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Pence: Significant Intelligence Gathered With Yemen Raid

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By    |   Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017 09:40 AM

Vice President Mike Pence insisted Wednesday that significant intelligence was gathered from a raid President Donald Trump authorized in Yemen last month, denying an NBC News report that said otherwise.

"Secretary James Mattis, as recently as yesterday, confirmed again to the administration that there was significant intelligence that was gathered that will lead to American success and to the safety and security of the American people," Pence told "CBS This Morning." 

The raid, which resulted in the death of Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens, was a strike directed at getting information concerning al-Qaida's operations in Yemen, said Pence.

Trump Tuesday night paid tribute to Owens during his first joint congressional address while Owens' widow, Carryn Owens, watched from the gallery. She cried as Congress engaged in a long round of applause.

"I just think he felt very strongly about acknowledging her courageous husband," told CBS News' Norah O'Donnell. "The tribute last night was the likes of which I’ve never seen."

Trump also signaled Tuesday that he may be open to a legal pathway for undocumented immigrants, and Pence told CBS that the administration's first move will include building a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border and deporting criminals.

He also said Trump's revised travel ban is being finalized and will be released soon.

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Vice President Mike Pence insisted Wednesday that significant intelligence was gathered from a raid President Donald Trump authorized in Yemen last month, denying an NBC News report that said otherwise.
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