The White House on Friday adamantly denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim that it leaked plans for a delegation’s proposed commercial flight to Afghanistan, as details from a State Department cable cautioning her office about the trip raised further questions about the allegation.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
Pelosi’s office, however, maintained that the administration had in fact leaked the details to the media.
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) January 17, 2019
NEW: Nancy Pelosi on cancelled CODEL: "We had the prerogative to travel commercially, and we made plans to do that, until the administration then leaked that we were traveling commercially." https://t.co/NEBf8njLDw pic.twitter.com/zZm71BOFf7
— ABC News (@ABC) January 18, 2019
The leak allegations emerged in a statement Friday morning from Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill, who described in detail what allegedly happened after Trump’s stunning decision a day earlier.
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