Sunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike

Sunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo under pressure over threats to Yovanovitch Regardless of how the Iraqis feel, the US should leave Democrats clash at debate over keeping US troops in Mideast MORE appeared on all five Sunday morning political talk shows to defend President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE's decision to launch a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian military commander.

Questions also centered on the impact of the decision in Iraq, where parliament on Sunday voted to expel U.S. forces

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Pompeo says Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' strategy on Iran is 'absolutely' working
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Secretary of State Pompeo says President Trump’s “maximum pressure” strategy on Iran is “absolutely” working in the wake of a number of attacks culminating in the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike.
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Trump threat of Iran strikes 'entirely consistent' with message of de-escalation, Pompeo says
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended President Trump’s threats to launch strikes against culturally significant Iranian sites as “entirely consistent” with a policy of de-escalation.
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Pompeo on Trump threat to strike Iranian cultural targets: 'We'll behave lawfully'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded Sunday to President Trump’s threat to attack 52 Iranian sites, including those "important to Iran & the Iranian culture" if Tehran retaliates for Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s death by saying the U.S. will “behave lawfully.”
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Pompeo on Iran retaliation: There may be a little 'noise'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday there may be “a little noise” from Iran over the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, but defended the Trump administration’s decision to launch the drone strike in which Tehran's top military commander was killed. 
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Schiff: I haven't seen intelligence that 'taking out' Soleimani would 'stop the plotting'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Defense: GAO finds administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid | Senate opens Trump trial | Pentagon to resume training Saudi students soon Schiff schedules public hearing with US intel chief  Harris calls for Parnas to testify at Senate trial MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that he has not seen intelligence suggesting that killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani would prevent the planning of future attacks against the U.S.
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Schumer: 'We do not need this president either bumbling or impulsively getting us into a major war'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer votes against USMCA, citing climate implications Senators are politicians, not jurors — they should act like it GOP senator: 2020 candidates must recuse themselves from impeachment trial MORE (D-N.Y.) stressed Sunday that congressional approval is needed to enter a war, saying President Trump’s decision to order the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassam Soleimani brought the U.S. closer to that possibility.
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Senate Democrat: 'We learned the hard way in the Iraq War' that administrations can 'manipulate' intel
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenOvernight Defense: GAO finds administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid | Senate opens Trump trial | Pentagon to resume training Saudi students soon GAO finds Trump administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid Lobbying World MORE (D-Md.) expressed skepticism Sunday about purported U.S. intelligence indicating Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a US. drone strike, was planning an imminent attack, pointing to erroneous intelligence claiming Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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Buttigieg: No one believes Trump considered all 'consequences' of Soleimani strike
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegFormer insurance executive: 'Medicare for all' would eliminate jobs that are 'not needed' Buttigieg says he's proud to be a part of US system amid UK royal family drama Buttigieg asked about 'Mayo Pete' memes by New York Times ed board MORE said Sunday that President Trump has not considered the consequences of the U.S. drone strike that killed top Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani. 
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Warren: 'Reasonable to ask' about timing of Soleimani strike ahead of impeachment trial
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (D-Mass.), a top-tier Democratic presidential candidate, said Sunday it is “reasonable to ask” about the timing of the Trump administration's operation that killed top Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
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Rubio: Trump has shown 'tremendous restraint' on Iran
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioApple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones Senators offer bill to create alternatives to Huawei in 5G tech Surging Sanders draws fresh scrutiny ahead of debate MORE (R-Fla.) defended the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani by the United States, saying President Trump had shown “tremendous restraint” on Iran prior to the strike.
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Graham calls Iran 'the cancer of the Middle East'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDemocratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment Paul predicts no Republicans will vote to convict Trump Roberts sworn in to preside over Trump impeachment trial MORE (R-S.C.) called Iran “the cancer of the Middle East,” while saying he was glad one of the country's top military leader, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, was dead.
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Pompeo: 'We're confident the Iraqi people want the United States to continue to be there'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended the continued U.S. presence in Iraq even as the Iraqi parliament convened a special session to discuss expelling American troops after the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qasim Soleimani in Baghdad.
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Murphy on Iraqi expulsion vote: 'You can already see the consequences to US security in the region' after Soleimani killing
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocrats request briefing on intel behind Trump's embassy threat claim US citizen dies in Egyptian prison after hunger strike President Trump's strike of choice MORE (D-Conn.) said a vote by Iraq’s parliament on Sunday to expel U.S. troops shows that the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike is already resulting in “consequences to U.S. security in the region.”
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