Wash. Post: US officials say Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin threatened embassy staff in an attempt to enter Afghanistan and save Americans


In the video above, Ned Price of the State Department was asked about Congressman Mullin during a briefing on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST / KFOR) – The Washington Post reports that two U.S. officials said Congressman Markwayne Mullin sought large sums of money in Afghanistan in an effort to save U.S. citizens and threatened personnel resistance fighter from the embassy.

KFOR News was unable on Tuesday evening to independently verify information in the Washington Post report, which spoke with two government officials who said Mullin, OK-02, had contacted the US ambassador. in Tajikistan on Monday.

The two unnamed officials said Mullin made an urgent request, asking the ambassador for help in transporting a huge amount of money to Afghanistan’s neighbor Tajikistan so he could save an American woman and her four children, according to the Washington Post.

Markwayne Mullin

Officials told the Washington Post that Mullin said he planned to fly from Tbilisi, Georgia, to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, in the next few hours, and needed the diplomat to help him.

Embassy officials said no to Mullin, saying they couldn’t help him bypass Tajikistan’s laws on cash limits.

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Wednesday morning, Mullin posted on Instagram that he’s safe and going home.

” I am coming back home…. Did we help get the Americans out of Afghanistan, yes. The mission continues, yes. Am I absent, no. Did I get a bit gloomy, yes because it was not safe to communicate. Am I extremely disappointed with the way we (US) left the Americans behind… to put it mildly. President Biden and his administration are absolutely lying to the American people that Americans and our friends are being left behind. So many great Americans, many of whom are veterans and many who are not, are stepping up to keep our promise… We will never leave an American behind, ”he posted on Instagram.

“As you know, the State Department does not systematically comment on travel plans of private US citizens or members of Congress, but we have made it clear that traveling to Afghanistan is not safe and that it is certainly something. thing we do. not recommended. We have issued a level 4 travel advisory for Afghanistan. We have issued a series of increasingly urgent warnings to the American people and, by extension, the general public over the months. and indeed, over the course of 20 years, regarding the potential dangers of traveling to Afghanistan. When it comes to our missions abroad, each of our embassies, and this includes our embassy in Dushanbe, has the primary responsibility for ensuring the well-being of American citizens, and our team has been intensely focused on providing assistance. to the Americans who, perhaps, could have left Afghanistan for Tajikistan in recent weeks, but I’ll leave it at that, ”said Ned Price, spokesperson for the US State Department


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