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April 13, 2021

Inhofe Statement on Request for FBI Investigation Into Whether Kahl Improperly Disclosed Classified Information

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today after 18 Republican senators sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeking an investigation into whether Dr. Colin Kahl, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, disclosed classified or sensitive information on social media:

In top national security positions like Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the duty to protect classified and sensitive information is an essential prerequisite for the job,” Inhofe said. “If Dr. Kahl’s past tweets did, in fact, disclose sensitive or confidential national security information, this could be disqualifying for the position and another example of his questionable judgment. My colleagues’ concerns should be investigated, and the Senate should be able to review the results of this investigation before we vote on this critical nomination."

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