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Rep. Brian Mast Shows 13 Killed In Kabul: Families Deserve To Know "If The Intelligence Was Manipulated"


Rep. Brian Mast read the names of the 13 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan this month during a hearing Monday with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and asked about the implications of the leaked transcript of President Biden's call with departed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Reuters reported a leaked transcript of a July call that shows President Biden pressured Afghan President Ghani to "change the perception" that the Taliban was winning ahead of Ghani's retreat flight to Qatar.

"Did President Biden work with the coward exiled president of Afghanistan to manipulate the intelligence about the Taliban?" Mast asked.

"I do not believe whatsoever what you are saying about the administration not working to manipulate that intelligence. To me, that is the most logical, the most logical explanation of how so many in the intelligence community got this so wrong about what was going to happen in Afghanistan. Why it somehow seem somehow logical for President Biden to leave the 'most advanced' military weaponry, why someone would not speak out against that, if they were getting false intelligence from the top down to manipulate it, and in my opinion that his aid and comfort to the enemy and I wonder if you are complicit in this as well. I find it hard to believe that President Biden would do this without you being aware and we deserve better answers with that are hearings and I don't believe a word that you are saying."

"I do not wish to hear your lies… I don’t want to hear the secretary. We don’t need to hear lies," Mast told Blinken.

The DNC War Room replied:

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