Top Republican Demands Transcribed Interviews With State Department Officials on ‘Chaotic’ Afghanistan Withdrawal

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has requested transcribed interviews with five current and former State Department officials regarding the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
In his May 14 press release, Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) announced his panel’s request for on-the-record interviews, which he asked that the witnesses arrange by May 22.
Interviews were requested with Jonathan Mennuti, former acting chief of staff to Acting Under Secretary of State for Management Carol Perez; Mark Evans, former acting deputy assistant secretary for Afghanistan; James P. DeHart, former lead, Afghanistan Task Force; Jayne Howell, Bureau of Consular Affairs; and former Ambassador Daniel Smith, who led the State Department’s after-action review of the withdrawal….

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