Kash Patel, a former House intelligence committee Republican aide whom Donald Trump considered appointing as deputy CIA director, is releasing a children’s book on Monday that perpetuates the false claim that the Steele dossier sparked investigations into Russian collusion.
Characters such as “King Donald” and his foe “Hillary Queenton” appear in the book. Patel repeats Trump’s false claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation began investigating links between his campaign as well as Russia based on a dossier compiled by Christopher Steele, a former British spy, in his book “The Plot Against the King,” which will be published by Brave Books.
The 35-page book, which includes an epilogue detailing Donald Trump’s false claims about the FBI investigation, oddly employs children’s imaginary characters to provide a reactionary account of the investigation that dogged Trump’s first two years in office and ultimately led to a special counsel investigation.
Patel mentions Hillary Clinton as “Hillary Queenton”
Throughout the book, Patel is portrayed as a wizard who, according to the story, illustrates how “the King” President was wrongly accused of “dishonesty” to gain the throne. According to the book, the king was accused of cheating by a “shifty knight” – a reference to Adam Schiff, the Representative democracy chair of the intelligence committee, who professes to have a “paper” from a “steel” box attesting to wrongdoing.
Patel claims, however, that he discovered proof that the slug “Keeper Komey” – a link to former FBI Director James Comey – put slugs in the “steel” box at the invitation of “Hillary Queenton,” who was also competing for the throne – a reference to Clinton. The wizard Patel then proclaims to the kingdom that “King Donald is innocent” and “did not work with the Russonians,” as well as that “Hillary authored that paper and had her sly slugs slide into the steel box,” according to the book.
More about the book
In reality, the FBI launched a criminal probe into the Trump campaign after George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser, told an Australian diplomat that Russia had political “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in front of the 2016 presidential election. The information contained in the Steele Dossier did not reach FBI officials involved in the investigation until nearly a year after the 2016 presidential election, and even the then-Republican House intelligence committee, for which Patel worked, found no evidence to support Trump’s claim.
However, Patel’s illustrated children’s book, which the Guardian received as a pre-publication copy, makes no reference to that conclusion or an additional memo conclusively stating that the FBI investigation did not begin with the Steele Dossier. After endorsing Trump’s false claims that the FBI wiretapped Trump’s phones, Patel rose quickly from a mysterious staffer here on the Republican staff of the House intelligence committee to become the Department of Defence’s chief of staff.
About Kash Patel
Kashyap Pramod Patel is a lawyer and former government official from the United States. Under President Donald Trump, he was the chief of staff to the Acting United States Secretary of Defence. Patel was earlier a federal public defender, a federal prosecutor operating on national security cases, and a legal liaison to the US Armed Forces, and has worked at the US National Security Council and the US House of Representatives. He identifies as a Republican. Patel is widely regarded as a “Trump supporter.”
Patel played a key role in Republican efforts to discredit the research into Donald Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as an aide to Devin Nunes. Kashyap “Kash” Patel was born in Garden City, New York, to Gujarati parents who arrived in the United States via Canada in 1970. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond in 2002 and his law degree from Pace University School of Law in 2005. He also earned an international law certificate from University College London.
About Hillary Clinton
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, author, and motivational speaker who was represented as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, as an U.s. Senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as the wife of President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001.
She was a member of the Democratic Party and the party’s presidential nominee in the 2016 election, which she ended up losing to Donald Trump. Rodham was born and raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, and earned a degree from Wellesley College in 1969 and Yale Law School in 1973. She moved to Arkansas after serving as a congressional legal counsel and married future bill Clinton in 1975; the two had met at Yale. Clinton was a co-founder of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977.
In 1978, she was named the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation, and the following year, she was also the first female partner at Little Rock’s Rose Law Firm. She was named one of the hundred most impactful lawyers in America by the National Law Journal on two occasions. Clinton served as Arkansas’ first lady from 1979 to 1981, and then again from 1983 to 1992.
Clinton pushed for healthcare reform as the first lady of the United States. Her major initiative, the Clinton health-care plan, was defeated in Congress in 1994. Clinton was a driving force behind the establishment of the State Children’s Health Insurance Plan, the Adoption as well as Safe Families Act and the Foster Care Independence Act in 1997 and 1999. Clinton spoke out for gender equality at the United Nations Women’s Conference in 1995. During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, her marital relationship came under scrutiny, prompting her to issue a statement reaffirming her commitment to the marriage.