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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Obama DOJ drops charges against alleged provider of Libyan weapons


Arms dealer had threatened to expose Hillary Clinton’s talks 
about arming anti-Qadhafi rebels.

The Obama administration is moving to dismiss charges against an arms dealer it had accused of selling weapons that were destined for Libyan rebels.

Lawyers for the 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.

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.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

International arms dealers sell to the highest bidder. They don't often care who the buyers are, as long as the price is right and they don't get caught doing it. The numbers for those sales are staggering. When our government, including our legal system, condones sales to our enemies and those who destabilize other governments in the name of our foreign policies, which are often misguided, something is very wrong.