Mueller seeks emails from Trump campaign's data firm: report
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Mueller asks pro-Trump data firm Cambridge Analytica to turn over all campaign emails
WSJ: Mueller Requested Docs From Trump Campaign Data Firm
Rebecca Leber, Andy Kroll and Russ Choma
Cambridge Analytica to turn over documents related to campaign work for President Donald Trump.Cambridge Analytica handled polling and other analysis for Trump.On Thursday, Cambridge Analytica Chief Executive Alexander Nix interviewed via videoconference with the House Intelligence Committee, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Trump campaign’s data operation in the months leading up to the election, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
In other words, the Trump campaign’s data firm was actively seeking to work with WikiLeaks – essentially a Russian propaganda outfit – to hurt Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and help Donald Trump’s.
Mueller reportedly asked the data firm, Cambridge Analytica, to provide his investigative team with emails of employees who worked with the Trump campaign, according to sources familiar with the matter who spoke with the WSJ.
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MoJo, and this past year has made clear that the dangers for independent, critical reporting are at a record level because of a perfect storm of economic and political assaults.
In April, the Electoral Commission said in a statement: “The Electoral Commission has begun an investigation into Leave.EU’s EU Referendum spending return. This followed an assessment which concluded that there were reasonable grounds to suspect that potential offences under the law may have occurred.Robert Mercer, the billionaire hedge fund manager and Trump megadonor reportedly has a $10 million stake in Cambridge Analytica and until recently funded Breitbart News, which is overseen by Steve Bannon.
Tom Embury-Dennis @tomemburyd Friday 15 December 2017 13:02 GMT Click to followThe Independent US Robert Mueller has asked for a trove of emails related to Cambridge Analytica's Trump campaign operations Alex Wong/Getty Images The investigation into links between Trump campaign officials and Russia has requested documents from a data firm which worked on both the 2016 election and Brexit, US media report.
Top Trump donor Rebekah Mercer, a part owner of the firm with her father, asked Nix whether the data firm could better organize the stolen emails released by WikiLeaks.
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As the Daily Beast reported in October, “Nix, who heads Cambridge Analytica, told a third party that he reached out to Assange about his firm somehow helping the WikiLeaks editor release Clinton’s missing emails.”Mother Jones is a Nonprofit, and December is our most important fundraising month. Read why, or support our journalism with a tax-deductible, year-end gift right now.