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Politics Mueller requests emails from Trump campaign data firm: report

04:53  15 december  2017
04:53  15 december  2017 Source:   thehill.com

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Special counsel Robert Mueller 's office has reportedly requested information from Cambridge Analytica, the data firm utilized by the Trump campaign during The Wall Street Journal reports that Mueller 's team has requested all emails from employees at the firm who worked with the campaign .

Mueller requests emails from trump campaign data firm : report Robert Mueller 's special counsel office has requested information from Cambridge Analytica

Mueller requests emails from Trump campaign data firm: report © Provided by The Hill Mueller requests emails from Trump campaign data firm: report Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has reportedly requested information from Cambridge Analytica, the data firm utilized by the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Mueller's team has requested all emails from employees at the firm who worked with the campaign.

The request, which wasn't previously known, was voluntary, as was another request the firm complied with from the House Intelligence Committee, the newspaper reported.

Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix also interviewed with the House Intelligence Committee over video call this week, according to the report.

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Mr. Mueller ’s request for employee emails was made before media outlets reported in October that Mr. Nix had contacted WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange during the 2016 campaign , according The House committee earlier this fall referred questions about its document request to the data firm .

Special counsel Robert Mueller 's office has reportedly requested information from Cambridge Analytica, the data firm utilized by the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. The Wall Street Journal reports that Mueller 's team has requested all emails from employees at the

Nix was reported earlier this year to have been in contact with top Trump donor Rebekah Mercer about better organizing emails being released by WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange tweeted that he could confirm that he was contacted by Nix prior to November 2016, and that Nix's request was declined.

It was reported that Nix was interested in obtaining the 33,000 emails deleted from Clinton's private server used during her time leading the State Department.

"I can confirm an approach by Cambridge Analytica [prior to November last year] and can confirm that it was rejected by WikiLeaks," Assange tweeted.

Mueller's investigation entered a new phase last month when former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russians and promised to cooperate with Mueller's probe.

In October, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Richard Gates were also indicted in Mueller's probe under charges of tax fraud and money laundering.

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Q&A: AP explains Trump transition email dispute with Mueller .
President Donald Trump's transition organization is arguing that a government agency improperly turned over a cache of emails to special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into contacts between Trump associates and Russia. The complaint by the transition team is the latest attempt to undermine Mueller's investigation in the public sphere. It also raises a number of complicated questions about who owns presidential transition records and whether there are any legal bars for federal prosecutors to obtain documents maintained by another government agency — in this case, the General Services Administration.

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