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Trump Reportedly Says Impeachment Played Role in Striking Soleimani, Felt ‘Pressure to Deal With’ Him From GOP Sens

Credit: Mediaite- Published on January 10, 2020
President Donald Trump had impeachment on his mind when he decided to order the strike that killed Iranian Quds Forces leader Qasem Soleimani according to a new report that says Trump "felt pressure to deal with" the general from Senate GOP allies crucial to the outcome of the impeachment trial.
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Published on January 13, 2020 -  01:24
Soleimani Strike Was Authorized by Trump in June 2019
Soleimani Strike Was Authorized by Trump in June 2019 New details have revealed that . the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was authorized by Donald Trump nearly seven months ago. The information comes from five current and former top level administration officials. According to NBC, Trump’s national security advisor at the time, John Bolton, urged him to assassinate Soleimani in June of 2019, following Iran’s take down of a U.S. drone. At the time, Trump rejected the idea, saying it was “only on the table” if Iran directly killed an American. In December 2019, Soleimani's assassination officially became an option, when an attack by Iran killed a U.S. contractor and injured four U.S. service members. This new information in troubling for Trump, as it was previously said that Soleimani’s assassination was imperative, as he posed an imminent threat to the United States. Trump has since taken to Twitter to declare that it “[didn’t] really matter” whether Soleimani was an imminent threat. Donald Trump, via Twitter Donald Trump, via Twitter

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