EXPOSED: Trump Data Firm Execs Caught On Video Plotting To Entrap Politicians With Bribes And Hookers

Britain’s Channel Four reports:

Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly filmed saying they could entrap politicians in compromising situations with bribes and Ukrainian sex workers.

In an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News, the company’s chief executive Alexander Nix said the British firm secretly campaigns in elections across the world. This includes operating through a web of shadowy front companies, or by using sub-contractors.

In one exchange, when asked about digging up material on political opponents, Mr Nix said they could “send some girls around to the candidate’s house”, adding that Ukrainian girls “are very beautiful, I find that works very well”.

In another he said: “We’ll offer a large amount of money to the candidate, to finance his campaign in exchange for land for instance, we’ll have the whole thing recorded, we’ll blank out the face of our guy and we post it on the Internet.”

  • DreadPikathulhu

    Jesus. It’s just one thing after another.

    • Pat Padrnos

      Take a deep breath – it is only Monday.

    • TheSeer

      Yeah, Susan Sarandon Act (death penalty for drug dealers) was top news for some 30 minutes, and now it seems it was couple of days ago.

  • Pornocracy. That’s the word I was looking for earlier.

    This isn’t a democracy or a republic anymore. It’s a pornocracy. Government by prostitutes.

    • Todd20036

      I’d be ok with that if it were literally true

      • It was at one point in human history. From 904-964 at the Vatican.

        No joke, seriously.

  • Hiraku

    Oh snap!

  • bkmn

    Like i said, Robert Mercer is going to be getting a lot of attention this week.

    • j.martindale

      Traitors everywhere. Dirty tricks. Immoral behavior. Then they pose as “Christians.”

      • Ben in Oakland

        They are not posing.

      • Galvestonian

        Posing as Christians is one thing – it’s the “respectability” thing that sticks in my craw. One thing they ain’t is respectable.

  • ceeenbee

    Maybe they have this piss pics of the shitgibbon.

  • Like I said in the other thread: Here’s the murder weapon for America’s democratic republic. Right here.

      • Friday’s_cat

        That where Bernie got his campaign $$$?

        • Tulle Christensen

          Naw, he got it the old fashion way, from the NRA

          • Friday’s_cat

            Either way it was in Rubles.

      • Cuberly Deux

        What did they offer Stein, I wonder.

        • The_Wretched

          I would assume financing.

          • Cuberly Deux

            Exposure? A seat at the table with Putti?

          • The_Wretched

            That’s a political cost. Public show of deference and allegiance in return for Putin’s blessing and cash. Also why trump was allowed to send a surrogate but the surrogate sat right next to Putti.

  • Michael R

    Democrats fume over Parscale’s limited answers on Russian digital meddling

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/19/trump-russian-digital-parscale-470263

    • Halou

      All these assholes think they are above the law.

  • William

    Are Boris and Nigel shitting their trousers now?

    • Dazzer

      They’ve shit on everything else in the house – so, probably.

      • William

        When will Theresa May acknowledge the connection between Cambridge Analytica, UKIP, Putin and Brexit?

        • Dazzer

          Short answer: she won’t.

          She – and the Conservative Party – are getting ready to use the premium-sized shovel to heap as much bullshit as possible over the story.

          The Conservatives are neck-deep in this shit.

          • William

            Take May out with the trash when we put Trump on the curb.

          • Dazzer

            I soooooo wish.

            With Brexit, this Cambridge Analytica stuff and the Russian killings, May is constantly revealing herself to be inept and weak – wit appalling judgment.

            The British Government isn’t as bad as Trump – but it is the absolute worst government I have ever experienced. It is simply so inadequate – it seems incapable of getting anything right.

  • pj

    cambridge from facebook to the chumps. the chumps to the russians. bingo ….president asshole. nothing unfair about any of that ,right?

  • stevenj

    Well, this is way better than the recording of the Enron guys proclaiming they could jack up grandma’s electric bill in California without grandma knowing.

    • William

      Those guys were found not guilty.

      • stevenj

        I didn’t remember the fate of those in the recording but many executives at Enron were indicted for a variety of charges and some were later sentenced to prison. Enron and Arthur Anderson both went bankrupt.

