Former Trump official Kashyap “Kash” Patel, who helped dismantle Democrats’ Russia collusion hoax, will join the Center for Renewing America as a senior fellow for national security and intelligence.
Patel’s primary focus in his new position at CRA, which is headed by Trump alum and former Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought, will be continuing his work to expose the deep state in the FBI, NSA, and other intelligence organizations, a spokeswoman confirmed to The Federalist.
Patel first started his work combatting the Russia collusion hoax as senior counsel for Rep. Devin Nunes who, at the beginning of Trump’s presidency, chaired the House Intelligence Committee. During that time, Patel and Nunes criticized the hysteria that arose out of what turned out to be an operation secretly designed and funded by the Clinton campaign to meddle in the 2016 election. As the conspiracy theory was weaponized by selectively leaking intelligence officials and the media figures who uncritically regurgitated the leaks and attacked anyone who didn’t take part in the operation, Patel led the fight to uncover the truth.
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, who played a key role in the hoax by peddling absurd claims about Trump officials violating an 18th-century law called the Logan Act, later wrote a hit piece speculating that Patel was trying to overthrow the government by uncovering the hoax and holding people accountable for it. Democrats’ corrupt corporate media cronies further targeted Patel for his crusade against corruption when he served as deputy assistant to President Donald J. Trump, senior director for counterterrorism on the National Security Council, and eventually principal deputy to the acting director of National Intelligence.
During this Patel, who was featured in the film “The Plot Against the President,” sought to hold accountable corrupt intelligence agencies for using false narratives to further justify spying on the president and his campaign, but when corporate media outlets smeared him as a discredited conspiracy theorist and criminal, he launched defamation lawsuits against Politico, The New York Times, CNN, and multiple individual reporters.