8:46 AM 10/27/2017 – TRUMP-RUSSIA: “The reports that the data research firm Cambridge Analytica tried to reach out to WikiLeaks is significant…”

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  • The reports that the data research firm Cambridge Analytica tried to reach out to WikiLeaks is significant, 

demonstrating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian interference, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said yesterday. Julia Manchester reports at the Hill.

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Trump Data Guru: I Tried to Team Up With Julian Assange

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The head of Cambridge Analytica said he asked the WikiLeaks … wrote in an email last year that he reached out to WikiLeaks founder Julian …. The source added that this doesn’t mean Nix didn’t reach out to Assange.

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Hillary Clinton and the Steele dossier, Cambridge Analytica, shady Russia …. CEO Alexander Nix reached out to WikiLeaks head Julian Assange to try … First, it suggests a willingness on the part of Trump allies to reach out to …
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Just Security: The Early Edition: October 27, 2017

TRUMP-RUSSIA

The F.B.I. will comply with requests to hand over documents related to the dossier which was compiled by former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele and alleged ties between Trump and Russia, the House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said yesterday, saying that Congress has been asking for the documents by next week. Scott Wong reports at the Hill.

Twitter has banned the Russian media outlets Russia Today (R.T.) and Sputnik from buying advertising, the social media company saying in a statement yesterday that the decision was based on the retrospective work that it has been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence authorities findings that the outlets act as a platform for Kremlin messaging. The BBC reports.

Russia would respond to Twitter’s decision, the Russian Foreign Minister said yesterday according to the R.I.A. news agency, Reuters reports.

Facebook has stepped up its lobbying efforts amid talk of potential federal regulation as a consequence of the revelations about Russian political ads on its platform, Julie Bykowicz reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have expressed frustration with the panels Russia investigation, saying that the probe has been going slowly and that the work has of the committee has been delayed by offshoots from the main Russia investigation. Katie Bo Williams reports at the Hill.

  • The issue of the budget for special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into alleged connections between Trump and Russia is set to cause partisan division, Darren Samuelsohn reports at POLITICO.

 

  • The reports that the data research firm Cambridge Analytica tried to reach out to WikiLeaks is significant, demonstrating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian interference, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said yesterday. Julia Manchester reports at the Hill.

Top Democrats in the House sent letters to data research firms yesterday to ask if they had communication with Russian entities during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, Olivia Beavers reports at the Hill.

The recent revelations about opposition research firm Fusion GPS and the Steele dossier raise plenty of further questions, including whom Steele worked with and who paid for the research. The firm’s attempts to avoid releasing the names of its clients suggests that much more is to come from the saga and further bombshells are also yet to come in relation to the F.B.I., its role in the dossier and its investigation into Trump campaign teams alleged links to Russian operatives. Kimberley A. Strassel writes at the Wall Street Journal.

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein comments that American citizens are pretty savvy I dont think theyd be influenced by ads posted by foreign governments earlier this week, do not accord with reality as oftentimes we dont realize the factors that are influencing us, and it is unclear why Rosenstein made the comments. Aaron Blake writes at the Washington Post.

The ability of Russian operatives to approach Trump campaign officials was due to their ability to exploit the vulnerabilities and motivations of individuals close to Trump. Former C.I.A. officer Alex Finley writes at POLITICO Magazine, setting out the how an intelligence officer might approach various characters.


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