Democrats Exposed In Pentagon Classified Document Leak Cover Up

 April 17, 2023

Kash Patel, former chief of staff at the Pentagon and former deputy director of National Intelligence, spoke out about the narrative over the recent Pentagon classified document leaks.

Patel questioned the notion that a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guard reservist acted alone to leak top secret military data.

Himself a former federal prosecutor, Patel said he doesn't believe "for a single second, this guy, a 21-year-old Air National Guardsman, ran this operation alone."

"Patel said, first, the suspected leaker, Jack Teixeira, would not have had access to the information without someone within the Department of Defense or the intelligence community giving it to him, providing it to him, or telling him it should be put out there," reports Breitbart.

"It’s just not possible," Patel said.

Patel said even though Teixeira worked in information technology, he still would not have had access to the information.

"You can be the biggest IT person in DOD, and you are still compartmented off of the actual information. Almost never does an IT person need to know, as we say, the substance of the intelligence. Their job is to provide the secure information systems around it to protect any disclosures," Patel said.

"This is crazy sensitive stuff," Patel said. "Ninety-nine percent of people who have a Top Secret/SCI clearance don’t have access to this information. And me, as the former deputy DNI and chief of staff of the DOD and publisher of the [Presidential Daily Brief], with the highest security classification, knows that, literally, there is not a lot of people in the U.S. that have access to this kind of intel. It’s done for a reason. So this doesn’t happen."

Additionally, Patel commented that the way the classified information was put out suggests Teixeira did not act alone.

"Whether he’s in IT or not, is irrelevant. The way it was produced, the way it was put out there — pages, printed photographs taken, published online — that is a methodical way of releasing classified information illegally," Patel said.

"I think he’s definitely working with other people in DOD or the intel space to get this information out. This is an Assange-style operation. This kid — no offense to him — at 21 years old, cannot put out this five-months, unlawful disclosure of sensitive intelligence," Patel added.

Patel went on to discuss in depth the issues with the leak and threats to national security that exist as a result. You can read the full story here.