GOP Plans First-Ever Case Against SecState For Withholding Damning Afghan Memo

Plans First-Ever Legal Action Against SecState For Withholding Damning Memo On Afghanistan Debacle

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the Freedom House 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Secretary of State is facing an historic contempt of Congress charge over his refusal to turn over a damning document about the Afghanistan debacle.
  • This first-ever legal action could come as soon as May 24.
  • The House Foreign Affairs Committee is seeking a classified dissenting cable from State Department staffers prior to the U.S. exit from Afghanistan.
  • That cable said the security situation was “deteriorating” and urged immediate evacuation of allies – advice the Biden administration ignored.