FOX News: Who is Obama administration official who spilled beans?
The former Obama administration official who admitted earlier this month that her former colleagues tried to secretly gather intelligence on President Trump’s team was no low-level staffer.
Evelyn Farkas was once considered the most senior policy officer for Russia within the Pentagon, and she is now apparently defending the leaks that have been coming out of the Trump White House.
Now an MSNBC analyst and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, Farkas has "advised three secretaries of defense on Russia policy," according to a senior defense official quoted in Politico. She has served on the Council on Foreign Relations and the Senate Armed Services Committee, among others, and was executive director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism in 2008-2009.
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Update: Priebus: WH Will Look Into Evelyn Farkas Story; Almost Too Incredible To Be True (RCP)
WNU Editor: The partisans are out .... on the right ....
Former Obama Official Stumbles While Trying to Backtrack After Implying Intel Leaks (News Busters)
Obama Official Who Hinted at Intel Leaks Now Says She’s Victim of ‘Fake News’ (News Busters)
and on the left ....
Right-Wing Media Misinterpret Weeks-Old Interview To Justify Trump’s Wiretap Lie (Media Matters)
and even on Snopes ....
Did Evelyn Farkas Just Leak Information Confirming President Obama Spied on President Trump? (Snopes)
As to what is my take .... she was not a minor official in the Obama administration .... and what she said is truly eye-opening. She is now backtracking on what she said (I am not surprised there) .... and some are saying that because she left in September 2015 .... she was not privy to this intelligence. But I am not sure .... once an intel person, you are always an intel person, and your friends who are still working will always keep you in the loop. She is definitely someone who knows a lot of intel stuff .... but I think this is the last that we will hear from her.