“The Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians, that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we would not longer have access to that intelligence.
I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more. We have very good intelligence on Russia. So then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew they were trying to also get information to the hill.
That’s why you have the leaking.”
—Former Obama Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas, in her interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, 29 March 2017