According to a troubling new Senate report, it is alleged that the Biden administration knowingly resettled hundreds of Afghans, in spite of warnings that they could be terrorist threats.
As The Daily Caller reports:
A Department of Defense (DOD) whistleblower is claiming that President Joe Biden and his administration knowingly resettled up to 400 Afghans in the U.S. with potential ties to terror after American troops pulled out of the country in August 2021, Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ron Johnson wrote Thursday.
The Senators wrote that the whistleblower’s disclosures “may show the Biden Administration’s failure to vet those evacuated from Afghanistan was even worse than the public was led to believe” in a letter to the Acting Inspector General of the DOD.
The Senators disclosed in the letter that there were already at least 65 Afghan individuals known to the DOD in the U.S. with profiles indicative of potentially significant security risks before the whistleblower came forward. They wrote that the whistleblower revealed more than 320 Afghans were allowed into the U.S. despite American bureaucrats knowing that they had profiles in a DOD national security database. That particular watchlist uses biometric information collected from “threats or potential threats to national security” over the course of the U.S.’s 20-year war in Afghanistan, according to the letter.
The Senators further allege that Biden administration bureaucrats not only permitted the entry of hundreds of potential terror threats, but also actively instructed DOD personnel to take shortcuts while processing the biometric data of Afghans en route to the U.S. homeland via staging bases in Europe. The whistleblower alleges that political appointees instructed DOD personnel to only test one fingerprint per Afghan rather than all ten, according to the Senators.
FBI Director Chris Wray says he’s worried about terrorist attacks from Afghanistan after Biden’s botched withdrawal
“I’m worried about the possibility that we will see Al Qaeda reconstitute, that ISIS-K potentially taking advantage of the deteriorating security environment.” pic.twitter.com/g8RPOpYUPB
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 4, 2022
Thousands of Afghans were forced to flee their country after Biden ended the US military presence in the country, leading to the collapse of the U.S. backed Afghan government during the summer of 2021.