NBC Confirms Obama Administration Officials Saved Trump-Russia Probe Docs

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Seemingly confirming the incriminating remarks from former Obama Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas, on the mad scramble by the Obama administration to collect and preserve intelligence on alleged Russian election hacking before Obama left office, NBC News reports that a former Obama official admits they made a list of Russia probe documents to keep them safe.

While most of the mainstrem media has conveniently dismissed the remarks from Evenlyn Farkas that accidentally implicated the Obama White House in the surveillance of Trump's campaign staff:

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 those sources and methods, meaning we would not longer have access to that intelligence.


It seems now NBC News is confirming parts of her story...

Obama administration officials were so concerned about what would happen to key classified documents related to the Russia probe once President Trump took office that they created a list of document serial numbers to give to senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a former Obama official told NBC News.


The official said that after the list of documents related to the probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election was created in early January, he hand-carried it to the committee members. The numbers themselves were not classified, said the official.


The purpose, said the official, was to make it "harder to bury" the information, "to share it with those on the Hill who could lawfully see the documents," and to make sure it could reside in an Intelligence committee safe, "not just at Langley [CIA hq]."

Furthermore, as we previously noted, Farkas effectively corroborated a New York Times article from early March which cited "Former American officials" as their anonymous source regarding efforts to leak this surveillance on the Trump team to Democrats across Washington DC.

I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more. We have very good intelligence on Russia. So then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew they were trying to also get information to the hill.


That's why you have the leaking.

In other words; the Obama administration was concerned about spoliation of evidence gathered through various "sources and methods" of surveillance, so a plan was hatched to leak this information to congress - also known as "The Hill."

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ParkAveFlasher's picture

Obama spent 8 years using his branch and cabinet to build an election-grade dossier on any one Repub candidate. This is the fallout of losing BIG TIME.

JRobby's picture


Oblivio should stay offshore

FrozenGoodz's picture

Thank god ... we'd have never known Putin tickles Don's gooch 

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Chris Dakota (not verified) FrozenGoodz Mar 31, 2017 1:41 PM

She's got those spirit cooking eyes.

Farkas is Hungarian Jew like Soros


Who found this?

The internet?

I betcha.

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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Chris Dakota Mar 31, 2017 1:58 PM

Start bring her and the others before congress to testify under oath.  It's way past time for congress to get real about this.

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Joe Davola's picture

Which is why they won't - Dem's would rather have the specter of something hanging around than really find out.  And the Rep's, well they seem to be unable to find their ass with both hands.

Chris Dakota's picture

She left the WH on Halloween 2015 because she had a date with Hillary in a cemetery.


Attn Media: Evelyn Farkas Was a Hillary Campaign Advisor Touted for Clinton Admin Appointment

The media, including some in conservative media, are not reporting or are burying key information about Dr. Evelyn Farkas, the former Obama official at the center of a controversy over her remarks about Obama government intelligence gathering and dissemination about President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition staffers: Farkas was an advisor to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and was touted to be in line for an appointment in the expected Clinton administration by over-confident campaign officials.

Cipher Brief, December 10, 2015:

READY FOR HILLARY – The Dead Drop is very reliably informed that optimism in the Hillary Clinton camp is reaching epidemic proportions. Why? Because the Republicans are fixated on this Trump fellow you may have heard about. While general election voting is about 11 months away – some on Team Hillary are well along in dividing up the spoils…and talking about who will get what position post January 20th. Among those we hear in the running for national security positions are Michele Flournoy, an odds-on favorite for Secretary of Defense. Anne-Marie Slaughter, a prime candidate for Secretary of State and Dr. Evelyn Farkas as a potential Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. (Farkas left the Obama administration not long ago reportedly feeling that the current crowd were too soft on Russia, Ukraine etc). To be fair, some boys are under consideration for national security jobs too. Jim Steinberg, Hillary’s former deputy at State, could be a potential Secretary of State or National Security Advisor and Clinton campaign advisor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan could be one of the youngest National Security Advisors ever. Clinton staffers are also busily calling around to retired flag and general officers fishing for endorsements and finding out who would like to be considered a player in staffing positions for POTUS 45.”

Indeed, Farkas turned up in the Wikileaks email files of senior Clinton campaign official John Podesta, offering to be a campaign surrogate in addition to her advisory role. Farkas’ impressive resume was also disclosed by Wikileaks.

mc888's picture

all this jewess-on-jewess action is giving me ED.


