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BREAKING: Judicial Watch released redacted State Dept docs containing classified info given by Obama Admin to Senator Cardin, a Trump critic & top Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations. The docs show Russian interference in elections across Europe. (1/10)
According to a March 2017 report in the Baltimore Sun: “Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin received classified info about Russian involvement in elections when the Obama Administration was attempting to disseminate that material widely across the government.” (2/10)
According to the same March 2017 report in the Baltimore Sun: “Obama officials were concerned, according to the report, that the Trump Administration would cover up intelligence once power changed hands.” (3/10)
Also in March 2017, former Obama Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas admitted that there was surveillance of President’s Trump’s campaign and that there was leaking of intelligence information as well. (4/10)
Obama’s natsec official encouraged ppl to “get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves... I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open & I knew that there was more... That’s why you have the leaking.” (5/10)
JW obtained these docs in response to a May 9, 2017, FOIA filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking any records given to Cardin, his staff, or the Senate Foreign Relations Committee re: Russian election interference. (6/10)
In the docs is the Human Rights Accountability Global Initiative, which was “working to erode support for the Magnitsky Act (which imposes sanctions on gross human rights violations).” The org screened an anti-Magnitsky film at Washington’s Newseum. (7/10)
Interestingly, the Human Rights Accountability Global Initiative was founded by Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who obtained a meeting w/ Donald Trump Jr. with the goal of undermining the Magnitsky Act. It was reported Putin wants it repealed. (8/10)
Judicial Watch President @TomFitton: “These docs show the Obama State Dept under John Kerry gathered & sent its own dossier of classified info on Russia to Senator Ben Cardin — a political ally in the U.S. Senate — to undermine President Trump.” (9/10)
Judicial Watch President @TomFitton: “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.” (10/10)
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