‘Leaking machine’: Trump kept House Intelligence Committee in the dark about Baghdadi raid

'Leaking machine': Trump kept House Intelligence Committee in the dark about Baghdadi raid 1 (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Trump confirmed Sunday he did not notify particular congressional committees ahead of the U.S. raid that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The House Intelligence Committee, currently spearheading impeachment inquiry proceedings against the president, was not notified about the raid in advance, one aide told CBS News.

Trump’s inner circle for decisions pertaining to such matters appears to have become smaller since leaks within his administration threaten his presidency.

A reporter asked Trump after his announcement if certain congressional committees and leadership were told of the raid before it happened. “We notified some,” Trump replied.

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