Donald Trump accused Adam Schiff of the & # 39; largest leaker in Washington & # 39; and claimed this as the reason he did not share the plans for the raid on the shelter of Abu Bakr al-Baghdad with Congress.
& # 39; I think Adam Schiff is the largest leaker in Washington. You know that. I know that. We all know that, & # 39; Trump told reporters before joining Air Force One on Monday morning.
& # 39; I have seen Adam Schiff leak, & # 39; he continued when asked if he felt he could not trust the president of the intelligence commission or the president of the parliament, Nancy Pelsoi. & # 39; He is a corrupt politician. He is a leaker like no one has ever seen before. & # 39;
Trump said Sunday morning that he had not informed Pelosi or Schiff in advance of the US operation to raid the army of ISIS leader al-Baghdad in Syria.
Donald Trump said he did not share the details of the raid on the Abu Bakr al-Baghdad army with Democratic leaders in advance since the chairman of the intelligence committee Adam Schiff the & # 39; largest leaker in Washington & # 39 ; is
& # 39; I have seen Adam Schiff leak, & # 39; Trump said about Schiff (photo). & # 39; He is a corrupt politician. He is a leaker like no one has ever seen before & # 39;
& # 39; No, I didn't do that, & # 39; Trump said when a reporter asked if he had shared the plans for the raid with the House Speaker before this & # 39;
& # 39; I wanted to make sure this was kept a secret. I didn't want to lose men and women. I don't want people to be lost, & the president added and claimed that he told no one outside the circle of those involved in approving and organizing the operation.
In the early hours of Sunday morning – Saturday night EST – the American Special Operations conducted a mission in northwestern Syria that resulted in the death of al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS. Al-Baghdadi detonated his suicide jacket, killing himself and three of his children when he was known by American troops in his army in a village known for smuggling.
On Sunday, Schiff said that the President of the Gang of Eight, of which he is a part, should have told that American troops were carrying out this mission in the Middle East.
Presumably and historically, the President would inform the Gang of Eight, a bi-party-less group of eight US senators – four Democrats and four Republicans – in the intelligence committee on highly sensitive issues, such as a planned attack on a terrorist leader.
& # 39; Regarding the reporting of the Gang of Eight – that didn't happen, said Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, part of that small group, on ABC News on Sunday morning.
& # 39; Look, the reason for notifying the Gang of Eight is frankly more important if something goes wrong, & # 39; Schiff said, adding that if Russians were hostile and shot American plans, it would have been important for the intelligence community to know what operations were going on when that happened.
& # 39; If this had escalated, if something had gone wrong, had we had a firefight with the Russians, then it would be to the administration's advantage to be able to say: & # 39; We informed Congress that we were going in, they were aware of the risks, we at least gave them the chance to give feedback. That did not happen here. I think that's a mistake, & Schiff said.
Trump said during his comments on Sunday that he did not share the details of the operation with Democratic leaders Schiff and Nancy Pelsoi because he was concerned that it would leak and jeopardize the safety of those carrying out the mission to protect ISIS leader Abu Bakr capture or kill. Baghdadi
Schiff said it would have been in favor of the president to share the raid with the bipartisan lawmakers in the Gang of Eight in the intelligence commission, of which he is a member
Russia manages part of the airspace where American troops flew to carry out the mission.
Pelosi accused Trump of telling Russian but not congress leaders, including herself, of the plan to capture or kill al-Baghdadi. Trump said, however, that Russia was not aware of the details of the mission and only that he should use Russia controlled airspace.
Pelosi accused the president of keeping US officials and lawmakers in the dark, but plans to share with Russia, which Trump claims he did not do.
& # 39; Parliament must be kept informed of this raid, about which the Russians, but not the highest congress leadership, were informed in advance and about the overall strategy of the government in the region. "Our soldiers and allies deserve strong, smart, and strategic leadership from Washington," said Pelosi in a statement shared by CNN.
Trump confirmed in his comments that Russia was helping to help the raid – clearing the airspace in Russia-controlled areas so that the US could carry out its mission. But he insisted that Russia and other countries that cooperated with the US were not aware of the details of the operation.
& # 39; Russia treated us great, they opened up. We had to fly over certain areas in Russia – areas in Russia. Russia was great. Iraq was excellent. We really had a great collaboration, and you have to understand that they didn't know what we were doing and where we were going, "he said. & # 39; But the ISIS hunters are hated by Russia and some of these other countries as much as they are by us. & # 39;
& # 39; We spoke to the Russian, we said: & # 39; We are coming. & # 39; And they said: & # 39; Thank you for telling us. & # 39; They were very good, & said Trump and reiterated that the Kremlin was not aware of the plans to capture or kill al-Baghdadi.
& # 39; We did tell them, & # 39; We think you'll be very happy, &, because, you know, again, they hate ISIS as much as we do. You know what ISIS did to Russia. So no, we didn't tell – they didn't know the mission, but they knew they were going over the area and that they had a lot of firepower. & # 39;
Trump said he had not told Schiff and Pelosi about the operation because he was afraid that it would leak and would endanger the safety of those carrying out the mission.
No American troops lost their lives during the operation, and only one dog and two troops were wounded – but the two troops are already back at work, the president confirmed.
& # 39; We have notified some, others are currently being notified, & # 39; Trump told reporters' room on Sunday morning from the Diplomatic Reception. & # 39; We would report them last night, but we decided not to because Washington is leaking like I have never seen before. & # 39;
& # 39; There is no country in the world that leaks like us. And Washington is a leaking machine and I told my people that we will not notify them until our wonderful people are no longer there. Not just in, but out, & Trump suggested. & # 39; I don't want them to be greeted with firepower like you wouldn't believe. So we could come in and it was top secret. It was saved, there were no leaks or nothing. The only people who knew were the few people I had to deal with. & # 39;
Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of telling Russian but not congress leaders, including herself. Trump said, however, that Russia was not aware of the details of the mission and only that he should use Russia-controlled airspace
Meeting in the Situation Room Saturday evening (from left to right): National Security Advisor Robert O & Brien, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Joint Chief of Staff US Army General Mark Milley and Brig. General Marcus Evans
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, died Sunday morning when he fired his suicide jacket, killing himself and three of his children after being cornered in the Syrian army by US Special Operations forces.
A photo was shared by Trump & # 39; s social media director who showed the president in the Situation Room with National Security Advisor Robert O & Brien, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and the Joint Chiefs of Staff US Army General Mark Milley and Brig. General Marcus Evans.
& # 39; This is a small group of people who were aware of this, & # 39; Trump said about the group of men. & # 39; We had very, very few people. A leak – a leak could have caused the death of everyone. & # 39;
& # 39; We were supposed to inform them last night, but we decided not to because Washington is leaking like I have never seen before, & # 39 ;, Trump said when he addressed the country on Sunday morning. & # 39; There is no country in the world that leaks like us. And Washington is a leaking machine and I told my people that we would not notify them until the – our wonderful people are out & # 39;
During his departure to Chicago on Monday, the President continued his remarks by launching an anger attack on the Democratic-led investigation into accusation, which resulted from a complaint about a whisper that revealed the nature of Trump's conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart .
Schiff leads the removal proceedings against the president.
In conclusion, the president came around the circle and brought it back to his criticism of Schiff – this time for inventing the words of the conversation to help insinuate that there was a consideration.
Schiff later said the words he spoke were intended as a parody of Trump & # 39; s call of July 25 with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
& # 39; And to top it off, Adam Schiff went to Congress and made my words. He didn't copy what I said. He probably didn't know them at the time. No one thought I would release the call, & said Trump, who released a transcript of the call last month.
& # 39; And Adam Schiff went before the convention and Adam Schiff, what he did, will never be forgotten. He made up a conversation that was a fake manufacture. It was a fraud. And people can't get away. They say he has immunity because he is a member of Congress. People shouldn't do that. That is a criminal act. What he did is a criminal act, & the president said.
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