BREAKING: The editor of Wikileaks is confirming that the group was approached by a data firm working for President Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election.
Julian Assange says on Twitter that Cambridge Analytica reached out to his group prior to last November, but Wikileaks rejected the company’s “approach.” Assange isn’t specifying the content of that approach.
He issued the tweet after a news website, The Daily Beast, reported that Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix reached out to Assange during the presidential campaign about the possible release of 33,000 of Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. Those emails have never been publicly released.
Robert Mercer, a billionaire Trump supporter, is a backer of Cambridge Analytica. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon served as a vice president at the company before joining the administration.
While you were sleeping the Senate Republicans struck down a rule that would have let Americans sue banks and credit card companies.
This was put in place under Obama and hadn’t even fully been implemented yet… yesterdays vote was 100% Dems voting No, with a Pence tie-breaker.
Thanks Republicans, I’m sure this will help all of us out.
Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio, said the Republicans had betrayed ordinary Americans. “By voting to take rights away from customers,” he said, “the Senate voted tonight to side with Wells Fargo lobbyists over the people we serve.”
Trump says poll about fake news, published by ‘dishonest’ Politico, is real news…(He didn’t cite his source, perhaps because it was Politico, which he has consistently called unreliable.)
“Unreliable” is putting it mildly. The president’s exact language about Politico is “the dumbest and most slanted of the political sites” — a “phony,” “third-rate,” “dishonest” “scam” published by “losers,” “clowns,” “serious haters” and “some very untalented reporters.”
Trump’s position is clear: Don’t believe Politico.
Except this time! Believe Politico when it says that 46 percent of Americans think that major news outlets (like, say, Politico) make things up.
Another unbelievably inappropriate action by our POTUS. Remember this position is open because he fired Preet Bharara who was universally known to be bi-partisan and someone who fought for the people against corruption.
Former President Obama never interviewed a U.S. attorney candidate during his two terms, according to Matthew Miller, who served as Justice Department spokesman.
“To be very blunt, these three jurisdictions will have authority to bring indictments over the ongoing special counsel investigation into Trump campaign collusion with the Russians and potential obstruction of justice by the president of the United States,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said in an interview Thursday. “For him to be interviewing candidates for that prosecutor who may in turn consider whether to bring indictments involving him and his administration seems to smack of political interference.”
Great Read: Stephen Bannon, the former White House strategist, worries that Pence would “be a President that the Kochs would own.”