July 20, 2024
Trump Explains Why He Didn’t Inform Intel Committee of Baghdadi Raid: ‘Schiff Is The Biggest Leaker in Washington’
The president repeated Monday that the White House is “thinking about” releasing footage of the mission that killed the ISIS leader.
The president repeated Monday that the White House is “thinking about” releasing footage of the mission that killed the ISIS leader.

President Trump on Monday explained that he withheld news of the night raid that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the House Intelligence Committee to prevent Chairman Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) from leaking the information.

“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. You know that, I know that, we all know that. I’ve watched Adam Schiff leak, he’s a corrupt politician,” Trump said during an impromptu press conference at Andrews Air Force Base.

Schiff released a statement in the wake of the news of Baghdadi’s death, which criticized the president for not telling Congress’ “Gang of Eight” about the mission.

“Had this escalated, had something gone wrong, had we gotten into a firefight with the Russians, it’s to the administration’s advantage to be able to say, ‘We informed Congress we were going in, they were aware of the risks. We at least gave them the chance to provide feedback.’ That wasn’t done here. I think that’s a mistake,” Schiff said on Sunday.

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