NBC News reports:
President Donald Trump and the White House’s revelation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Afghanistan travel plans had put the group traveling there in danger and forced them to scrap the trip entirely, her spokesperson said Friday, pointing to a formal government assessment.
After Trump decided to block Pelosi, D-Calif., and other lawmakers from using a military jet for their official trip Thursday to visit troops overseas, the delegation was prepared to fly commercially, but those plans were upended Friday, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement.
“This morning, we learned that the Administration had leaked the commercial travel plans as well,” Hammill said, without including further details. “In light of the grave threats caused by the President’s action, the delegation has decided to postpone the trip so as not to further endanger our troops and security personnel, or the other travelers on the flights.”
Yesterday CNN’s Jake Tapper observed that Trump had effectively alerted the Taliban that major US officials were about to visit.