Jen Psa­ki to tes­ti­fy to Con­gress as part of Afghanistan with­draw­al inves­ti­ga­tion

Jen Psaki to testify to Congress as part of Afghanistan withdrawal investigation

For­mer White House press sec­re­tary Jen Psa­ki will sit down with law­mak­ers on the House For­eign Affairs Com­mit­tee as part of its inves­ti­ga­tion into the Biden administration’s with­draw­al of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2021. 
Psa­ki will appear before law­mak­ers on July 26 to dis­cuss her role in the with­draw­al, as com­mit­tee Chair­man Michael McCaul (R‑TX) said she act­ed as an “author­i­ta­tive source” while it was being con­duct­ed. The sched­uled inter­view comes rough­ly nine months after McCaul ini­tial­ly request­ed her coop­er­a­tion in Sep­tem­ber. 
“The Com­mit­tee has a vest­ed inter­est in under­stand­ing those diplo­mat­ic and infor­ma­tion trans­mis­sion fail­ures, which led to mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tions regard­ing, amongst oth­er things, coor­di­na­tion with allies, con­tin­gency plan­ning, the fore­see­abil­i­ty of Afghanistan’s col­lapse, and the safe­ty of Amer­i­cans and allies in Afghanistan,” McCaul wrote in a let­ter to Psa­ki. “As a for­mer pub­lic ser­vant, and now, a pri­vate cit­i­zen in the pub­lic sphere, you have a duty to appear before Con­gress when called upon.”
Although Psa­ki agreed to sit down to tes­ti­fy, the for­mer press sec­re­tary has con­di­tioned her appear­ance on whether th …