Fox News host Laura Ingraham proffered a theory that Congress should investigate the current CIA director’s trip to Kabul to meet with Taliban leadership.
Ingraham claimed that CIA Director William Burns traveled to Kabul to negotiate directly with Taliban which caused an increase in the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan ahead of the troop withdrawal from the country.
The Fox News host claimed that President Joe Biden’s decisions about the Middle East have been suspicious since it was revealed that he was sitting alone in Camp David’s Situation Room teleconferencing:
“What was going on that none of Biden’s top Cabinet officials were with him at this pivotal time? Just extended alone time with Jill? Very odd,” she said.
Ingraham added that Burns’ diplomatic schedule wasn’t altogether surprising but that it warranted further investigation:
“This raises lots of questions,” the news host said. “First, why send the CIA director and not a State Department official? What were the parameters of the talks? Did the CIA director push to get the August 31 deadline extended? Did he ask if any Americans were being held against their will or demand their release and safe passage? If so, what did we give up for that guarantee?” she asked.
“It’s hard to believe the Taliban just did this out of the goodness of their hearts: This entire scenario has been so fraught with lies and misrepresentations, that we don’t know what to think.”
Ingraham has voiced questions that many Americans have been asking themselves, which is why the current administration would go to the lengths Biden is to remove United States troops from a country where there was already a presence when there was clearly so much need for continued protection against terrorism.