Obama drops charges on US arms supplier to Libya fearing disclosure of CIA, Clinton’s involvement in Libyan revolution
The Obama administration has decided to drop charges against an American arms dealer who has been recently accused of selling weapons that were aimed to reach Libyan rebels.
Lawyers for the US Justice Department on Monday filed a motion in federal court in Phoenix to drop the case against the arms dealer, an American named Marc Turi, whose lawyers also signed the motion, Politico reported.
“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.” Politico pointed out.
It also disclosed that 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.
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