FBI Investigating Afghan Rescue Groups

Bureau is looking at funding, whether federal laws were broken.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been reaching out to members of veterans’ groups working to evacuate American citizens and at-risk Afghans, inquiring about their activities.

Agents have visited, emailed, and called members of Task Force Pineapple and Task Force Dunkirk, two of the more prominent organizations, and other groups with a host of queries. They asked groups about financial records, to provide manifests, and to make sure no federal laws were being violated.

Some of the people contacted by the FBI said the Bureau’s outreach was nothing out of the ordinary and part of the growing public-private partnership evacuations. One said he felt the FBI was trying to be helpful, not intimidating. But others say anytime one gets visited by the FBI or contacted by an entity like that it is concerning.

Since the American military operation officially ended on August 31, the groups have continued the evacuation work, mobilizing resources and chartering aircraft to help the remaining American citizens and at-risk Afghans escape the country.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FBI agents and officials as they investigate the legality of rescues.
  • For the veterans’ groups and others who have volunteered time and resources to try to evacuate Americans and at-risk Afghans.
  • For Americans and others who have been stranded in Afghanistan.

Sources: Politico, Daily Mail


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