Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Plans on Cooperating with Justice Department


Christopher Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee who blew the whistle on how the Trump campaign used personal data of Facebook users to aid in their 2016 election win, said that he plans on working with the Justice Department on their investigation into the firm’s shady practices.

While appearing on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, Wylie said, “I plan to be [cooperating]. We’re just setting out dates that I can actually go and sit down.”

He continued by explaining how the Cambridge Analytica story ties into Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election tampering.

“It could be stored in various parts of the world, including Russia, given the fact that the professor who was managing the data harvesting process was going back and forth between the UK and to Russia,” Wylie said of the firm that gathered voter data from 87 million accounts. “I know that Facebook is now starting to take steps to rectify that and start to find out who had access to it and where it could have gone, but ultimately it’s not watertight to say that, you know, we can ensure that all the data is gone forever.”

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