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Kash Patel (DEF): About Me
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KASH PATEL

Chief of Staff
2020-2021

KASH PATEL, RECENTLY INSTALLED TRUMP LOYALIST, NOW LEADING PENTAGON TRANSITION

Patel previously worked for Rep. Devin Nunes (R.Calif.), the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, and as a staffer played a key role in helping Republicans discredit the Russia probe.

November 24, 2020

TRUMP LOYALIST KASH PATEL BLOCKING SOME PENTAGON OFFICIALS FROM HELPING BIDEN TRANSITION

December 5, 2020

In some instances, the chief of staff, Kash Patel, who was assigned to the Pentagon after last month's election, has recast policy descriptions to include content that reflects favorably on Trump's policies before the information is shared with the Biden transition, two of the officials said.

"He told everybody we're not going to cooperate with the transition team," one of the former officials said of Patel, and he has "put a lot of restrictions on it."

KASH PATEL FILES $50 MILLION DEFAMATION LAWSUIT AGAINST CNN

December 16, 2020

The complaint says defamatory statements in the articles include, “Trump loyalist connected to Biden conspiracy theories is leading Pentagon transition,” “Kash Patel, a Trump loyalist, … was connected to efforts to spread conspiracy theories about Joe Biden,” Kash “has also worked to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” “Pentagon blocked Biden’s intelligence transition team from meeting with agencies,” and “Defense Department transition office … is led by a Trump loyalist connected to efforts to spread conspiracy theories about the President-elect,” among other similar examples.

TRUMP TAPS LOYALISTS TO DEFENSE POLICY BOARD IN LAST-MINUTE MOVE

January 19, 2021

The outgoing Trump administration is set to appoint two loyalists to join the top federal advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Defense, Foreign Policy has learned, with less than one full day left before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, a move that could be seen as rewarding officials who remained close to the lame-duck commander in chief.

Kash Patel (DEF): CV
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