Trump campaign data firm cooperating with House on Russia inquiry

A data analysis company that played a major role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is sharing material as part of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian manipulation of the 2016 election.

Cambridge Analytica, which began working with the Trump campaign in mid-2016 on voter targeting, “has been asked by the House Intelligence Committee to provide it with information that might help its investigation,” a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

Cambridge has close ties to the Mercer family, top Trump donors who also help fund the conservative website Breitbart, where former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon recently returned as executive chairman. The firm’s cooperation with the House inquiry comes as congressional investigators looking into electoral meddling begin to zero in on social media advertising and other means by which Russian operatives may have tried to sway public opinion.

The Cambridge spokesman added that its furnishing of material to the House occurring because it is “one of the companies that played a prominent role in the election campaign.”

“We believe that other organizations that worked on the campaign have been asked to do the same” by the committee, the spokesman added. “CA is not under investigation, and there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by the company.”

Cambridge is “committed to supporting and assisting” the House panel’s investigation “in any way that we can,” the spokesman added. Its cooperation was first reported by the Daily Beast.

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), a senior intelligence panel member spearheading the Russia inquiry, earlier Thursday referred questions about Cambridge’s involvement to the company.

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Trump campaign data firm cooperating with House on Russia inquiry

A data analysis company that played a major role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is sharing material as part of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian manipulation of the 2016 election.

Cambridge Analytica, which began working with the Trump campaign in mid-2016 on voter targeting, “has been asked by the House Intelligence Committee to provide it with information that might help its investigation,” a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

Cambridge has close ties to the Mercer family, top Trump donors who also help fund the conservative website Breitbart, where former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon recently returned as executive chairman. The firm’s cooperation with the House inquiry comes as congressional investigators looking into electoral meddling begin to zero in on social media advertising and other means by which Russian operatives may have tried to sway public opinion.

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Trump campaign data firm cooperating with House on Russia inquiry

A data analysis company that played a major role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is sharing material as part of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian manipulation of the 2016 election.

Cambridge Analytica, which began working with the Trump campaign in mid-2016 on voter targeting, “has been asked by the House Intelligence Committee to provide it with information that might help its investigation,” a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

Cambridge has close ties to the Mercer family, top Trump donors who also help fund the conservative website Breitbart, where former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon recently returned as executive chairman. The firm’s cooperation with the House inquiry comes as congressional investigators looking into electoral meddling begin to zero in on social media advertising and other means by which Russian operatives may have tried to sway public opinion.

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