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Bannon denies knowledge of Cambridge Analytica data mining — and blames Facebook

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During an appearance at a conference hosted by the Financial Times, former White House adviser Steve Bannon denied that he had any knowledge of former employer Cambridge Analytica’s data mining — and shifted the blame onto Facebook for taking the data in the first place.

CNBC reported that Bannon, who was an executive for Cambridge Analytica before leaving to work for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, blasted the social media giant after denying knowledge of the firm’s data scraping.

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“Facebook takes your data for free and creates huge margins,” Bannon said.

Bannon’s comments came after accusations made earlier this week by Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie, who told the Washington Post that Bannon led the firm’s Facebook data collection efforts when he worked at the company. Wylie followed up the claim earlier on Thursday by telling MSNBC’s Ari Melber than Bannon, Republican megadonor Rebekah Mercer and Cambridge Analytica’s now-suspended CEO Alexander Nix were all warned that the firm’s data mining may violate American laws.

The Daily Beast’s Max Tani noted that during his speech, Bannon also claimed to have come up with the name “Cambridge Analytica.”

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Ukraine begged Trump to raise issue of their captive sailors with Putin — he didn’t and Russia state TV gloated

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The ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is being painted by Congress and the press against the backdrop of the ongoing war between Russia and the Ukraine.

As more and more sworn deposition transcripts are released, researchers are able to link up the testimony of events with real-time reactions, giving us a remarkable insight into the implications of foreign policy decisions.

Investigative journalist Julia Davis flagged one key part of testimony in the transcript released of the deposition by Ukraine embassy political officer David Holmes.

The transcript reveals Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the former federal prosecutor who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, interviewing Holmes about Ukraine's desperation to set up a meeting with Trump.

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‘Something nefarious going on’: Obama deputy chief of staff doesn’t buy White House claims on Trump’s health

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The deputy chief of staff for operations in the Obama administration broke down on Monday why the White House claims on President Donald Trump's surprise Saturday visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

Jim Messina, who also was the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, was interviewed Monday on MSNBC's "The Last Word" by anchor Lawrence O'Donnell.

O'Donnell noted the note the White House physician sent to White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham:

[caption id="attachment_1563602" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley to Stephanie Grisham.[/caption]

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Trump doctor denies the president underwent any ‘neurologic evaluations’ at Walter Reed Hospital

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The physician to the president claimed that President Donald Trump did not undergo "neurologic" evaluations during a surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham released a picture of a memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley, which was printed on "Office of the Press Secretary" letterhead.

The memo was sent to Grisham.

On Saturday, Grisham had claimed the purpose of the visit was to conduct a "partial" physical. Dr. Conley referred to the visit as an "interim check up."

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