Barack Obama’s Department of Justice just dropped a major case against an arms dealer they accused of illegally selling weapons to rebels in Libya because it was beginning to look like they would have to release incriminating documents that would reveal some of Hillary Clinton’s biggest foreign policy failures.
The DOJ initially brought a case in 2014 against arms dealer Marc Turi’s U.S.-licensed Turi Defense Group claiming he falsified a license application filed with the Department of State to sell arms to the nation of Qatar when the real recipient would be Libyan rebels instead. DOJ prosecutors said his scheme was illegal under U.N. provisions against arms sales, according to the Daily Mail.
But Turi’s lawyers began filing for disclosure of certain government documents as evidence in their defense that began to worry the Obama administration. The federal judge in the case had given Obama’s DOJ until this week to disclose the documents but instead of releasing the documents to the defense (and therefore making them public knowledge) the DOJ simply dropped its case allowing Turi to walk out a free man.
Fox News’ Chief Intelligence Correspondent Katherine Herridge reported after all of the court documents and congressional emails were compiled, “Turi makes a compelling case the Obama administration authorized a covert weapons program to arm Libyan rebels in 2011, that spun out of control.”
“This would come under Secretary Clinton’s watch,” Turi told Fox News in an exclusive interview that first aired on Fox News Business Channel.
“I am glad this horrific five-year ordeal is over and I am pleased to be able to move on with my life,” he said.
Turi went on to rip the DOJ saying, “The American public has the right to know that an injustice was committed against an innocent American.”
“The government took away my life, my savings, and my company that I worked so hard to build to serve our nation, and for what?” he added. “I still don’t really know who the unjust actors were who launched this attack against me from the shadows. I just hope that someday there will be someone that will be held accountable.”
Turi maintained that he was doing exactly what the government wanted done all along, selling arms to Qatar which would then turn them around and sell them to the Libyan rebels. And he said that his trial would have proven that with the release of the government documents he was demanding for his defense.
“That’s where I came up with this ‘zero footprint’ Arab supply chain, whereby, our foreign ally supplies another, Arab country,” Turi said. In this case, the US would supply conventional weapons to a U.S. ally-Qatar, who would inturn supply them to Libya, as a kind of workaround.
“If you want to limit the exposure to the US government, what you simply do is outsource it to your allies,” Turi said, describing the practice. “The partners-the Qataris, and the Emiratis did exactly what they were contracted to do.”
But instead of releasing the documents and proving Turi right, the DOJ just suddenly dropped the case.
Quite suspicious, isn’t it?
H/T: BizPac Review