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Biden’s Choice To Lead Budget Office Suggested Libya Should ‘Pay Us Back’ With Oil Money

Neera Tanden, who President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday as his choice to lead the Office of Budget and Management, advocated forcing the Libyan government to give oil proceeds to the U.S. government in order to “partially pay us back” for military intervention there in 2011.

Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, came under intense scrutiny in 2015 over the email, which she sent to colleagues on Oct. 21, 2011, a day after Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi was killed.

According to the email, published by The Intercept, Tanden and other CAP officials were discussing a segment on CNN about whether Libya should compensate the U.S. for helping oust Gaddafi. (RELATED: Neera Tanden Suggested How To Get NYT To Cover Hillary More Favorably)

“We have a giant deficit. They have a lot of oil,” Tanden wrote to her colleagues on Oct. 21, 2011.

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