Secretary of State Antony Blinken could face a contempt of Congress charge from House Republicans as soon as May 24 after refusing to turn over a key document warning U.S. officials about a deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan before withdrawing in August 2021.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) told the Daily Mail that members of Congress gave Blinken and state department officials “ample time” to hand over the classified dissent report, which urged allies to evacuate immediately before the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan.
Republican lawmakers said they would immediately pursue legal proceedings if Blinken missed the fourth deadline given to the official on Thursday to comply with the subpoena.
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“We’ve given them ample time,” McCaul said. “Three extensions of time we tried to work
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