UPDATED 7:33 AM PT — Thursday, March 26, 2020
President Trump recently stated that he doesn’t believe a former FBI agent who has reportedly been detained in Iran is now dead.
While speaking to reporters at the White House Wednesday, the president said he has not seen credible reports that former agent Robert Levinson is deceased. He added, however, that the situation doesn’t look good.
Levinson disappeared in Iran back in 2007 and the Ayatollah regime has repeatedly denied its involvement, which has sparked speculation over the agent’s fate. President Trump assured that he’s working to get to the heart of the matter.
“Robert Levinson, who was outstanding, he’s been sick for a long time and it’s rough…problems prior to his detainment or capture and we feel terribly for the family,” stated the president. “…I don’t accept that he’s dead…I’m telling you…it’s not looking great, but I won’t accept that he’s dead.”
President Trump on ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson in Iran: “He was a great gentleman…it’s not looking good…I won’t accept that he’s dead. They haven’t told us that he’s dead.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 25, 2020
The president acknowledged the speculation Levinson could be dead, but said he will continue to work on his case.