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Pompeo: Obama Made A ‘Mess’ In Iran – Trump Is ‘Cleaning It Up’


Barack Obama and his lawless administration
were soft on Iran and created a “mess” and President Trump is cleaning it up, according
to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This
Week,” Pompeo said the Trump administration has “all the authority we need to do what
we’ve done to date. We will continue to do things appropriately,
lawfully, and constitutionally.” Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS: There’s also the question
going forward if you take any new action against Iran is congressional authorization needed. Former Vice-President Biden spoke about that
yesterday. Let’s listen. (BEGIN VIDEOCLIP) JOE BIDEN, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT: I’m going
to make it clear, President Trump has no authority to take us to a military conflict with Iran,
period. The bottom line is any further action against
Iran requires congressional authorization. (END VIDEOCLIP) STEPHANOPOULOS: Will the president go to Congress
before taking new military action against Iran? POMPEO: Boy, it’s really something to hear
the vice-president from the previous administration be critical of this administration’s policy
of Iran. We’re having to clean up their mess, George. We’ll do everything required under the law
to bring us into compliance with all the relevant constitutional legal provisions with respect
to our duties to the legislative branch. STEPHANOPOULOS: Does that mean you’ll seek
new authorizations or no? POMPEO: We have all the authority we need
to do what we’ve done to date. We will continue to do things appropriately,
lawfully, and constitutionally. George, we’ve been consistent about that. There’s no reason to expect we’d do anything
different going forward.

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