State Department Faces Subpoena From Foreign Affairs Committee Over Afghanistan Records

The State Department is facing a potential subpoena from the House Foreign Affairs Committee after failing to disclose a pair of records regarding the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The department failed to provide an after-action report and a dissent cable in response to a request by Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R‑Texas) by end of day on March 22, a committee spokesperson told The Epoch Times by email.
The chairman previously said he would issue a subpoena if State did not comply with his query.
The dissent channel is an internal process at the State Department that allows officials to express disagreement with policy. The cable requested by the committee was reportedly written by 23 embassy officials on July 13, 2021, accord …

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