Former President Barack Obama gave a top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee classified information about Russian political interference in Europe days before President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The information was revealed by watchdog Judicial Watch on Wednesday, and it shows how the Obama administration selectively gave Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., information “to undermine President Trump.”
The 42 pages of documents were obtained after the watchdog group successfully filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department.
In the cache of documents, reports suggested Russia government officials were working to work with far-right political groups in Germany, France, and Austria.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the documents show how Obama gave these documents to the top Democrat to fuel the unproven claims that Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Fitton said the move was not only meant to undermine Trump’s presidency but accelerated the liberal claims that Russia worked with the Trump campaign to infiltrate our election.
“Judicial Watch will pursue information on who pulled this classified information, who authorized its release, and why was it evidently dumped just days before President Trump’s inauguration,” Fitton said.
In March 2016, Fox News reports the Obama administration was actively using its government agencies to selectively spread misinformation about Russia attempting to undermine the 2016 presidential election as well as alleged meetings between Trump campaign members and Kremlin officials.
Later that month, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas said during an interview with MSNBC that “people on [Capitol] Hill” should “get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves [office].”
Farkas admitted the Obama administration had abused its power, saying: “the Trump folks – if they found out how we knew what we knew about their … the Trump staff dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods.”
So the Obama administration used the discredited Trump-Russia dossier to obtain a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on Trump and his campaign.
And now we have learned he also selectively gave a top Democrat classified information claiming Russia had been involved in elections in Europe to bolster leftist witch hunt claims Trump colluded with Russia.
Source: Fox News