        • Geekydee

          but the execs didn’t…

      • McSwagg

        Ken Lay, Enron CEO, died while appealing his conviction. The government therefore vacated the conviction in the trial court. Mrs. Lay got to keep all that ill gotten loot.

        • William

          Nobody ever had the chance to poke dead Ken Lay with a stick.

          • McSwagg

            That would’ve been dangerous as Lay was full of gas.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Facebook stock is down 7% today

    • Friday’s_cat

      Good

    • Boreal

      All stock is down today-bigly.

      • TheSeer

        Except for the guillotine factory. They are up.

        • Boreal

          Buy, buy, buy.

        • Judas Peckerwood

          As are tumbril futures

    • stevenj

      Looks like everyone else’s is too. Dow is <384.

    • The_Wretched

      First week of feb was a drop. Since then it’s just been noisy. It’s noisy today as well.

    • bkmn

      Let’s shoot for 14% tomorrow.

      • Tulle Christensen

        can’t we just do 100% and get it overwith

        • McSwagg

          The headlines would read “Facebook Face Plants”

    • Devon Rodriguez

      Make that 8%

    • Devon Rodriguez

      Facebook has WAY too much power that we as the consumers of this “social media” are giving them via OUR posts and OUR lives…we need to dictate what WE want and how WE want it…

    • RaygunsGoZap
      • Devon Rodriguez

        Mark and his practices are SLIMY…..

      • glass

        Did you know that the word “Analytica” is the Russian word for Analytics? аналитика

    • Devon Rodriguez
    • Brian Burleson

      #BankruptTheZuck! He deserves that and more. FB has devolved into a cesspool. Not worth the hassle to be in contact with the very people that I hated in high school. I didn’t really care much for them then and after rediscovering them on FB I’m reminded as to why . #UglyGrandchildYouHaveThere!

    • Ninja0980

      Extremely good news!

    • Friday’s_cat

      Yay! Not that it makes any difference for me as going from PA16 to PA11 gives the ever repulsive Lloyd Smucker a better chance at reelection. But the redrawn maps level the playing field and republicans hate that.

    • anne marie in philly

      WOO to the HOO! currently PA 7, going to PA 4.

      • TheSeer

        This is just the beginning. There will be many more PA to come.

        • anne marie in philly

          I DO hope so!

    • Westcoast88

      That’s another post. Take your Adderall.

    • The_Wretched

      That’s a minimum of +5 dem seats right there. Even without a single change in the vote split.

  • safari
    • Tulle Christensen

      So I do not know bridge, well expect you should always play with no trump

      does licorice bridge mix make them more evil or less evil?

      • safari

        I like it. But I’m also a Scorpio.

        • Brian Burleson

          But so was Charles Manson. Your point (BTW , so am I. And a former Michigander too.) East Lansing/Okemos hood. 😉

    • ChrisMorley

      Those are Licorice Allsorts (left jar) and Dolly Mixtures (right jar)

  • Ninja0980

    The Mercers are about to have a very, very bad week.

    • safari

      Did the backup power fail on their piss storage units?

    • TK

      I don’t give a shit about their week. I hope they have a nightmare November.

      • JCF

        I’m going for their nightmare 25-to-life!

    • TheSeer

      But Rebekah loves gays! She said if we became Nazis, everyone would follow. I knew that we control the weather, but that we control the masses too, it was news to me.

      • Tulle Christensen

        He got confused, he heard we control air masses and thought we controlled the masses

    • Brian Burleson

      One can hope! I wish them only insolvency. Won’t happen but I can dream can’t I?

    • Marc: The Social Gadfly

      Nothing that 3 hots, and a cot, won’t fix!

  • Bambino

    “….entrap politicians in compromising situations with bribes and Ukrainian sex workers.” Someone inform Putin his trademark had been violated.

    • Tulle Christensen

      What makes you think Putin is not the person behind the company

      • The_Wretched

        Mercer has the same goals as Putin; US FEDGOV collapse. They don’t need to collude to be co-travelers.

  • safari

    It has to happen without anyone thinking that’s propaganda because the moment you think that’s propaganda, the next question is, “Who’s put that out”?” So we have to be very subtle.

    Maybe we have to contract under a different name, with a different entity, so that no record exists of this with our name attached to this at all.

    We’re not in a business of fake news, making stuff up, and entrapment. [snip] There are companies that do this, but for me, this crosses a line.

