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Trump: ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if Do Nothing Democrats impeach me over that!’

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President Donald Trump half-jokingly predicted Monday that House Democrats would impeach him for not letting them know beforehand about the operation against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“Can you believe that Shifty Adam Schiff, the biggest leaker in D.C., and a corrupt politician, is upset that we didn’t inform him before we raided and killed the #1 terrorist in the WORLD!?” he wrote. “Wouldn’t be surprised if the Do Nothing Democrats Impeach me over that! DRAIN THE SWAMP!!”

After the president announced al-Baghdadi’s death in a speech Sunday morning, numerous Democrats took to complaining about the operation’s execution, including House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff.

Their beef was that Trump had purposefully chosen to not inform them beforehand that U.S. troops were on the verge of taking out the notorious terrorist leader.

“In terms of notifying the Gang of Eight, that wasn’t done,” Schiff lamented to ABC News host Martha Raddatz. “Look, the reason to notify the Gang of Eight is frankly more important when things go wrong. …”

The “Gang of Eight” refers to eight top congressional Democrats: the four leaders of the House and Senate’s intelligence committees (which in this case includes Schiff), plus the House Speaker, the House minority leader, the Senate majority leader, and the Senate minority leader.

“[H]ad this escalated, had something gone wrong, had we gotten into a firefight with the Russians, it’s to the administration’s advantage to be able to say, ‘We informed Congress we were going in, they were aware of the risks. We at least gave them the chance to provide feedback.,'” the congressman continued. “That wasn’t done here. I think that’s a mistake.”

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(Source: ABC News)

During his announcement Sunday, the president explained why he chose not to inform congressional leaders of the raid beforehand.

“We were going to notify them last night, but we decided not to do that because Washington leaks like I’ve never seen before,” he said. “There’s no country in the world that leaks like we do, and Washington is a leaking machine.”

“I told my people we will not notify them until our great people are out—not just in but out. I don’t want to have men lost and women. I don’t want to have people lost,” he said, adding that a “leak could have caused the death of all of them.”

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Other Democrats joined him in complaining about the president and seemingly pooh-poohing his otherwise successful handling of the operation in one way or another:

The idea of letting bygones be bygones for a single moment in time and praising the president and his administration for a job well done was simply beyond them, it seems.

What’s curious about the president’s response to all this is what happened only minutes after he posted his tweet at 5:22 pm early Monday evening.

At exactly 5:29 pm, Pelosi confirmed via a tweet that House Democrats would be voting this week to make their secretive impeachment inquiry against the president official.

Two minutes later, Schiff posted his own confirmation.

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Vivek Saxena

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