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Amash: Trump claim about US embassy threats 'seems to be totally made up'


Added 01-12-20 02:57:01pm EST - “Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), an Independent who left the Republican Party last year, said Sunday that President Trump's claim that? Iranian Gen.? Qassem Soleimani? was plotting attacks against four U.S.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Amash: Trump claim about US embassy threats 'seems to be totally made up'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashAmash accuses Trump of selling military support to Saudi Arabia Sarah Sanders says she 'can't think of anything dumber than' having Congress run foreign policy Former GOP Michigan congressman says Trump is unfit for office MORE (Mich.), an Independent who left the Republican Party last year, said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS troops knew about attack on al-Asad airbase, were able to take shelter: report Democrats expand ground game to woo Latinos in Nevada Trump tweets message of support to Iranian protesters: 'Your courage is inspiring' MORE's claim that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was plotting attacks against four U.S. embassies "seems to be totally made up."

"The administration didn’t present evidence to Congress regarding even one embassy," Amash tweeted.

"And they have never presented evidence of imminence — a necessary condition to act without congressional approval — with respect to any of this," he added, referencing Trump administration officials' justification for launching an airstrike that killed Soleimani.

The administration didn’t present evidence to Congress regarding even one embassy. The four embassies claim seems to be totally made up. And they have never presented evidence of imminence—a necessary condition to act without congressional approval—with respect to any of this. https://t.co/Eg0vaCnqFd

Senior administration officials have said that Soleimani posed an imminent threat to American lives, though have not offered details on that position. Trump told Fox News on Friday that he believed four embassies, including the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, was being targeted.

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