Reacting specifically to Trump saying that USA special forces departed with some of al-Baghdadi's body parts and that "there wasn't much left" of the terrorist leader, Morell said, "It's all right to say that we used DNA matching to figure out that it was him, but to actually talk about body parts and actually bringing them back with us.so that we have them here with us I think is going too far". Indeed, Trump boasted, he had spelled out these concerns in a book.
In solemn tones, the president from the White House informed the nation about the death of the leader of ISIS, or the Islamic State, at the hands of U.S. Special Ops personnel who attacked his Syrian hideout in a night-time raid. As I said this morning, getting rid of him was good for America and the world.
Officials said the first major battle over disclosing details of military operations was in 2017 when Trump ordered air strikes on areas controlled by the Assad regime in Syria.
He continued, "Let's put it this way: If they would have listened to me, a lot of things would have been different".
Staying in the U.S., Democratic Rep. Katie Hill of California on Sunday announced her resignation from Congress, days after she admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer before coming into office. "But I don't know what the source of that was. If you go back, look at my book". The terrorist was only mentioned in the book in passing, according to the Associated Press.
The recent pullback of US troops he ordered from northeastern Syria raised a storm of bipartisan criticism in Washington that the militant group could regain strength after it had lost vast stretches of territory it had once controlled. As al Qaeda never regained its momentum following the annihilation of bin Laden, ISIS has been similarly demoralized by the loss of its precious territory, and assuredly now by the suicide of its leader. "He escapes back under some rock, and a few news cycles later it's on to a new enemy and new crisis".
However, Fitton-Brown pointed out that Washington "would be setting themselves up to a considerable embarrassment" if the report on the death of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) chief turns out to be false. But that phrase was not said on the call with the Russians, a USA official said. "The Navy Seals killed Bin Laden". Osama bin Laden was very big but Osama bin Laden became big with the World Trade Center. And I'm writing a book.
CNN's Jake Tapper was on the attack before Trump even uttered a word: "This information happened, this happened last night". But his claim otherwise mirrors what he wrote on Twitter a year ago.
An actual dog used by USA forces in the raid was slightly wounded, officials said. President Clinton famously missed his shot.
"We know the successors and we've already got them in our sites and we'll tell you that right now".
Multiple outlets were quick to fact check Trump following his tweet and after his comments on Sunday.
At the time of Trump's remarks, that footage had not been reviewed by senior commanders in the Pentagon or given to the White House.