Evelyn Farkas is a former Obama administration official and defense policy expert who made some shocking news yesterday, when she made a statement on MSNBC's Morning Joe suggesting that she and others in the Obama administration were trying to "get as much information" as they could on Donald Trump during the election time.
Who is Evelyn Farkas?
Evelyn Farkas is a Ph.D. who held the "Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia" position in the Obama administration.
She has been involved in government for several years. She was a staff member of the Senate Armed Services committee, according to her Wiki, and was on several other government positions and committees. She also worked for OSCE in Europe, and was a professor in the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
Her role in the Obama administration was to help develop and analyze policy with respect to the former Soviet countries.
How Did Evelyn Farkas Raise a Controversy?
Farkas became big news over the past 48 hours after appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe political talk show. On the show, she said this:
Well, I was urging my former colleagues, and, and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill, 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...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 would no longer have access to that intelligence.
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Sounds like she was involved in some sort of spying, right?
What Did Evelyn Farkas Really Say?
Evelyn Farkas, however, was not actually in the Obama administration during the time in question. She tried to clarify and tamp down the anger by saying that she didn't "give anybody anything except advice" regarding the Russia.
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She is further asking for Congress to do an investigation to support her argument that she wasn't involved. Farkas was set to appear on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning; it is unclear if that occurred.
The fact is that if she wasn't in government at the time, she would have been unable to know if Trump was wiretapped -- unless she was accessing Top Secret information -- which would be another, very large story, and could be traced relatively easily. So it is unlikely that she would have known if the Obama administration was spying.
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