Diane Ravitch posted this link to a fascinating article, which "describes a part of the puzzle & connects Bannon, Flynn, Mercer, Cambridge Analytics, & others."The Trump Campaign paid Cambridge Analytica $6 million for a database of 220 million U.S. voters including private details of their personality & activities. If what it says is true, it opens a "secret story of how American minds were manipulated during the 2016 election campaign. There is the mysterious server in Trump Tower which is suspected of compiling a massive database of hacked voter information with Russia’s Alfa Bank & the DeVos family's Spectrum Health. Cambridge Analytica’s parent company was until recently owned by a British-Iranian businessman with ties to Putin-linked Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash who is wanted for bribery by the U.S. and was allegedly involved in a racketeering scheme with Paul Manafort."