- Jul 2011
- becoming more and more
President Donald Trump told associates that he assassinated Iran's top military leader last week in part to appease Republican senators who'll play a crucial role in his Senate impeachment trial, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
In a lengthy piece detailing how the president's top advisers coalesced behind the strike on Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, The Journal reported that Trump had told associates he felt pressured to satisfy senators who were pushing for stronger US action against Soleimani and who will run defense for him on impeachment.
One of Trump's most outspoken supporters, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, appears to be the only congressional lawmaker Trump briefed about his plan to assassinate Soleimani in the days leading up to the strike.
Trump reportedly told associates he killed Qassem Soleimani because he was under pressure from GOP senators before his impeachment trial
Sen. Lindsey Graham was the only congressional lawmaker Trump briefed about his plan to assassinate Soleimani in the days leading up to the strike.
how come everyone looks like they're holding their breathe in the photo? Crazy world. He felt pressure to satisfy GOP senators? Ok. Plus remember this was all going on while he was on his vacation at his resort. What? He's confiding with his "associates" about national security issues as his waiters are serving up the entrée ?