The story that seemed to explode overnight actually happened almost a month ago when Evelyn Farkas a former Obama administration Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense gave a March 2nd interview to Morning Joe’s Mika Brezezinski. The topic of their discussion surrounded The New York Times article which described the Obama Administration’s mad scramble to uncover and disseminate information that they felt would be damaging to the incoming administration in the waning days of their time in office. I wrote about this in my previous blog, “Natasha Come We Get Moose Now; The New Red Hysteria.” What we now know of these activities described in the NYT article is that multiple felonies may have been committed by members of the Obama administration as American citizens were potentially illegally unmasked in intelligence reports and classified information was leaked to media outlets. What set conservative media outlets ablaze was Farkas seems to make several admissions during this interview that on the surface seem very damaging.
Let’s review the statements that Farkas made during this interview. I have made it easier for you to pick out the relevant points by making them bold for you.
Mika Brzezinski – “You actually knew about the attempts to get and preserve information” Farkas nods like a Sammy Sosa bobble head.
Mika Brzezinski – “And full transparency you were doing some work yourself” Farkas continued nodding like a Sammy Sosa bobble head and responds, “I was urging my former colleagues, and frankly speaking to 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,” Farkas said in the interview.
Farkas – “I had a fear that information would disappear.” (Admitting she knew what that information was?)
Farkas – “If the Trump Folks found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff’s dealing with Russia that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we would no longer have access to that intelligence so I became very worried that not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more.”
Farkas – “I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew that they were also trying to help get information to the hill.”
Farkas – “That’s why you have the leaking…”
Now square her statements above with the one that she gave to The Daily Caller where she tries to backpedal from her original interview by saying, “I had no intelligence whatsoever, I wasn’t in government anymore and didn’t have access to any.” Both of her statements cannot be correct as they completely contradict each other. In her first interview it seems pretty clear that she had an inside track on activities that were going on in the Obama administration that she had “left” and additionally she makes it seem as if she were participating in those same activities to disseminate the information. Of course the mainstream media is going to try to let this story die on the vine, but it is up to us to get this story in front of people and force the CNNs of the world to cover it. So which is it Farkas? Did you lie in your first interview claiming that you had insider knowledge, but actually were lying to get on TV or are you lying now trying to cover up your involvement because you spilled the beans on assisting members of the Obama administration commit felonies? Either way I look forward to your hearing before Congress.