Schiff: ‘Mistake’ To Not Inform Congress Ahead of Al-Baghdadi Strike

October 28, 2019   |   by James G. Dalton

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Sunday called it a “mistake” for the Trump administration to not have informed Congress in advance of the deadly overnight strike that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Schiff, who heads the House panel that’s conducting an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, said neither he nor House Speaker were given the heads-up about the strike.

“The reason to notify the ‘gang of eight’ is more important when things go wrong,” he said, referring to the informal term that means the majority and minority leaders of each chamber as well as the chairs and ranking minority members of the intelligence committees. 

“Had something gone wrong, it’s to the administration’s advantage to be able to say ‘we informed Congress, they were aware of the risks,’” he said, adding:

“That wasn’t done there, I think that’s a mistake.”

Nevertheless, he said, “Let’s not lose sight of the fact this was a success.”

“Good riddance, this was a bloody thirsty killer,” he said of al-Baghdadi.

“It’s an operational success, it’s a symbolic victory,” he said. “He had the blood of thousands and thousands of people on his hands… this is a great day [because] a ruthless killer has been brought to justice.”

But, he warned, it’s “not the end  of ISIS by any means.”

“That struggle is going to have to go on,” he said.

via newsmax

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  1. Gima

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    October 28, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

    You don’t provide people with important information who aren’t trustworthy.

    • Richard

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      October 28, 2019 @ 2:39 pm

      I agree with that 100% These peaces of shit Democrat leaders would more than likely tipped the murderer off. Good idea to keep them out of the loop! They cannot be trusted!

      • rafael

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        October 28, 2019 @ 4:04 pm

        DemonCrap Schiff , you are the Mistake .

    • Rodger L Burgess

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      October 29, 2019 @ 2:26 am

      AMEN,
      PENCIL NECK IS ON THE CORRUPT DEMONCRAT TEAM AGAINST POTUS TRUMP AND OUR NATION!
      GOD SAYS LETS WATCH AND SEE WHAT COMES OUT OF THE IG REPORT AND WHAT OUR AG DOES!
      WE THE PEOPLE ARE WATCHING AND WAITING! GOOD WILL OVERCOME EVIL AND WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH EVIL!
      DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!

  2. Mike D'Angelo

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    October 28, 2019 @ 2:39 pm

    The mistake would be sharing “anything” with the democrats!

    Had the President done so, I trust a “leak” to the press, American troops would have been killed and the President would then be blamed.

    NO SHARING WITH THE DEMOCRATS – NO AMERICAN DEATHS – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi DEAD!

    What more could we ask for?

    • G.S. Cennini

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      October 28, 2019 @ 6:17 pm

      Not just the Dems…, Congress! Sharing secret information with that bunch is like pouring water into a colander. I wonder if Trump ever considered that the successor leader may prove to be a bigger trouble maker.

    • Dora

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      October 28, 2019 @ 7:56 pm

      I would rather trust a convict with a secret then lying Schiff he is very unworthy POS

      • Rodger L Burgess

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        October 29, 2019 @ 2:33 am

        Sir, if we look at the big picture and the 1000AD to 1300AD History, WE HAVE A BIG PROBLEM AHEAD WHICH WE OR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WILL FACE!
        England and France are already lost and it is anticipated that our U.S. Congress will be overtaken in twenty or less years, at the current 8.3 birth rate per family of these LUNATICS!
        WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE U.S. BECAUSE THE CURRENT MILLENIALS WILL NOT STAND UP AND DO THE JOB???

    • CATHERINE HORNSEY

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      October 28, 2019 @ 8:45 pm

      Probably not the best comment on here.
      What more could we ask for? The leftist Democrat socialists out of Congress, out of politics, out of our lives. Amen.

  3. Larry Blocher

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    October 28, 2019 @ 2:50 pm

    President Trump was correct and not notifying them, first thing they would have done was put it out into the public domain and they are the ones that would have caused the problems and had our troops ambushed which could have caused our troops to have been wounded or killed in the process. The president was absolutely correct Washington has more holes in it than a civ, and I’m 100% positive that they would have leaked just because he was doing it regardless of the fact that it was the right thing to do and was overdue. And I’m sure the first person open their mouth would have been that shifty Shiff.

