Former federal prosecutor Kash Patel on Aug. 26 denounced federal officials for not redacting his name in a heavily redacted search warrant affidavit.
"Today marks another vicious attack from DOJ/FBI who intentionally jeopardized my safety by un-redacting my name in the most reviewed search warrant in the history of the United States," Patel said in a post on Truth Social, former President Donald Trump's social media platform.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI did not respond to requests for comment.
Other figures were discussed but not named, including the archivist, a Department of Justice lawyer, and a Trump lawyer. Other names were redacted, including the name of the FBI agent who wrote the affidavit.
The inclusion of Patel's name drew widespread attention, including from former FBI official Peter Strzok, whose display of animus toward Trump in text messages led to his termination.
'Devoid of Concern'Patel, who was a key part of the congressional investigation that uncovered how Hillary Clinton's campaign and other Democrats funded the anti-Trump dossier, said that the DOJ and FBI make up a "cartel of corruption inside of our government" that "is so devoid of concern about national security, they could not be bothered to see the judge in-person."
He was referring to how Reinhart received the warrant affidavit and application via WhatsApp, a communication tool owned by Meta, which also owns Facebook.
"The DOJ is on the line for my security with their dangerous actions," Patel added, before revealing the FBI has been investigating death threats that were made against him.
Patel said that Trump had declassified the materials using his authority as president.
Trump has also said he declassified the materials.
The FBI agent's response to Patel's claim was redacted.
Government officials said they redacted so much due to a need to protect the identities of witnesses and government agents, along with a desire to protect the integrity of the investigation into Trump.
Officials say Trump violated several laws, including one governing the use of national defense information.
"The Biden administration's hostility towards transparency knows no bounds They are not only planning on hiding their explanation for their unprecedented raid of [Mar-a-Lago], but they are also going to hide the reason for hiding their explanation," Taylor Budowich, a spokesperson for Trump, said in a statement. "Absurd!"