Cambridge Analytica under the microscope

Cambridge Analytica: 'Getting people to vote no different from marketing toothpaste'

This is interesting, because last night, the Wall St. Journal said Mueller requested their emails a couple of months ago. Hmm:

The ranking members of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees want to subpoena two of the data firms hired by President Donald Trump’s campaign team for documents related to their potential engagement with foreign actors like Russia and WikiLeaks during the election.

Reps. Elijah Cummings and Jerry Nadler sent a letter to Cambridge Analytica’s CEO Alexander Nix and Giles-Parscale cofounder Brad Parscale — who also served as the Trump campaign’s digital director — in October. The letter asked whether their firms received “information from a foreign government or foreign actor” at any point during the election.

The letter was also sent to the heads of Deep Root Analytics, TargetPoint Consulting, and The Data Trust, which were among the outfits hired by the Republican National Committee to bolster the Trump campaign’s data operation.

Whereas Deep Root, TargetPoint, and The Data Trust responded to the documents request, Cambridge Analytica did not. Parscale’s response, moreover, was insufficient, the Democrats said.

“As I made clear in the 60 Minutes interview cited in your letter, I share your concerns and would not want foreign governments meddling in our elections,” Parscale wrote, referring to his interview with CBS earlier this year about Russia’s election interference. “But as I stated in that same interview, I do not have any firsthand knowledge of foreign interference in the 2016 election.”

One Response to Cambridge Analytica under the microscope

  1. Imhotep December 15, 2017 at 11:48 am #

    Cambridge Analytica is a Mercer funded operation, is it not?

    This is an important story, but staying true to the motto of “keeping an eye on the corporate elite” there’s this.

    26% of Americans support the Republican tax bill.

    74% do not.

    If we had a representative form of government——-a republic that represented the will of the people and not the demands of corporations and the wealthy——-the Republican(Ryan) tax bill would be voted down by a wide margin.

    Maybe 74% against.

    But, Republicans represent:
    1. themselves…
    2. their wealthy donors…
    3. corporations and…
    4. We the People,
    in that order.

    Republicans are the enemy of the people and a friend to the oligarchs.

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