Joe Biden’s State Department cancelled a Trump-era evacuation program for the Afghanistan withdrawal just two months before the Taliban took over the country, internal government documents reveal.
The documents, leaked Wednesday to The National Pulse, show a June 11, 2021 directive from the desk of Deputy Secretary of State Brian P. McKeon to nix former President Trump’s “Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau” program.
The “SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED” document recommends:
“That you direct the discontinuation of the establishment, and termination of, the Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau (CCR), and direct a further review of certain associated Department requirements and capabilities.”
“That you direct the discontinuation of the establishment, and termination of, CCR, consistent with the applicable legal requirements, necessary stakeholder engagement, and any applicable changes to the Foreign Affairs Manual and other requirements.”
The pause was made with no Congressional notification as required, The National Pulse reported.
The CCR was a created by the Trump administration in 2020 to handle additional medical, diplomatic, and logistical support for Americans overseas.
In a scathing statement to The National Pulse, Trump called the Biden State Department’s decision to scrap his program “beyond disgraceful.”
“My Administration prioritized keeping Americans safe, Biden leaves them behind,” Trump said. “Canceling this successful Trump Administration program before the withdrawal that would have helped tens of thousands Americans reach home is beyond disgraceful. Our withdrawal was conditions-based and perfect, it would have been flawlessly executed and nobody would have even known we left.”
“The Biden execution and withdrawal is perhaps the greatest embarrassment to our Country in History, both as a military and humanitarian operation,” he added.
Biden’s team was forced to admit Tuesday they had no contingency plan to get American citizens out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and in fact didn’t even know how many are still in the country.
Biden’s Press Sec Psaki can’t offer any guarantee that all Americans will be evacuated from Afghanistan.
Meanwhile the Taliban are blocking off access to the airport. We should have a guarantee from Biden that he will get every American out. pic.twitter.com/7dL8Mqipf2
— GOP (@GOP) August 18, 2021
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