Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Cambridge Analytica - Why Has Trump Fallen Strangely Silent?

It's not like the Mango Mussolini to go mute when something, anything threatens to impugn his reputation. He's always ready to denounce people as liars or unflattering stories as "fake news."

Why hasn't Trump even dismissed the Cambridge Analytica scandal as a "hoax"?  That's one of his all-time favourites.

What's holding him back?

There must be some answer and it's probably a good one. He must be terrified of making an already bad situation worse with his vile nature and loose tongue.

Don Jr., he's clammed up. Bannon may be hunkering down in Europe, Hungary perhaps? Manafort, he's got enough problems. Lewandowski, mute. Kushner, ditto.

Then there's this from Politico.eu:

But the effort to tamp down the Cambridge Analytica scandal will likely become increasingly difficult as lawmakers seize on the revelations. 
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday cited the scandal as he freshly accused Republicans on the panel for prematurely wrapping up its investigation into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia-driven election meddling.
“Glad to see Cambridge Analytica whistleblower is willing to testify,” Schiff tweeted, referencing news that former Cambridge employee Christopher Wylie was willing to speak with the panel’s Democrats.
“Recent revelations about Erik Prince, Roger Stone and Cambridge Analytica illustrate how GOP decision to shut down their investigation abdicated their oversight responsibilities to country. But our work goes on.” 
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she’d like Nix to testify and answer questions about potential Russia connections, which could lead to a public airing of close ties between the Trump campaign and Cambridge Analytica. 
The White House did not respond to repeated requests for comment.


Jay Farquharson said...

Faux and Friend's isn't covering Anal, so Treason Tribble doesn't know that the story is blowing up, and his Minions are too afraid to tell him.

The Mound of Sound said...

Jay, tell me you're joking. They're not that far down in the bunker, are they?

the salamander said...

.. Trumph et al have hardened and armored the front door of the GOP.. meanwiles, the back screen door is banging in the wind, wide open access to the kitchen. Did they think Mueller would storm the front door? Rather than stroll through the wide open back door? Trump & GOP are peering through the front drapery as Mueller peruses their hard drives in the study.

The marriage infidelities are like the flavor of salad dressing.. the main 1st course still to come. Trump on a platter aux jus with steamed broccoli and grilled potatoes.. an apple in that prick's mouth on the main platter would be wondrous.. Side note.. Donald th Junior requests privacy & respect re dealing with his divorce for cheating on his wife.. Its simply to laugh.. Stormy weather indeed. I cheat on my lovely fiancee, I wake up with a dry wall hammer buried in my forehead.. I live my life based on you get one swing at being with somebody way light years beyond special.. not three strikes.. and follow up with a band of lawyers and ulp.. 5 children & a trophy elephant's tail or a dead leopard

The Mound of Sound said...

You paint an interesting picture, Sal. You could just be right.

Toby said...

We can't say we weren't warned about Facebook. From 2012 here's Eben Moglen on Facebook, Google and Government Surveillance.


There is simply no safe way to use Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Here's 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg to a college friend shortly before launching FB:

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

Zuck: Just ask.

Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

[Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?

Zuck: People just submitted it.

Zuck: I don't know why.

Zuck: They "trust me"

Zuck: Dumb fucks.


Jay Farquharson said...

News Corpse and other's have been watching Faux News,( so you don't have to), and they are simply omitting a lot of coverage of US News that reflects badly on Treason Tribble and Republicans.

Digby and others have been tracking a lot of Teason Tribbles tweets back to what ever is on Faux and Friends in the AM, and Hannity in the PM.

Jay Farquharson said...

The issue really isn't Facebook, in many regards.

Anal "weaponized" ads and fake news based on microtargetting, and the Morons, Gullibillies, MSM, Deplorables, Bernie Bro's and low information voters, made their choices, whom to vote for, or not vote, based on easily fact checked BS.

One of the Regular Commentors on Balloon Juice, noted that the Hatian owners of a Haitian Restaurant, wouldn't vote for Hillary based on lies about the Clinton Foundation and fake news about Hillary's Brother owning "plantations" in Haiti.

Didn't work out well for them.