Evelyn Farkas is walking back her comments from Wednesday when she admitted to having personal knowledge of intelligence being gathered on the Trump administration. Most of the mainstream media ignored the story as it doesn’t fit their narrative. The alternative media ran with it which means Farkas most likely got a few calls from high level Dems telling her to do damage control.
So today she appears on CNBC Squawk box and essentially walks back everything she said. Apparently now she claims she was only working off the information that was printed in the New York Times.
Too late! I hear the 5th amendment being sited soon.
Via Squawk box:
Farkas: “We were having a transition of power from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. If indeed there was an investigation ongoing, if indeed there was information the Obama administration had about Russian interference and possible American involvement, I wanted to make sure Congress knew about it,” she said on “Squawk Box.”
I was out of the government at the time all this came out into the press and I only knew what I read in the press, but KNOWING-uh HEARING that our intelligence community was looking into this, investigating into what had happened. Understanding the relationship between Wikileaks and the Russian government I could kinda read between the lines and I became very concerned even without having any inside information.”
As a reminder, here are Farkas’s words from MSNBC yesterday.
I was urging my former colleagues, and, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill [Democrat politicians], 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].
She thinks you’re stupid folks. Hopefully Congress doesn’t let her get away with it and subpoena’s her to testify.