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Obama DHS Secretary: Trump did not need Congressional approval to kill Soleimani

Obama DHS Secretary: Trump did not need Congressional approval to kill Soleimani

“the president, under his Constitutional authority as commander-in-chief, had ample domestic legal authority to take him out without additional Congressional authorization”

On Sunday, Obama Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson appeared on Meet the Press and dropped a truth bomb on the left.

Johnson said that the president not only had “ample domestic authority” to order the Soleimani strike but that he could do so “without additional Congressional authorization.”

Townhall reports:

Since the United States carried out an airstrike last week that killed Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani, Democrats have repeatedly taken issue with the fact that the Trump administration didn’t ask for Congressional approval. President Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson completely debunked that notion during a Sunday morning interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.”

“If you believe everything our government is saying about General Soleimani, he was a lawful military objective and the president, under his Constitutional authority as commander-in-chief, had ample domestic legal authority to take him out without additional Congressional authorization,” Johnson explained. “Whether he was a terrorist or a general in a military force that was engaged in armed attacks against our people, he was a lawful military objective.”



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Did the NBC camera crew have to pick Chuck Todd up off the floor after Johnson’s remarks? ?

Jeh Johnson is clearly a traitor to the American people, and no longer hides his love for Trump and Mother Russia.

    Mother Russia is a politically congruent euphemism for Soviet Union. Part of their Dreams to restore the Communist-Socialist-Fascist axis.

Trump is starting World War III with Iran because they are allies with Russia AND Trump is also working for Putin and is doing what Putin desires.

Trump’s skills simply amaze me.

JusticeDelivered | January 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Will TDS sufferers use this as an excuse for another impeachment attempt?

    Dusty Pitts in reply to JusticeDelivered. | January 5, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    All signs point to yes.

      Fernando in reply to Dusty Pitts. | January 6, 2020 at 8:20 pm

      Dems had better be careful how they handle that. It’s not too late to charge Obozo with war crimes, and dems might not always have a house majority (something they didn’t learn in the Senate under Harry Reid).

    As we’re discovering, there’s a lot of money to be earned by hacks in the impeachment process willing to sell out our country so cheaply.

    Silly question. How could the maroons resist?

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to JusticeDelivered. | January 6, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Will TDS sufferers use this as an excuse for another impeachment attempt?

    What do you mean by another impeachment attempt. The democrats haven’t stopped with their first attempt and have even announced that they will be “adding more counts” to the Articles of Impeachment as “crimes” come to light.

      That’s true! It’s certain Trump spoke with multiple advisers before he authorized the attack, especially given the impeachment nonsense. They might add this to the count, but they won’t win in the senate, and I hope McConnell won’t allow them to keep an open-ended running list, although I’m sure they’ll try.

        DaveGinOly in reply to Fernando. | January 6, 2020 at 9:20 pm

        Word is DJT asked for a list of military options. Whacking Soleimani was the most extreme option presented, and the planners didn’t think DJT would go for. Haven’t they been paying attention? DJT is not a man of half-measures.

This must have given Chuckie the vapors.

Today a NPR weekend edition nobody-backbencher tried to lay blame on Gen. Petraeus for Iran co-opting Iraqi military/police forces.

Of course she’s willfully and purposefully ignoring Obama’s policy of allowing Iran’s QUD forces to infiltrate and subvert Iraqi military/police with officers and NCO’s loyal to the Ayatollah.

So, this line of thinking will play out during the coming week.

We need more people to cross the aisle and speak up for what’s right. I wasn’t a fan of Jeh Johnson when he was the head of the DHS, but it was probably for a no good reason – like “… he’s a Democrat.”

He’s still a Democrat but let’s give him credit where credit is due.

    Fernando in reply to WestRock. | January 6, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Don’t give him too much credit. He still has Obama’s back. He knows if Trump goes down for this, he and Obama still can too.

Jeh Johnson will be Uncle Tom’d by the woke scold mob in 3….2….1…..

Pelosi wanted Trump to inform her and Congress so they can tip off Iran on what Trump is about to do. F the Dems..

Of course, he had to agree with our President’s actions being acceptable without the approval of congress, for which he is accurate in stating. Obama ordered 2,800 air strikes without prior approval from congress. If he said otherwise, he would conform that Obama also erred in conducting air strikes absent prior approval.

    venril in reply to firemom. | January 7, 2020 at 8:39 am

    And helped push the ‘Arab Spring’ MB sponsored uprisings, helping to destabilize the whole region.
    Helped murder a leader who decided to play ball with the US (an act cited by Kim as a reason to mistrust the US) – why?
    Helped destroy Libya for – why? For resisting the transfer of Stingers from his control to Syrian rebels?
    And conducted extra-judical killings (murder) of US citizens abroad by drone?
    And transferring weapons to the FBI’s pet protected cartel in Mexico, the one run by El Chapo? How much plato did that take?

Comanche Voter | January 5, 2020 at 7:51 pm

Clarice Feldman (Clarice’s Pieces) wrote that Susan Rice (one of Obama’s liars in chief) laid some similar smack on Rachel Maddow on the Madcow’s show. Susan supposedly said that if Obama administration had the same sort of information re General Sulu Mangy, they would have done the same thing.

Now I know that’s a lie–Obama dealt in pallets of cash, not Hellfire missiles where the Iranians were concerned.

But a lot of the Dims in Obama’s administration are rapidly walking back some of this hysteria over Trump’s action. That hysteria is not playing well in flyover country. People there know when somebody needs killing, and they snicker at the vapors in the swamp and the MSM.