The State Department blocked private and humanitarian flights in and out of Afghanistan, as Becker News first reported. The emails obtained by Fox News provide further proof that the United States’ own State Department hindered efforts for Americans to exit the country of Afghanistan.

“Military lawyer and retired Marine Eric Montalvo shared the communications with Fox after he organized some of the flights and now claims the federal government thwarted his rescue effort,” the Daily Mail reported. “The leaked emails show State officials refusing to allow Montalvo’s privately paid for flights to use US property either inside the country or at one of its many overseas bases, after the Biden administration pledged to do whatever it can to rescue all Americans and as many Afghan allies as possible.”

“No independent charters are allowed