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‘Hugely consequential breaking news’: Chris Hayes reports on the killing of Qassem Suleimani

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The reported killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Suleimani at the Baghdad airport in Iraq has dramatically escalated tensions in the region.

“We have hugely consequential breaking news at this hour,” Chris Hayes reported. “Iraqi state TV is reporting that in a strike the Iranian Gen. Qasem Suleimani was killed along with the head of an Iran-backed militia in Iraq.”

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“Qasem Suleimani is one of the most important figures in the middle east, arguably the most important figure in Iran — he runs the Quds Force,” Hayes explained.

For analysis, Hayes interviewed NBC correspondent Cal Perry.

“As you say it’s almost impossible, almost, moment to imagine,” Perry said.

“This would change irrevocably things between the United States and Iran — it would put the two nations on a path to a conflict,” he predicted.

Perry reported that Israel had considered plans to assassinate Suleimani, but that the American government had always blocked them.

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“This has always been seen as a man you do not touch,” Perry said.

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White House flack gets busted after claiming Trump ‘barely knows’ GOPer who took pardon offer to Assange

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed on Wednesday that President Donald Trump "barely knows" former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), who has been linked to a possible pardon for Julian Assange.

At a pre-trial hearing earlier on Wednesday, Assange asserted that he had been offered a pardon in exchange for publicly denying that Russia hacked Democratic National Committee servers during the 2016 election campaign.

Rohrabacher admitted in 2017 that he had tried to broker a deal between Assange and the White House.

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WATCH: Fox News host grills WH spokesman on why Trump is ignoring Barr’s call to stop tweeting

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During an appearance on Fox News this Wednesday, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley addressed reports of tension between President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr over comments Barr made suggesting that he's fed up with Trump's tweeting. According to Gidley, the relationship between the two is strong.

Gidley was then pressed by America's Newsroom anchor Ed Henry on reports that Barr is considering resigning over Trump's tweets about the Roger Stone case.

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‘Didn’t Trump want the death penalty for drug offenses?’: White House mocked for claim Blagojevich was freed to combat ‘aggressive sentencing’

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During an appearance on Fox News this Wednesday, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley addressed President Trump's recent pardons and commutations, specifically the commutation of Rod Blagojevich, suggesting it was done in an effort to clamp down on "aggressive sentencing" by prosecutors.

"The fact is, the president is clearly against excessive sentencing," Gidley said. "Whether it's Rod Blagojevich or Alice Johnson, he's focused on making sure people who serve time in prison, who have rehabilitated, who show regret and show remorse, don't have to rot away in a jail cell their whole life."

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