Jim in MN's picture

Deliberate use of classified intercepts for domestic political purposes.

Watergate had burglers with flashlights and taping doors open.

This is far, far, worse.

TeamDepends's picture

DNC has Farked the shark.

Darktarra's picture

An arrest warrent should be issued for the fugitive Kenyan Obama ... Wanted DEAD or ALIVE! 

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Chris Dakota (not verified) Darktarra Mar 31, 2017 2:48 PM

May not even be master reader Obama.

It's the Jews, as she is one and was no longer employed by the govenrment and was still directing those inside the white house.

Farkas is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations

In 2005 she served on a Council of Foreign Relations task force chaired by Samuel R. Berger and Brent Scowcroft that produced a monograph In the Wake of War: Improving U.S. Post-Conflict Capabilities

Farkas's publications include journal articles and opinion pieces in The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times on issues including Balkan peace operations and military readiness. She is also the author of the 2003 book, Fractured States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, Ethiopia, and Bosnia in the 1990s.

She served in Bosnia for five months as a human rights officer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) during 1996, and as an election supervisor in 1997.

Did she bring some war orphans back with her?

Spirit cooking eyes


Here she is with Victoria 'FUCK the EU' Nuland


The Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State Victoria Nuland, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelin Farkas and US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia Richard Mills visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex.

The American guests laid flowers at the eternal fire and honored the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide with a minute of silence.

Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan presented the history of US diplomatic and humanitarian aid. They also had a tour at the Memory wall.


member of Rosenthal fellowship


Harold Wallace Rosenthal (November 2, 1947 – August 11, 1976), was a senior aide to then-Senator Jacob K. Javits when Rosenthal was murdered in a terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey.

Rosenthal graduated from Cambridge University and Harvard University graduate school, both on scholarships. After working for Congressman Hugh Carey (D-NY) he moved to the office of Senator Walter Mondale (D-MN) where he directed the senator's legislative agenda. After a stint at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rosenthal returned to the Senate to work as a senior aide to Jacob K. Javits of New York(FATHER OF OPEN IMMIGRATION ACT OF 1965). On August 11, 1976, Rosenthal was murdered in a terrorist attack at the El Al gate in Istanbul, Turkey. The attack was blamed upon the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Her father is Hillary's neighbor.

Charles Farkas was born in 1925 in Budapest, Hungary. In 1949, he earned a double doctorate in law and political science from the University of Pázmány Péter. After the failure of the 1956 Hungarian uprising, Farkas fled to the United States, where he received a master’s in library science from Columbia University. He went on to become director of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library, where he worked from 1968 until his retirement in 1996. He and his wife live in Chappaqua, New York. They have four children. Bill Clinton personally reviewed his book...hahaha

Wage Slave 927's picture

Step by step, Obongo and his demonrats are getting closer to the jailhouse door.

socalbeach's picture

Hilarious that it took 3 weeks for the Evelyn Farkas story to break from when she first made her comments.  Almost nobody watches MSNBC.

Jim in MN's picture

Actually it broke here.    Picked up from there by Fox, One America News and others.

chunga's picture

Somebody get a hold of Jeff Sessions, if he's busy playing 3-D chess or something, interrupt.

While he's awake....

Judge In Oregon Bundy Case Now Has Reporter Gary Hunt Arrested For… Reporting


Journalist Gary Hunt has been arrested and is currently being held in Sacramento, California.  He is facing extradition to Portland, Oregon, though at the time of his arrest there was no agreement to extradite him.  He is facing charges of contempt of the judge in the Oregon Malheur Refuge case that involved the Bundy family and others last year.

goober's picture

Serious sick shit in Amerika. Both the Portland case and the ongoing Nevada case are judges that are proceeding kanagaroo courts. Both proceedings are invalid and illegal for many reasons, mostly withholding evidence by the prosecution against their own star witnesses or simply withholding plaintiffs evidences. I hope DOJ will put a stop to these charades and look at the criminality of the judges and prosecutors invovlved in both cases that is extreme and completely wrong ! It very well warranted. Everyone contact DOJ and point it out ASAP !

roadhazard's picture

We don't need any more disappearing documents. I Know Trump would not have lost them...

