By David Codrea
“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.”
All without the “background checks” they would impose on Americans, whom they wouldn’t allow to have such weapons in the first place? How “common sense” is that?
Still, Obama’s and Hillary’s foreign “interventions” arming terrorists is old news. As is squelching investigations to protect administration criminals in power. It’s the M.O. from Fast and Furious all over again, and why not? Nobody’s in jail. It worked.
Nothing succeeds like success.
And in this case, Hillary’s up to her neck in it, with tie-ins that touch directly on her emails as well as on the death of the U.S. ambassador and on arms being diverted to Syria. And here’s the crux of government criminality necessitating a cover-up in this case:
In a sworn declaration to the District Court of Arizona May 5th 2015, a career CIA officer David Manners said, “It was then, and remains now, my opinion that the United States did participate, directly or indirectly, in the supply of weapons to the Libyan Transitional National Council.” The timing matters because in the Spring of 2011 the Libyan opposition was not formally recognized, and the direct supply of arms was not authorized.
In this case, dropping the charges should not be the primary cause for concern, as it appears defendant Marc Turi of the Turi Defense Group was a lawfully-licensed arms dealer. He evidently jumped through all the hoops, but was caught up in secret illegal arms transactions engineered by Hillary’s State Department. And in true Clintonian fashion, they tried to make him the fall guy.
In a curious coincidence, the United States Attorney leading the team to file the joint motion to dismiss charges, John S. Leonardo, is the man who replaced disgraced USA Dennis Burke. He’s the career government creature who authorized much of the gunwalking, misled Congress, illegally leaked a document to smear a whistleblower, and denied “victim” status to the family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
The obvious takeaway: The administration is still covering up for its crimes, scapegoating patsies, and using the Department of Justice to help.
While it’s illegally supplying real “weapons of war” to some of the baddest actors on the planet, it’s continuing in its long march to disarm Americans who believe in their right to keep and bear arms. It is demonizing us as the terror threats, all the while ushering in and embedding populations inimical to freedom.
These are the criminal actions and demonstrable lies Hillary has relied on and will carry forward. Those who let her get away with it are evil, and/or deliberately indifferent, and/or useful idiots.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.