In a stark interview this morning, Senator Rand Paul intimated that he firmly believes Hillary Clinton knowingly lied to Congress regarding arming Islamic terrorists with US weapons.
“I find it hard to believe Hillary Clinton didn’t know. In fact she was the biggest cheerleader for redistributing these arms to Syrian rebels.” Paul said on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom.
“The reason this is an important issue is many of these people who received the arms are not friends of America.” the Senator continued.
“Many of them are linked to al Qaeda and al Nusra and some of these weapons may well have ended up in the hands of people who became ISIS. So this is no small fact. Whether or not she told the truth is a big deal.” the presidential candidate also urged.
The issue has come to the fore once again after new information has indicated that the US government knew about arms being sent to Libyan rebel groups before the Benghazi atrocity, while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
Evidence has long existed, suggesting that this was the case, and also that the government was aware in advance that extremists were planning to attack the US embassy.
A new batch of previously undisclosed emails about Benghazi written by and to Hillary Clinton have also emerged, despite Clinton previously stating she had turned everything over to the State Department.
“Some of the emails coming out about Benghazi indicate that maybe she did know a lot more about this arms trade than she let on.” Paul said this morning.
”I don’t think our public officials should be allowed to come before congressional committees and lie.” Paul continued.
“But it’s also concerning because the big problem we face with ISIS. Did it have anything to do with Hillary Clinton arming people who became ISIS or were friends or allies of ISIS?” he asked.
When again asked to clarify if he believes Hillary lied, Paul said “I think there is a very good chance, because I think there is no way that Hillary Clinton did not know about this. Her private emails show that she was the one supporting arming these people.”
For her part, Clinton has charged that The House Select Committee on Benghazi is a “charade,” in a video blasting the committee for wasting taxpayer money on politics.
Top Democrats are also suggesting that “doctored” information is being purposefully leaked to the media by a member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, or a committee staffer, in order to damage Clinton’s candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Clinton conducted her first interview in months yesterday with CNN, in which she claimed that “People should and do trust me, and I have every confidence that will be the outcome of this election.”
In actual fact, the majority of Americans, it was revealed last month, believe Clinton cannot be trusted.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.