Insurrector's picture

So he did file tax returns?

LetThemEatRand's picture

I don't get why this article suggests there was some kind of wrongdoing in making a list of document numbers (not contents), and giving the list to the people conducting the investigation to be sure the underlying documents were preserved and could be requested later.  Can someone explain it to me? 

BlindMonkey's picture

The existence of the documents reveals that the "masking" is total bullshit and that the Dems WERE spying on the campaign.  It looks clear to me.

Scuba Steve's picture

Looks clear to me that Farkas is being chosen as the fallguy for the little monkey and his junglebook characters ....

goober's picture

She was not outed, these are her own words quite willingly and freely. The people involved with Hillary and crew as well as BHO are not exactly the smart folks ? Like all deomcrats, very devious , but smart no ? They are all caught now and it will only get far worse as Comey and others get rolled over on as many try to save themselves going forward. Too much out there now and all provable and Comey himself will get sucked in the malfeasance and exposed. This is exactly why he has been mum recently, trying to formulate some sort of false accountable detractions or accountability and create fake distance from the false Russia paradigm and the democrat criminals. Farkas fucked up big time and there wil be more as the rats will of course all jump ship to save their hides once the co-conspirators and players start to get charged with serious crimes, and that is just about to happen ! It seems most likely Farkas will be charged first and she will roll over and the entire mess will be exposed for all to see in daylight. She may even roll over simply at the grand jury level ? Taking the 5th will only make bad matters far worse for her.Then the flood gates will open and the REAL criminals will be known.

Wonder how many of these democrats are actually involved in pizzagate pedo sickness ? Her eyes are very revealing. She has that deer in the head lites look for certain, very scared realizing she fucked up big time and is obviously desperate !  Maybe we will find out what her flavor of pizza is or was ? These are some serious twisted sisters to be sure. Notice how her and Uma always dress so very conservatively like school girls for the camera ? Comey has a lot of questions yet to answer about Weiner and Uma and why is he wasting his time and asssets on running cover for the real criminals while creating false paradigms to chase like the Trump/Russia fiasco. He too is digging his own hole.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I don't quite follow that. The article makes it sound like the CIA created the documents.  The concern was supposedly that only "Langley" (CIA) would know of their existence if the list was not created.   I'm the last person to defend the zero administration, but I don't see a smoking gun here just from the creation of document lists.

Mikeyy's picture

You don't follow for a very good reason.  There's nothing to follow.  It's just normal Tyler bullshit that is created to stir up the idiots here at ZH. 


Remain calm and have faith in your intellect and pay no attention to Tyler

earleflorida's picture

wikileaks reveals: 'Marble'...

keep up dipshit

Insurrector's picture

Assange is just as fair and balanced as O'Reilly . . .

earleflorida's picture

coming from a 9 week wonder...

roadhazard's picture

These type of atricles let you see who is drinking the alt right kool aid.

goober's picture

And which Soros or BHO or Clinton blue group pays you to perform political fellatio in public ? I put my money on Share Blue. You will realize that you will one day get a knock on your own door and you will be outed and corrected, your cohorts as well on here and else where ? Ha HA HA HA AH

It will all be exposed and you as well.


Clesthenes's picture

An amendment to my earlier Reply.

I said, 'there is nothing wrong with collecting information/evidence'

Where information is collected by a criminal organization, such information is collected only for criminal ends; it's usually/always the first step toward robbery.

That makes it a grievance; and is prosecutable.

Of course, it won't be so characterized by fellow agencies (DoJ, FBI, CIA, Courts) - much less will they allow prosecution of such grievance.

Prosecution will have to be done by a First-Amendment assembly.

Abaco's picture

There are other ways.....

Georgiabelle's picture

The CIA created the documents for consumption by....drumroll....the President (former President) as part of his Presidential Daily Briefing. That's why Nunes had to go to "the White House" to view the documents, because the archived copies of the Presidential Daily Briefings are stored in a secure area in the White House complex, which includes the Eisenhower Executive Office Building where the National Security Council has its offices. The documents (PDBs) contain "raw intelligence", meaning there is no masking, and can only be viewed in an on-site secure compartmented information facility (SCIF) by those who have a security clearance to view them. Of the House Intelligence Committee only Nunes and Schiff have a high enough clearance level to view them, and even they must view them at the White House, unless all the agencies that contributed to the PDBs in question clear the other members of the committee to view them as well. 

