The hits keep on coming for Hillary Clinton and her amazing, technicolor emails. The latest batch released by the State has Hillary discussing the idea of sending “private security experts” to Libya to arm opposition leaders.
Moreover, in heavily redacted testimony on November 15, 2012, CIA Director Mike Morell and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed that the US intelligence community was aware that weapons were moving from Libya to Syria.
Hillary Clinton, of course feigned shock and surprise during a Senate hearing in January of 2013, when queried by Rand Paul about the transfer of weapons out of Libya to Syria.
Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported on the contents of the emails Wednesday morning.
An April 2011 message from longtime adviser Sidney Blumenthal to Clinton contains a private intelligence assessment on Libya.
Clinton then forwarded the assessment to her deputy chief of staff with the message, “FYI. The idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered.”
That line was redacted by the State Department, Herridge said. But when the New York Times previously released that email on May 18, it was not blacked out.
Another heavily-redacted email appears to show that then-House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) wanted to discuss the “weapons issue” with Clinton.
Mike Rogers has since retired from Congress to pursue a career in talk radio. *cough*
“An operation by private contractors to arm the Libyan opposition in 2011, before it was fully recognized by the international community, was not permissible. And on its face, critics say, further supports their allegations that there was some kind of off-the-books operation if not by the U.S., then by our allies,” Herridge reported.
Via Gateway Pundit:
Keep in mind – these are the emails she hasn’t already deleted. So – they are the least damning ones.
Flashback to January 2013 when Rand Paul told Hillary that if he were POTUS while Benghazi happened, he would have relieved her of her post.
“I think it’s inexcusable that you did not know about this and you did not read these cables,” Paul said. “Libya has to have been one of the hottest of hot spots in the world. Not to know about the request for securities – really – I think cost these people their lives. Their lives could have been saved had somebody just been more available.”
And then he questioned her about the arms shipments from Libya, through Turkey to Syria (to arm what would become ISIS) and she acted all LOL, WTF?
“To Turkey? I'll have to take that question for the record. That's — nobody's ever raised that with me!”
I guess everyone in the Obama administration knew about the weapons program but Hillary.