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For two years, observers have speculated that the June, 2016, Brexit campaign in the U.K. served as a petri dish for Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign in the United States. Now there is new evidence that it did. Newly surfaced e-mails show that the former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, and Cambridge Analytica, the Big Data company that he worked for at the time, were simultaneously incubating both nationalist political movements in 2015.
Emma Briant, an academic expert on disinformation at George Washington University, has unearthed new e-mails that appear to reveal the earliest documented role played by Bannon in Brexit. The e-mails, which date back to October of 2015, show that Bannon, who was then the vice-president of Cambridge Analytica, an American firm largely owned by the U.S. hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, was in the loop on discussions taking place at the time between his company and the leaders of Leave.EU, a far-right nationalist organization. The following month, Leave.EU publicly launched a campaign aimed at convincing British voters to support a referendum in favor of exiting the European Union.
It should be noted that Steve Bannon has close political relations with Hungarian Victor Orban and is expected to take on an official role on his side. As it is known, Orbán is behind many moves in Germany that plan to expel Merkel. So, President Trump is behind Brexit and every attempt to dissolve the European Union. And obviously there is Trump with Putin: the common purpose. That’s why the rupture of the Trump with Macron.

More: The New Yorker,November 17, 2018

See also:The New York Review of Books,, Why Britain Needs Its Own Mueller, by Carole Cadwalladr

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