If anyone knows just how bad leaks are in D.C., it’s President Trump. It’s why he didn’t tell key Democrats before the raid on the leader of ISIS.
He kept details of the Al-Baghdadi raid from Nancy Pelosi and others because the president knows they would leak for political gain:
“I didn’t do that. I didn’t want to have people lost.” ~ President Trump on telling Pelosi about the ISIS raid
This was much too risky an operation to let the cat out of the bag.
President Trump commented further on the problem with leaking in D.C.:
“We were going to notify them last night but we decided not to do that because Washington leaks like I’ve never seen before. There is no country in the world that leaks like we do and Washington is a leaking machine.”
Well, Nancy didn’t like being left out of the loop, but it’s clear that the Democrats in house leadership are not to be trusted.
“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.” ~ Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi’s full statement repeatedly slamming President Trump on his success and strategy in Syria and Turkey:
“Americans salute the heroism, dedication, and skill of our military and our intelligence professionals and acknowledge the work of our partners in the region. We are relieved that no U.S. personnel died in this daring raid.”
“The death of al-Baghdadi is significant, but the death of this ISIS leader does not mean the death of ISIS. Scores of ISIS fighters remain under uncertain conditions in Syrian prisons, and countless others in the region and around the world remain intent on spreading their influence and committing acts of terror.”
“This month, the House passed a joint resolution on an overwhelmingly bipartisan 354-60 basis which rejects President Trump’s green-lighting of Turkish aggression into Syria against our Kurdish partners and calls on him to present a clear strategy to defeat ISIS. 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. Our military and allies deserve strong, smart, and strategic leadership from Washington.”