Former Trump defense official Kash Patel is furious after his name appeared in the heavily redacted Mar-a-Lago raid affidavit.
According to Newsweek, Patel lashed out at the Department of Justice in a post a Truth Social. He claims that his name appearing in the document was “politicization by DOJ at its finest” and that “Brown Lives Matter.”
“Today marks another vicious attack from DOJ/FBI who intentionally jeopardized my safety by un-redacting my name in the most reviewed search warrant in the history of the United States,” Patel wrote. “This cartel of corruption inside of our government is so devoid of concern about national security. The DOJ is on the line for my security with their dangerous actions.”
He continued: “This same FBI has been investigating death threats made against me due to baseless political overreach by government gangsters and in their greed for political vengeance, have threatened my safety again. Brown Lives Matter. These gangsters are on notice.”
Patel is mentioned in the affidavit in reference to his bizarre claim that Trump already declassified all the documents found at Mar-a-Lago during the search before he left office.
Patel, told Breitbart in May that the documents previously recovered from Mar-a-Lago had been declassified by Trump, but their markings were not updated.
“Trump declassified whole sets of materials in anticipation of leaving government that he thought the American public should have the right to read themselves,” Patel said. “The White House counsel failed to generate the paperwork to change the classification markings, but that doesn’t mean the information wasn’t declassified. I was there with President Trump when he said ‘We are declassifying this information.’”
“This story is just another disinformation campaign designed to break the public trust in a president that lived on transparency. It’s yet another way to attack Trump and say he took classified information when he did not,” he added.
Patel’s name appearing uncensored in the affidavit shows that neither the DOJ nor the FBI believe his story about Trump declassifying documents before he left office.