The Pentagon is releasing high-resolution photos showing what they say proves mines were not the only cause of the oil tanker fire that President Donald Trump has alleged was an attack.
CNN Pentagon reporter Barbara Starr said that the Pentagon released the photos after so much doubt surrounded the allegations. The legacy of the war in Iraq has prompted many to speculate that the claim of an Iranian attack is part of a ploy by the Trump government, who is eager to go to war with Iran.
“The Pentagon doesn’t like to show how much they can really accomplish with imagery and how much they could see but, because there is so much public doubt about this, and so much public concern, they have really made an effort here to show these images, to show the world as much as they know at this point,” Starr said.
“One extraordinarily clear image taken by a U.S. Navy helicopter — overhead shows a boat moments after those on board removed an unexploded mine from one tanker according to the Pentagon,” Starr said. “More images of the leftover mine show a hole in the hull from additional blasts. The Pentagon acknowledged two things. They are not sure all the damage was caused by mines and the case against the Iranians still will have its doubters.”
In a panel discussion, former CIA officer Phil Mudd explained that if Trump intends to go to war with Iran they should be prepared to give details about the “end game.”
“I don’t know where he thinks we’re going to end up if we take a shot.
In an interview with CNN, a senior Iranian official warned that it seems the U.S. is readying for a confrontation against the country.
Watch the segment below:
Dick Cheney’s cardiologist explains why Donald Trump’s hospital visit is ‘worrisome’ — and what it could be
Dr. Jonathan Reiner, who is still former Vice President Dick Cheney’s cardiologist, said that he spoke with someone assigned to talk about the president's health in the White House and still has questions about President Donald Trump's trip to Walter Reed over the weekend.
"This had been something they had been thinking about for a while, the president had some downtime, so he went over to Walter Reed to get some of this done," said Dr. Reiner, citing the White House source. "There was no sophisticated testing done. It's a little bit unusual. Almost everything that is usually done in a presidential physical like this, can be done in the White House at the White House medical unit. So, it doesn't really make a lot of sense why the president would travel to Walter Reed on a Saturday afternoon for this kind of testing."
GOP ‘increasingly concerned and uncomfortable’ after string of witnesses testify against Trump: CNN’s Gangel
The Republican Party is still publicly sticking by President Donald Trump, but CNN's Jamie Gangel claims that they're saying something very different in private.
After watching a video clip of Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) admitting that details about Trump's actions regarding Ukraine have been "alarming," CNN's Brooke Baldwin asked Gangel if that sentiment reflected a broader consensus among Republicans as a whole.
"Republicans are, I am told over and over again, increasingly concerned and uncomfortable," she said. "These have been such impressive witnesses from the State Department, these career officials, and when the president goes on Twitter and starts to attack them, it makes Republicans very uncomfortable."
Dr. Sanjay Gupta questions Trump’s ‘routine checkup’: ‘Those things are done at the White House medical unit’
CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explained on Monday why President Donald Trump's surprise visit to Walter Reed medical center was anything but "routine."
Trump caused speculation over the weekend when his motorcade set out to Walter Reed without stating a reason. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham later told reporters that Trump was having a "routine checkup" in order to get an early start on his annual physical.
But Gupta didn't seem to buy the explanation from the White House.