Senator Lee Says Problem is with Briefers, not Trump

Utah Senator Mike Lee addressed an issue on Sunday, claiming that his concerns with a briefing on the Trump administration’s decision to kill Iranian General Qassem Soleimani are with the briefers and not with President Trump himself, The Hill reported.

Lee, who called last week’s Iran briefing “insulting and demeaning,” said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the first time he heard about a potential Iranian plot to attack four U.S. embassies was during Trump’s interview with Fox News. 

“Do you have a problem with learning that on television?” host Margaret Brennan asked. 

“Yes, but the problem there is not with the president the problem is with those who were briefing us,” Lee responded. 

“Those who were briefings us, I believe, would have done a different job under the light of day, had television cameras been there, than they did in private where his boss couldn’t see what they were saying,” he added. “They were not helpful and they did not reflect well on the president’s great restraint that he’s shown.”

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