Skip to comments.Trump defends keeping ‘leaker’ Schiff, Pelosi out of the loop on al-Baghdadi raid
Posted on 10/28/2019 8:45:53 AM PDT by jazusamo
President Trump on Monday defended his decision not to give Democratic congressional leaders advance notice of the raid that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, saying once again that he was concerned the details would leak out.
When Trump first announced al-Baghdadi's death Sunday morning, he said he decided not to tell officials, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, because he was afraid leaks could compromise the mission. Speaking to reporters Monday morning, he singled out House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as the focus of those concerns.
"The only thing is they were talking about why didn't I give the information to Adam Schiff and his committee, and the answer is because I think Adam Schiff is the biggest leaker in Washington," Trump said. "You know that, I know that, we all know that. I've watched Adam Schiff leak. He's a corrupt politician. He's a leaker like nobody has ever seen before."
Trump, meanwhile, also indicated Monday that he may release some video footage of the raid, which he described in great detail a day earlier.
"Were thinking about it. We may take certain parts of it and release it, yes," Trump said.
Trump went on to blast Schiff for his handling of the impeachment investigation, including when he recited an embellished version of Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which Schiff later described as "parody."...
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Good for the President for telling it like it is.
Our military and allies deserve strong, smart and strategic leadership from Washington.
Are we to believe that Pelosi is capable of providing "strong, smart, strategic leadership"?
Sweetie, that's NOT YOUR JOB and YOU are singularly incapable of contributing in those areas! (because it wasn't a coup!!!!)
Given that they are the same dems that gave illegal aliens a heads-up some months back during ICE raids, it is reasonable to assume they would have extended the same courtesy to their boy bagdaddy.
Traitors can’t be trusted
Look at the crybabies and their lapdog “media” throw fits when the Light of Truth shines
I have no doubt both of them would be willing to sacrifice Delta Force lives to screw up this mission. Sickening.
Need to know basis.
They didn’t need to know.
I think Adam Schiff is the biggest leaker in Washington,” Trump said. “You know that, I know that, we all know that
And every one of those Rat reporters do know it but the hatred for Trump is WAY more powerful than the good of the country.
The rule is...once an operation starts....everything goes silent.
Newt was on Fox and Friends this morning. He said that as Speaker of The House, there were military operations that he did not know about in advance. He said he was informed afterwards
God Bless President Trump.
He’s put up with so much, yet still has the courage to give back to them, with interest.
The President is not required to inform the Legislature before taking military action to protect the country.
Because it’s not that the Dems are pissed that Trump didn’t inform them.
They’re pissed that Trump had a success. An obvious and public success.
So they need to find some way to make it negative. They’re mad at his success, not because they weren’t informed.
You’re right on the mark.
The same Nancy Pelosi that only wanted to commit fraud on one nominating form?
She only falsely certified Obama as eligible to Hawaii. she duped the other states into doing it for her.
Trump, making small people even smaller.
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The idea of the likes of Pelosi and Schiff as operations planners is nearly as ridiculous as the WaPo obituary yesterday. Their version of OPSEC is to leak everything useful to them to the media. If there is anyone sane who does not think they’d have tried to sabotage this op to make Trump look bad I don’t know who it might be.
I remain totally proud of our President for omitting them!
They had no need to know
BTW, POTUS speech at the International Association of Chiefs of Police is a hair raiser! Hes on fire!
On FNC live now.
He slammed the Schitt out of Chicagos police chief.
#MAGA #KAG #TRUMP2020LANDSLIDE
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