UPDATED 3:55 PM PT – Thursday, September 1, 2022
Trump-era Undersecretary of Defense Kash Patel lashed back at Russia-collusion hoaxers who are trying to implicate him in mishandling the seized Mar-a-Lago documents. Patel said the same “Russiagate crew” is running the FBI’s investigation into the documents seized at Donald J. Trump’s Florida home.
During a series of recent interviews Patel, the former House Intelligence Committee Investigator who exposed “Russiagate” as a hoax, fired back at personal attacks from Peter Strzok and Andrew Weissman.
Weissmann: Kash Patel.. needs to be really getting a lawyer pic.twitter.com/wYXG4bEkrO
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 26, 2022
Patel said both of the men took their best shot at locking up Trump and failed miserably despite having almost unlimited resources at their command at the FBI. He continued by saying they’ve now resorted to threatening the investigator that got them fired. Patel pointed out that Weissman and Strzok in particular know what those Russiagate documents said and now they’re coincidentally the ones screaming that he needs to lawyer-up.
Patel has accused the DOJ of intentionally jeopardizing his safety by specifically leaving his name un-redacted in the most reviewed search warrant in history. He said the decision to not redact his name came on the exact same day the FBI decided to end its 10-month investigation into the death threats against him.
Patel was referenced on page 19 of the affidavit. That page cited a Breitbart article from May 5, 2022. The article stated that Patel said the 15-boxes of documents had already been declassified but the classification markings had not been updated.
Kash Patel on FBI Trump RAID photo release: “It is STAGED!”
“It is STAGED. These are NOT classified documents. They are trying this case in the court of public opinion because they don’t want Trump to run in 2024. This raid is continuing to BACKFIRE.”https://t.co/eFopXPngL4 pic.twitter.com/l2eqJtcVKj
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 31, 2022
The former House Intelligence Committee Investigator maintained that President Trump retained and declassified those documents in anticipation of leaving government because he thought the American public should have the right to read it for themselves.