Critics are quick to question U.S. President Donald Trump over lack of intelligence provided to give grounds for the killing of Iranian general-commander Qasem Soleimani.

On Monday, the POTUS defended his order to assassinate Soleimani. Trump said the military general posed an impending threat to America. However, he noted that “it does not matter” because of his ghastly history.

"The Fake News Media and their Democrat Partners are working hard to determine whether or not the future attack by terrorist Soleimani was 'imminent' or not, & was my team in agreement," Trump wrote on Twitter. "The answer to both is a strong YES., but it doesn't really matter because of his horrible past!" he went on.

Trump’s recent statement came a week after U.S. defense secretary Mark Esper revealed he did not see concrete pieces of evidence to prove that Iran was plotting an attack. "What the president said was that there probably could be additional attacks against embassies. I shared that view," Esper stated, per The Washington Post. "The president didn't cite a specific piece of evidence,” he continued.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, also, described the threat to America as “imminent” while admitting that the exact place and timing of the plotted attach remains unknown up to this writing. “If you’re looking for imminence, you need to look no further than the days that led up to the strike that was taken against Soleimani,” Pompeo said at a briefing last week, per Vox. “And then you, in addition to that, have what we could clearly see were continuing efforts on behalf of this terrorist to build out a network of campaign activities that were going to lead, potentially, to the death of many more Americans,” he went on.

Meanwhile, United States Attorney General William Barr said that Soleimani’s killing was “legitimate” and that the strike was a valid act of self-defense. He even revealed that the White House consulted with the Department of Justice before the controversial assassination.

Barr did not give any specific evidence. However, he said that Iranians have, already, taken violent actions against the American people, including the allies of the U.S. “The Department of Justice was consulted and frankly, I don't think it was a close call,” he divulged.

To recall, Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike just a few days into 2020. His remains, per NY Post, was placed in a cardboard box and flown out of Iraq on Jan. 6.

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