Jen Psaki is haunted by controversy about a leaked phone call between Biden and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. She is being asked to release the details of the phone call, but she had been trying to avoid getting into the details of it.
On July 23, Biden had a 15-minute phone call with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in which Biden discussed the Taliban situation in Afghanistan. It was recorded that Biden was warning Ghani of the perception of Afghanistan around the world, which was coming off as a losing position. It further recorded that Biden was telling Ghani that there is a need to project a different picture to the world, either true or false, to correct the facts.
During a press briefing by the White House, Psaki was asked to provide more details of the phone call between the two presidents. The transcript released by Reuters presented a faint reality, and more clarity was demanded from Psaki. Still, she refused to talk about it, saying that she doesn’t want to get into the details of the private diplomatic affairs or phone calls. She cleverly deflected the question by stating that a majority did not anticipate that the Taliban would be able to occupy Afghanistan so quickly or the Afghan forces would back out that quickly. That is all she had to say about the Phone call, but she is being slammed because, in 2019, she had demanded the transcripts of the phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian President.
.@PressSec on July phone call between President Biden and former Afghan President Ghani: "I'm not going to get into private diplomatic conversations or leaked transcripts of phone calls." pic.twitter.com/GGUR37nPvx
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 1, 2021
Psaki was the CNN analyst when she demanded the transcripts of the private call to be released, which led to the impeachment of Trump as investigations followed. The same Jen Psaki is now doing everything in her power to conceal the facts and save Biden’s face from the controversy. She is being called a hypocrite for deflecting the people’s demands for the call’s details and is being criticized by various representatives for manipulating facts.