Election 2020

Welcome to the Republic of Bananas

Welcome to the Republic of Bananas
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Under the current, entirely corrupt federal government, enormities like this one now occur on a daily basis. Unbelievable:

The Obama administration is moving to dismiss charges against an arms dealer it had accused of selling weapons that were destined for Libyan rebels. Lawyers for the Justice Department on Monday filed a motion in federal court in Phoenix to drop the case against the arms dealer, an American named Marc Turi, whose lawyers also signed the motion.

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.

Government lawyers were facing a Wednesday deadline to produce documents to Turi’s legal team, and the trial was officially set to begin on Election Day, although it likely would have been delayed by protracted disputes about classified information in the case.

A Turi associate asserted that the government dropped the case because the proceedings could have embarrassed Clinton and President Barack Obama by calling attention to the reported role of their administration in supplying weapons that fell into the hands of Islamic extremist militants.

“They don’t want this stuff to come out because it will look really bad for Obama and Clinton just before the election,” said the associate.

Can’t have the Democrat candidate for president embarrassed in the run-up to the election now, can we?

Under the deal, Turi admits no guilt in the transactions he participated in, but he agreed to refrain from U.S.-regulated arms dealing for four years. A $200,000 civil penalty will be waived if Turi abides by the agreement.

Turi was indicted in 2014 on four felony counts: two of arms dealing in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and two of lying to the State Department in official applications. The charges accused Turi of claiming that the weapons involved were destined for Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, when the arms were actually intended to reach Libya.

Turi’s lawyers argued that the shipments were part of a U.S. government-authorized effort to arm Libyan rebels.

Under Obama, our entire government has become a national disgrace and a criminal conspiracy against the American public. But this is what you get when you elect a nobody back-bencher from the corrupt Illinois state legislature whose candidacy was promoted and abetted by a collection of red-diaper babies and other enemies of the people, and who spent almost no time in national politics before landing in the White House as the quintessential stealth, if not to say Manchurian, candidate.

The idea originally was to have Hillary take her turn in 2008-2016, then thrust Obama upon the real American people, but the Punahou Kid jumped the line. Now an ill, bitter shrew makes her last witch’s clutch for power and is using every institution of the government in order to make sure it happens.

This is what evil looks like.