PJMedia: On July 23, Joe Biden tried to persuade Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to lie about the situation in Afghanistan so that he could look good while withdrawing from the country. America first learned about the phone call in which this conversation took place on Wednesday.
“I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” Biden told Ghani. “And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”
But Biden’s efforts to cover up the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan so that he could have his September 11th photo-op go beyond his request that Ghani lie about the Taliban’s ability to take over the country.
According to a report from Just The News earlier this week, “Biden administration officials also conceded the president granted himself a waiver to avoid providing Congress this summer a legally required report on the dangers of withdrawing from Afghanistan, leaving lawmakers mostly in the dark about a situation in which U.S. confidence in the Afghan government and military rapidly deteriorated.”
By not issuing that report, the Biden administration was able to make several false claims. They promised that every American and Afghan ally who wanted to leave the country would be able to before the deadline, and that the Afghan army would be able to hold Kabul for months after we left. more here