Oh, This Keeps Getting Better: Former Obama Official Admits She Lied About Having Evidence of Russian Collusion

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Posted: May 08, 2020 2:35 PM
Oh, This Keeps Getting Better: Former Obama Official Admits She Lied About Having Evidence of Russian Collusion

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

You all know this. It doesn’t even have to apply to a political situation. When someone tells a lie, and that lie is exposed, it all falls apart. Whether it be the Ponzi scheme Bernie Madoff or the Trump-Russia collusion myth, things are quickly and rapidly falling apart for this manufactured lie that engulfed the country since the 2016 election. Everyone who isn’t Trump deranged knew this was a pile of crap. How many “bombshells” have there been? How many have turned out to be nothing burgers, not even lasting 36 hours in the news cycle because there was never solid evidence to prove such a conspiracy? This is what happens when the entire myth was based on a political opposition research document—the Trump dossier—which was compiled by an ex-MI6 spook Christopher Steele, whose anti-Trump efforts were funded by Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign. It was probably never vetted by the FBI, given the glaring errors in it, and it was used as credible evidence to secure a spy warrant against Carter Page, a former Trump campaign official. It was biased political propaganda. This collusion delusion was already debunked in the original Mueller report, which said there was no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and shredded what was left of the unverified Trump dossier. The Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the FISA abuses during the Obama administration also took a tomahawk to the dossier. The core of this collusion myth was already dead, but with the exoneration of Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, more pieces are falling off this dead collusion carcass. 

Flynn has been vindicated; the victim of an FBI run amok. The motion to dismiss is fraught with details about how disgraced former FBI officials, James Comey and Andrew McCabe, were out to get Flynn by any means necessary—department policy be damned. They were going to scalp him no matter what, despite that the FBI found no evidence of collusion or anything that would warrant Flynn being roped into a counterintelligence probe. The FBI agents who interviewed Flynn also said they didn’t think he lied to them, but the perjury entrapment plot was still executed against him. 

Now, we have a former Obama official who admits, under oath, that she lied about having evidence of Trump-Russia collusion on an appearance for MSNBC. This was part of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) releasing the transcripts from their investigation into this circus act. Sean Davis at The Federalist has more:

Former Obama administration defense official Evelyn Farkas testified under oath that she lied during an MSNBC interview when she claimed to have evidence of alleged collusion, a newly declassified congressional transcript of her testimony shows. Farkas testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on June 26, 2017, as part of the committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Lawmakers keyed in on an appearance Farkas made on MSNBC on March 2, 2017, in which she urged intelligence community bureaucrats to disseminate within the government and potentially even leak to media any incriminating information they had about Trump or his aides.

“I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama administration] people who left…[that] it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy,” Farkas said.

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“Why don’t we go back to that sentence that I just asked you about. It says ‘the Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about their staff dealing with Russians,” [Rep. Trey] Gowdy said. “Well, how would you know what the U.S. government knew at that point? You didn’t work for it, did you?”

“I didn’t,” said Farkas, a former mid-level Russia analyst who left the federal government in 2015.

“Then how did you know?” Gowdy responded.

“I didn’t know anything,” Farkas said.

So, what’s with this document dump from Schiff? Well, it appears he tried to get ahead of Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell planned release of the transcripts. He ran out of time to craft some nonsensical spin on how Trump is still guilty of collusion. It’s truly pathetic. Also, while we mentioned the Mueller report, let’s not forget that this team really did try to make something out of nothing regarding collusion and that Davis’ claim that Mueller’s wild goose chase was a political hit job. With Flynn, we’re seeing chapter II of this DOJ/FBI malfeasance saga. Mueller was brought in to polish the FBI’s bad behavior, give it some legitimacy as they had overreached, and embarked on a disastrous investigation that made the whole agency look stupid. This was the basis for Kimberley Strassel’s excellent op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, who added that Mueller continued to take the country for a ride on this carnival tour that was weaponized by the Left to try and negate the results of a presidential election. 

Lastly, before we go, it looks like Obama knew an awful lot about this shoddy attempt to take out Trump. This is the deep state at play, folks. 

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