Obama’s Former Asst. Defense Secretary Admits on MSNBC Obama Admin Spied on Trump
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.”Evelyn Farkas also served as an advisor to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential campaign and was up for a position in the Clinton administration if Hillary became President.
You see how that works? She works for the Obama Administration, which spies on Trump, and she works for Hillary, which puts her in the position to pass that information onto Trump's opponent in the Presidential election.
Nick at Weasel Zippers notes:
She appears to be admitting:
-Obama administration people were spying on Trump people.
-that the Obama people were consciously trying to hide that fact so “Trump people wouldn’t know about our sources and methods.” This shows again that they were consciously targeting the Trump people.
-that she was urging the Obama people to get information to people on “The Hill” which raises the question, who were these Democrats? Is this more leaking of classified info? That also means people on the Hill may have been aware of the spying.
-that she was urging the Obama admin to preserve the information (which is improper, as US Citizens aren’t supposed to being surveilled without a warrant).
Since she had already left the administration, she didn’t have the right to see any of that information, much less leak it to the NY Times or any other media. If someone fed it to her, they too would be doing that against the law.
So here’s the problem. Had the Obama administration actually found any evidence of collusion during incidental collection, the proper process would have been to refer it to the FBI, to allow the FBI to get a warrant and conduct an investigation. But in testimony before Congress,
James Comey denied that any FISA warrants had been obtained as to Trump Tower. In any event, leaking it to Congress members and the media is illegal and improper.
Farkas needs to be grilled by Gowdy, let’s finally get to what they were doing.
Former Obama DNI James Clapper, former acting CIA Director Mike Morell have both said there was no evidence they were aware of any collusion. In the words of Morell, not even a spark.