Pelosi and Schiff traveled to Afghanistan to meet with Taliban leaders and President Ghani after they failed to get the King of Jordan to accept their quid pro quo offer. The Pelosi crew gallivanting this past weekend was a waste of taxpayer dollars and served no purpose other than to undermine our president, our nation, our foreign policy, and manifest a cloud of uncertainty with their brazen efforts to pose as the ones in power.
Notably, Pelosi and Schiff must have submitted their travel plans in an expedited fashion with the DOD, since no mention of the trip occurred until they were on their way to Afghanistan from Jordan. We are still trying to obtain information on how and when they submitted their application for air transport (CODEL) to the DOD, as per their procedures, as well as the cost to the taxpayers.
Let’s not forget Pelosi’s trip to Italy and Ukraine from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015, cost the Air Force $184,587.81, according to documents released Saturday under a 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch, as reported by Daily Caller in January 2019.
Pelosi and minion Schiff traveled to Afghanistan after failing to strike a deal with King Abdullah of Jordan. Pelosi released a statement claiming she met with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, visited U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, as well as top U.S. military commanders and some of their troops with a bipartisan (not true) delegation.
No one wanted to see Pelosi. None of us really wanted to be there around her. We did meet Defense Secretary Esper and ignored the delegation. We don’t appreciate elected or even non-elected officials attacking our commander-in-chief who is trying to bring us home while they try to keep us here. All of us that may have voted Democrat can’t wait to vote in 2020 and vote these people out.SSG K. Serving in Afghanistan
Pelosi’s office stated:
“Our delegation emphasized the central importance of combating the corruption which endangers security and undermines the Afghan people’s ability to achieve a stable and prosperous future. We underscored that the women of Afghanistan must be at the table for reconciliation talks.”
Layman’s Translation: Our delegation went to Afghanistan to find out if President Trump withheld money from Afghanistan or promised them anything in order to put to bed the issue of the Taliban party. Since their meeting was cancelled, we were sure the terrorists, Taliban members, or the President of Afghanistan would give us some information. We also told them even though their culture and religion doesn’t bring women to the table, they have to, because we said so.
Here is what really went down:
Our sources tell us that failed talks with President Trump as a mediator between the President of Afghanistan and the Taliban leadership allowed for opportunity to find some sort of “testimony” or evidence that a deal was being brokered by Secretary of Defense Esper and Pelosi and crew wanted in. They wanted to know what was being discussed and how. Was there any withholding of aid or promise of aid, in exchange for peace? (As if that’s a bad thing?) Esper was sending home troops and Pelosi needed to know why Trump is able to keep that promise, since their secret meeting in August failed to happen.
They insisted asking our leadership if the Trump Administration offered a deal or if they knew they denied access to funds for Afghanistan. The questions were strange because it wasn’t about our discussions and requests, but about President Trump who is nothing but attempting mediation.Mullah Agha Jan Mutasim, Spokesperson for Taliban Party
It’s important to understand that the Taliban are a political party in Afghanistan and they are tired of war and being weaponized, beginning with “Russian Jihad” where they supported the Chechnya’s efforts against the USSR in the 80s. The spokesperson for the Taliban party in Qatar described the Taliban as being tired of war, and since the leadership has had their names removed from the UN blacklist, they are now able to effectively create dialogue about their issues.
Abdil H., who is on President Ghani’s Taliban mediation team, told Lauraloomer.us that Obama made sure Taliban leadership was not on the blacklist. He said that it was the Trump administration that has been urging Afghanistan to initiate dialogue between themselves and the Taliban. During the interview it was repeatedly reinforced that the delegation had seemed to be less interested in their challenges with the Taliban – Afghan government discussion, and more concerned with finding out about the discussions they’ve had with the Trump administration.
He inferred that the Congressional delegation seemed to constantly make inferences of concern that the Trump administration was extorting or forcing them into a position they were reluctant to be in. In addition, he described requests for transcribed discussions, if any existed, to audit the discussions and to ensure the U.S. was meeting their needs in respect to the defense pledging more troops if they request them.
Our sources tell us this has caused confusion in Afghan and Taliban leadership because reducing troops was the topic of discussion with the defense secretary, but the delegation recommended increasing them, demonstrating incredible negotiation authority.
The United States is in no position to mediate when their own government is in the middle of overthrowing their president.Mullah Agha Jan Mutasim, Spokesperson for Taliban Party
Our sources in Afghanistan that work within the offices of President Ghani feel that they are unsure of how to proceed. They tell us that the actions of the delegation, along with the media in the USA is working to counter the Trump administration’s foreign policy, which creates great uncertainty.
While Defense Secretary Esper met with President Ghani, reinforcing our nation’s commitment regardless of upcoming election outcomes, Pelosi turns up after him, taking a sledge hammer to our foreign policy by creating doubt and trying to nullify the authority the administration has in a clear act of mutiny.
The United States remains fully committed to helping Afghans create a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan and is supporting the Afghans’ efforts led by the government towards peace.Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper
Once again we refer to the Logan Act. It is a felony for any U.S. citizen to interfere in U.S. foreign policy without “the authority of the United States.” Here is the full text of the act:
§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
The Logan Act has never been enforced, so they feel they can violate that law. It’s about time we enforce this law.