President Donald Trump green-lighted a military operation that put ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the ground over the weekend. The daring nighttime covert attack required maximum secrecy and, sadly, the commander-in-chief could not trust congressional Democrats to not leak details about the raid.
“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,” President Trump said.
Citing the California congressman’s history of presenting false and misleading information to the press, President Trump certainly has reason to be concerned that Rep. Schiff would leak strategic information for his own political gain. Rep. Schiff repeatedly falsely claimed he had information that proved the president had colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 elections. Those claims were roundly proven false by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Along with other radicals, Schiff has pushed for impeachment despite the President being completely exonerated after the Russia hoax. Schiff’s most recent departure from the truth involved him creating a fake example of a mob-style conversation between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky. The scurrilous congressman managed to get the fake transcript into the congressional record despite objections by GOP members.
“Adam Schiff went before Congress, and Adam Schiff, what he did, will never be forgotten. He made up a conversation that was a phony fabrication. It was a fraud, and people shouldn’t be allowed to get away,” President Trump reportedly said.
Given Schiff could be a potential leaker, Trump sidestepped the usual protocol of informing leadership of both parties about the military operation. The president’s decision to keep the operation on a need-to-know basis yielded the best possible outcome. No Americans lost their lives, and the head of the terrorist organization ISIS was killed without great loss of civilian lives.
“He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering, crying, and screaming all the way. The compound had been cleared by this time with people either surrendering or being shot and killed. Eleven young children were moved out of the house and are uninjured. The only ones remaining were with Baghdadi in the tunnel,” President Trump described. “He had dragged three of his young children with him. They were led to certain death. He reached the end of the tunnel, as our dogs chased them down.”
ISIS leader al-Baghdadi reportedly ignited a suicide vest killing three of his 11 children while whimpering in fear. It was a fitting end that sends a powerful message to terrorists that no place on the planet is safe from the long arms of the law.
The man responsible for the rise of the caliphate that took and held vast lands during the Obama Administration was found hiding in northern Syria. He was responsible for thousands of civilian murders, rapes, and terrorist attacks worldwide. Since President Trump took over as commander-in-chief, ISIS fighters have been captured, killed, and driven into hiding.
“When we landed with eight helicopters, a large crew of brilliant fighters ran out of those helicopters and blew holes into the side of the building, not wanting to go through the main door because that was booby-trapped,” President Trump said describing the precision of the attack.
“They blasted their way through the house in a very heavy wall. It took them literally seconds. By the time those things went off, they had a beautiful big hole, and they got everyone by surprise.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Schiff are claiming outrage at not being brought into the loop about the highest priority enemy target being killed since Osama bin Laden. But as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of the safety of the American soldiers carrying out the mission, “A leak could have caused the death of all of them.” It appears President Trump was wise to maintain mission secrecy.