Top Pelosi Aide Alleges Trump Administration’s Leaking of Travel Plans Caused ‘Grave Threats’


As Nancy Pelosi‘s team confirms the cancellation of her trips to Afghanistan and Brussels, her deputy chief of staff is more or less accusing President Trump and the White House of endangering the House Speaker and her delegation.

Trump effectively cancelled Pelosi’s trip to visit NATO and troops in Afghanistan yesterday, which critics are calling a vindictive response to the House Speaker’s request that he postpone his State of the Union address. In response to this, Pelosi aide Drew Hammill released a statement today insisting that the delegation considered Trump’s idea that they take a commercial flight to Afghanistan.

Eventually, Hammill said the trip was scrapped because Trump’s announcement “significantly increased” the risk factor for Pelosi, her delegation, and the security personnel that would’ve escorted them.

Hammill concluded by saying Pelosi continues to wish America’s servicemen well despite her inability to visit them at this time.

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