Q: Why can you say that here, and the president can say it at a rally in Toledo, but no one said it to lawmakers behind closed doors in a classified setting, as multiple senators have since said?POMPEO: We did.
Q: So the senators are lying when they say that — ?POMPEO: We told them about the imminent threat. All of the intelligence that we have briefed — that you’ve heard today, I assure you, in an unclassified setting, we’ve provided in the classified setting as well.Q: To be clear, you told them that embassies were ... to be targeted? That was the imminent threat?POMPEO: I’m not going to talk about the details of what we shared in the classified setting. But make no mistake about it: Those leaders, those members of Congress who want to go access this same intelligence can see that very same intelligence that will reflect what I’ve described to you and what the president said last night.
Sen. Chris Coons on President Trump claiming Soleimani plotted to blow up the US Embassy: “It’s striking that that specific detail is now being offered up by President Trump when 100 US senators were gathered yesterday in a classified briefing." pic.twitter.com/IqEQ83kHgZ— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) January 10, 2020