President Trump tried to immediately withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Somalia, "knowing he lost and had weeks left in office," Jan. 6 committee says
"Knowing he lost and had weeks left in office, President Trump rushed to complete unfinished business. One key example is this: President Trump issued an order for large-scale U.S. troop withdrawals," Rep. Adam Kinzinger said.
Jan. 6 Committee: Trump signed a post-election order for ‘catastrophic’ full withdrawal from Afghanistan just days before he left office
‘IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A DEBACLE’: Fearing he’d be forced from office and that incoming President Joe Biden would not follow through on his plans to leave Afghanistan, President Donald Trump signed a hastily drafted order to withdraw all U.S. troops before Biden was inaugurated.
Trump signed order for immediate 'large-scale troop withdrawals' from Afghanistan after election loss
Top officials, including the national security advisor and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, panned the order in interviews with Jan. 6 investigators.