More than two dozen House Republicans are asking the Biden Pentagon where its report is on the status of American taxpayer-funded military equipment the Biden administration left behind in Afghanistan after the agency missed its deadline two weeks ago, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.
In a letter led by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) and sent to the Department of Defense on Friday, the 28 House lawmakers wrote to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin:
We write to you with deep concern regarding the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) non-compliance with Congressionally mandated reporting of United States property, equipment, and supplies left behind after the disastrous August withdrawal from Afghanistan. The DOD is over two-weeks late on its reporting deadline, totally disregarding Congressional accounting of taxpayer funded equipment abandoned by this Administration and left in possession of the Taliban.
During the Biden administration’s chaotic and disastrous U.S.-led withdrawal from Afghanistan in August, the military was forced to leave or destroy billions of U.S. military equipment it was using in the country or had tried to hand over to the Afghanistan government before the Taliban took over the country. Hundreds of Americans and green card holders were also left behind enemy lines as the administration pulled all troops out.
Legislation passed in September required the defense secretary to submit a report to Congress within 90 days of a report on the status of U.S. equipment provided to the Afghanistan National Security Forces as well as the future plans regarding any such items.
The lawmakers added in the letter, “As you are likely aware, the 90-day deadline for this report came and went on December 29, 2021, without the required report from DOD.”
Barr said in a statement:
Months after the Biden Administration’s humiliating surrender in Afghanistan, we have yet to receive a full and accurate accounting of the military weaponry, equipment and property left in the hands of Taliban terrorists. It is bad enough that at least 470 Americans were left behind enemy lines after the withdrawal on August 31. I am calling on this Administration to fulfill its obligation under the law, and provide transparency on this disaster immediately.
The signatories included GOP Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Ann Wagner (MS), Elise Stefanik (NY), Steve Chabot (OH), Madison Cawthorne (NC), Michael C. Burgess (TX), Warren Davidson (OH), David McKinley (WV), Bob Gibbs (OH), Dan Meuser (PA), Ben Cline (VA), Eric A. “Rick” Crawford (AR), Scott DesJarlais (TN), Bill Posey (FL), Dan Bishop (NC), Tom Emmer (MN), Cliff Bentz (OR), Jake LaTurner (KS), David G. Valadao (CA), Nicole Malliotakis (NY), Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA), Bill Johnson (OH), Glenn Grothman (WI), Tim Burchett (TN), Young Kim (CA), Andrew R. Garbarino (NY), and Lauren Boebert (CO).
They also noted in the letter that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley testified on September 29, 2021, that terrorist groups in Afghanistan could reconstitute in the “not too distant future.”
“It is with gravest concern that even after a three-month window to produce the required information, the DOD still has not given Congress an accurate accounting of United States equipment still in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan where terrorist groups are reconstituting,” they said.
“This lack of information prevents Congress from being able to accurately and effectively conduct oversight over the tens of billions of dollars of equipment invested in Afghanistan over the past 20 years and creates vulnerabilities in our national security,” they wrote.
Barr, who is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was the first lawmaker to call for the resignation of President Biden’s entire national security team after the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that left 13 U.S. servicemembers killed.
300,000 Brits Have ‘Stealth’ Heart Condition That Could Kill Them ‘In 5 Years,’ Researchers Say
Doctors are urgently warning people in the United Kingdom that 300,000 Brits are living with a “stealth” heart condition that could kill them within five years.
A report by The Sun warned that some 300,000 Brits in the United Kingdom are living with a “stealth” heart disease that could kill them in five years, according to researchers in the UK and Australia.
A third of the people with the mysterious heart disease are “likely to have no idea they are infected because they do not show clear symptoms.”
The disease, aortic valve stenosis (AS) is a heart condition that “often shows no symptoms until it’s already too late.”
From the report:
The condition is when the heart’s aortic valve narrows, reducing or blocking blood flow from the heart into the main artery to the body (aorta).
This can cause chest pain, dizziness, fatigue, or a rapid, fluttering heartbeat in the more severe and life-threatening cases.
Some people are more prone to getting it, including those of older age, with diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart conditions from birth.
Given the ageing of the UK population, it is thought that there may be a large pool of as yet undiagnosed people.
