State Department to Let House Foreign Affairs Committee Leaders to View Afghan Dissent Cable

After months of back-and-forth tensions, the State Department announced on May 17 that it will allow House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) to view a dissent cable from the time of the 2021 U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
During the briefing at the State Department, principal deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel said the department sent a letter to the committee on May 17 with an offer “to view the dissent cable at the State Department in camera, with appropriate personal information redacted.”
Patel went on to say, “Chairman McCaul himself has said that this is what he is interested in, and so it is our sincere hope that our offer here will sufficiently satisfy their request for information.”…

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