Lewandowski Reportedly Tried Using Front Company As Link Between Trump Campaign And Cambridge Analytica
Another dirty chapter in President Trump’s 2016 Presidential Campaign came to light regarding a former Cambridge Analytica employee and former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski. We already know that Cambridge Analytica and Lewandowski had been in talks before the launch of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, but a lawyer for a former Cambridge employee provided new information on what his client knew and why Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller wanted to speak with her.
Jim Walden, the attorney for Cambridge Analytica’s Britanny Kaiser, told MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin that he made an agreement that he wouldn’t go into detail or reveal questions that the Mueller team asked his client, but he did confirm that investigators were very interested in data.
Walden revealed that the Trump Campaign wanted to hire Cambridge Analytica, however, Trump did not want to be publicly associated with them since the data firm was owned by Robert Mercer. According to Walden, Kaiser got a call from then Campaign strategist Steve Bannon about how Trump wanted Bannon’s British contacts brought over right away, taken to Trump headquarters, and interviewed by Lewandowski. This is when things got really sordid.
According to Walden, Lewandowski wanted to use a conduit between the presidential campaign and Cambridge Analytica to conceal their relationship.
Cambridge Analytica was a UK company at the time and all of its key people were British citizens, said Walden. There are laws in the United States against using foreign nationals in decision-making capacities in a campaign.
Walden seems to think that was probably the most significant things Kaiser was privy to and likely what the Mueller team is interested in. Walden could not reveal how many times Kaiser met with Mueller, however.
We can only conclude that Robert Mueller is likely interested in the role Lewandowski played.
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