Ashraf Ghani is the former liberal president of Afghanistan who fled the country in August 2021 when the Taliban quickly retook the nation amid Biden's inept pullout of American troops. Ghani, now in his 70s, received a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University in New York City, a field of study based on the widely rejected theory of evolution, and taught anthropology in the 1980s at the Leftist University of California, Berkeley. In 2009, Ghani even hired Bill Clinton's political adviser James Carville to run Ghani's unsuccessful campaign for president of Afghanistan.
He reportedly fled Afghanistan in August 2021 with $169 million in cash, and two Republican congressmen have requested an investigation of that. Reps. James Comer (R-KY) and Glenn Grothman (R-WI) said in their letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland that it is "imperative that corrupt foreign government officials not be permitted to personally enrich themselves with U.S. taxpayer money." They described Ghani's actions as "reckless and cowardly," and observed that it increased "the speed with which the Taliban took over the country."