The Latest Khizr Khan-troversy: Abuse of Power, Hoax, or Something Else?

Khizr Khan, who energized the Democratic National Convention this past summer with the story of his son (an American soldier killed in Iraq) and attacks on Donald Trump, is back in the news again.

Earlier, some reports emerged that a speaking appearance than Khan had scheduled for Tuesday in Toronto had been canceled after he claimed that he would not be able to be at the event because he had been told his “traveling privileges” were “under review.”

But the State Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Transportation Security Administration have all pushed back on the story, raising the question of whether this is in fact an outrageous violation of an American citizen’s right to travel, or a deliberate hoax, or perhaps something else entirely.

Of course the CBC and the rest of the usual suspects were all over Khan’s dubious claim…

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