A leaked international phone call between President Biden and former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, first revealed by Reuters this Wednesday, features Biden pushing a fake narrative about the power of the Taliban. Worse, he requested that Ghani lie for him.
“The men spoke for around 14 minutes on July 23. On Aug. 15, Ghani left the presidential palace, and the Taliban went to Kabul. After this, tens of thousands of panicked Afghans have quickly escaped and 13 United States troops and scores of Afghan allies were killed by a suicide bombing at the airport during a fast U.S. military evacuation.”
“In this call, Biden offered help if Ghani could publicly say he had a plan to deal with the spiraling situation in the country. “We will continue to give close air support, if we understand what the plan is,” Biden said. Days before this call, the United States conducted air strikes to help Afghan security forces, a move that the Taliban said broke the Doha peace agreement.”
“In much of this call, President Biden focused on what he said was the Afghan government’s “perception” issue. “I need not inform you the perception worldwide and in many parts of Afghanistan, is that the fight against Taliban forces is not going well,” Biden said. “And there is a need, regardless of it is true or not, there is a need to push a different picture.”
“We are coming up against a full-scale invasion, composed of Taliban, with Pakistani planning and support, and around 10-15,000 international terrorists, mostly Pakistanis in this,” Ghani said.
White House Media Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the call during her daily briefing and said she was not going to comment about a private discussion.
REPORTER: "Was the president in any way pushing a false narrative in that call?"
PSAKI: "I am not going to go into the details of a private conversation…" pic.twitter.com/4lJPX6QXT6
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 1, 2021
But when President Donald Trump was impeached back in 2019 for a phone call with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which Trump brought up Hunter and Joe Biden’s very real corruption, Psaki was of a different opinion. One that reveals team Biden’s obvious double standards which should be outright embarrassing to any Democrat with any integrity.
It is not just the call transcript. The whistleblower complaint would likely have more details. We need both. And not just the call.
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) September 24, 2019
That’s when Republicans made a good observation.
Wow, the President of the United States had a call with a foreign leader where POTUS asked the leader to lie on his behalf, and promised military assistance if he did as he was told. Do I have that right?
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) September 1, 2021
Joe Biden asked the President of Afghanistan to LIE!
In the transcript, Biden told Ghani to say that the fight against the Taliban was going well "whether it is true or not."
The Afghan President responded, "Mr. President, we are facing a full-scale invasion…"
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) September 1, 2021
I mean they literally impeached the last guy because of the details of a private conversation https://t.co/I85WfpvM1h
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 1, 2021
Author: Scott Dowdy