Trump-Russia probe: Mueller ‘requests emails’ from Cambridge Analytica firm linked to 2016 campaign and Brexit

Robert Mueller, who is exploring possible Russian involvement in last year’s presidential election, has requested the emails of Cambridge Analytica, the data firm that worked for the Donald Trump campaign, the Wall Street Journal reported (subscription required).proper_display(); Raw Story (function() { var sc = document.createElement(‘script’); sc.type = ‘text/javascript’; sc.async = true; sc.src = ‘//’; sc.charset = ‘utf-8’; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(sc, s); }());Mueller’s request for the emails was earlier this year, before it was widely reported that Nix was in contact with WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange in 2016.Available only on Chrome and Firefox browsers

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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

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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.

Click here to view instructions on how to disable your ad blocker, and help us to keep providing you with free-thinking journalism – for free.According to The Wall Street Journal, Mueller “has requested that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign, turn over documents as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, according to people familiar with the matter.”

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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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.

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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.

The Observer Mr Mercer had offered his company’s services for free. “They were happy to help because Nigel is a good friend of the Mercers,” Mr Wigmore said. 
The House Intelligence Committee, which is also probing Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the foreign power, also requested similar documents from the data firm earlier this year. Cambridge Analytica’s CEO Alexander Nix was interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, the people familiar with the investigation told WSJ.

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