Trump’s Pentagon team claimed that the raid yielded a terrorist training video stating that, while tragic, the raid was actually a success as it resulted in actionable intelligence about terrorist activity.
A spokesman from the office of the U.S. Central Command (Centcom) John Thomas claimed that the Jihadist training video was...
“one example of the volumes of sensitive al-Qa’eda terror-planning information recovered during the operation. What was captured from the site has already afforded insights into al-Qa’eda leadership, AQAP methods of exporting terror, and how they communicate,”
Trump also hailed the raid as a success, citing the fact that “important intelligence” was obtained, which he said would “assist the US in preventing terrorism against its citizens and people around the world.”
Here's the problem.
It was revealed on today that the video clips, titled, "Lessons in How to Destroy the Cross," were first posted to the Site Intelligence group website in 2007.
In other words Trump and his team tried to pawn off a decade old video on the public to try to quell the outrage over the horror-show that was his first foray into military action.
Despite the fact that the video had absolutely nothing to do with the operation in Yemen the Pentagon sent spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis to say...
“It does not matter when the video was made; that they had it is still illustrative of who they are and what their intentions are,”
He then added that there really was a video captured in the raid but the Pentagon was not able to release to the public at this time.
The botched raid has been a major point of controversy for the Trump administration as they took every chance to call Hillary Clinton a "criminal" and a "murderer" for the lives lost in Benghazi.
What makes this attempted cover up even more galling is evidence that has come to light showing that Donald Trump was in fact asleep and didn’t even bother to show up for a briefing on the raid in the Situation Room. A claim he also made to vilify Clinton during the Presidential campaign.
After being caught attempting to pass off the decade old video the Pentagon’s website has scrubbed the video it had posted with the description “important intelligence”.