Kash Patel, who served as chief of staff to the acting secretary of defense in the Trump administration and as the senior counsel for the House Intelligence Committee, ripped Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) for defending on Twitter what Patel deemed a “felonious statement” about FBI whistleblowers being “bought and paid for” by Patel.
Patel’s attorney recently filed an ethics complaint against Goldman and sent a referral to the Justice Department regarding the tweet. Patel believes Goldman broke the law when he used his official Twitter account to falsely claim the FBI whistleblowers were “bought and paid for” by Patel.
Suspended FBI whistleblowers Garret O’Boyle, Steve Friend, and Marcus Allen testified during a Subcommittee on Weaponization’s hearing on May 18, 2023, and detailed the alleged “abuses of power” by the FBI’s leadership, ranging from discrimination against conservatives to inflating domestic terrorism statistics.
“Kash Patel is a political hack for Donald Trump, under investigation by the DOJ for leaking classified information,” Goldman tweeted. “Today’s @Weaponization‘s witnesses were bought and paid for by Patel. This committee…