Evelyn Farkas, Obama’s Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense, admitted there was a massive wiretap, widespread surveillance of the Trump campaign though she appeared unaware of what she was admitting. She said they – the administration – knew of contacts with Russia and wanted to get the information out and that is why it was leaked [that’s a felony – actually several felonies]. She made her admissions on MSNBC.
Apparently she didn’t realize she was leaking information about felonies by the administration because she was so enraptured with the idea of letting Americans know they were worried the information of Trump team-Russia contact wouldn’t get out.
Obviously, there has been no evidence of collusion, despite the leaks, but there is proof of potential felonies and spying of Americans.
Farkas is fairly low down in the pecking order to have this kind of information.
Since Obama’s 2011 executive order, the surveillance and unmasking of Americans by the Obama White House was made easy. But leaking it is a felony.
Donald Trump is the victim, but the government instead of protecting him, unmasked documents tied to him or his team, passed it around and leaked it. Trump was right when he said he was surveilled aka wiretapped.
I was urging my former colleagues, and, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill [Democrats congressmen], 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].
Is there a penalty for sharing it with Democrat members of Congress and other colleagues? Why did the Democrats listen? Is the entire party okay with spying and leaking?
This is very chilling on so many levels. Americans should be very concerned. Our government can do this to anyone.
Evelyn Farkas left her post and immediately went to work for a Hillary Clinton-tied organization. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative.
That is an interesting connection. The senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, Dmitri Alperovitch, is the CEO of Anti-Russia CrowdStrike, the first firm to tie Russia to the DNC hacking. It has also been in the news for fraudulent reporting on another Russia hacking story.
There has obviously been a whole lot of lying going on by the Obama administration. The spy agencies have also been deceptive.
Was the NY Times covering for Farkas as a leaker? It appears so from the excerpt below:
“More than a half-dozen current and former officials described various aspects of the effort to preserve and distribute the intelligence, and some said they were speaking to draw attention to the material and ensure proper investigation by Congress. All spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing classified information, nearly all of which remains secret.”
John Solomon and Sara Carter have a detailed article with the information about the surveillance that you might want to look over.
This goes back to Obama in all likelihood. He is the one who announced that people must preserve all records in case the Trump administration has access to it.
In mid-January, Obama loosened the espionage rules in EO 12333. People think it was done so his embeds could spy and leak. What if it was to give belated cover for his team’s spying?