CNN: Officials Saying They Came up with Afghanistan Evacuation Plans 'From Scratch' Contradict Biden Admin.'s Claims

On Thursday's broadcast of CNN's "The Lead," CNN National Security Correspondent Kylie Atwood discussed her report on transcripts of congressional testimony by State Department officials John Bass, James DeHart, and Jayne Howell where DeHart said that tactical operations to get important people to the airport were created "from scratch" and the Bass said that the evacuation "substantially exceeded...the scope and scale of what had been contemplated." And noted that the descriptions contradict the rosier picture of the evacuation painted by the Biden administration.