Kash Patel and Jan Jekielek
June 23, 2023
[FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW] In this Season 7 finale of Kash’s Corner, we take a look at John Durham’s recent testimony in Congress and Hunter Biden reaching a deal to plead guilty to tax charges—exactly as Kash Patel predicted on the show in early May. What have we learned from this six-year investigation into the Russiagate saga? What key question did special counsel John Durham fail to properly answer? And why didn’t Congress press him on it? Did Hunter Biden receive preferential treatment? What does his pretrial diversion agreement mean? This is the Season 7 finale of Kash’s Corner. We’ll be back in a few weeks! FULL TRANSCRIPT Kash Patel: Hey everybody, welcome back to Kash's Corner. We have a special announcement. Today's episode is the last episode of season seven. I can't believe I'm saying that out loud. Thank you so much to our entire audience and fan base for watching the show that Jan and I put together every week with our incredible team at EpochTV and Epoch Times, we're very appreciative. We have no better subject to end season seven than with John Durham and his final report and where the road goes from here. Jan, it's a coin toss. Where do you want to go? Jan Jekielek: Let's start with the Hunter Biden plea deal. You called it back on May 5th that there would be a sweetheart deal. Mr. Patel: The prediction I have made is that Hunter Biden will be charged, and soon. They'll roll it up into what we call this global plea agreement where he basically gets charged with some Mickey Mouse lower-level offenses, and walks into a super light sentence. Then, they will cover up the cover-up. Mr. Jekielek: It's not clear that because the investigation is ongoing, there might be other charges. This isn't a done deal, or it certainly doesn't seem that way. Certainly, a lot of people are saying that. What do you see happening here? Mr. Patel: Jan, we did discuss this. We did call this on the show that our audience just saw a clip from. If I'm being 100 percent honest, that is what I try to do here. I wish you were telling me how much I got it wrong. Because then I would be able to sit here today and tell you we are restoring our singular system of justice, rather than bifurcating it even further. That is the sum and substance of what happened with how Hunter Biden was treated by the Department of Justice and FBI, and how so many others have been treated. I hearken back to my days as a federal public defender. I dealt with hundreds of gun charges in federal court for indigent clients, most of whom were minorities, when I was in the Southern District of Florida down in Miami. Not one time did I ever receive the request to get pretrial diversion, and we'll get to that in a second, for any of my indigent clients ...
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."