Biden Admin Gave Taliban List Of ‘American Citizens, Green Card Holders And Afghan Allies’ That Needed To Get Into Airport: Report
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks about the situation in Afghanistan in the East Room of the White House on August 16, 2021 in Washington,DC. - President Joe Biden broke his silence Monday on the US fiasco in Afghanistan with his address to the nation from the White House, as a lightning Taliban victory sent the Democrat's domestic political fortunes reeling

The Biden administration reportedly gave the Taliban a list of the names of United States citizens, green card holders, and other Afghan allies that needed to be allowed into the airport so they could be evacuated — a decision that sparked widespread outrage from officials and critics.

“The move, detailed to POLITICO by three U.S. and congressional officials, was designed to expedite the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan as chaos erupted in Afghanistan’s capital city last week after the Taliban seized control of the country,” Politico reported. “But the decision to provide specific names to the Taliban, which has a history of brutally murdering Afghans who collaborated with the U.S. and other coalition forces during the conflict, has angered lawmakers and military officials.”

A Pentagon official told Politico that the Biden administration effectively “put all those Afghans on a kill list.”

“It’s just appalling and shocking and makes you feel unclean,” the official added.

On Thursday, Biden said “there have been occasions” in which the United States provided names of people who needed to be let through a checkpoint. However, he said he was unaware of any lists.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan denied the allegations in the Politico report on Sunday.

“There is no such ‘kill list.’ It is nonsense. It is irresponsible and unfounded reporting,” said Sullivan.

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

Online, journalists, critics, and politicians expressed fury over the decision.

This article has been updated to include additional information. 

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