Hawley Grills Wray on Whistleblower Allegations that Biden Admin Cut Corners on Afghan Vetting

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Whistleblower claims hundreds on the DoD watchlist – a list including known suspected terrorists – were let into the U.S. last year after the administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan

Today U.S. Senator Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray over new whistleblower allegations that the Biden administration failed to properly vet individuals evacuated from Afghanistan, and allowed more than 300 evacuees —  who are on a DOD watchlist that includes known suspected terrorists — to enter the United States.

Senator Hawley asked, “Here’s my question…according to this whistleblower’s allegations, there are 324 individuals who were evacuated from Afghanistan and were allowed to enter the United States despite appearing on DOD’s biometrically enabled watchlist…that identifies folks whose biometrics have been collected and determined to be threats or potential threats to national security, including known suspected terrorists.”

He continued, “Of any of these nearly 400 individuals who apparently have been brought to this country despite having some connection to terrorism, have you interviewed any of them? Have you apprehended any of them?”

FBI Director Wray did not immediately answer Senator Hawley’s questions.