Mark your calendars for April 11.
Because there are going to be FIREWORKS.
That’s the day Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress on how the social media giant collects and uses people's data.
It’s also going to be a HUGE day of reckoning for former President Barack Obama and Obama’s closest aides.
Because Zuckerberg is going to be forced, under oath, to admit a serious Obama crime.
You see, Zuckerberg is ostensibly headed to Washington to discuss Cambridge Analytica, a firm that allegedly mined 50 million Facebook users’ data to help President Donald Trump’s campaign.
And Congressional Democrats will definitely want to talk about Cambridge Analytica and bash Trump.
But not Congressional Republicans. They have something else on their minds.
They’re GUARANTEED to use Zuckerberg’s appearance as an opportunity to discuss federal CRIMES that allegedly aided Obama.
And Zuckerberg, unless he pleads the 5th Amendment, will have to expose Obama’s crimes under oath.
In 2012, Facebook allegedly VOLUNTARILY handed over data on millions of users to Obama’s campaign to help Obama win re-election.
Carol Davidsen, the former media director for the Obama campaign, claimed that Facebook employees “were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.”
That’s a HUGE problem for Zuckerberg AND Obama. Why?
Because they BOTH may have broken federal law.
Federal election law bars corporations from making direct or indirect contributions to federal candidates.
“If true, such action by Facebook may constitute a major violation of federal campaign finance law as an illegal corporate campaign contribution,” Hans A. van Spakovsky, a former commissioner for the Federal Election Commission, wrote for Fox News. “The matter should be investigated by the Federal Election Commission.”
And Obama’s campaign may have broken the law, too.
As von Spakovsky points out, it’s actually illegal for campaigns to accept these kinds of services from companies without paying fair market value.
And that doesn’t seem to have happened here, based on federal records from Obama’s campaign.
Zuckerberg is going to have a very bad day on April 11. But Obama’s day may be even worse.
Because there’s a very real chance that, on live TV and in front of a packed Congress, Zuckerberg is going to admit that Obama is a criminal.