(Breitbart) Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tells Breitbart News that President Barack Obama—in a closed-door Capitol Hill luncheon with Republican lawmakers on Sept. 10, 2013—defended Hillary Clinton's rush to war in Libya by claiming that then dictator Muammar Gaddafi had been planning an imminent attack on his own people in Benghazi. However, new evidence emerging via the Washington Times suggests that wasn't necessarily true.
The conversation between Paul and the President—which occurred during the luncheon—has never before been revealed to the public. In the meeting, Obama was seeking congressional support for military action in Syria. But Paul questioned the president on why he went along with Clinton's push for military action against Libya in 2011, in which the Obama administration used military force—without congressional approval—to topple Gaddafi and his regime, despite the fact that Gaddafi had begun cooperating with the West years earlier.