Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, told members of the joint Senate meeting of the committees of Commerce, Science and Transportation and of Judiciary that yes, he is helping Robert Mueller with his special counsel business — you know, the business that started over Russia collusion but that has now seemingly spread to include whatever might damage the president.
Does anyone else find this a bit unsettling?
As Zuckerberg said: It’s not as if he were subpoenaed to work with Mueller, or anything.
Sen. Pat Leahy specifically asked if Mueller’s team had subpoenaed Facebook for information related to its investigation, and Zuckerberg replied, Breitbart noted: “I actually am not aware of, of a subpoena. I believe that there may be, but I know we’re working with them.”
That means Facebook is voluntarily giving up information on citizens to the government without requiring the government to put it in writing — to leave a paper trail, so to speak. The type of “paper” trail, say, that’s come to light between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the two adulterous anti-President Donald Trump feds with ties to the Russia collusion investigative powers-who-be.
And what’s even more problematic about Zuckerberg’s remarks is that practically at the same time, practically in the same breath, he told congressional members that his company would not “proactively” work with ICE to help catch and deport criminal illegals in the country, as CBS reported. He made that breathtaking statement in response to questions from Sen. Mazie Hirono, Hawaii Democrat.
In other words: Facebook gives free help to Mueller to go after Team Trump — but nada, nothing, nil to federal authorities trying to track down and capture illegals who’ve committed crimes.
Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony, aimed at quelling concerns about privacy dings, advertising methods and bias, may have just dug himself deeper on at least two of those very points.
• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter, @ckchumley.
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