Kash Patel and Jan Jekielek
March 24, 2023
Why was the Manhattan grand jury unexpectedly delayed in the alleged Trump “hush money” case? Did District Attorney Alvin Bragg withhold exculpatory evidence? “As a prosecutor, you're not allowed to withhold evidence of innocence or something that might be damaging to your case to the grand jury you're presenting to. And that's essentially what Costello said,” says Kash Patel, in reference to recent testimony by Michael Cohen’s former lawyer, Robert Costello. We also take a look at the recent Saudi-Iran deal brokered by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and the CCP’s ambitions to replace the petrodollar with the yuan. China has also offered a 12-point peace plan to end the Russia-Ukraine War. Vladimir Putin welcomed the proposal during a recent joint press conference with Xi Jinping. “It's a total farce for China to go in and say, we're going to be the peace negotiators … They’re committing genocide in their own country,” Kash Patel says. “But just think about the messaging and the propaganda that the CCP gains from this. … They're getting the narrative out there that China, the CCP, is the peace negotiators of the modern day, not the United States of America.”
About the show
Kash Patel and Epoch Times senior editor Jan Jekielek break down the biggest issues of our day, from the origins of COVID-19 to the politicization of the intelligence community. Kash Patel is known for leading former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes's watershed investigation into surveillance abuses against a presidential campaign. He's also held key roles across a large swath of America’s national security apparatus. He led counterterrorism at the National Security Council—where he oversaw the elimination of ISIS and Al-Qaeda leadership like al-Baghdadi and Qasem al-Rimi. And he served as the Pentagon’s chief of staff to Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller. Now, Kash Patel brings his singular insights to bear on terrorism threats, courtroom stratagems, and corruption in the highest seats of power.
About Kash Patel And Jan Jekielek
Kash Patel is most well-known for his work on the House Intelligence Committee, leading Congressman Devin Nunes’s investigation into allegations of Trump–Russia collusion. A former Justice Department terrorism prosecutor, he was personally recruited by Nunes, and he would play a critical role uncovering the FBI’s abuses and beyond, a major scandal later dubbed “Spygate.” But beyond that, Kash Patel has held key roles across a large swath of America’s national security apparatus. He led counterterrorism at the National Security Council—where he oversaw the elimination of ISIS and Al-Qaeda leadership like al-Baghdadi and Qasem al-Rimi. He also served as the right-hand man to the Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, chief of staff to Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, and was at one point the presidential aide responsible for the nuclear football. Jan Jekielek is a senior editor with The Epoch Times and host of the show "American Thought Leaders." Jan’s career has spanned academia, media, and international human rights work. In 2009, he joined The Epoch Times full time and has served in a variety of roles, including as website chief editor. He is the producer of the award-winning Holocaust documentary film "Finding Manny."