This past Wednesday, CIA director Mike Pompeo announced the release of “nearly 470,000 additional files,” including Osama bin Ladin’s journal, that former President Barack Obama has been hiding. The files in question were recovered during the raid that killed bin Ladin in May of 2011.
At the time of the raid on the Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound, Obama’s national security adviser Tom Donilon spoke many times about the massive amount of intelligence that was brought back from Pakistan by the U.S. Navy SEALs who carried out the mission. The CIA operatives in attendance described the amount being large enough to fill a “small college library.”
A senior military intelligence official who briefed reporters at the Pentagon on May 7, 2011, said, “As a result of the raid, we’ve acquired the single largest collection of senior terrorist materials ever.” But later in Obama’s presidency all this only amounted to 571 documents? Hardly enough to fill a small library. Where were the documents?
In The Weekly Standard, editor Stephen Hayes describes in detail how the Obama administration hid almost half a million documents in order to perpetuate the lie that al Queda was defeated after bin Laden’s death, thus ensuring Obama’s 2012 victory.
On November 1, 2012, five days before the election, Obama intoned, “Thanks to the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over. The war in Afghanistan is winding down. Al Qaeda has been decimated. Osama bin Laden is dead.”
Hayes noted that, “The president would tout the imminent demise of al Qaeda more than two dozen times between those attacks and Election Day.”
Obama successfully stuffed the important information that the American people deserved to know about, just to attain another four years in the White House. So Obama, with the cooperation of some in the intelligence community, bottled up the bin Laden documents and waited it out, proudly claiming that al Queda was “on the run.”