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State Department offers Republican lawmaker a chance to view Afghanistan dissent cable


Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is offering to allow the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to view a classified cable from U.S. diplomats in Kabul sent shortly before the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. Rep. Michael McCaul had threatened earlier this week to make an unprecedented push to hold Secretary of State Antony Blinken in contempt of Congress if he did not turn over the so-called dissent cable. The Republican lawmaker told CNN the offer represented “significant progress” towards resolving the conflict over the cables, but added he wanted other members of the committee to also see the messages.

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