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Kash Patel Says His Life’s In Danger Because He’s In FBI Affidavit

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Fierce Donald Trump ally Kash Patel is claiming his life is now in peril because his name appears within the heavily redacted affidavit released Friday supporting the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago earlier this month.

“Brown Lives Matter,” a clearly furious Patel said in an announcement late Friday.

In a message posted on Truth Social, Patel called it a “vicious attack from DOJ/FBI who intentionally jeopardized my safety by un-redacting my name in essentially the most reviewed search warrant within the history of america.”

The “DOJ is on the road for my security with their dangerous actions,” Patel added. “These gangsters are on notice.”

But Patel, a former top Pentagon staffer, had already placed himself very publicly in the midst of the documents issue. He quickly defended the previous president after FBI agents seized several boxes of documents at Mar-a-Lago, including classified and even top-secret information.

Patel and the previous president have insisted in interviews that Trump had a “standing order” that documents faraway from the White House were “declassified.”

Patel claimed in an interview with Breitbart that he was “there with Trump when he said, ‘We’re declassifying this information.’”

But no written evidence has been presented to support that. As well as, experts say Trump needed to follow a process to declassify documents, and share his decision so other officials would know. There doesn’t seem like any evidence of that.

Other White House officials have said they never heard of such an order.

Patel appears in a footnote within the affidavit referring to his claim to Breitbart.

The footnote quotes the Breitbart article that Patel “characterised as ‘misleading’” that “classified material is amongst records that POTUS provided” to the National Archives from Mar-a-Lago.

The claim of widespread declassification was not mentioned in Trump’s latest motion to have a “special master” review the seized documents to find out if any may need been by some means protected by executive privilege.

A letter from the Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran included within the affidavit suggests that Trump had absolute declassification authority, but it doesn’t state that Trump actually declassified any of the documents.

Former U.S. Andrew Weissmann said Friday on MSNBC that while Patel will not be in added danger from death because the release of the affidavit, the document does indicate he might be at legal risk (see the video below).

He’s “clearly within the crosshairs,” said Weissmann, noting that the affidavit apparently doesn’t discuss with any “declassified” documents.

Patel “really must be getting a lawyer,” said Weissmann.

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