Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she plans to block confirmation of 1,123 (!) senior Armed Forces promotions until Defense Sec Esper confirms in writing that he did not or will not block Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's promotion, amid reports of potential retaliation by Trump.
Trump said on Fox that the intelligence showed Iran plotting against four of our embassies. As a member of the Gang of 8, that was news to me. Now, Esper says this was not intelligence, only Trump’s personal belief. That’s no basis to take us to the brink of war.