THREAD: Cambridge Analytica (CA) assigned dozens of non-US citizens to provide campaign strategy and messaging advice to ­#Republican candidates in 2014, even as an attorney *warned* CA that this was ILLEGAL‼️1/

This ILLEGAL effort to embed foreign workers was designed to present Cambridge Analytica, whose parent, SCL Group, was based in London, as “an American brand” to appeal to U.S. political clients.🙄 2/
U.S. election laws CLEARLY say that foreign nationals (w/o a green card) must not “directly or indirectly participate in the decision-making process” of a political campaign, although they can play lesser roles.🤨 3/

Fmr #CambridgeAnalytica employee-turned-whistleblower Chris Wylie provided documents that describe “Project Ripon”👉🏼program across several US states to win campaigns for Republicans using *psychological profiling* to reach voters with individually tailored messages.🤬 4/
NY attorney, Laurence Levy, *warned in a memo* to CA heads — Rebekah Mercer, Steve Bannon & CEO Alexander Nix — that foreign nationals could NOT be involved in significant campaign decisions or provide high-level analysis or strategy.🤨 5/

Cambridge Analytica & SCL were *overwhelmingly staffed by non-US citizens* (Canadians, Britons & other Europeans)👉🏼at least 20 ILLEGALLY worked across the US in 2014 to work on congressional and legislative campaigns for #Republicans‼️6/
🔥“It’s dirty little secret was that there was *no one American involved* in it, that it was a de facto FOREIGN AGENT, working on an American election,” Wylie said.🤨

Bannon and Mercer *knew* b/c the lawyer WARNED them that this is ILLEGAL‼️🤬 7/
Two former workers said employees worried b/c #CambridgeAnalytica gave its foreign employees *inaccurate immigration documents* to enter the US, showing that they were *not there to work* when, in fact, they came *ILLEGALLY* to WORK ON CAMPAIGNS‼️🤬 8/
🔥”We knew that everything was not above board, but we weren’t too concerned about it,” said one of the former Cambridge Analytica workers.🤨

#CambridgeAnalytica‘s *illegal* US program had 41 staffers & spent $7.5 million btwn Apr-Jul 2014 for work w/numerous GOP candidates 👉🏼congressional candidate in OR, state legislative candidates in CO & the NC #GOP who helped Sen @ThomTillis win.🤬 10/
*Of course* Thom Tillis and the NC #GOP deny that any foreign workers were involved.

Because, you know, those British accents were SO not noticeable.🙄 11/

Cambridge Analytica refused to comment about *illegally* acting as a FOREIGN AGENT in US elections.🙄 12/
After Nix got “nixed,” acting CEO, Alexander Tayler, expressed regret over CA’s illicit use of Facebook data, tweeting, “As anyone who is familiar w/our staff & work can testify, we in no way resemble the politically-motivated & unethical company some have sought to portray.🙄13/
John Bolton’s SuperPAC also hired CA, but claims Bolton, not CA staff, made all strategic decisions & had been “unaware of any alleged impropriety” by Cambridge Analytica until recent news reports.🙄 14/
Any more eye rolls 🙄 and my eyes will drop out the back of my head‼️🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 15/

Whistleblower Wylie took part in multiple conference calls in 2014 w/Bannon & Nix, a Briton, in which strategic campaign matters were discussed, including the *legal issues* of using FOREIGN WORKERS on US campaigns‼️16/

🔥Brett Kappel, an EXCELLENT campaign finance lawyer (trust me😉): “If Mr. Wylie's allegations are true, the Justice Department could prosecute Cambridge Analytica and its managers for knowing and willful violations of the prohibition on foreign national contributions.” 17/

Once again with emphasis: DOJ could prosecute Cambridge Analytica and *its managers*.🤨

Its managers include BANNON and Rebekah MERCER‼️🤗 18/

Cambridge Analytica is the SHADY story that keeps getting SHADIER‼️

Stay tuned for more details on who bankrolled this outfit, other than Mercer.😎


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