Obama’s Deputy Asst Secretary of Defense Farkas Told Us of Illegal Surveillance on the Trump Campaign… Then Told House Intel Committee She Knew Nothing About That

Back in late March of 2017 many Americans might have missed this…

(The Conservative Treehouse) Sometimes when a person is deep inside an echo-chamber of like-minded ideologues, they  might not realize what they’re saying is rather revealing to those on the outside. That’s the set up for former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense) appearing on MSNBC and admitting first hand knowledge the Obama administration spied on candidate and president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to gather “intelligence” for political use.

It would appear Ms. Farkas was so caught up in the discussion, she didn’t quite realize the significant admissions she was making about the Obama administration spying on Donald Trump’s team and generating classified intelligence for Ms. Farkas (and others) to spread to Capitol Hill politicians.   MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski recognized the ‘oh-snap’ admission and tried to play it off,… but by then it was too late.

“The Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about their staff … the Trump staff dealing with Russians…

Here Farkas’ was admitting that the Trump campaign team had been under surveillance.

 – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods; meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.

It appears that Farkas is admitting the outgoing administration was continuing its surveillance… while out of office…

According to multiple text messages from August and September of 2016, Obama not only knew everything about that surveillance…

… but that people close to him in the White House were running the operation… if not president “renegade” himself.


Back to Farkas whose transcript of her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was released last night.  During examination by then-congressman Trey Gowdy, Farkas claimed no to know anything:

Gowdy: “Why don’t we go back to that sentence that I just asked you about. It says ‘the Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about their staff dealing with Russians. Well, how would you know what the U.S. government knew at that point? You didn’t work for it, did you?”

Farkas: “I didn’t.” Farkas had been a mid-level Russia analyst who, we’re told, left the federal government in 2015.

Gowdy: “Then how did you know?” 

Farkas: “I didn’t know anything.”

 Gowdy: “Did you have information connecting the Trump campaign to the hack of the DNC?” 

Farkas: “No.”

Gowdy:“So when you say, ‘We knew,’ the reality is you knew nothing.” 

Farkas: “Correct.” 

Gowdy: “So when you say ‘knew,’ what you really meant was felt?” he asked.

Farkas: “Correct.” 

Gowdy:“You didn’t know anything?” Gowdy continued.

Farkas: “That’s correct.” 

So was Farkas blowing smoke during her appearance on Morning Joe or did she lie to the Intel Committee to obscure her knowledge of the illegal surveillance and political opposition information being pushed into the mainstream media by the Obama administration?

Jay Sekulow appeared to answer any doubts that may have followed Farkas’ earlier claims while on Morning Joe in June of 2019…

(Via Fox Op-ed) – Stunning new information just released by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) shows that the Obama administration stepped up efforts – just days before President Trump took office – to undermine Trump and his administration.

The ACLJ, where I serve as chief counsel, has obtained records that show the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, under Director James Clapper, eagerly pushed to get new procedures as part of an anti-Trump effort. The procedures increased access to raw signals intelligence before the conclusion of the Obama administration, just days before President Trump was inaugurated.

By greatly expanding access to classified information by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, the Obama administration paved the way for a shadow government to leak classified information – endangering our national security and severely jeopardizing the integrity and reputation of our critical national security apparatus – in an attempt to undermine President Trump.

The documents confirmed what we suspected: the Office of the Director of National Intelligence rushed to get the new “procedures signed by the Attorney General before the conclusion of this administration,” referring to the Obama administration.

The documents also reveal that Robert Litt, who worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, told the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense’s Director of Intelligence Strategy, Policy, & Integration: “Really want to get this done … and so does the Boss.” Presumably “the Boss” is a reference to Director Clapper.

And documents the ACLJ received that were produced by the National Security Agency show that NSA officials discussed that they “could have a signature from the AG as early as this week, certainly prior to the 20th of Jan.” In other words, certainly before President Trump’s inauguration. (more from Sekulow)

I’ll leave you with this… had Farkas left the government in 2015 to work on the secret surveillance of Donald Trump and his campaign?  Was she charged as part of a team with bringing down Trump either before or after his election?

“We do have a strong system of checks and balances,” she said. “And actually, if Donald Trump were elected, I believe he’d be impeached pretty quickly or somebody else would have to take over government, and I’m not even joking.”

If Trump were ever to get elected — and of course, that’s likely not to happen, she said — he would be impeached. Now, to be completely clear, we are not alleging that Evelyn Farkas was part of a conspiracy. Conspiracy suggests secrecy, and what Farkas and the rest of the national security state did was not secret. It was never hidden. They all but bragged about it.