    • safari

      Then the CEO goes on to say how they do, in fact, do these things.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    These are evil men. And it looks like somebody gave the boss the Jack Nicholson treatment from “Chinatown”.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/375e38815c8d726289959a28c534083c05c49b2db569263229d6f603cba71dd1.jpg

    • Friday’s_cat

      MOHS surgery?
      Paid for by UK taxpayers.

  • Lazycrockett

    MSNBC is gonna run the story after the break.

  • safari
  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    So, is Zuckerberg just a rube in all this, or is he {gasp}, … a secret reTHUGlican?

    • safari

      Zuck, as far as I can tell, cares about Zuck.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Zuck: I got mine! {snickering}

        • Marc: The Social Gadfly

          He indeed will get his.

        • Brian Burleson

          He got his, and mine and yours and many others for that matter . Fuck the Zuck!

    • tbj5

      Just a greedy egotistical fukstick.

      At least he stopped touring the country for his obvious future Presidential campaign. God that was obnoxious.

      As Trump will soon show, it’s hard to be POTUS while in prison.

    • Cuberly Deux

      He’s a billionaire libertarian bullshitter in a china shop.

  • Clair

    I have been wondering why so many Republicans we’re keeping silent over Trump’s blatent atrocities. Perhaps these guys have blackmail material on many Republican lawmakers and are holding it over their heads?

    • Tulle Christensen

      Does this explain Lindsey? Did the send the wrong gendered sex worker?

    • TheSeer

      Or perhaps they are just traitors.

      • Galvestonian

        JAIL THEM ALL ! I hope that Mueller has info that convicts all of those Republican bastards. You know – you really do – know that they are all aware of how Trump won and what did they do ? WHAT DID THEY DO ? They didn’t do a damn thing.

        Federal law prohibits concealing information about specific crimes. Under 18 United States Code, Section 4, you may be obligated to report a crime.

        You have knowledge of the commission of a felony;
        The felony actually occurred; and
        The felony is a federal offense;

        If you willfully conceal the commission of a felony federal offense, you can be charged with “misprision of a felony.” Misprision of a felony is a form of obstruction of justice. If you are convicted, you face up to a $250,000 fine, imprisonment up to three years, or both fine and imprisonment.

        • TheSeer

          Not all, some deserve to hang.

  • anne marie in philly

    what, no cocaine?

  • Clive Johnson

    Parasites making the world objectively worse with their corruption and treachery.

    Where exactly is Mercer in all this?

    • ChrisMorley

      Channel 4 News was reporting on Cambridge Analytica’s shenanigans, not Facebook. Facebook only got a namecheck – they are right now up to no good at Cambridge Analytica’s London HQ.
      The UK Information Commissioner is seeking a court warrant tomorrow to seize evidence from CA, if they and Faceborgs haven’t got to it first.

      • Clive Johnson

        Yes, I understand that.

      • BobSF_94117

        Don’t the wake up judges in England?

  • teeveedub

    Come on. It’s just locker room talk. /s

  • Devon Rodriguez
  • JoeMyGod

    Channel 4 totally O’Keefe’d these guys.

    • Tulle Christensen

      So the RWNJ will love the show right?

    • ChrisMorley

      The UK Information Commissioner has just said they are applying for a warrant tomorrow to seize files and evidence at Cambridge Analytica.

      Worrying is that Facebook execs are already at Cambridge Analytica London HQ tonight – for information scrubbing?

      • Halou

        Totally nothing suspicious going on there. /s

        I suspect that the issuing of the warrant was either intentionally delayed or leaked by compromised politicians/police officers so as to give Facebook and C-A time to bury the evidence.

      • The_Wretched

        “what exactly did you do so we can hide it”

      • Dazzer

        It’s worth pointing out that the UK Information Commissioner has less real strength than your average nursery nurse.

        Elizabeth Denham is a dead loss.

        • ChrisMorley

          She talked good firm action talk on Channel 4 News tonight and the chair of the Commons Committee on the case was all ‘more powers’ and summoning Zuckerberg and Cambridge Analytica for hard questioning after their dissembling evidence when they were last questioned.

          • Dazzer

            She’s got 10 members of staff. She doesn’t even have a warrant to enter and search the premises (even though she’s had reasonable cause for months) – and there’s no guarantee she’ll get it tomorrow.

