‘Astonishingly stupid decision’: Trump slammed for briefing ‘his golf buddy’ but not Congress before Suleimani killing
President Donald Trump golfing (Twitter)

In the wake of the US military airstrikes that killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on the Trump administration to immediately brief lawmakers on the details.


In a statement, Pelosi said the killing of Qassem Suleimani was carried out without an "authorization for use of military force" against Iran and without the consultation of Congress.

"The full Congress must be immediately briefed on this serious situation and on the next steps under consideration by the Administration, including the significant escalation of the deployment of additional troops to the region," Pelosi said.

But as CNN's Kaitlan Collins points out, one loyal Trump ally was briefed on the strike, namely GOP Senator Lindsey Graham.

"Sen. Lindsey Graham, who was seen at Mar-a-Lago on Monday and Tuesday, says on Fox News, 'I was briefed about the potential operation when I was down in Florida.'" Collins tweeted this Friday.

Some wondered by Graham was briefed and not Congress: