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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:55 PM

Watchdog org: Trump '16 campaign, PAC illegally coordinated

Source: AP News

New documents from a former Cambridge Analytica insider reveal what an election watchdog group claims was illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a billionaire-funded pro-Trump super PAC.

The legal complaint touches on some of the same people involved in today’s hotly contested presidential race and provides a detailed account alleging that Trump’s last campaign worked around election rules to coordinate behind the scenes with the political action committee.

The now-defunct British data analytics firm violated election law by ignoring its own written firewall policy, blurring the lines between work created for Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Make America Number 1 super PAC, according to an updated complaint the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.
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“The idea that this spending was at all independent is farcical and these emails underscore that,” said Brendan Fischer, an attorney for the government oversight group, whose new filing supplements a complaint filed four years ago. “Cambridge Analytica not only misused people’s personal data, but it was a conduit for the wealthy family that owned it to unlawfully support the Trump campaign in 2016.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-donald-trump-political-action-committees-elections-campaigns-42a5705b23bbbc780083f57b071bbcb0?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP



The complaint also alleges that Cambridge Analytica — which improperly acquired and used 87 million Facebook users’ profiles to predict their behavior — had a shared project calendar for both entities, among other evidence.
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The super PAC created a plethora of “crooked Hillary” memes that circulated widely on social media, and was financed largely by conservative billionaire Robert Mercer, who also founded, owned and managed Cambridge Analytica. Kellyanne Conway led an earlier incarnation of the PAC when it supported Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz before she resigned to advise Trump’s 2016 campaign.

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ffr Oct 16 OP
iemitsu Oct 16 #1
bullimiami Oct 16 #2
Evolve Dammit Oct 16 #3
groundloop Oct 16 #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 18 #5

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:58 PM

1. Can't we disqualify cheaters from running for office?

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:05 PM

2. no shit, sherlock.

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:11 PM

3. Rachel was on this (as were others) in real time. Other media dropped, flat ball, nothing. Thanks

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:54 PM

4. This merely confirms what everyone already knew.

And it's damned sad that there's nobody willing to hold tRump accountable.

He's ignore rules and laws his entire life, they're just inconveniences which he pays lawyers to make go away.

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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:40 PM

5. And the shit in Trump's swamp keeps floating to the top

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