emails as Secretary of State, and to expose reported Central Intelligence Agency attempts to arm rebels fighting Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi.

Government lawyers were facing a Wednesday deadline to produce documents to Turi’s legal team, and the trial was officially set to begin on Election Day, although it likely would have been delayed by protracted disputes about classified information in the case.

A Turi associate asserted that the government dropped the case because the proceedings could have embarrassed Clinton and President Barack Obama by calling attention to the reported role of their administration in supplying weapons that fell into the hands of Islamic extremist militants.

“They don’t want this stuff to come out because it will look really bad for Obama and Clinton just before the election,” said the associate.

In the dismissal motion, prosecutors say “discovery rulings” from U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell contributed to the decision to drop the case. The joint motion asks the judge to accept a confidential agreement to resolve the case through a civil settlement between the State Department and the arms broker.

Why a "confidential agreement"?  Especially since the case is being resolved through a civil settlement?  This stinks to high heaven as another cover-up by the Obama administration to protect Hillary Clinton.

Turi adviser Robert Stryk of the government relations and consulting firm SPG accused the government of trying to scapegoat Turi to cover up Clinton’s mishandling of Libya.

“The U.S. government spent millions of dollars, went all over the world to bankrupt him, and destroyed his life — all to protect Hillary Clinton’s crimes,” he said, alluding to the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Republicans hold Clinton responsible for mishandling the circumstances around that attack. And Stryk said that Turi was now weighing book and movie deals to tell his story, and to weigh in on the Benghazi attack.

Representatives of the Justice Department, the White House and Clinton’s presidential campaign either declined to comment or did not respond to requests for comment on the case or the settlement.

Turi was indicted in 2014 on four felony counts: two of arms dealing in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and two of lying to the State Department in official applications. The charges accused Turi of claiming that the weapons involved were destined for Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, when the arms were actually intended to reach Libya.

Turi’s lawyers argued that the shipments were part of a U.S. government-authorized effort to arm Libyan rebels.

It’s unclear if any of the weapons made it to Libya, and there’s no evidence linking weapons provided by the U.S. government to the Benghazi attacks.

“The proposal did not result in an actual transfer of defense articles to Libya,” the State Department official told POLITICO on Tuesday.

How about evidence of weapons ending up in the hands of terrorists?  Whether the weapons were used by those who attacked our consulate and the CIA annex or not, any weapons that were sold to or appropriated by terrorists constitute at the very least a gross error in judgment that, by all rights, should sink the Clinton campaign. 

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been threatening to release damaging information on Hillary Clinton for weeks.  But on Tuesday, at an event in Berlin celebrating the 10th anniversary of the hacker group, all Assange would say via video link was that he would release the documents before the November election. 

Could some of that information relate to illegal arms sales by the Obama administration to terrorists?

Turi told Fox News back in July about the U.S. illegally supplying Libyan rebels with arms and that the administration knew that not all of them were going to arm rebels:

"When this equipment landed in Libya, half went one way, and the half went the other way,"  Turi said, emphasizing that poor oversight, allowed individuals hostile to the United States to get arms.  "The half that went the other way is the half that ended up in Syria." 

Turi believed he was involved in a covert operation to sell arms to Qatar and the UAE, who would then fly the weapons to Libya.  But once it became clear he could expose Hillary Clinton's and President Obama's illegal activities, DoJ pursued the criminal case against him. 

It won't be easy finding evidence against Clinton.  No doubt DoJ has buried it all.  But Turi makes a convincing case that the cover-up is ongoing.  The administration will apparently go to great lengths to hide the truth and save the Clinton candidacy.

The Department of Justice is dropping charges against an arms dealer who says he can expose Hillary Clinton's role in illegally arming terrorists in Libya.

American Marc Turi had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels at a time when it was illegal to do so.  An associate of Turi claims that the DoJ was dropping the charges because the revelations about Clinton's Libya policies would sink her campaign.

Politico:

The deal averts a trial that threatened to cast additional scrutiny on Hillary Clinton’s private emails as Secretary of State, and to expose reported Central Intelligence Agency attempts to arm rebels fighting Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi.

Government lawyers were facing a Wednesday deadline to produce documents to Turi’s legal team, and the trial was officially set to begin on Election Day, although it likely would have been delayed by protracted disputes about classified information in the case.

A Turi associate asserted that the government dropped the case because the proceedings could have embarrassed Clinton and President Barack Obama by calling attention to the reported role of their administration in supplying weapons that fell into the hands of Islamic extremist militants.

“They don’t want this stuff to come out because it will look really bad for Obama and Clinton just before the election,” said the associate.

In the dismissal motion, prosecutors say “discovery rulings” from U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell contributed to the decision to drop the case. The joint motion asks the judge to accept a confidential agreement to resolve the case through a civil settlement between the State Department and the arms broker.

Why a "confidential agreement"?  Especially since the case is being resolved through a civil settlement?  This stinks to high heaven as another cover-up by the Obama administration to protect Hillary Clinton.

Turi adviser Robert Stryk of the government relations and consulting firm SPG accused the government of trying to scapegoat Turi to cover up Clinton’s mishandling of Libya.

“The U.S. government spent millions of dollars, went all over the world to bankrupt him, and destroyed his life — all to protect Hillary Clinton’s crimes,” he said, alluding to the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Republicans hold Clinton responsible for mishandling the circumstances around that attack. And Stryk said that Turi was now weighing book and movie deals to tell his story, and to weigh in on the Benghazi attack.

Representatives of the Justice Department, the White House and Clinton’s presidential campaign either declined to comment or did not respond to requests for comment on the case or the settlement.

Turi was indicted in 2014 on four felony counts: two of arms dealing in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and two of lying to the State Department in official applications. The charges accused Turi of claiming that the weapons involved were destined for Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, when the arms were actually intended to reach Libya.

Turi’s lawyers argued that the shipments were part of a U.S. government-authorized effort to arm Libyan rebels.

It’s unclear if any of the weapons made it to Libya, and there’s no evidence linking weapons provided by the U.S. government to the Benghazi attacks.

“The proposal did not result in an actual transfer of defense articles to Libya,” the State Department official told POLITICO on Tuesday.

How about evidence of weapons ending up in the hands of terrorists?  Whether the weapons were used by those who attacked our consulate and the CIA annex or not, any weapons that were sold to or appropriated by terrorists constitute at the very least a gross error in judgment that, by all rights, should sink the Clinton campaign. 

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been threatening to release damaging information on Hillary Clinton for weeks.  But on Tuesday, at an event in Berlin celebrating the 10th anniversary of the hacker group, all Assange would say via video link was that he would release the documents before the November election. 

Could some of that information relate to illegal arms sales by the Obama administration to terrorists?

Turi told Fox News back in July about the U.S. illegally supplying Libyan rebels with arms and that the administration knew that not all of them were going to arm rebels:

"When this equipment landed in Libya, half went one way, and the half went the other way,"  Turi said, emphasizing that poor oversight, allowed individuals hostile to the United States to get arms.  "The half that went the other way is the half that ended up in Syria." 

Turi believed he was involved in a covert operation to sell arms to Qatar and the UAE, who would then fly the weapons to Libya.  But once it became clear he could expose Hillary Clinton's and President Obama's illegal activities, DoJ pursued the criminal case against him. 

It won't be easy finding evidence against Clinton.  No doubt DoJ has buried it all.  But Turi makes a convincing case that the cover-up is ongoing.  The administration will apparently go to great lengths to hide the truth and save the Clinton candidacy.