Former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas talked to CNBC to elaborate controversial comments she made in an appearance on Morning Joe about surveillance on the Trump for president campaign. Farkas' remarks, originally made in early March, are making waves this week as accusations of Russian influence on the 2016 U.S. presidential election are being investigated.
In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, Trump White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said he would "dig into" her "incredible" statement.
"We were having a transition of power from the Obama administration to the Trump administration," Farkas said Thursday. "If indeed there was an investigation ongoing, if indeed there was information the Obama administration had about Russian interference and possible American involvement, I wanted to make sure Congress knew about it."
"I was afraid of a cover-up," she added.
Mark Levin Questions How Evelyn Farkas Has Access to Trump Intelligence:
Evelyn Farkas responds to Trump supporters’ claims that she proved his wiretap allegation: