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Posted By: Imright, 10/27/2019 6:16:54 PM

President Trump said Sunday morning that he did not tell House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the U.S. military raid in Syria that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi because he was worried about leaks that could have compromised the mission. Vice President Mike Pence said this was not an indication of a lack of trust.When asked if he notified Pelosi beforehand, Trump said he did not because he did not want any members of the U.S. forces to die.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: pinger 10/27/2019 6:19:55 PM (No. 219370)
Had POTUS told Pelosi of the raid before it occurred, al-Baghdadi would be alive today.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Imright 10/27/2019 6:24:40 PM (No. 219373)
President Trump also mentioned at his presser that he had warned of Osama Bin Laden over a year before 911....Here's a link to that info: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/10/19_months_before_911_trump_warned_of_terror_attack_on_major_city.html
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ginadee 10/27/2019 6:26:55 PM (No. 219375)
I would not have told her anything beforehand either. She is not to be trusted.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone 10/27/2019 6:36:26 PM (No. 219384)
That was a very smart move by President Trump. Expounding on what Poster #1 said, if Pelosi, Nadler, and Schiff had been told beforehand, they or their radical staffs, would have leaked that information like mad to their liberal media allies. That positively would have caused the tactical operations to be sabotaged, possibly with some American soldiers being killed, and al Baghdadi escaping and still alive today. Clearly those House Democrat leaders will do anything to make Trump look bad in anyway those Democrats believe would lower Trump’s chances of being re-elected, they show that everyday be their actions and words. Trump had to get the Russians on board as the attacking force had to fly through Syrian airspace that is being defended by modern Russian air defense systems both on the ground and on tactical aircraft. Notice that the Russians did not leak the information that they were given.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Tusker 10/27/2019 6:44:13 PM (No. 219386)
The best damn President this country has ever had! MAGA and the world safe from rabid zealots.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 10/27/2019 6:49:10 PM (No. 219390)
Obama is in mourning... Obama BUILT that!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/27/2019 7:23:33 PM (No. 219410)
They have Trump's phones and the WH wiretapped, so I can see why Trump didn't mention it. Our President will have to purchase hundred of prepaid phones to use for national security reasons.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: smcchk 10/27/2019 7:24:12 PM (No. 219411)
2020, here we come!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: padiva 10/27/2019 7:28:40 PM (No. 219412)
Now Pelosi will be even more twisted out of shape.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man 10/27/2019 7:40:56 PM (No. 219416)
I was rolling on the floor laughing when he responded that way. Pelosi would get people killed if it meant tripping up Trump. Trump’s answer got every bit of the meaning across without over playing it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/27/2019 8:28:27 PM (No. 219434)
There have been stories regarding people in Congress with terrorist ties. Specifically Muslim Brotherhood. There have been stories of journalists with terrorist ties. Can Pelosi keep her mouth shut? There is evidence she cannot. These people with terrorist connections are watching and listening. Word could have made it back to ISIS regarding what was planned. Trump was right to keep Pelosi, and the rest of Congress in the dark.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hard Nard 10/27/2019 8:37:11 PM (No. 219443)
Our President, as usual, is correct. Pelosi can not be trusted, as well as 99.9% of democrats.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: VAPMAN 10/27/2019 8:37:17 PM (No. 219444)
How could Trump have told Pelosi without at least 10 aides listening in. Within 5 minutes al-Baghdadi would have known.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Omen55 10/27/2019 8:46:52 PM (No. 219446)
None of dem can be trusted!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Newtsche 10/27/2019 9:01:10 PM (No. 219456)
There's killing two birds with one stone and then there's this, brilliant :-)
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Wendybird 10/27/2019 9:11:47 PM (No. 219468)
PDT learns from experience. Smart people do that. Democrats don’t.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: M2 10/27/2019 9:17:27 PM (No. 219474)
'...kin-A.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: SALady 10/27/2019 11:19:16 PM (No. 219545)
President Trump is a very, very wise man!!!!! If the Demon-Rats had known, they would have warned al-Baghadi if it meant hurting president Trump!!!!!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Muguy 10/27/2019 11:23:27 PM (No. 219548)
Wise move-- this is precisely how Obama bin laden was tipped off every time we got close to him!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Italiano 10/27/2019 11:39:48 PM (No. 219556)
Why leak to traitors?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Trigger2 10/28/2019 3:16:22 AM (No. 219610)
I laughed when I heard PT say that because it is so true. What I really wondered about was the intelligence community. PT or someone else in the know must have known who the traitors were and kept them well away from knowing anything about the raid. It's a total miracle that the raid worked.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: tom7 10/28/2019 6:02:25 AM (No. 219646)
Trump was smart. The Dems hate Trump far more than they hate ISIS. Since "an enemy of my enemy is my friend", the Dems would have eagerly sabotaged the mission if they were able. Not warning the Dems is necessary to avoid warning ISIS. We saw the same phenomenon in the Korean war and Vietnam. Liberal Democrats really do hate America.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Mekkkk 10/28/2019 6:53:06 AM (No. 219680)
Best decision ever
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Jebediah 10/28/2019 7:25:10 AM (No. 219713)
