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Trump Explains Why He Kept Top Dems in the Dark on al-Baghdadi Death Raid

President Trump said he withheld information about the Special Forces raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Sunday from top democrats, because he felt they could not be trusted not to make the info public, calling Adam “Shifty” Schiff, the “biggest leaker in Washington.”

Trump defended his decision not to give Democratic congressional leaders advance notice of the raid that resulted in the death of 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.

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“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. “We’re thinking about it. … We may take certain parts of it and release it, yes,” Trump said.

Trump then 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.” Trump accused Schiff of committing a “criminal act” by putting the inaccurate version of the call on the record.

Trump’s decision not to notify senior members of Congress about the raid was controversial, even as he drew praise for overseeing the successful mission.

“The House must be briefed on this raid, which the Russians but not top Congressional Leadership were notified of in advance, and on the administration’s overall strategy in the region,” Pelosi said Sunday. “Our military and allies deserve strong, smart and strategic leadership from Washington.”

When asked Sunday if he had told Pelosi about the raid beforehand, he said he did not because he did not want any members of the U.S. forces to die. “No, I didn’t. I didn’t do that. I wanted to make sure this kept secret,” Trump said. “I don’t want to have people lost.”

The president on Sunday described how U.S. forces including military dogs chased down al-Baghdadi in a tunnel in Syria, with the ISIS leader “whimpering and crying” before detonating a suicide vest, blowing up himself and three children.

“He died like a coward,” Trump said.

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  • Rodney L. Kincaid
    30 October 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    I agree with President Trump. The Democrats are not to be trusted as they display unbelievable hatred of our President. It is also understandable as the Democratic Party has moved from Democracy to Socialism, therefore they cannot be trusted with any control of our great country.

  • Christopher
    30 October 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    Had President Trump notified these cretins ahead of time, we all know that the operation would have been fought tooth and nail, then publicised all to hell. Then, perhaps, the mission would get a green light, we’d loose troops only to come back in body bags, and al-Baghdadi would be safe in a new hidie -hole. Then, then the seditious tw*t bags could have shitefest over Trump as a failed Commander in Chief, the ars*h*les that they are.

  • Fred
    30 October 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    Keeping the action secret from Congress was an appropriate action. The current leaders of Congress would do anything to thwart any success by Trump, even to the extent of helping enemies of the US to kill and maim our soldiers, so that they could blame it on Trump. Knowing your enemies is half battle, and current Congressional leaders are definitely enemies of Trump.

  • Hazel M. Reynolds
    30 October 2019 at 3:43 pm
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    All for Trump, If he would have told the damrats they would have warned isis and we would have lost some of our soldiers. The damrats are getting their money so they will tell the muslims every thing that’s happening.

  • warren
    30 October 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    I believe President trump did the proper thing by not notifying the congress because of possible leaks. although had he informed them and it leaked maybe shifty schiff could be brought up on charges of treason. the best hing that could happen for this country is to censor schiff or vote him out

  • Karen Johnson
    30 October 2019 at 4:13 pm
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    what a bunch of nonsense!

  • Betty
    30 October 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    President Trump did exactly what he should have done. Someone with a big mouth would have leaked the info to someone, and those going to take down this Isis leader would all be dead. What do you think we’d be, during WWII, had President Roosevelt told about our invasion?

  • Renee Palmer
    30 October 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    i do not trust 1 donkey….. and especially, schumer, pelosi, and big mouth schiff.. i can see WHY President Trump, doesn’t trust them with ANY BIG NEWS !! it shouldn’t be this way .. BUT, they have
    shown they are un-trusrworthy !! it seemed to have worked well.

  • Wayne Waldack
    30 October 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    Unfortunately, the Speaker of the House has chosen to be the enemy of this President from Trump’s First day of being elected. He could not trust certain Republicans and Democrats due to their prior actions. GOD Bless the Successes of this Presidency. Too Bad some have chosen to be Anti President Trump.

  • djparker
    30 October 2019 at 4:47 pm
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    I wouldn’t tell any of the Demorats where the toilet paper is. They can’t be trusted!

  • Katee
    30 October 2019 at 4:56 pm
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    The president is right, telling nanny or shifty would have been a disaster. Besides, as I understand it, he didn’t have to tell them anything. Such whiny disgusting leftests!!!!! They need to be gotten rid of the next time around.

  • Dr Dave
    30 October 2019 at 4:59 pm
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    Pelosi said it: “Our military and allies need strong, smart, and strategic leadership from Washington.” That leaves her, Schitler, and threat of the House ‘leaders’ out. Nuff said.

