How interested was Hillary in Qaddafi’s gold?
The recently released Hillary emails inform us. This is the email she sent out after receiving the Blumenthal email:
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05785507 Date: 01/07/2016
RELEASE IN PART B6
Huma, Hillary's, ahem, close aide was also keeping up-to-date on Qaddafi’s gold and provided Hillary with an update (The dash appears to be replace an active Hillary email address):
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05782541
Date: 09/30/2015 RELEASE IN FULL
From: Abedin, Huma <AbedinH@state.gov >
Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2011 7:56 AM
Subject: Fw: Cash-strapped Gadhafi sold gold to pay salaries (AP)
From: OpsNewsTicker Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 07:10 AM
To: NEWS-Mahogany Cc: SES-0 Subject: Cash-strappedGadhafi soldgoldtopaysalaries(AP)
TRIPOLI (AP) - The new governor of Libya's central bank says the former regime sold about 20 percent of the country's gold reserves to cover salaries amid the uprising that ousted Moammar Gadhafi. Qassim Azzuz told reporters Thursday that Gadhafi's regime sold 29 tons of gold to local traders in April, netting about 1.7 billion dinars ($1.4 billion) for the then-embattled regime which was under U.N. sanctions.
Libya is believed to have about 145 tons of gold reserves. Azzuz also said the none of the bank's assets were "missing or were stolen" during the uprising, including about $90 billion held abroad and another $20 billion locally. He said the figures did not include still unknown sums of money accumulated by Gadhafi and his family, which were held outside the local banking sector. News Tickers alert senior Department officials to breaking news. This item appears as it did in its original publication and does not contain analysis or commentary by Department sources.