Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. intelligence has identified Iran as responsible for attacks on two vessels carrying Japanese cargo in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.
Declassified intelligence reports obtained by CBS News on Friday show that Iranian military boats tried to pick up crews from the tankers.
Iran has denied being involved in the attacks, and flatly rejected the offer to enter into talks with the U.S. Both the U.S. claims and Iranian denials were met with anxiety and skepticism in Europe.
After facing criticism for saying he would be open to taking dirt about his rivals from a foreign power, President Trump changed course on Friday, now insisting that he would report such outreach to the FBI.
"If I thought anything was incorrect or badly stated, I'd report to the FBI or law enforcement, absolutely," the president said.
Also on Friday, The Democratic National Committee announced how the 20 candidates participating in the first Democratic debates will be divided between two nights.
Democrats attempted to avoid a repeat of the Republican Party's "kiddie table" situation in 2016 by randomly selecting the candidates for the debates, but four of the five top-polling Democrats landed on the same night.
Frontrunners Biden, Sanders, Harris, and Buttigieg will share the stage on June 27 while Warren leads the other group of candidates for the first debate on June 26.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (@SecPompeo) will join us.
We'll talk to Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas (@SenTomCotton).
We'll hear from Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California (@RepAdamSchiff).
We'll sit down with South Bend mayor and 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg).
CBS News Elections & Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto will join us to discuss the 2020 CBS News Battleground Tracker featuring new polling from early democratic contests.
And as always, we'll turn to our panel for some perspective on the week that was:
- Amy Walter (@amyewalter) of the Cook Political Report
- CBS News Political Contributor Leslie Sanchez (@LeslieSanchez)
- Antjuan Seawright (@antjuansea), Democratic Strategist and CBSN Contributor
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