Trump And Top Defense Official Differ On Iran Threat

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he didn’t see any specific evidence that Iran was planning an imminent attack on four U.S. embassies, despite the claims of President Trump. In part, Trump is using those claims to justify the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran military leader General Qassem Soleimani.  Meantime, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley tweeted that Democrats didn’t raise the alarm about “imminent attacks” after President Obama ordered the killings of al Qaeda leaders. Democratic Senator Chris Murphy fired back, saying Obama didn’t need to claim an “imminent attack” because there was congressional approval.