U.S. top attorney: Killing Soleimani ‘legitimate,’ Trump had authority

U.S. Attorney General William Barr announces the findings of the criminal investigation into the Dec. 6, 2019, shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump clearly had authority to kill Qassem Soleimani, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday, adding that the White House consulted with his department before the strike on the Iranian commander. Barr told reporters that Soleimani was a “legitimate military target” and the strike was a “legitimate act of […]

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