  • Kevin
    30 October 2019 at 5:05 pm
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    KUDOS Mr. President …you did well. I agree that there are too many “real whistle blowers” that are truly detrimental to our national security in cogress. Not unlike President Reagan and his 81st airborn rescue of American students in Granada. Secrecy is of the utmost importance with secret missions for the good of the people! Well done, again i say well done for keeping America great AND safe!

  • Glory Patriot
    30 October 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    President Trump was 100% correct in not informing anyone on the DemoRAT committee, especially, SWAMP SNEAK, #1 WORLDS LIAR AND LEAKER, CRIMINAL DRAMA QUEEN SCHIFF, BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT THERE COULD BE A LEAKER AND IT WOULD COMPROMISE THEIR MISSION AND PUT ALL OUR MILITARY PERSONS IN GREAT DANGER OR EVEN DEATH.

    WE THANK GOD, FOR SENDING US HISTORIC PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP, THE GREATEST PRESIDENT IN OUR HISTORY, WINNER IN 2020.

  • Anthony Whitehead
    30 October 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    The Rusians r a lot more trustworthy than any of the democrats, especially Schiff & Pelosi

  • Tracy manzo
    30 October 2019 at 5:21 pm
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    ABSOLUTELY,POSITIVELY PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP DID THE CORRECT THING NOT TELLING ANY OF THE CONGRESS OR SENATE ANYTHING MANY HAVE IF NOT ALL HAVE BIG MOUTHS AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD TO THE WRONG PEOPLE AND MANY LIVES WOULD HAVE BEEN LOST. CONGRESS & SENATE CAN’T BE TRUSTED LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS. LESS PEOPLE TOLD THE BETTER. EXCELLENT CHOICE. GREAT JOB PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF PRESIDENT TRUMP. YOU DID DID AND OUR MILITARY DID EXCELLENT!!!

  • Noe
    30 October 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    A “SNL” skit , was put on after the “Desert Storm” battle. It showed a “muslim” in the press corp, continuing to ask questions , “When is the battle to begin?” , “Where will The US attack?” ,”How many troops ?”, and the questions go on. SO, Pelosci, “SchITt, YOU are the “muslims” in the room.
    YOU are the treasonous fools. See what kind of victories happen WHEN YOU DON’T have traitors in THE ROOM?

  • Norm
    30 October 2019 at 5:38 pm
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    On Sunday, Pelosi said “Our military & allies deserve strong, smart & strategic leadership from Washington.”
    And man, that is exactly what we got from President Donald Trump

  • Daniel
    30 October 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    The Democrats were not notified of the impending raid because they have proven top be “BLABBER-MOUTHS” and can not be trusted to keep a confidence when necessary! And, that is the truth!

  • Fallingroc
    30 October 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    I still remember what Obama said after OBL was killed…he told the entire world Seal Team 6 was involved…then he let Afgan traitors onto the same plane with the Seal Team 6, only to get them all killed… I believe our troops can train other nations troops, but only allow AMERICAN TROOPS to stand together without foreign troops mingled within our troops…we can NOT trust them… Even George Washington only allowed Americans to stand guard over sleeping troops for this reason!!! Semper Fi

  • Fallingroc
    30 October 2019 at 6:55 pm
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    WHY did these Democrats all run over to the Middle East right before the killing of this cockroach “leader”???
    Was our military following them, and did they unknowingly revile where this ISIS guy was located????? WHY were documents recovered after the killing that reviled that Obama, Hillary, and others actually CREATED, FUNDED, and AIDED ISIS!!?!?!?!! I DO believe these Democrats NEED to do some EXPLAINING to the American people WHAT the HELL were they DOING with ISIS???? AIDING the ENEMY is TREASON… Plenty of Room in Club Gitmo… QUICK TRIAL…QUICK PUNISHMENT… Semper Fi

  • pete
    30 October 2019 at 7:13 pm
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    That was a great move by our President, not telling pelosi and Shifty schiff was the best thing he could!!

  • Donald J.
    30 October 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    I think we have all seen articles in the WaPo and NYT that had us scratching our heads. It’s clear that the leakers and DNC are so wrapped up in their Agenda that the best interests of America and the people who voted them into office are not at the forefront. The past 3 years have been a real Barhnam and Bailey.

  • 3g
    30 October 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    WE WILL KEEP WINNING, WIN MORE MORE, MORALE UP UP UP!!

    GO TEAM, GO EBERYBODY, GOOD MORAL! CHEER UP! AND POSITIVE ALL THE TIME!!!