Abaco's picture

You are missing the unmasking of US citizens and dsitributing that information for politcal purposes. 

DanDaley's picture

They thought, in their arrogance, that they would be power forever and would never have to worry about concealing lists or anything else from the sheeple. Something like that.

Clesthenes's picture

If we're discussing only 'copying document numbers' or equivalent identifying items, there is nothing wrong with it.

In America, every person or citizen has a common-law right of access to every document in the possession of bureaucrats - as long as that person or citizen has an interest at stake.

Again, it's called 'common-law right of access' and has been well-litigated in this country; I've traced it back to the early 19th century.

Collecting information is perfectly legal; when that information is used to the injury of another, that's when legal consequences can occur.

goober's picture

Simple it was all classified info procured illegally and dissemenated to unauthorized people for political intents and purposes not allowed ? Every act was highly illegal ! It was not even close to as simple as any numbskull gathering information. It all came from supposed secure Gov sources and all of it was done by people who knew NOT to do this explicitely ! This article is not only about creating the list and prioritizing it or marking it in some way.

DaBard51's picture

Not the Nunes documents?  Or the same?  More? Less? Hmmm...




When nine hundred years old you become, look this good youwill not.

lester1's picture

Obama spied on Trump and found NOTHING.


It's over liberals. Time to admit defeat.

IranContra's picture

All distractions. This is what needs investigation, maybe involving Huma Abedin and other Iranians in the Obama administration. Obama helped Iran create ISIS so that they can kill American soldiers and others in Iraq and Syria and Europe (IRAN-CONTRA 2.0). In the first Iran-Contra, Iran took Americans hostage, so we gave them missiles and a Bible.

Kazem Alonezan, leader of the clans council of Southern Iraq said this: "I went to a hospital in Tehran (Iran) to visit a wounded relative of mine from Badr (pro-Iranian Iraqi shiite militia fighting against ISIS in Iraq). I entered the wrong hospital floor, and I was shocked to see an ISIS man in every bed! How dare they treat ISIS and our soldiers who are fighting them in the same hospital?"

ISIS is Iranian militia

Go figure! I guess as long as it is not Iranian blood that is spilled, who cares?

They are not prisoners. The article lists many proofs that Iran runs ISIS. Iranian militias share the same Iraqi territories. ISIS are Iranian militias.

To explain the conflicts in Persian culture, a British diplomat wrote a famous novel:


"HAJJI BABA OF ISPAHAN, hero of The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier (3 vols., London, 1824), the most popular Oriental novel in the English language and a highly influential stereotype of the so-called “Persian national character” in modern times. Morier (1782-1849), a former diplomat who had resided in Persia for nearly six years (1808-1809 and 1810-1814) at a critical juncture during diplomatic entanglements with European powers, fashioned his novel on his personal observations and direct knowledge about Persia, but with a decidedly hostile and satirical overtone. An Orientalist project parexcellence, Hajji Baba lampoons Persians as rascals, cowards, puerile villains, and downright fools, depicting their culture as scandalously dishonest and decadent, and their society as violent."

44magnum's picture

Motherfuckin 6 weeks ! The article doesn't mention IRAN anywhere. Can you hold that Bullshit for when there is actually an article about that fucked over country. Since I wont be reading it I wont have to scroll through your shit.

espirit's picture

Don't fall for the COINTELPRO technique of topic dilution.




Winston Churchill's picture

Just maybe hiding the SAVAK bigwigs in the US embassy in Tehran was the reason the hostages were taken.

The SAVAK guys were torn to pieces by the crowd, only the intervention of the revolutionary guard stopped the same fate

befalling the embassy personel.You  need to get your basic facts  straight.

IranContra's picture

Wow! So Iran can do no wrong. Amazing.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

So I see you have already insanity begins...

besnook's picture

so you are a zionazi. proud of it?

MedTechEntrepreneur's picture

I am...  Proud Zionist.  Fuck all you Jew haters.  

IranContra's picture

I'm an Arab-American. Some idiots cannot understand that it's not only Israel that is having a problem with those lawless Iranian savages (as our president implicitly called them). Iran is the other mother of terrorism, other than Likud Israelis who have other things to worry about than doing terrorism at the moment.