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Report: Mueller's Team Talked to Facebook For Russia Probe

Report: Mueller's Team Talked to Facebook For Russia Probe
Robert Mueller (AP)

By    |   Friday, 26 January 2018 06:11 PM

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has spoken with at least one staff member at Facebook as the Department of Justice probes Russian collusion, according to a new report.

Wired cited a source as saying the interview involved at least one person who worked for Facebook during President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. His digital operation was headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and several tech companies, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google, had representatives working there with the campaign.

Mueller's team is investigating whether the Trump campaign worked with Russia in any way to win the election. Facebook has already come under scrutiny because a Russian troll farm is said to have purchased roughly 3,000 pro-Trump ads during the campaign.

Facebook admitted last fall that Russian content around the U.S. election may have reached as many as 126 million Facebook users.

Multiple agencies within the U.S. intelligence community have already concluded that Russia meddled in the election through computer hacks and the spreading of fake news.

Russia is also alleged to be interfering with Mueller's investigation, which prompted two top Democrats to ask Facebook and Twitter this week to investigate the matter.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has spoken with at least one staff member at Facebook as the Department of Justice probes Russian collusion, according to a new report.
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2018-11-26
Friday, 26 January 2018 06:11 PM
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