            If you’ve been following Private Eye’s stories on her, Denham fold every time she gets the slightest bit of opposition.

            She has done absolutely nothing in her time as Information Commissioner. She’s useless.

          • ChrisMorley

            I need to read Private Eye – I have them but have left some unread. Thanks for tip.

          • Marc: The Social Gadfly

            $5,000,000,000 in one day for Fuckerface alone. It’s a delicious beginning.

            Facebook shares took a big hit Monday, shaving about $37 billion off the value of the company.

            http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/19/news/companies/zuckerberg-net-worth/index.html

          • The_Wretched

            Good. Maybe he’ll decide is better for business to skip out of the partizan political efforts.

    • The_Wretched

      As in media massacre or as in created fraudulent video?

      • JoeMyGod

        Undercover video, I meant.

        • Cuberly Deux

          But legitimately so…lol….

    • Randy503

      All the more reason to get gay men running for office. We don’t fall for that ole “beach blonde airhead” look so popular on Fox News. And lesbians aren’t gonna fall for that baloney either.

      On the other had, if they were to send me a hairy chested italian, i’d give it all up for one hot night.

  • Bryan

    “We routinely undertake conversations with prospective clients to try to tease out any unethical or illegal intentions…”

    Suuure you do!

    • The_Wretched

      Only to charge higher for extra jiggerypokerys.

  • SkokieGuy- Helen of Troy (MI)

    “We’ll offer a large amount of money to the candidate, to finance his
    campaign in exchange for land for instance, we’ll have the whole thing
    recorded, we’ll blank out the face of our guy and we post it on the
    Internet.”

    Sort of like buying condos and real estate for double the market value? Eh comrade?

    • clay

      Also: “send some girls around to the candidate’s house Moscow hotel room”, adding that Ukrainian girls “are very beautiful, I find that works very well” [in the case of Trump].

  • TheSeer

    Lock them all up!

  • Harveyrabbit

    “Ukrainian sex workers” Who’s specialty, I’m led to believe, is golden showers. How ironic. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2ca7bc086817d6dac9a582627b9c0ba1bc447c8e5778dec4cd0b20d26aa8a3e.gif

    • Halou

      Cold urine is never any good. It is not only cold but most likely rancid AF, especially if it took time to accumulate so much of it. My family had a dog once who became incontinent in his old age and every few days in the morning we could smell it.
      It is sad but we had to let him go.

      • ChrisMorley

        Au contraire urine has had multiple uses
        – in the Napoleonic wars, the French used it in the making of gunpowder
        – as a fixative for dyes
        – as a bleach to whiten linens

    • McSwagg

      They work under the stage name “Pissy Galore”

      • Harveyrabbit

        The smart one is Pithy Galore.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Mr. Nix is very aptly named.

  • shellback

    “… Ukrainian girls “are very beautiful, I find that works very well”.
    Just a guess, but I bet they wouldn’t do a thing for me. What are the Ukrainian guys like?

  • ColdCountry

    It amazes me – though I suppose it shouldn’t – just how many unethical, immoral, shit-eating scumbags there are in the world, and how many more unethical, immoral, shit-eating scumbags there are who gleefully embrace their work.

  • Why are all these stories breaking in the British newspapers and tv channels. Oh right, the American press corps is nothing but stenographers and pundits who like to hear themselves talk. For actual reporting we need the international press. How embarrassing for us.

    • Barry William Teske

      Follow the money.
      Foxes are not always lonely.

  • Gustav2

    Back in the day, politicians tailored their talking points to the audience. They would color positions one way in front of union workers, another way in front of business leaders. The internet/smart phones killed a lot of that.

    Now we have this under the radar.

  • coram nobis

    And in a similar story:

    Two State Department officials involved in an effort to sideline a civil servant suspected of disloyalty to the President also oversee an internal communications channel that allows department employees to question the administration’s policy decisions.

    The two officials’ management of the channel likely gives them access to the names of U.S. diplomats and other agency employees who openly disagree with administration policy — information that independent watchdogs and members of Congress fear could be used in the effort to marginalize those deemed insufficiently loyal.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/state-dept-officials-accused-of-retaliation-handle-internal-dissent-channel

  • Lars Littlefield

    With all that chrome in the photo it looks as though they’re meeting in the bar on the Hindenburg. Crash and burn, kids. Crash and burn.

