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Secretary of State Mike PompeoSunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike | TheHill - The Hill 1Michael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo defends Soleimani strike as critics question intel, timing Pompeo: US targeting ‘actual decision-makers’ in Iran instead of proxies Sunday shows – Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike MORE appeared on all five Sunday morning political talk shows to defend President TrumpSunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike | TheHill - The Hill 2Donald John TrumpGolden Globes host Ricky Gervais to celebs: Don’t get political Trump says he’ll sanction Iraq if US troops forced to leave Trump doubles down on threat to Iran cultural sites 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

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Pompeo says Trump administration’s ‘maximum pressure’ strategy on Iran is ‘absolutely’ working
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
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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 SchiffSunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike | TheHill - The Hill 8Adam Bennett SchiffSunday shows – Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike Schiff: I haven’t seen intelligence that ‘taking out’ Soleimani would ‘stop the plotting’ Sunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike 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 SchumerSunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike | TheHill - The Hill 10Charles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerThousands take to New York streets in solidarity after anti-Semitic attacks GOP rep: Democrats changing their mind on impeachment trial rules Graham mulls rule changes to start impeachment trial without articles 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 HollenSunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike | TheHill - The Hill 12Christopher (Chris) Van HollenThis week: House to vote on resolution limiting Trump on Iran after strike Impeachment battle lines harden ahead of pivotal week Pompeo defends Soleimani strike as critics question intel, timing 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 ButtigiegSunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike | TheHill - The Hill 14Peter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders leads in New Hampshire, in 3-way tie for first in Iowa: poll Sunday shows – Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike Buttigieg: No one believes Trump considered all ‘consequences’ of strike 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 WarrenSunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike | TheHill - The Hill 16Elizabeth Ann WarrenJudge Judy rules in favor of Mike Bloomberg, will join him on campaign trail Sanders leads in New Hampshire, in 3-way tie for first in Iowa: poll Sunday shows – Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike 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 RubioSunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike | TheHill - The Hill 18Marco Antonio RubioSunday shows – Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike Rubio: Trump has shown ‘tremendous restraint’ on Iran Trump Jr., Ivanka garner support in hypothetical 2024 poll 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 GrahamSunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike | TheHill - The Hill 20Lindsey Olin GrahamGraham mulls rule changes to start impeachment trial without articles Sunday shows – Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike Graham calls Iran ‘the cancer of the Middle East’ 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 MurphySunday shows - Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike | TheHill - The Hill 23Christopher (Chris) Scott MurphyImpeachment battle lines harden ahead of pivotal week Pompeo defends Soleimani strike as critics question intel, timing Sunday shows – Pompeo makes rounds in defense of Soleimani strike 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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