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Topic: Everything is Connected. Trump, Russia, Brexit. and Farage. (Read 87 times) previous topic - next topic

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Everything is Connected. Trump, Russia, Brexit. and Farage.
I'm a UK ex-pat living in France. Brexit and its consequences affect me personally so I've followed the fortunes of some of those closely involved in the referendum process and its aftermath. One such is Nigel Farage who ran a UK political party (UKIP) that was set up largely to promote the UK's exit from the European Union. But Farage then popped up on stage with Donald Trump to support his campaign. I thought it odd at the time. What was the connection, I wondered.

In parallel, I was struck by this odd piece in the Palm Beach Post mentioning one Robert Mercer, a financial backer of the Trump  campaign. It turns out there is a connection between these seemingly unrelated bits of news: Cambridge Analytica.. I read:
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...Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the controversial data firm that helped Trump to power, had contacted Julian Assange to ask him if he wanted "help" with WikiLeaks's stash of stolen emails.

That's the stash of stolen emails that had such a devastating impact on Hillary Clinton in the last months of the campaign. And this story brought WikiLeaks, which the head of the CIA describes as a "hostile intelligence service", directly together with the Trump campaign for which Cambridge Analytica worked. This is an amazing plot twist for the company owned by US billionaire Robert Mercer, which is already the subject of investigations by the House intelligence committee, the Senate intelligence committee, the FBI and, it was announced late on Friday night, the Senate judiciary committee.

I've a suspicion there's more to come.


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Re: Everything is Connected. Trump, Russia, Brexit. and Farage.
Reply #1
yes there's a long piece in the Guardian from some months back that was interesting but I don't know the veracity of the claims

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/07/the-great-british-brexit-robbery-hijacked-democracy?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Re: Everything is Connected. Trump, Russia, Brexit. and Farage.
Reply #2
Yes, the journalist, Carole Cadwalladr has produced a number of pieces on the subject... More to come!

And I see Robert Mercer has popped up again in a Guardian article on the "Paradise Papers".