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.
One by one, @RepBrianMast, who lost his legs in Afghanistan, reads the names and shows the portraits of the 13 service members who died in the Kabul attack. Noting their sacrifice, he says of their families, "they deserve to know if you manipulated the intelligence." pic.twitter.com/tnz9moPRTp— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) September 13, 2021
The DNC War Room replied:
In April, @RepBrianMast supported President Biden's withdrawal. He supported Donald Trump's deal with the Taliban.— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) September 13, 2021
No one ever expected the Afghan security forces to give up on fighting for their country. https://t.co/sgbf9lZ6IB