The Mercers’ tentacles reach 'round the world – now they’re back in the UK where they’re fixing a bankruptcy case to hide possible criminal activity. This article does a great job of breaking down a somewhat complex case. Follow along and you will be appalled at the flagrant felonious behavior of the Mercers. In my opinion, they should be arrested for engineering this cover up, but these days, who knows if they’ll ever be held accountable. A lot depends on the judge who will render his decision in a few days.
BTW, you’ve got to admire Professor David Carroll. He is a lone U.S. citizen who is in a David & Goliath battle with the Mercer family and their corrupt global empire. This would make a riveting movie scenario along the lines of “Erin Brockovich.” Let’s hope Carroll triumphs in the end like Brockovich! We shall see.
LONDON — British political consultants that worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign liked to boast that they could deploy dirty tricks and twist democracies all over the world without the risk of detection.
The High Court in London heard on Monday that Cambridge Analytica was up to its old tricks from beyond the grave—by surreptitiously trying to halt investigations that could expose allegedly nefarious tactics before the company was shut down for good.
The company filed for the British equivalent of chapter 11 bankruptcy last year after secret recordings of its boss, Alexander Nix, emerged in which he claimed that Trump’s data gurus had carried out illicit election campaigns all over the world. The company was also accused of using up to 87 million clandestinely harvested Facebook profiles to create a state of the art voter database that helped Trump win election in 2016.
In Britain, court-appointed administrators are supposed to work independently on behalf of all creditors to take over running of the company, similar to chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. But the legal team of David Carroll, an associate professor at Parsons School in New York who is fighting for access to the data compiled on him, claimed that the administrators of Cambridge Analytica has succumbed to undue influence. Emerdata appointed the administrator and subsequently committed to pay them up to $1 million in fees.
The administrators, Vincent Green and Mark Newman of Crowe U.K. LLP, were accused of trying to liquidate the company before a full investigation into the company could be held.
“It is extremely unusual, in my submission, to have the fees of an administrator underwritten effectively by the people who may themselves be the principal focus of any subsequent investigation,” said Andreas Gledhill Q.C., the lawyer representing Carroll in court.
Rebekah and Jennifer Mercer, daughters of billionaire Trump donor Robert Mercer, are listed as directors of Emerdata. As is former Cambridge Analytica chairman Julian Wheatland, who is named on the list of people close to President Trump being probed by the House Judiciary Committee, alongside Nix, who resigned as a director of Emerdata on the same day that he was called back for further questioning by a committee in Britain’s House of Commons. Nix remains a shareholder.
So, you see where this is going – the Mercers have fixed it so that Emerdata, a company they control and which is closely linked to Cambridge Analytica, has appointed (and is paying) the officials arbitrating Cambridge Analytica’s bankruptcy proceedings. Thus, the Mercers are ensuring that the proceedings will hush up any wrongdoing by Cambridge Analytica. It is the classic “fix” where an entity is allowed to investigate itself and, surprise, surprise, finds it did nothing wrong.
It’s hard to summarize all the details here, so if you’re interested in this case, I’ll leave it to you to peruse the rest of the article – it’s a real eye-opener.
Here’s Professor Carroll’s Twitter feed where he describes his one-man crusade to find the truth about Cambridge Analytica. He is fighting to prevent the company from destroying its records as it rushes through a rigged bankruptcy proceeding.