Evelyn Farkas is the reason why Democrats didn’t want the 6,000-plus pages of testimony from the House Intelligence Committee hearings released.
I mean, she’s not the only one. The dozens of witnesses who went before the committee all testified to the exact same thing: There was no evidence linking the Trump campaign with Russia, no matter how much so many of them had intimated there was.
Farkas, however, is a special case. She was the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia under the previous administration. She left that position in 2015, according to The Federalist. She’s also running for Congress in New York’s 17th district.
“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,” she said during the appearance.
She said Trump might even go so far as to destroy the evidence if he “found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff’s dealing with Russians.”
“So I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more.”
Except she didn’t. Of course she didn’t, because there was none. She likely wouldn’t know if there was and she told the House Intelligence Committee as much when she was under questioning by Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina just several months later, on June 26, 2017.
Gowdy asked her about the appearance on the news channel, where she has a side gig as a commentator.
“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,’” Gowdy said during the hearing.
“Well, how would you know what the U.S. government knew at that point? You didn’t work for it, did you?”