Biden Administration Denies It Gave American Names To The Taliban. Afghan Students Say They Did And Now ‘There Is No Getting Out’

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Biden administration officials took to the airwaves this weekend to deny a report that U.S. officials handed the names of American citizens and Afghans who worked with U.S. forces over to the Taliban, even as evidence mounts that they did. CNN’s Jake Tapper questioned National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan about passing on the names of Afghan Special Immigrant Visa applicants, or SIVs, to hostile forces in the Taliban. “I understand the U.S. has relied upon the Taliban for this evacuation process,” Tapper said. “But with all due respect, a lot of these Afghan SIVs … think the Taliban’s going to kill them — and you’ve given them a list of their names.” Sullivan said the administration had “aggressively and decisively disputed that report.” “We have given no list of all of the American SIV holders to the Taliban or any other kind of big list,” he said on Sunday’s “State of the Union.” “There was a Pentagon official in that report that referred to this as a ‘kill list,’” Tapper retorted. He then parsed Sullivan’s precise use of language. “Are you disputing that any of this information was given — or are you just disputing that it was a huge comprehensive list?” he asked.

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