And of course the biggest joke of all is Pelosi et al (including that wormy Eric Swalwel) complaining about lack of transparency at the same moment they are playing out their show trial with Adam Schiff. WHERE is the Press coverage on that irony?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Jebediah 10/28/2019 7:27:30 AM (No. 219716)
Plus, there is no law or regulation re: the President running this kind of thing through Congress. If he does so it is at best a courtesy.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 10/28/2019 7:30:08 AM (No. 219719)
An even better plan would be to tell them something untrue but safe eg we're invading Antarctica. The resulting flood of fake news - intentionally planted - would be hilarious when it was revealed in contrast to the real thing. The media will criticize no matter what so have a bit of fun.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: janjan 10/28/2019 8:03:21 AM (No. 219741)
Trump has no Constitutional obligation to inform Congress beforehand of military raids. That is merely a courtesy that they’ve done nothing to earn. Leaking to the media is a national security issue and the Democrats use it constantly as a political strategy. He did the right thing.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/28/2019 8:24:25 AM (No. 219750)
They are not his friend. They oppose him on everything. So, why should he tell them anything? It's also a way for POTUS to find out if he has any leaks from within the Pentagon.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: MDConservative 10/28/2019 9:10:57 AM (No. 219792)
Here's the most concerning part...that our government, especially its leaders, cannot trust one another internally in matters of true national security. It goes to the heart of the Oath of Office, that they will defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: BarryNo 10/28/2019 9:21:08 AM (No. 219798)
It concerns the definition of 'Enemy', poster 29. We know it means 'Enemies of the People of the United States of America'. Swamp critters read it as 'Enemies to Our Quest for Personal Power.'.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: LesUNo 10/28/2019 9:21:39 AM (No. 219801)
The Dems have worked tirelessly for three long years to sabotage Trump’s presidency and have demonstrated that absolutely nothing is beneath them. They would not have allowed President Trump this victory. A wise decision Mr. President and all of America knows it.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Venturer 10/28/2019 9:35:47 AM (No. 219818)
The proof is in the pudding. It wasn't leaked.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/28/2019 9:40:50 AM (No. 219825)
Based on this remarkable success, the President should diss Nan on everything else from now on.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Zumkopf 10/28/2019 10:02:32 AM (No. 219855)
Pure genius. The more Pelosi and Schiff complain about not being informed, the more it draws attention to their own Leak Machine.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: NorthernDog 10/28/2019 10:24:38 AM (No. 219880)
Back in the early '90s US Marines came ashore in Somalia for an operation. They were greeted on the beach by CNN and a gaggle of other media vermin. The operation was compromised because someone leaked to the media. Today, the media is 10 times worse. I don't blame Trump for keeping them out of the loop.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Foghorn 10/28/2019 10:27:03 AM (No. 219885)
Trump started and operation and pulled it together without the old warhorse generals and admirals said he did the wrong thing by pulling troops out of Syria. His plan was to take out ISIS leaders and it looks like it will be successful. All the nations cooperated in taking out an important terrorist. Those people that booed Trump at the ball game should be ashamed of their action. Trump did not say what he was about to do or give out any information on the action. The left hates him so much they would have told the press what Trump was about to do. They hate Trump so much it spills over to hate America.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Franz 10/28/2019 12:33:20 PM (No. 220056)
Considering that there has been a constant flow of "leaks" from what are supposed to be secret secure hearings, President Trump was being prudent not to inform the leak prone Democrats. They have shown their willingness to do harm to the country in order to harm President Trump.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: weejun 10/28/2019 12:38:10 PM (No. 220058)
Hmmm, let me take a look at the US Military chain of command: Commander in Chief (President), Unified Combat Command commander, combat operations units. Don't see Congress anywhere in that loop. How can this be? Why, surely this is a mistake, or, it's all Trump's fault! Finally, a CINC who understands his role and will do what it takes to keep US military personnel safe during dangerous operations.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 10/28/2019 1:43:00 PM (No. 220133)
Thank God he didn’t tell that stupid dingbat! OR the Washington post! So many traitors among us! Veterans for truth Veterans for America Veterans for Trump 2020 Take back the House Landslide!
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Strike3 10/28/2019 1:45:09 PM (No. 220136)
Unless Pelosi and her crew of crybabies declare war she has no need to know. Actually it's dangerous for her to know.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: BillW. 10/28/2019 2:46:29 PM (No. 220208)
And in the "When Did You Stop Beating Your Wife" Dept. Call Pelousy a traitor. Then let her prove otherwise. KAG
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo 10/28/2019 2:49:04 PM (No. 220212)
Check Mr. President.....Checkmate will be you be re elected.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: fairplay 10/28/2019 2:57:10 PM (No. 220229)
Pelosi and Chucky Schumer can.t take the credit!
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Reply 44 - Posted by: vboscaino 10/28/2019 4:32:14 PM (No. 220303)
When you can trust your mortal enemy, Russia, before you can trust your Treasonous Traitorous House of Representatives..... What more is there really to say?
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Reply 45 - Posted by: nongreenrunner 10/28/2019 4:36:51 PM (No. 220305)
I only wish he'd have said " I didn't tell the Dims because I figured the Whistleblower would do that for me"...
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