A former top Obama administration official acknowledged efforts by her colleagues to gather intelligence about possible Trump team ties to Russia before he took office, MSNBC reported.
Deputy assistant secretary of defense Evelyn Farkas said she urged people on the Hill to get “as much information 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 … 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,” she said.
Evelyn Farkas: “…Frankly speaking the people on The Hill..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 people who left so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy…
Ummm that the Trump folks if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians that they would try to compromise the sources and methods meaning that we would no longer have access to that intelligence.”
Farkas’ confirmation of the intelligence collection surfaced a week after House intel committee chairman Devin Nunes had announced that information about Trump and his associates were “incidentally” gathered during the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
This is either a ruse or Farkas is the dumbest Deputy assistant secretary of defense in the history of the that job.
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) March 29, 2017
Democrats have denounced the way in which Nunes had handled the discovery because he informed the White House before his colleagues on the House committee. They have requested his recusal from the House investigation.
WATCH Evelyn Farkas Admit She Helped Spy On Trump For Obama:
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