Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Nancy Pelosi says Trump is accused by his own State Department
Posted on 01/18/2019 7:50:28 AM PST by COUNTrecount
BREAKING NEWS: Nancy Pelosi says Trump is accused by his own State Department of putting lives of members of Congress and U.S. TROOPS at risk by revealing her plans to lead delegation to Afghanistan when he canceled military jet
President Trump cancelled Nancy Pelosi's government-funded trip abroad
She asked him Wednesday to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union
Cited security concerns amid the partial government shutdown
White House official said it had nothing to do with her demand that he give his address in the Oval Office or after the shutdown ends
Trump informed Pelosi via a letter that the White House shared publicly that he was postponing her visit to Afghanistan on Thursday
White House said he took 'immediate' action to call off her trip
Was not clear how much lead time he gave Pelosi on the order beforehand
Pelosi has been scheduled to visit Brussels and Afghanistan with lawmakers
Some lawmakers were seen waiting on a bus outside Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill when the White House made the call
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff was among the lawmakers seen on the bus leaving for the CoDel with Pelosi
Her spokesman said that the trip to Afghanistan 'included a required stop in Brussels for pilot rest' and Pelosi planned to meet with NATO commanders 'The purpose of the trip was to express appreciation & thanks to our men & women in uniform...& to obtain critical national security & intelligence briefings' White House press secretary said: 'We want to keep her in Washington' 'If she leaves, she guarantees that the second round of paychecks to 800,000 federal workers won't go out,' Sarah Sanders explained
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Pelosi's spokesman accused Trump of posing a 'grave threat' to House Democrats' personal security in a statement on the postponed trip that invoked the warnings of his own State Department.
'After President Trump revoked the use of military aircraft to travel to Afghanistan, the delegation was prepared to fly commercially to proceed with this vital trip to meet with our commanders and troops on the front lines,' Drew Hammill explained.
'In the middle of the night, the State Departments Diplomatic Security Service provided an updated threat assessment detailing that the President announcing this sensitive travel had significantly increased the danger to the delegation and to the troops, security, and other officials supporting the trip,' he said.
'This morning, we learned that the Administration had leaked the commercial travel plans as well.'
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley declined to stop and talk to reporters after an appearance on Fox News about Pelosi's claims. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the charges, either.
President Trump had assailed Pelosi earlier in the morning, calling her cancelled trip to visit the troops an 'excursion' in a tweet that slammed her for trying to 'leave the Country' during a government shutdown.
Trump asked, 'Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country with other Democrats on a seven day excursion when 800,000 great people are not getting paid.
'Also, could somebody please explain to Nancy & her big donors in wine country that people working on farms (grapes) will have easy access in!'
Pilot rest my ass. Those guys switch out pilots all the time.
We can only wish Trump released her “plans” to put them in “danger”.
She’s bat shyte crazy
Send her to Afghanistan. Pull the plug on her Brussels and Egypt part of the boondoggle.
“House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff was among the lawmakers seen on the bus leaving for the CoDel with Pelosi”
Like killin’ two deer with one shot. LOL!!
Seein’ him have ta get off that bus was priceless!!
Nobody is put in danger by cancelling a trip.
They’re only in danger when you make the trip.
She is out of her f'n mind stupid.
This LIB lunatic complains that President Trump is threatening “her security”??? What a joke from a self-centered oaf. This elderly fool threatens the “security” of every American Citizen by refusing to fund the wall. She seems to revel in the blood from those murdered by her fiends, the illegal alien invaders. What a pathetic hypocrite. She should resign now and self-exile before she is imprisoned for her crimes.
This LIB lunatic complains that President Trump is threatening “her security”??? What a joke from a self-centered oaf. This elderly fool threatens the “security” of every American Citizen by refusing to fund the wall. She seems to revel in the blood from those murdered by her friends, the illegal alien invaders. What a pathetic hypocrite. She should resign now and self-exile before she is imprisoned for her crimes.
Put at risk for a trip she disn’t take?
Put them at risk by not letting them go?
More Democrat “logic”
Good will hob knobbing is not a military secret. No breach of security was committed. The C-I-C made sure of that by cancelling the flight.
He should have let them go.
Then cancelled the return flight...............
Where was the RISK???
The delegation didn't even make it to the airport.
Pilot rest = family sight seeing/dining and drinking.
Since President Trump grounded Nancy, nobody was ever in any risk.
“Pilot rest my ass. Those guys switch out pilots all the time.”
There are non-stop flights from the East Coast to Japan and China-——and they think we’ll fall for the “pilot rest” excuse.
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