Democrats do not want evidence of the House Intelligence Committee hearings to be published, and Evelyn Farkas is the sole reason behind this.
Numerous witnessed who testified for the House Intelligence Committee testified for the same issue; however, there has not been any proof that connects President Donald Trump's campaign with Russia.
Previous Obama administration defense official Evelyn Farkas testified under oath that she lied during an MSNBC interview when she stated she possessed proof of accused collusion. A released congressional transcript of her testimony illustrates.
On June 26, 2017, in the House Permanent Select Committee, Farkas testified as a member of the committee's Russian interference investigation in the election between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
March 2, 2017, Farkas appeared on MSNBC; she motivated to potentially publish to media outlets illegal data they had about Trump or his aides and intelligence community bureaucrats to disseminate within the government.
“I had a fear that somehow that information would vanish with the senior Obama administration people who left… that it would be concealed in the bureaucracy,” Farkas stated.
In the Obama administration, Farkas served as the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Eurasia, Russia, and Ukraine from 2012 through 2015, also stated that administration officials designated by Trump might alter proof of the accused collusion if they “knew how we knew what we knew regarding the Trump staff's dealing with Russians.”
They might “attempt to compromise those methods and sources,” Farkas declared in the MSNBC. “And we would no longer have access to that intelligence.”
“Insufficient information was published, and I knew there was more,” Farkas stated.
But Farkas sang a different tone under oath when asked by lawmakers what she “knew” regarding the collusion.
“Why don't we go back to that sentence that I just questioned you about.
It states ‘the Trump folks, if they discover how we found out what we knew about their staff dealing with Russians,” Gowdy stated.
“Well, how would you find out what the U.S. government knew at that point? You didn't work for it, did you?”
“I didn't,” claimed Farkas, a previous mid-level Russia analyst who left the federal government in 2015.
“Then how did you know?” Gowdy responded.
“I didn't know anything,” Farkas stated.
“Did you have data linking the Trump campaign to the hack of the DNC?” Gowdy questioned.
“No,” Farkas admitted.
“So when you say, ‘We knew,' the reality is you knew nothing,” Gowdy inquired later during the deposition.
“Correct,” Farkas responded.
Gowdy didn't stop there.
“So when you say ‘knew,' what you meant was felt?” he questioned.
“Correct,” Farkas answered.
“You didn't know anything?” Gowdy carried on.
“That's correct,” Farkas responded.
Farkas, a Democrat, is currently running for Congress in New York's 17th district.