The Obama official has admitted to trying to undermine the Trump administration before.
Former Obama administration national security official Evelyn Farkas implied on MSNBC on Tuesday that Russia may have changed the vote totals in various states during the 2016 presidential election.
Farkas began by questioning the scope of Russia’s interference with U.S. election infrastructure during the 2016 election while talking about leaked NSA documents published on Monday.
“The investigation is not just about whether there were Americans involved. It’s at the core: what did the Russians do to our elections? How did they meddle? How far did they interfere?” she asked.
“I think if the Russians did manage to get into some of these computer systems, especially in these critical states – there was West Virginia, Virginia, I believe, Indiana,” Farkas said, “I as a citizen now want to know what impact it might have had.”
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told USA Today on Tuesday that Russian attacks on election infrastructure were more widespread than The Intercept report. However, Warner reiterated that no evidence existed that Russia had changed any vote totals.
Farkas admitted in March that she had encouraged her former colleagues in the national security establishment to leak any embarrassing documents about Trump before the president took power in January.
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