Investigators at the House and Senate Intelligence committees and the Justice Department are examining whether the Trump campaign’s digital operation – overseen by Jared Kushner – helped guide Russia’s sophisticated voter targeting and fake news attacks on Hillary Clinton in 2016.
COULD IT have all begun with a micro-targeting dream child brought in by Jared Kushner, who was part of Trump Campaign, Inc., with Russians brought in to disrupt with fake news, all on behalf of Donald J. Trump?
“…the subpoenas are flying.” – Mark Halperin (on “Morning Joe”)
Jared Kushner had choices to make and he made all bad ones. It must be inherited.
Mr. Kushner’s highly successful 2016 digital dream was financed by hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer. The bots and trolls were controlled by Russians or Russian operatives, most of whom have associations or ties to the Kremlin.
Someone had to know what districts would be vulnerable to voter propaganda. It wasn’t the Russians.
Mercer is reportedly a libertarian who despises the Republican establishment. The New Yorker has a story here. Mercer invested millions in a data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica whose purpose is to get information and weaponize the information to target voters with propaganda. Their tools allegedly worked during Brexit. BuzzFeed has a report alleging connections between Mercer and the controversial wingnut, Milo.
During the 2016 election cycle, reports of Kushner’s digital operation were covered in the press but it intensified before Election Day. The wafting suspicions at the time were that the spring in Kellyanne Conway’s step at the time was rooted in Kushner’s data campaign. What they learned reportedly pushed the campaign to send Trump wildly hopscotching states at the last minute.
When you think back on all the bad press Donald Trump was getting at the time, add in Comey’s interference and Clinton’s continuing campaign issues.
Everything was set for a theft.
President Obama and Democrats left the door open, and their enemies walked in and took the White House.