Department of Justice lawyers are dropping charges against an American arms dealer who said he intended to expose Hillary Clinton’s involvement in weapons shipments to Libya when she served as Secretary of State.
An associate of arms dealer Marc Turi said the Obama administration dropped the case because further proceedings threatened to ensconce President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in scandal by showing how the administration’s apparent weapons shipments ended up in the hands of Islamic radicals fighting Gadhafi, then-head of Libya, Politico reports.
“They don’t want this stuff to come out because it will look really bad for Obama and Clinton just before the election,” the associate told Politico.
The reason the DOJ dropped the case when it did is because Wednesday is the deadline to deliver key documents to Turi’s defense team and prosecutors themselves hinted that the “discovery proceedings” were part of the impetus behind dropping the case. These documents would have likely brought extra attention to Central Intelligence Agency involvement in moving weapons to Libyan rebels and would have again prompted people to look into Clinton’s private emails.
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