Trump’s argument for killing Soleimani is falling apart, and the president is being accused of telling Fox News more about the assassination than Congress

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  • President Donald Trump and top administration officials are offering different — sometimes contradictory — reasons for the US decision to assassinate top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani earlier this month.
  • Trump in an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Friday claimed that Soleimani was plotting imminent strikes on four US embassies. 
  • When asked in an interview on CNN Sunday about Trump’s claim, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said: “I didn’t see one with regard to four embassies.”
  • Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware in a Sunday interviewwith Fox News Sunday said that in a classified briefing with the Trump administration on Iran, senators “got less detailed information than President Trump shared with Laura Ingraham.”
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