RNC post on Trump peace deal with Taliban among pre-2021 items offline during site maintenance

A Republican National Committee (RNC) post touting the Trump administration's peace deal with the Taliban is offline, along with all posts before 2021, during what the RNC said is routine website maintenance.

Internet archive site Wayback Machine shows a Sept. 15, 2020, post praising former President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE's "historic peace agreement with the Taliban." The post is no longer on the RNC site, nor are any posts from that section of the website before Jan. 1, 2021.

In a tweet, RNC’s deputy chief of staff Mike Reed disputed the Insider report, saying the GOP committee had launched a new website and some posts haven’t been transferred yet.


“This is so dishonest. We launched a new website last week… some of the old posts haven’t been carried over yet,” Reed wrote. “Go look… all blog/research pieces from years ago aren’t there. But good try attempting to divert attention from the folks actually in charge of this disaster.”

RNC officials told The Hill that the transfer of older posts to the new website is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Taliban fighters entered the capital city of Kabul on Sunday, regaining control of Afghanistan for the first time in 20 years, when U.S. troops arrived shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Democrats and Republicans have been pointing fingers over who's to blame for the quick collapse of the Afghan government amid the withdrawal of U.S. troops that President BidenJoe BidenRand Paul calls for Fauci's firing over 'lack of judgment' Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing MORE ordered earlier this year.

Updated at 12:59 p.m.