  • Leo

    They met with Lukoil. Lukoil then is the front company for which Cambridge Analytica gave the psych.ops data for 50 million users to the Russians.

    Smoking gun much?

    • Rambie

      Thank the FSM for the investigative reporting of the British press. Maybe it’ll inspire some here in what’s left of the USA.

    • Dazzer

      Cambridge Analytica’s brilliant response is: “Ahhh. But that was Lukoil Turkey, not Lukoil Russia – so we weren’t really doing any business with Russia…”

      • ChrisMorley

        Cambridge Analytica have been comprehensively exposed as lying liars and gross election manipulators. They are evil shits.

        • Dazzer

          Absolutely. Couldn’t agree more.

        • Barry William Teske

          I would so like to be sitting in that court room when judgement day comes.

  • Cuberly Deux
    • The_Wretched

      Slithering into the ground under a rock risk. Alternatively, swan diving into a trash dump risk.

    • TheSeer

      Rot risk. Needs to be detained in the refrigerator, at least until the deposition.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Have there been any reports or anything about CA subcontracting or even operating troll farms? Maybe it’s just automated bot traffic they run.

    So many questions. This whole shebang is HUGE.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Tomorrows Channel 4 installment covers CA’s work for the Trump campaign.

    • Leo

      *Jumps up and down and claps*

      • Cuberly Deux

        lol…glad this stuff is being reported, hell, over joyed. But it’s also a horror show.

        • TheSeer

          Like a dystopian film. Except that it’s reality.

          • Cuberly Deux

            Pretty much.

  • LeeCMH

    Whoa, this cave is getting darker and longer.

  • ChrisMorley

    More to look forward to tomorrow from Channel 4 News, this time on the US

    Part Three, on the company’s work in the United States, will be broadcast at 7pm tomorrow UK time (Tuesday, 20 March 2018).

    https://www.channel4.com/news/cambridge-analytica-revealed-trumps-election-consultants-filmed-saying-they-use-bribes-and-sex-workers-to-entrap-politicians-investigation

  • Jerry Roland

    I wonder if those guys know how much they are reviled. I would also like to know who they are working for….ultimately.

    • -M-

      The Mercers for a start.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    https://youtu.be/c8AyVhs3gJU

    …and what a revealing IT it is.

  • Cuberly Deux

    I love CA’s attempt at damage control. Basically spinning it that they were testing the undercover reporters intentions. Uh, not sure this will last. Yes, this may have shadings of O’Keefe’s ACORN f’up. Problem is, the CA whistle-blower has already stated the amoral nature of CA management.

    “We entirely refute any allegation that Cambridge Analytica or any of its affiliates use entrapment, bribes, or so-called “honey-traps” for any purpose whatsoever… We routinely undertake conversations with prospective clients to try to tease out any unethical or illegal intentions…”

    • -M-

      Mr. Nix, you said “I find that works very well.” What did you mean?

  • CraigNJ

    It’s just a matter of time before CA is linked to the Russians. How else did they know who to target?

    • -M-

      Ooh, there’s already Kogan who got the FB data and the pitch to Lukoil(?) and I think Flynn was involved with CA.

  • RepublicansRNotConservative

    Good to see this information come to light. Intuitively we’ve all known someone was doing this…now there’s proof. I hope there is a very high price paid by Cambridge Analytical…and their co-conspiritors (Republicans????)

  • Squicky

    I guess it’s good to know that there are still shady-as-shit conspiratorial people out there just like on TV. If only we could get them to work for us…we need Jessica Jones….

  • Charles Nelson

    CA probably has even more damning information on GOP members of Congress, which is why Congress is sweeping Our Glorious Leader’s Russian involvement under the rug.

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    As I tweeted earlier…

  • Mike Knife

    They gave up the ghost.

  • Max_1

    So far, I’ve got three videos cued up to watch… Just from this page.
    My gawd… Is it Friday, yet?

  • KP

    Can not wait for Tuesdays final installment. It covers the US and Trumpanzee.

  • Rick Zajac

    Hey! I’m Ukrainian and they didn’t call me. I mean, I have a job but a little extra on the side couldn’t hurt.