Michael McCaul says he will subpoena Blinken unless he cooperates on Afghanistan withdrawal investigation

Chairman of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Michael McCaul, has said that he will summon Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, before his committee if he fails to cooperate in providing documents regarding the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“If he fails to cooperate with my document production request by…the time he testifies on March 23rd, I am prepared to issue a subpoena,” McCaul told CBSNews on Sunday.

He said that the placement of US troops and snipers at Hamid Karzai International Airport during the withdrawal, which was surrounded by the Taliban responsible for security, was a mistake in the midst of chaos. The State Department, he said, “was virtually non-existent.”

McCaul went on to say that the State Department has not complied with the House’s document request. He lamented the State Department for not cooperating, with the investigation which held its first public hearing on 8 March.