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Trump Says He May Release Video of Raid on al-Baghdadis Compound

President Donald Trump said that the United States might make public video footage of U.S. special forces raiding ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadis compound.

“Were thinking about it. We may,” Trump told reporters in Maryland on Oct. 28, responding to a question about whether hed authorize the release. “We may take certain parts of it and release it, yes.”

Trump said it was a “great weekend for our country.”

“We captured a man that shouldve been caught a long time ago. Unfortunately, he wasnt,” Trump added. “Hes done tremendous damage. But it was an amazing display of intelligence and military power and coordination, and getting along with people. Lots of great things happened. So that was a big, big day and a big weekend, and were very happy about it.”

Trump also explained why he didnt inform congressional leaders such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) prior to the raid.

“I think Adam Schiff is the biggest leaker in Washington,” Trump said. “You know that. I know that. We all know that. Ive watched Adam Schiff leak. Hes a corrupt politician. Hes a leaker like nobody has ever seen before.” Schiff claimed for years that he had evidence that Trump colluded with Russia, but has not produced that evidence as of yet.

“We had a very good conversation with the Ukrainian President. The conversation was perfect. They dont ever talk about the conversation,” Trump continued, referring to an anonymous claim that during the call Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his sons business activities in Ukraine. That claim sparked the impeachment inquiry against him headed by Schiff.

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In this image released by the White House, President Donald Trump is joined by Vice President Mike Pence, second from left, national security adviser Robert OBrien, left; Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, second from right, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, right, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in the Situation Room of the White House monitoring developments in the U.S. Special Operations forces raid that took out Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.. (Shealah Craighead/White House via AP)
This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his groups Al-Furqan media outlet. (Al-Furqan media via AP, File)

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