Secretary of State Antony Blinken received considerable criticism for holding documents related to the Biden administration’s 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan as criticism has grown over both the Biden White House’s planning of the exit and Blinken’s purported role in a number of intelligence operations.
The Secretary of State refuses to cooperate with Congress in a request to turn over information regarding the withdrawal from Afghanistan, which caused the deaths of 13 American servicemembers due to a bombing at Kabul airport and the return of the Taliban to power after 20 years.
Blinken cited precedent from 1975 to justify resisting the Congressional inquiry.
Ryan Crocker, the former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan said that recent information released by the White House has been a “whitewash” and “shameful.”
Crocker said that the Biden administration’s blaming of former President Trump was “dishonest.”
The ambassador also stated that the White House assessment of the Afghanistan withdrawal did not include anything about broken promises to Afghans who worked with the United States. The former ambassador called this “as shameful and as egregious to me as anything in the document.”
The Secretary of State received considerable criticism during his recent testimony before Congress, including from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Blinken is also under considerable pressure over his alleged role in an intelligence estimate of Hunter Biden’s laptop. Prior to his role at the State Department, Blinken allegedly coordinated a letter signed by former intelligence officers claiming that the laptop was Russian disinformation.
Tom Cotton calls for Blinken to answer before Congress over Hunter Biden laptop cover story https://t.co/yx84hNzQ2a
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 22, 2023
Some members of Congress want Blinken to speak before the House subcommittee tasked with uncovering cases of the weaponization of the federal government.
Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) told Breitbart News that the secretary “needs to.” She said that Blinken should be called before either the House Judiciary Committee or the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
Hageman stated that Blinken’s role shows that “the corruption goes extremely deep” and asked how Blinken interacts with President Biden “when he knows the level of corruption in the White House.”
Hageman’s assertion was recently backed by the information revealed by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) from the weaponization panel and Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) of the Intelligence Committee that shows Blinken’s alleged role in the Biden laptop letter.