  4. Alan

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    October 28, 2019 @ 2:53 pm

    Shifty Sh-t Cannot be trusted with information of this level. As a matter of fact he can’t be trusted with any information regarding National Security. He is liar, a idiot who really thinks people believe anything that comes out of his mouth. He should be impeached, dis-bared and thrown out of congress. But they should do it in California, and dump this piece of sh-t in the streets with the rest of the sh-t in the streets. Same for Pelosi. Then Shifty Sh-t, Pelosi and Hillary could then go on another book tour “What Happened”, after that they could gather with ISIS and begin the apology tour.

  5. Mohammed, Mohammed...

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    October 28, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

    The next time schifty goes into the basement….Lock the Door!

  6. Mohammed, Mohammed...

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    October 28, 2019 @ 3:22 pm

    Schifty only serves himself and his daughters husbans father….George Soros

  7. Mohammed, Mohammed...

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    October 28, 2019 @ 3:23 pm

    Dems are our biggest National Security Threat!

  8. Jared

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    October 28, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

    When someone is known to unable to shut the f..k up…..
    you don’t give them access to critical information! This is just common sense…. so of course the dems don’t understand!

  9. Nate-ncp

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    October 28, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

    The element of surprise is your best tool! Democrats talk to damn much.

  10. ROTONDARON

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    October 28, 2019 @ 3:48 pm

    Imagine…..”This useless bag of Schiff”…..Wants to be notified, of a Covert Op…..like this? { :o}}}…..{ WHAT A BAD JOKE}……He can’t be trusted with “ANYTHING”…..He is an Enemy of America, dedicated to destroying our Constitutional process, & our once-great GBMNT! Schiff, has proven, by his scatterbrain tactics, & deception, that he simply cannot be trusted!

    I think it’s time for our “Defunct, & castrated Electorate”, to get responsible, in electing Congressmen, & Senators, that are “up to the task”, have integrity, & patriotism, be elected, & sent to Washington to “really” represent the American People! the worst areas: Californication, NY State, Most of New England states…..C’mon, get your act together, before it’s too late! GET POLITICALLY RESPONSIBLE! ! ! ! !

  11. Ralph Trowbridge

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    October 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

    If President found the cure for CANCER, the democrats would bitch !!!

  12. Rex

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    October 28, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

    Is Schiff for real? If Trump had informed the Treasonous eight, they would have called al-baghadadi to warn him.

  13. Tom Brewer

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    October 28, 2019 @ 9:23 pm

    I see a lot of Demonicrat bashing here. Remember there is a reason for having them: it’s GOD’s way of keeping Heaven from getting overcrowded.

  14. Charles Campbell

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    October 28, 2019 @ 9:43 pm

    The only thing that Schiff hasen’t leaked is the proof of articles of Russian Collusion of interfering with the 2016 elections and the absolute proof of quid quo pro with the Ukraine Officials by President
    Trump.

  15. Carl J Bujan

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    October 28, 2019 @ 11:14 pm

    Shit for brains Schiff you weren’t told because you would have leaked it.

  16. Joseph Corson

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    October 29, 2019 @ 12:36 am

    I would not have told Schiff, Pelosi, or any of the other lying seditious jackels either! That would have been the one and only mistake!! The President has done an outstanding job with this case!! The dispicable Nazi Democratic party would have subverted this victory into another sick twisted perversion of Justice and the truth! They are incapable of showing proper respect or judgement! They are so hate filled and ignorant they can’t and won’t do what is right for America or her people!! Charge all these “commies” with Treason! Get rid of the “swamp scum” once and for all!! Trump/Pence 2020!!

  17. Welton Modisette

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    October 29, 2019 @ 3:34 am

    No mistake………you divisive LIAR.

  18. Joseph Corson

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    October 29, 2019 @ 6:46 pm

    The only thing Schiff hasn’t leaked, is the truth!! What a pathological liar he is!!

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