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Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign

“WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) – The Democratic Party sued Russia, President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a court filing showed” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. The party alleges in the federal lawsuit in Manhattan that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and tilt the election to Trump by hacking Democratic Party computers.The lawsuit alleges that Trump’s campaign “gleefully welcomed Russia’s help” in…

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Facebook to roll out political ad feature in time for German state vote

“On Friday, a German data privacy regulator said it was opening non-compliance procedures against Facebook in relation to the data leak to the consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, that was exposed a month ago” reports businessinsider.com. “Our work together has become a model for other elections worldwide, and we will continue that cooperation this fall during the state elections in Bavaria.”.  Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Paul Ryan denies working with Trump drove his decision to retire: ‘I’m grateful’ for his election

“The 48-year-old Wisconsin Republican, who pointedly criticized Trump during the 2016 election, said the president’s election allowed him to pursue GOP policy priorities” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. In 2016, Ryan slammed candidate Trump for his comments about a Mexican-American judge as well as his remarks about groping women from 2005 that surfaced just before the 2016 election.Ryan announced plans last week to retire, months after Congress passed his long-held goal of overhauling the tax system.When Ryan announced his retirement, some reports suggested he no longer wanted to face questions…

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GOP devotes $250 million to midterm strategy: Keep House majority

“The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party’s House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump’s first term” writes Steve Peoples for sun-sentinel.com. The committee expects to have 900 total paid staff around the country — excluding its Washington headquarters — before November’s election, Johnson said.The $250 million price tag for what she described as a “permanent data-driven field program” is the committee’s largest ground-game investment in any election season. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Comey admits it’s ‘possible’ that election polls may have influenced his handling of the Clinton email investigation

“But Comey has defended his decision to disclose the reopened Clinton email investigation and said he would make the same decision again” writes Michelle Mark for businessinsider.com. Former FBI Director James Comey wrote in his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” that he may have been swayed during the Clinton email investigation by polls that showed Hillary Clinton in the lead.Some, including Clinton herself, believe that Comey’s decision to publicly announce that the FBI had reopened its investigation ultimately cost her the presidency.Associated Press/Cliff Owen Former FBI Director James Comey admitted in…

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Comey says polls may have swayed Clinton email probe

“But Comey has defended his decision to disclose the reopened Clinton email investigation and said he would make the same decision again” writes Michelle Mark for aol.com. Some, including Clinton herself, believe that Comey’s decision to publicly announce that the FBI had reopened its investigation ultimately cost her the presidency.Former FBI Director James Comey admitted in his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty,” that it’s possible his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails was swayed by polls that showed she was likely to win the 2016 presidential election.He testified last…

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Philippines’ watchdog probes Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data breach

“MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ privacy watchdog said on Friday it has started investigating Facebook Inc over a data breach involving British firm Cambridge Analytica that affected more than a million Filipino users of social media” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “We’ve recently made significant updates to make our privacy tools easier to find, restrict data access on Facebook, and make our terms and data policy clearer,” Facebook said.Facebook has admitted that personal data of nearly 87 million users was improperly accessed by Cambridge Analytica, which has counted U.S. President Donald Trump’s…

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