Evelyn Farkas, former deputy assistant secretary under Barack Obama, admitted on air that the previous administration was in a rush to collect as much intelligence linking Donald Trump to Russia before he takes office.
Farkas told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski that there were efforts made by her colleagues to gather intelligence on the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia and to conceal the sources of that intelligence.
Farkas admitted that there was a sense of urgency to get as much intelligence before Obama leaves the administration, fearing that information would be lost with the senior people who left.
She also said that if Trump’s group found out that they were looking into their staff’s dealings with the Kremlin, there will be an attempt to compromise the sources and methods and their access to that intelligence will be gone for good.
Farkas, who was also an advisor to Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign, was in line for a role in the Clinton administration had Hillary won the presidency, according to the Gateway Pundit.