Kash Patel, a former top Trump administration official, is setting the record straight on some disinformation being spread about former President Donald Trump.
“Patel said that a report claiming classified materials were found at Mar-a-Lago is misleading and that the documents were actually already declassified by then-President Donald Trump, but the classification markings had not been updated,” reports Breitbart News.
“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,” Patel said.
“I was there with President Trump when he said ‘We are declassifying this information,'” Patel said.
“This story is just another disinformation campaign designed to break the public trust in a president that lived on transparency,” said Patel.
“It’s yet another way to attack Trump and say he took classified information when he did not,” he added.
“Patel said Democrats are playing politics in claiming Trump took classified material, and have not even addressed what is in the material,” reports Breitbart.
“As to whether Democrats may try to selectively release material and claim Trump tried to hide certain things,” Patel said, “The irony is that he didn’t try to hide any of it. He declassified all of it so there’s nothing to hide.”
“If they selectively leak stuff — and given this week’s Supreme Court leak, you can’t put it past anyone at the NARA or Congress who might have some of these documents and leak them to advance a false political narrative,” he concluded.
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