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Kash P. Patel, Esq.
Kash P. Patel, Esq.

Former Chief of Staff to the Department of Defense & Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Kash served multiple senior roles in government, most recently as the Chief of Staff to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Deputy Assistant to President Trump. As the Chief of Staff at DoD, his responsibilities included implementing the Secretary's no fail mission with our 3 million plus employees, operating a $740 billion budget, and $2 trillion in assets. Prior to his tenure at DoD, Kash served as Deputy Director of National Intelligence where he oversaw all 17 Intelligence Community (IC) agencies, and prioritized intelligence collection to focus on hard targets and global threats. He led the Director's mission to synthesize our intelligence holdings and create the President's Daily Briefing, which he then briefed to the President and cabinet officials. He also led President Trump's counterterrorism mission as Deputy Assistant to the President on the National Security Council (NSC).

In his capacity at the NSC, Mr. Patel oversaw the execution of several of President Trump's top priorities, including eliminating Al-Qa'ida and ISIS senior leadership, and safely repatriating dozens of American hostages. As the top counterterrorism official at the White House, he was responsible for creating and implementing our nation's policy to safeguard the homeland by overseeing the interagency implementation of the national CT strategy.

Before joining the NSC, Mr. Patel served as the National Security Advisor and Senior Counsel for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), where he spearheaded the investigation into the Russian active measures campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election (Russia Gate). The investigation discovered numerous illegal surveillance measures undetaken by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to unlawfully spy on the Trump campaign. Concurrently, he led congressional oversight of sensitive programs for the IC and the U.S. Special Operations Forces and worked to enact legislation to fully fund the multi-billion-dollar budgets supporting intelligence and counterterrorism operations worldwide.

Mr. Patel joined HPSCI following his tenure as a national security prosecutor at the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Obama Administration, where he led investigations spanning multiple theaters of conflict and oversaw the successful prosecution of criminals aligned with Al-Qa'ida, ISIS, and other terror groups. This work necessitated Mr. Patel's presence in locations across the globe, collaborating with host nation governments to successfully prosecute terrorists. He also served as the DOJ Liaison Officer to Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), working with our nation's most prestigious counterterrorism units (special forces) to conduct collaborative global targeting operations against high value objectives, in almost every theater of war.

Mr. Patel began his career in 2005 as a public defender, trying scores of complex cases in federal and state courts, ranging from mutder to narco-trafficking, to complex financial crimes. These cases took place throughout the U.S., in over half a dozen countries, requiring Mr. Patel to conduct investigations and diplomatically engage with several foreign governments.

Since leaving government service, Kash has authored critically acclaimed books, most recently, "Government Gangsters," which topped the charts in pre-sales and exposes governmebt corruption and provided critical solutions to restore the agencies and departments mission of serving the American people.

Kash also authored 2 children's books that received much critical acclaim, "The Plot Against the King" series, selling over 110,000 copies.

Mr. Patel is the founder and president of The Kash Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that raises money for legal defense matters, education programs, tuition assistance, and financial assistance for all Americans, with an emphasis on our active-duty military/veterans/law enforcement communities.

Kash currently sits on the board of Trump Media Technology Group, which is the parent company for Truth Social, hosts Kash's Corner on Epoch TV, and is a Senior Advisor to President Trump. He also serves as thr Senior Fellow for National Security and Intelligence at the Center for Renewing America, a think-tank where he dedicates his time to ridding the national security mission of corruption and politicization.

A native of New York, Mr. Patel graduated from the University of Richmond with a bachelor's in criminal justice and history, received a juris doctor from law school in New York, and a Certificate in International Law from University College London Faculty of Laws in the United Kingdom.

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