Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm that worked for President Trump and other Republican campaigns, is being investigated by the Justice Department and the FBI, according to a new report.
The agencies have informed potential witnesses that an open investigation of Cambridge Analytica is underway, the New York Times reports. The data firm’s banks are among the parties contacted, indicating that the probe could be centered on the financial dealings of the company, sources familiar with the inquiry told the Times.
It’s uncertain if the investigation is connected to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and if the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.
Mueller’s team has previously interviewed several executives from Cambridge Analytica, the New York Times reports. Additionally, Mueller asked Cambridge Analytica last fall to surrender emails from any of its employees who worked for the Trump campaign, the Wall Street Journal reported in December. The firm complied with Mueller’s request.
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