WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange claims Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knew that the US was sending weaponry from Libya to Syria in 2011, despite claiming under oath to have no knowledge of the situation.
Assange highlighted the information contained within the recently leaked DNC emails in an interview with Democracy Now last week, claiming that Clinton lied under oath during her post-Benghazi attack public testimony in 2013.
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky interrogated Clinton during the testimony and explicitly asked whether the former Secretary of State had any knowledge of gun exports leaving Libya:
Sen. Rand Paul: My question is, is the US involved in any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?
Hillary Clinton: To Turkey? I’ll have to take that question for the record. That’s, nobody’s ever raised that with me.
Sen. Rand Paul: It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons. And what I’d like to know is, that annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries? Any countries, Turkey included?
Hillary Clinton: Well, Senator you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. And, I will see what information was available.
Sen. Rand Paul: You’re saying you don’t know?
Hillary Clinton: I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.
In his interview with Democracy Now, Assange claimed Clinton had been untruthful during her public testimony, stating, “those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates.”
So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection that we have released, just about Libya alone.
Over 19,000 leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee were released by WikiLeaks in July, prompting discoveries about how the party attempted to use Bernie Sander’s Jewish heritage against him to secure Clinton’s nomination, as well as timetables showing off-record meetings with the mainstream media, and dirty ad tactics against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Assange stated his intentions to release “a lot more” material on Clinton during the US presidential elections, and the public can currently browse the nearly 20,000 emails on WikiLeaks searchable database.