Rep. McCaul Mulls Subpoena of Psaki in Afghanistan Probe

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, is threatening to subpoena former White House press secretary Jen Psaki if she refuses to schedule an interview with the House Foreign Affairs Committee over its probe into the U.S.’ chaotic 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“As a private citizen, willing and able to publish a memoir on her tenure as White House Press Secretary, I encourage Ms. Psaki to refrain from relying on thin legal arguments to dodge her responsibility to appear before Congress,” McCaul wrote in a letter Tuesday to Psaki’s lawyer Emily Loeb — a partner at Jenner & Block.

“The Committee will not tolerate Ms. Psaki’s continued obstruction of its critical investigation,” McCaul said, noting the committee’s power to subpoena individuals to testify.

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