Former Obama administration Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas made an explosive admission with broad implications to MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. Farkas confirmed that President Obama ordered intensified “intelligence gathering” on incoming President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.
In plain English, Farkas admitted they aggressively spied on Trump and members of his transition team:
“I was urging my former colleagues, and, and frankly speaking to the people on the Hill [Democrat politicians], it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can – get as much intelligence as you can – before President Obama leaves the administration.
“Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left; so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy, um, that the Trump folks – if they found out HOW we knew what we knew about their, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods; meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.
“So I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more. We have very good intelligence on Russia; so then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew that they were also trying to help get information to [Democrat politicians].”
Wow! Ms. Farkas just admitted that the Obama administration not only spied on Donald Trump and his transition team but that she worked with others to spread classified intelligence to Democrats on Capitol Hill!!!
If Farkas’ claims prove to be true it’ll make Watergate look like child’s play in comparison. It’s time for Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Select Committee on Intelligence to subpoena Mr. Farkas to testify under oath in public session so that Americans can know what she knows.
Only then can Americans decide for themselves whether Democrats’ claims of Trump’s ties to Russia are a legitimate concern or a trumped up political strategy intended solely to derail the Trump train.