Senator Rand Paul has come out swinging… with a major surprise that Hillary Clinton could face 5 years in prison for lying to Congress.
If, as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange suggests, there is proof that Clinton knew the Obama administration was sending weapons from Libya to Syria back in 2011, something she denied under oath, then there could be serious repercussions.
“It’s a felony to lie to Congress,” Paul told Fox News’ Eric Bolling. “You can get five years in prison. And we can’t continue to say the Clintons are above the law.”
Assange claims he has emails that prove Clinton knew about the United States arming ISIS in Syria.
“Weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails,” he said in a Democracy Now interview.
In 2011, the Obama administration under the direction of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a gun-running operation to jihadists linked to ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author of CCB’s interim report, titled How America Switched Sides in the War on Terror, explained the gun-running scheme.
“This U.S. gun-running policy in 2011 during the Libyan revolution was directed by [then] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and [the late Libya Ambassador] Christopher Stevens, who was her official envoy to the Libyan AQ rebels.”
To avoid having the funds tracked back to the Obama administration, the arms flow to Libya was financed thru the United Arab Emirates, while Qatar served as the logistical and shipping hub, she noted.
“In 2012, the gun-running into Libya turned around and began to flow outward, from Benghazi to the AQ-and-MB-dominated rebels in Syria,” Lopez added. “This time, it was the CIA Base of Operations that was in charge of collecting up and shipping out [surface-to-air missiles] SAMs from Libya on Libyan ships to Turkey for overland delivery to a variety of jihadist militias, some of whose members later coalesced into groups like Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS [also known as IS].”
Senator Rand Paul also claimed that ISIS had received and is currently operating with U.S. weapons in their military campaigns in Syria and Iraq.
In addition, reporter Jerome Corsi revealed that hundreds of documents declassified in 2015 point to the direct role that Hillary had in aiding the rise of ISIS.
Yet in 2013, when Paul asked her “were any … weapons being transferred to other countries,” Clinton responded under oath that “I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.”
If Assange and Wikileaks can prove she did know, things are going to heat up on the ‘lock her up’ countdown.