More damning information is being reported regarding the so-called data harvesting firm Cambridge Analytica and its ties to election meddling throughout the world. Earlier today, it was revealed that the corporate offered a bribe of $1.4 million to St. Kitts and Nevis politician Lindsay Grant which resulted in him losing an National Assembly election by 29 votes. It has been further revealed that Cambridge Analytica employed “Israeli” hacker agents to break into the private emails of politicians in Nigeria and St. Kitts and Nevis as part of a multi-million dollar campaign to meddle in democratic elections.
Whistle blowers spoke to London’s Guardian newspaper and revealed the following information,
“Hired by a Nigerian billionaire to support the re-election of Goodluck Jonathan, Cambridge Analytica was paid an estimated £2m to orchestrate a ferocious campaign against his rival, the opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari. Jonathan lost out to Buhari in the presidential race. There is no suggestion Jonathan knew of the covert operation.
Staff working on the campaign say in early 2015 they met Israeli cybersecurity contractors in Cambridge Analytica’s offices in Mayfair, London. Employees say they were told the meeting was arranged by Brittany Kaiser, a senior director at the firm.
The Guardian and Observer have been told the Israelis brought a laptop from their office in Tel Aviv and handed employees a USB stick containing what they believed were hacked personal emails.
Sources said Nix, who was suspended on Tuesday, and other senior directors told staff to search for incriminating material that could be used to damage opposition candidates, including Buhari”.
Further details have emerged regarding Cambridge Analytica’s ties to the British regime. It has been reported that the firm contacted the ruling Conservative faction in order to try and establish a relationship prior to the most recent UK General Election. Today in the UK Parliament, Ian Blackford, the leader of the Scottish National Party, asked Premier May to come clean regarding allegations that a director of Cambridge Analytica donated $985,000 to her ruling Conservative faction. He stated,
“Can I point out to her that the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, Strategic Communications Laboratories…it has been run by a chairman of Oxford Conservative association. It’s founding chairman was a former Conservative MP. A director appears to have donated over £700,000 to the Tory Party. A former Conservative Party treasurer is shareholder.
We know about the links to the Conservative Party. They go on and on. Will the Prime Minister confirm to the House her Government’s connections to the company”.
While May claimed that she was “not aware” of any current ties between Cambridge Analaytica and Strategic Communications Laboratories, she refused to deny that her ruling faction accepted donations from directors of Cambridge Analytica or its parent company.
Election hackers found: Israelis working for Brits.https://t.co/LUF1kIKLmV
— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) March 21, 2018
The scandal that ties Cambridge Analytica to governments around the world, now leads directly to the rulers of the United States, United Kingdom and beyond.