Trump shut out D.C. swamp over Syria raid

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Rep. Adam SchiffNot only is President Donald Trump battling the D.C. swamp, he is fighting its leaks, too.

Mainstream media outlets reported the outrage among Democrats for Trump refusing to give advance notice about the raid that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who set off a suicide vest as U.S. forces gave chase. 

Trump, in his typical fashion, told reporters why he refused to inform Rep. Adam Schiff (pictured above), who leads the House Intelligence Committee, about the military operation. 

“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." 

Reporting on Democrats' response, CNN quoted Schiff as stating he and others should have been informed in order to "provide feedback" to the White House and to military planners. 

National security analyst David Rubin tells OneNewsNow he can’t blame Trump for not trusting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Schiff, and other prominent Democrats with confidential information.

“And I say ‘thank God’ that he didn't tell them because it would have been a disaster. They would have leaked it out,” Rubin warns.   

Rubin, DavidRegarding the raid itself, which was conducted near Barishma, Syria, retired U.S. general Dana Pittard told Fox News that President Trump made a “gutsy call” to launch the night attack with U.S. forces.

“ISIS is one of the most brutal and dangerous terrorist organizations,” Pittard said, “and it’s good news that al Baghdadi has been killed.”

Rubin says the U.S. forces conducted a “brilliant operation” and the world “can only be better” because of it.

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