Earlier this morning, The Gateway Pundit reported Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan hinted that a coup should be carried out if President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller. At the same event in which Brennan made the shocking suggestion, former Obama official Evelyn Farkas urged the intelligence community to compromise its sources and methods for the purpose of “saving American democracy.”
“Saving American democracy,” was a reference to accepting the findings of Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election.
Evelyn Farkas also served as an advisor to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential campaign and was up for a position in the Clinton administration if Hillary became President.
Breitbart News reports:
“And I know that we have to preserve our sources and methods,” Farkas said, speaking about the U.S. intelligence community. “But at some point you know, sometimes maybe you have to actually compromise some kind of source or method if it comes down to saving American democracy.”
Farkas was speaking last Thursday at a panel discussion on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, and was talking specifically about the intelligence community’s work regarding alleged Russian meddling in U.S. affairs. The discussion, titled, “Active Measures: The Kremlin Plan to Beat the West without Firing a Shot,” took place at the Aspen Institute’s Security Forum.
Farkas’ suggestion is stunning. Any leaks of intel collection and source cultivating methods would not only hurt President Trump, but jeopardize the safety and security of the American people.
Breitbart News continues:
Speaking at the Aspen Forum, she stated (emphasis added; remarks start at the 50:10 mark in the above video):
The intelligence community needs to get better at sharing information with the public and with our partners and allies. Declassifying things that we need urgently. Because I think part of the problem was that that report that came out, I mean, I was asked to comment on it on TV.
And a lot of reporters called me and said, “This is weird. Why is this RT thing attached to it?” And there was a lot of scoffing at the report too, which I thought was missing the point. Because it’s not how the report looks and what was in it. I mean it is the message. It is what the Russians are trying to do. And so, I think the Intelligence Community needs to do a better job providing more information and declassifying.
And I know that we have to preserve our sources and methods, but at some point you know, sometimes maybe you have to actually compromise some kind of source or method if it comes down to saving American democracy.
TGP was one of the first to report former Assistant Defense Secretary under the Obama administration, Evelyn Farkas admitted that the Obama administration was trying to collect as much intelligence as possible on the Trump administration. Farkas said in an interview on MSNBC in early March:
Evelyn Farkas: “…Frankly speaking the people on The Hill..get as much information as you can. Get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior people who left so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy…
Ummm that the Trump folks if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians that they would try to compromise the sources and methods meaning that we would no longer have access to that intelligence.”
Although a shocking thing to suggest, Farkas calling for sources and methods to be compromised in response to President Trump’s rejection of ‘Russian election hacking’ shouldn’t come as a surprise. As her bio suggests, Farkas was involved in Ukrainian and NATO affairs, which as well all know, the latter solely exists to counter the ‘Russian threat.’
According the Department of Defense:
Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas is Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia. She served previously as Senior Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe/Commander, U.S. European Command, and as Special Advisor for the Secretary of Defense for the NATO Summit. Prior to that, she was a Senior Fellow at the American Security Project.
In 2008-2009, she served as Executive Director of the congressionally-mandated bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, which published its report World at Risk (Random House) on-time and under-budget in November 2008.
From April 2001 to April 2008, she served as a Professional Staff Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, conducting policy and budget oversight (for over $20 billion) of the Department of Defense policy office and military commands including the U.S. Pacific Command, Special Operations Command, Southern Command, Northern Command, and U.S. Forces Korea. Her issue areas included foreign and defense policy worldwide regarding special operations, combating terrorism, foreign military assistance, peace and stability operations, counternarcotics efforts, homeland defense, and export controls, and regionally regarding the Asia Pacific and Western Hemisphere.