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Kash Patel Sues FBI Director, Former Trump DOJ Officials For Alleged Targeting Of Personal Records

Former Trump National Security Council official Kash Patel filed a lawsuit Monday against FBI Director Chris Wray and former Trump Justice Department officials, accusing them of violating his right to Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures when attempting to obtain Patel’s personal records.

FBI and Justice Department officials named in the lawsuit obtained a subpoena in November 2017 for Patel’s “personal information as part of a politically motivated investigation,” and Google provided responses to the subpoena the following month, according to the lawsuit obtained by Just the News. .

Patel said he was completely unaware citation until December 2022, when Google notified you.

The defendants, who include then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, “improperly and politically attacked Mr. Patel’s personal records because of his official position and his actions in support of the House legal investigation U.S. representatives on the Department of Justice’s handling of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation,” the lawsuit also says.

Patel’s private accounts were subpoenaed while he served as senior counsel and chief investigator for then-Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., on the House Intelligence Committee investigating the FBI and the Department of Justice for his conduct in Crossfire Hurricanethe federal investigation into debunked allegations that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to win the 2016 election.

Speaking on Monday’s edition of the “Just news, no noise” TV show, Patel explained that his lawsuit asked “who is watching the viewers?”

“DOJ Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Chris Wray sat in a SCIF [sensitive compartmented information facility] with Devin Nunes and I in December 2017, and he lied to our faces when they threatened to investigate us for doing our jobs, because two months earlier they had already issued subpoenas against me and other employees,” he said , explaining that the subpoenas in question were extremely “invasive.”

In addition to Rosenstein and Wray, the defendants also include Rosenstein aide Robert Hur, who is now leading the investigation into President Joe Biden’s alleged mishandling of classified documents, former DC US Attorney Jesse Liu, former Justice Department Homeland Security official Ed O’Callahan. and two unnamed John Does.

Before Patel filed his lawsuit, the House Judiciary Committee in July open an inquiry into why the executive branch probed Patel and another unnamed congressional staffer during the height of the Russia investigation.

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