In response to the death of Qasem Soleimani, U.S. President Donald Trump tweets an image of an American flag. He later defends the airstrike, claiming Soleimani "was both hated and feared" in Iran and "should have been taken out many years ago."
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is believed to have died in a suicide bombing after U.S.-led coalition special forces raid targeted positions belonging to Huras al-Din in Syria's rebel-held Idlib Governorate. U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement at 9:00 AM EDT (1300 UTC) asserting his death.
In coordinated editorials defending press freedom, hundreds of U.S. newspapers rebuke President Donald Trump's repeated accusations that the news media reports "fake news" and that journalists are "enemies of the people".
U.S. President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon is interviewed over two days this week as part of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.
U.S. President Donald Trump authorizes Congress to release the Nunes memo, against the wishes of the FBI, Department of Justice, and lawmakers from both sides, all of whom say that the document's release poses a risk to national security.