Zuckerberg confirms Facebook has been interviewed by Mueller’s special counsel – TechCrunch
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into interference in to 2016 election interference has interviewed at least one employee of Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed today during his testimony before the Senate. Zuckerberg confirmed that he himself had not been interviewed, and said he wasn’t sure if Facebook had received subpoenas, then declined to elaborate, citing the confidentiality of the investigation.
Wired reported in January that at least one Facebook staffer employee had been interviewed by Mueller, and that they were associated with the Trump campaign. Facebook provided assistance to both the Trump and Clinton campaigns in using Facebook’s tools.
Now, given information that’s come to light about the Trump campaign working with Cambridge Analytica to optimize its campaigns, and about how Cambridge Analytica attained that data improperly from a Facebook app built by researcher Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, Mueller’s investigation may have been interested to know if the Facebook staffer was aware of the improperly-attained data.