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Judge Napolitano came out with a bombshell observation today though he has said it before. The weapons Hillary sold to Qatar may have been used to kill Ambassador Stevens. She sold the arms illegally and some went to Al Qaeda. She put American heavy-duty military equipment into the
hands of some of America’s deadliest enemies and that is a felony – providing material assistance to the enemy.
“I do. I don’t know if the number is accurate and I don’t know if the number is even measurable, but he is talking about her efforts to destabilize President Mubarak in Egypt, Colonel Gaddafi in Libya and President Assad in Syria. And, in order to bring about that destabilization, she succeeded in Egypt, she succeeded in Libya, she failed in Syria,” the judge responded.
“She as secretary of state authorized the sale of American military equipment to Qatar. Qatar? A little tiny country, beholden to the Muslim brotherhood?
What business would the United States have arming Qatar? Ah, Qatar was delivering those arms and did to rebel groups. Some of the rebel groups were al Qaeda. So she is responsible for getting – Trump’s, allegation is borne out by emails in the public domain which I have seen, which anybody can see, American heavy-duty military equipment into some of America’s deadliest enemies, that’s a felony, provide material assistance to terrorist organization. As a result, people died. It is not unlikely that Ambassador Stevens himself was killed with one of those weapons.”
Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department
Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure -- derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) -- represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.
Under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions -- a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy. But nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers.
The State Department formally approved these arms sales even as many of the deals enhanced the military power of countries ruled by authoritarian regimes whose human rights abuses had been criticized by the department. Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar all donated to the Clinton Foundation and also gained State Department clearance to buy caches of American-made weapons even as the department singled them out for a range of alleged ills, from corruption to restrictions on civil liberties to violent crackdowns against political opponents.
Just before Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State, the Clinton Foundation signed an agreement generally obligating it to disclose to the State Department increases in contributions from its existing foreign government donors and any new foreign government donors. Those increases were to be reviewed by an official at the State Department and “as appropriate” the White House counsel’s office. According to available disclosures, officials at the State Department and White House raised no issues about potential conflicts related to arms sales.
Questions about the nexus of arms sales and Clinton Foundation donors stem from the State Department’s role in reviewing the export of American-made weapons. The agency is charged with both licensing direct commercial sales by U.S. defense contractors to foreign governments and also approving Pentagon-brokered sales to those governments. Those powers are enshrined in a federal law that specifically designates the secretary of state as “responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of sales” of arms, military hardware and services to foreign countries. In that role, Hillary Clinton was empowered to approve or reject deals for a broad range of reasons, from national security considerations to human rights concerns.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
Another Republican mouthpiece makes another baseless and ridiculous accusation against Hillary Clinton.
Must be a Wednesday.
During her tenure as secretary of state, Clinton made weapons transfers to the Saudi government a “top priority,” according to a new report published in The Intercept. And even while Clinton’s State Department was deeply invested in getting weapons to Saudi Arabia, the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars in donations from both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the weapons manufacturer Boeing. Christmas presents were being gifted all around.
originally posted by: Grimpachi