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Researchers in the UK and Australia set out to estimate how many people could be living with the condition now, and of those, how many are at risk of death.
According to the researchers, 1.5% of people over the age of 55 in the UK at any one time could have severe AS, equal to around 300,000 people.
Just under 200,000 of them were symptomatic, indicating that they had a severe case of the disease and were eligible for surgery.
The remaining 90,000 had a “silent” case and will “probably not be diagnosed” unless they are screened for other issues.
Without timely treatment, researchers say, an estimated 172,859 people will die over the next five years heading into 2024, meaning 35,000 people every year, with 10,000 of those deaths being among 55-64 year olds.
Studies have shown that people with a severe case of AS who do not get treated with surgery have a 25% chance of dying within the first year after symptoms begin, with the risk increasing to 50% in the second year.
The researchers, led by Geoffrey Strange, a cardiologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, said: “In conclusion, this study suggests that severe [aortic stenosis] is a common condition affecting many individuals within the UK population aged 55 [and older].
“Without appropriate detection and intervention, their survival prospects are likely to be poor.”
The researchers are concerned the NHS will not be able to cope with the wave of older people with aortic disease over the next few years.
The research comes as some remain concerned that myocarditis and other heart conditions known to be side effects of the controversial COVID-19 vaccines are not being taken seriously.
Some suggested the new warning regarding AS and the COVID-19 vaccines could be linked, though National File was not able to find evidence confirming this.
It’s the jabs!! Don’t flannel the truth! This stealth heart disease bollocks is just the cover up to justify the coming deaths!!!https://t.co/EPtx83GdMV
— Truthseeker1984 (@Truthseeker1985) January 27, 2022
they’re already setting up the excuse when you mindless sheep start dying.
300,000 Brits living with stealth disease that could kill within 5 years pic.twitter.com/K0RsnoXfjL
— Talking Surface Monkey (@blackbarthnews) January 27, 2022
Cover stories already circulating to cover long term vax injuries in the next 5 years???? https://t.co/9Q2zSJS2A0
— Marmite 🌸🌸🌸 (@marmite2021) January 27, 2022
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HERE IT IS: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Publishes Letter Announcing His Retirement
Justice Breyer on Thursday officially announced his retirement from the Supreme Court after 27 years on the bench.
Joe Biden and Stephen Breyer will be speaking at 12:30 on Thursday where the president will announce his new SCOTUS nominee to replace Breyer.
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Stephen Breyer, a Bill Clinton appointee, released a letter about his retirement.
Justice Breyer said he plans to retire at the end of the current SCOTUS term (June/July).
Read it here:
Judge Forces Trump Attorney to Turn Over 1,500 Pages a Day for Liz Cheney’s Amusement
A California judge is forcing Trump Attorney John Eastman to review and turn over at least 1,500 documents a day in the Democrat Party’s continued harassment and abuse of the opposition party.
Eastman, a staunch Trump supporter, is a major target of the communist left in their ongoing attempt to crush their opponents and send a message to the people of America. NO dissent will be allowed.
Liz Cheney and her committee members must be very pleased.
Eastman was outspoken in his belief that the 2020 election was stolen from the most popular president in American history. Trump recorded more votes by a sitting President in a national election. A majority of Americans to this day believe the election was decided by fraudulent means.
A federal judge Wednesday night ruled that former President Donald Trump’s lawyer must review at least 1,500 pages of records per business day and immediately transfer any unprivileged documents to the House Jan. 6 committee.
Judge David Carter, of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, ordered attorney John Eastman to begin producing pages to congressional investigators beginning Friday, Politico reported.
Any documents Eastman deems privileged must be given to Carter. If the committee challenges the lawyer’s claim, the judge will review the records to determine whether the assertion was valid before holding a hearing to adjudicate the privilege disputes.
Carter earlier rejected Eastman’s attempt to block the committee’s subpoena for 19,000 pages of emails held by his former employer, Chapman University. Eastman has claimed that many of the emails relate to his legal clients and therefore be subject to potential attorney-client privilege.
The Wednesday night ruling showed that Carter is taking a more hands-on approach than any federal judge so far to assist the Jan. 6 select committee’s effort to access specific documents from a reluctant witness.
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