What compelled Judge Napolitano to write a Washington Times op-ed on the Libyan weapons trafficking was presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton’s testimony under oath in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Oct. 22, 2015. It was more than three years after the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and yet the truth about the attack and the actions by Obama, Clinton and others remains shrouded in mystery.
“To pursue her goal of a ‘democratic’ government there, Clinton, along with Obama and a dozen or so members of Congress from both houses and both political parties, decided she should break the law by permitting U.S. arms dealers to violate the U.N. arms embargo and arm Libyan rebels whom she hoped would one day run the new government,” Napolitano wrote.
“So she exercised her authority as secretary of state to authorize the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood and friendly to the Libyan rebels and a country the U.S. had no business arming—unless the purpose of doing so was for the arms to be transferred to the rebels,” said the former Bergen County, New Jersey, judge.
According to Napolitano, memorandums recovered from the burnt out consulate-turned-crime scene in Benghazi provided evidence to substantiate his assertions. The Washington Times succeeded in obtaining copies of those documents which provide evidence that the American diplomats stationed there were keeping track of numerous potential U.S.-sanctioned weapons shipments aimed at arming our allies with the Transitional National Council, the Libyan organization seeking to overthrow Col. Moammar Gadhafi, the Arab nation’s dictator, and set up a democratically elected government based in Tripoli.
Federal court documents obtained by the Fox News Channel, where Judge Napolitano serves as a legal and judicial analyst, describe several arms sales to Libyan rebels — some of whom were radical Islamists — that occurred during Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.
Napolitano’s op-ed also quotes a non-partisan, career CIA officer David Manners who in a sworn declaration to the District Court of Arizona on May 5, 2015, 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,”
Manners’ testimony was part of a grand jury investigation into American defense contractor Marc Turi and his company Turi Defense Group, another entity licensed by Hillary Clinton’s State Department underlings that allowed Turo to sell and transport weapons worldwide.
The investigation was focused on both the source and user of weapons that were entering Libya in 2011 in the midst of the collapse of the Gadhafi dictatorship, but prior to Libyan opposition groups given official recognition by the Obama administration.
Unfortunately, as happened in the gun-walking scandal, Fast and Furious, there was poor control over the weapons and the distribution of those weapons. “When this equipment landed in Libya, half went one way, and the half went the other way,” Napoltano quotes Turi as stating. “The half that went the other way is the half that ended up in Syria.”
“It is difficult to believe that the [Justice Department] prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Mrs. Clinton will not recommend that she be indicted. Inexplicably, she seems to have forgotten that they were monitoring what she said under oath to the Benghazi committee. By lying under oath and by misleading Congress, she gave that team additional areas to investigate and on which to recommend indictments,” wrote Napolitano.
“While the Clinton presidential campaign, the Democratic Party and their news media partners have been relatively successful in distracting the public from understanding the seriousness of the allegations against the former First Lady, they will have a hard time dismissing the opinions of legal scholars such as Judge Napolitano, former judge and district attorney Jeanine Pirro, and Professor Alan Dershowitz,” said former police detective and corruption investigator Taylor McMahon.