Exclusive: Evelyn Farkas Statement for The American Spectator: Video ?A Wild Misinterpretation? of Her Comments https://spectator.org/exclusive-evelyn-farkas-statement-for-the-american-spectator-video-a-wild-misinterpretation-of-her-comments/
To American Spectator readers:
As it happens in the world of coincidence, Evelyn Farkas, who served President Obama as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia and is now in the news on the Trump-Russia issue, turns out to be a fellow graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Currently she is an MSNBC analyst and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. I did not know until yesterday either Ms. Farkas or that, like me, she was an F&M graduate. She contacted me after I mentioned her name in my role as a CNN contributor on Anderson Cooper360. We have since spoken on the phone, and I invited her to write her view of this issue for The American Spectator unedited. The same arrangement was made with Carter Page, another name in this news whose views were similarly published unedited for readers to judge for themselves.
So forthwith, the verbatim statement of Ms. Farkas:
?Unfortunately, a few days ago a strange video of unknown provenance popped up on the internet with a wild misinterpretation of comments I made on the air in March. The topic of the particular segment ? the video was selectively cut to include only my comments out of context ? was the Russia election hack/information operation and a NYT story that described Obama administration members trying to get intelligence information on the Russian hack to Congress. I explained, in my role as an analyst, that I knew there were concerns in Washington about what the Russians did and whether the American public would find out what happened.