The Biden White House told the public they didn't know.
Although, months later, according to the Washington Free Beacon, we have a more exact amount — almost 400 — far beyond the hazy estimates provided by officials.
"I think it's irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not," Jen Psaki announced back in August.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki rejected the label of it being a "hostage situation," notwithstanding the fact the Biden administration left Americans behind in Afghanistan after leaving on August 30th, before the scheduled deadline, at the behest of the Taliban.
California Republican Representative Darrell Issa shared his opinions with the outlet: "We now know this administration repeatedly lied to the world about the citizens of our country it abandoned in Afghanistan. But it did something even worse: It broke a sacred bond of trust between Americans and their government. This isn't close to over."
The source of this new intel was a non-public briefing on Thursday by the Biden administration's State Department. The same collection of people who took credit for the rescues of Americans by private military groups that stepped in when President Biden couldn't deliver the human resources to rescue Americans.
The same State Department that had promised American lives were a "top priority" and then airlifted out mostly Afghans instead.
"The White House has said on the record that they're turning the page and it becomes clearer all the time why: Every new detail that we find out about the reckless Biden policy in Afghanistan produces only more proof that they lied from day one," an anonymous Congressional source told the Free Beacon.
Although it seems like the U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly regarding a small group who remain abroad: dozens who triggered potential security issues throughout security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan nation of Kosovo.
Human rights advocates have raised concerns regarding the Afghans diverted to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo over the past six weeks, citing a lack of transparency about their status and the reasons for holding them back. It’s unclear what might become of any who cannot be cleared to come to the United States.