    THE ATTRACTION THE POSITIVE VIBES FOR U, THANKS FOR ALL PRESIDENT!

  • ANI4ANI
    30 October 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    No explanation necessary!

  • Joanne Walczak
    30 October 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    I completely agree with the President’s decision to keep this mission secret.These people who are complaining would have surely not kept their mouths shut.In their partisan hate for President Trump and his administration they could care less for those who completed their mission to finally kill this miserable evil creature>Job well done Patriots.

  • Marinevet
    30 October 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    I fully understand why he didn’t let the democrats know. They would have leaked it for sure. They are looking for anything to downplay President Trumps successes in office and impeach him. The only reason for this is because they know they can not beat him in the next election.

  • Ron C
    30 October 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    And seriously…who can trust a bunch of deranged democrat’s that hate the president more then they love this nation…? They would certainly have got more of our sons & daughters killed like they always do!

  • Spike
    31 October 2019 at 12:17 am
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    Shifty, Leaky Schiff! He has done nothing except seek out mics to expound on whatever “rumor”he heard standing around, apparently, eavesdropping on all the water fountain conjectures in the halls of congress. His sole duty seems to have been to GET RID OF PRESIDENT TRUMP, once the FBI, CIA, NSA shenanigans failed to halt his election. He would have leaked such info in order to cause the Hated President Trump to have a major foreign failure – and those people are truly deranged (that has proven to be a very definitive adjective) to do that in their campaign to Be Rid of HIM!!! And the US Press stands idly by!??

  • mike
    31 October 2019 at 4:18 am
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    russia turks kurds syria and iraq can keep their mouths shut the house hasnt been able too for at least 2 years

  • Mary
    31 October 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    I think President and the ones with him did a great thing by getting rid of this horrible person. He is a GREAT PRESIDENT!!!!!
    He has done so much greater good for this country than Obama did in the wasted 8 years he was in office. The ones , Democrats that are going up against President Trump should be taken down out of their offices. Pelosi , , Schiff, and Biden , Hillary and every democrat should be taken down and that includes Nadler too . They are the ones who are making a mockery of our UNITED STATES 🇺🇸. President Trump and Vice President Pence and Republicans are trying to make AMERICA GREAT AGAIN but these people are no good. By ALL MEANS IN OUR JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, HILIARY CLINTON SHOULD BE IN PRISON FOR THE MURDER OF THE ONES IN BENGHAZI. All of the emails should be brought to light and all her and her people involved in this task of MURDER AND ESPIONAGE SHE SHOULD BE IN PRISION BILL ALONG WITH HER AND OBAMA.

  • Bengamin Kushnir
    31 October 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    Concidering money=power and power=money we know this human trash managed to fool Americans for getting to a highest possible level of the mafia clan but what or how much his personal share, at least from $12 tril., DamBama death? Seeing this skunk not in preason but in charge of impeachment or crook trying to prosecute victim and till this time can’t be stopped must be fascinating experience, especially for 3rd countries. Russians mafia learned from West how to become reach legally during Perestroyka but following the process in how legally and laughing from voters stupidity, as much as it can be, I bet even Putin will not survive…🎃

  • Earl
    31 October 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    I would be shocked if the DumbocRATs did not disagree with anything that comes up negative for them. After all how many times have the agreed with anything that the Republicans have said. They had a totally wrong transcript of the phone call. THIS IS WHY ALL PATRIOTIC AMERICANS MUST GET OUT AND VOTE BRIGHT RED.

  • Jess Moore
    1 November 2019 at 1:32 pm
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    Right on, Mr. President!

  • Vern
    1 November 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    The president is not obligated to tell Congress (not even Republicans)or even the CIA about any military tactical OPs.

  • Hazel Lemaire
    1 November 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    President Trump did the right thing as he has been doing for 2 and a half years now. How can you trust someone who has been trying to remove you from office from day one? People who have made up lies about you than tried to force those lies down the people’s throat.

  • Marc
    2 November 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    Informing the Democrats about that raid would have been a death sentence for the US forces.

  • Scott Campbell
    3 November 2019 at 4:54 pm
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    The reason he did not tell them is simple. He DOES NOT have to. It is none of their business. They have zero authority to allow or deny the raid. That is under the COMPLETE control of the POTUS, being Commander-in-Chief of the US military. And, to be perfectly honest, they probably would have alerted the scumbag terrorist so he could escape. DO NOT TRUST THE DEMOCRAPS.

  • KAREN
    4 November 2019 at 6:37 am
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    SHIFTY SCHIFF~~LIAR!

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