Former Obama official admits: We spied on Trump, by Garth Kant.
A former Obama official appears to have inadvertently confirmed the former president’s administration spied on then President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team for political purposes.
Speaking on MSNBC Tuesday, Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defense under Obama, confirmed that not only was the previous administration collecting intelligence on the Trump team, it was attempting to share it as far and wide as possible.
Farkas said the reason for that was, “We have very good intelligence on Russia,” and she “very worried because not enough was coming out into the open.”
However, intelligence chiefs who have seen the classified information in question, including Obama’s own former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper as well as former acting CIA Director Michael Morell, have said they have seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump team and the Russian government.
That would appear to indicate the real reason the Obama administration was feverishly collecting and sharing the classified information was not for national security purposes, but for political reasons.
What is going on?
Here’s how talk-radio king Rush Limbaugh described the significance of the CIRCA story on his show Wednesday:
“What this story is about is how Obama changed the rules on incidental wiretapping. In other words, if NSA, CIA are targeting foreign actors, and that surveillance picks up Americans, such as (former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael) Mike Flynn, Obama changed the rules to share the transcripts of that intel with his political people.”
This is an enormous slip up by the theoretically non-existent “deep state.” This woman just admitted to a felony by the Obama administration, on international television. Recall that President Nixon had to resign for less (though he was Republican). What will be the outcome? Likely nothing. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the MSM to mention it.
hat-tip Stephen Neil, Scott of the Pacific