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Justice Department responds to Trump demands

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/22/18, 10:38 am

FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders to respond to demands for information about a confidential source in the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. The New York Times reported last week that an FBI informant had contact with Trump campaign officials before the 2016 election to question them about their relationships with Russia. The source reportedly asked Trump advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page about emails that Russian hackers stole from the Democratic National Committee.

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Trump wants inquiry on FBI campaign informant

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/21/18, 11:08 am

President Donald Trump said Sunday he would demand the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI planted an informant in his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes. The New York Times reported Friday that a confidential FBI source had contact with Trump campaign officials to gather information about their relationships with Russia. The source asked Trump advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page about emails that Russian hackers stole from the Democratic National Committee, the Times reported.

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Facebook in hot water with FTC

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/26/18, 01:03 pm

The Federal Trade Commission confirmed Monday it is investigating Facebook for possibly irresponsible privacy practices. Tom Pahl, acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said the agency would try to determine whether the company engaged in “unfair acts” that caused “substantial injury” to consumers. Facebook faces widespread criticism for not protecting user data from Cambridge Analytica, a political firm affiliated with the Trump campaign in 2016. The firm allegedly collected data on Facebook users’ friends without their consent.

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