Whistleblower: Bannon and Cambridge Behind Voter Suppression Efforts

Trump aide used Cambridge Analytica to wage

Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the center of Facebook privacy scandal, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States late on Thursday.

In a filing late Thursday, the United Kingdom -based company declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of NY.

The filings note an estimated number of creditors between 1-49, estimated assets of $100,001 - $500,000 and estimated liabilities of $1,000,001 - $10 million.

The Mercer family is led by billionaire Robert Mercer, a Republican mega-donor with close ties to Mr Trump.

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie told Congress on Wednesday that the firm used by President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says Federal Bureau of Investigation may have placed spy in Trump campaign Giuliani: There is "nothing illegal about looking for dirt on political opponents" Giuliani: If Mueller subpoenas us, we will challenge it MORE's campaign in 2016 engaged in "voter disengagement" tactics targeting black Americans. One segment showed chief executive officer Alexander Nix saying that Ukrainian girls "are very attractive, I find that works very well".

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The theory is given some credence by testimony from Corey Lewandowski, a top campaign aide, who told House investigators that Mr. Democrats have speculated that the blocked numbers could represent communications back and forth between him and his father. "Q.

"Over the past several months, Cambridge Analytica has been the subject of numerous unfounded accusations and, despite the company's efforts to correct the record, has been vilified for activities that are not only legal, but also widely accepted as a standard component of online advertising in both the political and commercial arenas", the company said in a May 2 statement.

"Although Cambridge Analytica may have supported particular candidates in United States elections, I am not here to point fingers". One, for example, seeks class action status on behalf of all NY citizens who were Facebook members and whose information was obtained.

A whistleblower from Cambridge Analytica set off a firestorm in March after he revealed how information was extracted from Facebook and used to influence voters. He said Trump's victory was one of the reasons he blew the whistle.

Zuckerberg has appeared before USA congressional committees to testify on data privacy and will meet leaders of the European Parliament soon. House Democrats who met with him in April called his information "disturbing".

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