Evelyn Farkas is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia. Farkas is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. During the 2016 Presidential election Farkas served as a senior foreign policy advisor for Hillary Clinton. Farkas is a supporter of Ukrainian neo-Nazis and Banderists.
- See also: Russia-Ukraine war
|"They have right now existential issues to deal with, and the far-right groups are helping defend Ukraine. So at this moment in time, the Ukrainian government needs all the help it can get from its citizens, regardless of their ideology."|
While working as a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council, Farkas traveled to Ukraine on a Burisma-funded trip, where she visited the company’s facilities while wearing a jacket and hat that featured the Burisma logo, the Washington Free Beacon reported in March 2020. She also participated in a 2018 conference bankrolled by the company.
- See also: Trump-Russia collusion hoax
The Washington Post reported that by 2013, Obama's Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) was making its way to more than 30 recipients, including deputy secretaries of national security departments. Farkas was one such recipient.
Traditionally only a few people could access the full PDB. Under Obama however the President's Daily Brief went to almost everyone at top levels in his administration. The Washington Post said:
|"through most of its history the document has been marked “For the President’s Eyes Only,” the PDB has never gone to the president alone. The most restricted dissemination was in the early 1970s, when the book went only to President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, who was dual-hatted as national security adviser and secretary of state.
In other administrations, the circle of readers has also included the vice president, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along with additional White House staffers."
“I was urging my former colleagues and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill, it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, 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, that the Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about their -- the staff, the Trump staff's dealing with Russians, that they would try to compromise those sources and methods... So I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open, and I knew that there was more."It is shocking that people outside of government readily admit to felonious leaking of classified information. In January 2017 the New York Times reported,
"In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections."The expansion of the order made it difficult to narrow in on leaks. Farkas' use of the term "people on the Hill" refers to people outside the Executive Branch - Congressional staff which numbers into the tens of thousands. Many staffers have press contacts and are sources of leaks. Once the materials fell into their hands, many partisan staffers then became armchair counter-intelligence sleuths, combing through the leaked material, feeding their mainstream sources with their latest pet theories on Donald Trump being in the pay of the KGB, and taking to Twitter threads with extended narratives full of speculation.
- Farkas serves alongside Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of CrowdStrike.
- One week before the 2016 election, Evelyn Farkas told the Warsaw Security Forum "if Donald Trump were elected I believe he would be impeached pretty quickly or somebody else would have to take over government. And I am not even joking." https://youtu.be/pl_RATH89UM
One month after President Trump's inauguration, Farkas said "last summer I was getting winks and hints from inside that there was something really wrong here." Two weeks later, on March 2, she denied having inside information. https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/08/ex-state-staffer-who-advocated-spying-on-trump-boasted-getting-winks-from-inside-obama-admin/
- While the practice was a laudable admission of Obama's weakness in foreign policy and national security matters, and his need of expert advisement, on the other hand it led a bloated feeling of self-importance and arrogance among the inexperienced cadre of progressive liberals Obama gathered around him. https://youtu.be/GPPx83VoLyY Farkas, Jimmy the Weasel Comey, Samantha Power are a few examples. A full accounting is too long to list.
- Goodman, Alana (June 24, 2020). "Evelyn Farkas came for the Free Beacon, then she came in fourth: Obama alum bombs in congressional primary". Washington Free Beacon.