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Fmr. Obama official appears to let slip that Trump staff was spied on; check out MSNBC video turning heads

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This is what happens when an official from the Obama administration has to talk without teleprompters and scripts.

Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas, who served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia for the Obama administration appeared to admit that they spied on President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“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,” she said.

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“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 … 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 the Hill.”

It has many believing that Farkas was the person who leaked information to the New York Times.

Farkas’ case isn’t helped by what she told Vox back in February after Gen. Michael Flynn resigned.

Vox writer Ezra Klein asked Farkas what her “level of alarm” was since the general had resigned.

“It’s lower than it’s been since the summer, when I was first made aware of all this stuff. I’m like, finally, everybody else sees it! Seriously,” she said.

“The reason I was so upset last summer was that I was getting winks and hints from inside that there was something really wrong here. I was agitated because I knew the Clinton campaign and the world didn’t know. But I didn’t think it would happen this fast. I didn’t think Flynn would survive a year, but I thought it would be most of the year.”

She might need to spend less time talking to reporters and more time finding a lawyer.

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