US Syria Envoy Jim Jeffrey Admits Lying to President Trump to Keep War Going

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James Jeffrey, a NeverTrumper who was appointed by Mike Pompeo as special envoy for Syria in 2018, is bragging about lying to President Trump to preserve the endless war in Syria. In an interview, Jeffrey said, “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there [in northeast Syria].” Jeffrey laughed about thwarting Trump’s orders to withdraw from Syria, saying: “What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal.”

Jeffrey now praises Trump for his Middle East policy – and says that troop levels in Syria will remain the same regardless of who wins the election. In 2016, Jeffrey praised Biden by saying he was “the only one in the Obama administration trying to save” the war in Iraq. -GEG

James Jeffrey, a NeverTrumper who was appointed by Mike Pompeo as special envoy for Syria in 2018, is openly bragging about lying to President Trump to preserve the endless war in Syria.

Defense One reported Thursday that Jeffrey told them, “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there [in northeast Syria].”

Jeffrey also laughed about thwarting Trump’s orders to withdraw from Syria, saying: “What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal.”

From Defense One, “Outgoing Syria Envoy Admits Hiding US Troop Numbers; Praises Trump’s Mideast Record”:

Four years after signing the now-infamous “Never Trump” letter condemning then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a danger to America, retiring diplomat Jim Jeffrey is recommending that the incoming Biden administration stick with Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East.

But even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.

“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey said in an interview. The actual number of troops in northeast Syria is “a lot more than” the roughly two hundred troops Trump initially agreed to leave there in 2019.

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tony
tony
11 months ago

This person needs to be tried for sedition and treason and upon conviction, needs to be dealt with in the most harsh way possible. Treason in time of war = ?

terry shead
terry shead
11 months ago

No one in the main street media tells you the truth, you only get the truth from these B–t–ds when these idiots retire these gutless B.

Teresa P Jones
Teresa P Jones
11 months ago

James Jeffrey is corrupt and deeply disrespectful. He sounds like Biden bragging about his billion dollar extortion in Ukraine. I’m ready for arrests and executions. I am getting madder and madder.

Gourdhead
Gourdhead
10 months ago

Burn his ass for treason.

Jack Hinson
Jack Hinson
10 months ago

Can you say “short rope”, “tall tree”, and “Jim Jeffrey” in the same sentence?

Last edited 10 months ago by Jack Hinson
brewstout
brewstout
10 months ago

Why did Pompeo hire him in the first place? He’s just as guilty as Jeffery then.